In the Name of Allah, The Most Gracious, Most Merciful
The backwardness of Muslims is due to weakness in faith:
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and peace and blessings upon our Master Muhammad, and all his Folks and Companions.
Dear noble brothers, there is a major question to be asked: Why Muslims' condition is not satisfying? Some people trace back Muslims' backwardness to weakness in their faith. Had their faith been profound, they would have been strong, coherent, cooperative and superior.
As I see it, there are symptoms of one disease, which is weak faith. Everything Muslims suffer from is due to weakness of faith. On the other hand, all the merits of excellence the companions had are due to profound faith. Bravery, for example, is the outcome of strong faith, whereas fear and cowardice are the outcomes of weak faith.