"If only suburban capitalist Muslims and their masajids could offer some help and guidance (and I don’t just mean financial but also social/spiritual guidance) to those less well off and who are also trying to raise their children by Deen but don’t know how to really go about doing it, especially if they are immigrants to the West and are unaware of the ways to deal with the specific issues and concerns they face living there."I have noticed this and often thought the same thing. I know a brother who is not as well-off financially as he used to be when he was a Christian. When he converted to Islam, he had to quit his job because he refused to work in any place that would not allow him to stop and say his five daily prayers. He found other work, but nothing that allowed him to provide for himself (and his small children and wife) as well as his former job did.
Recently, it came time for his oldest daughter to start school. He wanted to send her to an Islamic school, so that she could receive an education that featured the religious values that he felt all Muslim children need. Unfortunately, the closest Islamic school is in the suburbs and it's quite expensive. This means that almost all of the urban, less affluent Muslims in the city are forced to go to public schools that are among the worst in the nation. In other words, they simply do not have access to the same sources of 'ilm (religious knowledge) that Suburban-Capitalist Muslims have. It's a shame, really, because school is the place where most children spend the majority of their time away from home and I would think it is the best place for teaching Islamic values before the worst parts of Western culture can take hold.