Advice from a Mountain

Mount Everest

Mount Everest

By Wael Abdelgawad |

No matter how great you are, God is still above you.

There’s nothing wrong with having your head in the clouds, as long as you have roots in the earth. If you want to be beautiful and strong, be yourself. In anything, build your foundation first. Be solid, be real.

Rise above the bigotries of others. Provide refuge to the oppressed, the traveler, and the seeker. Protect the rivers, trees, and animals.

Keep your secrets. Cherish silence and solitude, but roar when you must.

Be patient: everything changes in its season, and all things come to those who persevere.

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Wael Abdelgawad is an Egyptian-American living in Fresno, California. He is the founder of several Islamic websites, including and, and also of various technology and travel websites. He is a writer and poet, and has been a web developer since 1997. This project,, is very dear to his heart, as it has allowed him to express ideas that have growing inside him for many years. Wael is divorced and has one lovely young daughter. He practices and teaches martial arts (somewhat obsessively), and loves Islamic books, science fiction, and vanilla fudge ice cream. Wael is an advocate for human rights and blogs about these issues at He is also a volunteer with the MyDeen Muslim youth organization in Fresno. Wael tagged this post with: , , , , Read 266 articles by
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  1. HJ says:

    Salaam. I just love this! Is is okay if I share your words of wisdom? Like putting it up on Facebook?

    • Wael says:

      HJ, yes I don’t mind if you share. Maybe you could link back to or mention our website.

      • HJ says:

        Thank you so much. JazakAllah khair. Will surely do so.

        Also, who is Imam Zaid Shakir? May I share his quotes too?

        Brother, I must thank you for your writings. They are awesome. Last year, when I was going through a very difficult time and visited, your words helped A LOT.

        I was ecstatic to find out you have an entire website dedicated to your inspirational words! Thanks!

  2. HJ says:

    Thanks again!

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