Believe in Allah, Because He Believes in You

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By Wael Abdelgawad | IslamicSunrays.com

I believe in Allah because He believes in me… and He believes in you too. Believe in His plan for you, have faith in Him, trust His guidance to you, because He has faith in you, and trusts you.

Some people might challenge this assertion that Allah believes in us and trusts us. To me, that’s surprising. Allah created nothing in vain. Everything He does has a purpose. His creation of humanity was done with intent.

Why were we created? Many Muslims will automatically respond, “To worship Allah.” That’s true, but why does Allah want to be worshiped? Furthermore, why did He create everything else – the stars, planets, forests, seas, mountains, animals?…

Without presuming to know Allah’s intentions, and returning to the realm of the human for a moment, I will make a simple observation. As a writer, one of the reasons I write is because the act of putting my thoughts and feelings on paper satisfies something deep within me. I’ve been writing creatively since I was a child, and to me it’s not a hobby but a calling. I’m a writer, therefore I write; and I am a writer because I write.

The same is true for a painter or any other artist. I imagine if you asked a painter why he paints, you might get many different answers:

  • “It makes me happy”
  • “It’s my passion.”
  • “To express my ideas.”
  • “To make money.”
  • “I don’t know, I just do.”

The bottom line is that it’s the painter’s nature to paint; it’s her calling, her function. She is a painter, therefore she paints; or she paints, therefore she is a painter. Same difference.

Allah is Al-Khaaliq, The Creator. That is one of His names, one of His attributes. He expresses this attribute by creating. You are a part of that expression, and so am I. So is a blue whale, Mount Kilimanjaro, the Grand Canyon, a dolphin, a mouse and an amoebum. Everything that Allah created is amazing in its function and awesomely complex in its design. Everything that He created is beautiful and purposeful. Including you and me.

To create is an act of love. It is an act of faith. The Creator loves you and believes in you. Believe in Him, believe in yourself, believe in humanity, and believe in the unique path that Allah has chosen for you.

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Wael Abdelgawad is an Egyptian-American living in Fresno, California. He is the founder of several Islamic websites, including Zawaj.com and IslamicAnswers.com, and also of various technology and travel websites. He is a writer and poet, and has been a web developer since 1997. This project, IslamicSunrays.com, 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 AbolishTorture.com. He is also a volunteer with the MyDeen Muslim youth organization in Fresno. Wael tagged this post with: , , , , , Read 263 articles by
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  1. SI says:

    I love this! The last two posts have really hit home. Very inspiring and exactly what I needed to read right now.

    Thank you and may Allah (swt) bless you for writing so beautifully.

  2. María M says:

    As salamu alaykum,

    The first words that crossed my mind when I read this were: Allahu Akhbar (Allah is the greatest) and the second: Subhana Rabbiyal Adheen (Glorified is my Lord, the most Great).

    From a painter to a writer, interesting article, thank you for sharing.

    Wasalam,
    María

  3. skinnymuslim.com says:

    ASAK,

    All of your articles are amazing. I absolutely love them. I always come to this website to read your writing when I feel down. Thank you so much. May Allah (SWT) reward you abundantly in this dunya and the akhirah. JAK.

  4. Kauthar says:

    Jazak Allah Khair. “Everything that He created is beautiful and purposeful. Including you and me”….it reminds me that whenever our self-esteem goes down, we need to remind ourselves that we were are not useless after all!! Thanks for explaining the attribute ” al-khaaliq…it’s good to be reminded that we are “part of that expression”

  5. nouha says:

    MashAllah beautiful inspiring and though provoking piece

  6. MUslima says:

    Assalam Aleikoum. Thank you for this article, it is an answer to my meditation: now that I am a muslim, I always meditate on what I am going to do before I do it or not. Even the insect I used to kill before, I can’t do it again because I always ask myself why do I have to put an end to the life of a creature of Allah even if it’s an insect. Everything Allah created is beautiful and has a purpose. Thank you.

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  8. Abigail says:

    As salamu alaykum respected Brother,

    Jazak Allahu khayran for this beautiful article, it has honestly touched me and made my day 🙂

    May Allah protect you and your precious daughter, ameen.

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