Honored and blessed to wake up

Bird inflight - a sequenced shot.

Bird in flight – a sequenced shot.

“I wake up feeling great every morning not because everything yesterday went perfectly as planned, or last night I slept on a bed of roses and had dreams of successful happy ending, or that I’m entering today with a forecast of having no cloudy problems, no rainy challenges, no thunderous setbacks or no stormy test.

“No! I wake up feeling great every morning because God allowed me to wake up, and to that I am honored, blessed and thankful. Therefore I sacrifice my own selfish self-interest and I dedicate every minute of everyday to God by entering it like every bug, every fish, every bird, every reptile, every mammal and every tree: full of life with a hungry faith relying totally on God to provide me with my daily sustenance, my daily bread…

“Did I say good morning?”

– Bilal Mustafa, aka Bilal Int’l

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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 259 articles by
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  1. Blair says:

    Hello! I’m a volunteer creating some nature lesson plans for a wildlife refuge and I was wondering if I could use your photo sequence of the flying egret.
    The organization is non-profit and education use only.

    Thank you either way, for this tranquil blog!

    • Wael says:

      Blair, I certainly have no objection, but it’s not actually my photo. I found it somewhere on the web. Thanks for your kind comment about my blog.

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