Everything is possible for those who believe

Iceland mountain valley

A mountain valley in Iceland

By Wael Abdelgawad | IslamicSunrays.com

Nourish your dreams. To achieve anything requires faith in Allah, belief in yourself, imagination, vision, persistence, hard work, and sometimes blood and tears.

The will of Allah and the power of your heart and mind make an unbeatable combination. Everything is possible for those who believe – anything you can envision, and many things you can’t.

I’m thinking of a ragtag group of desert Arabs, who, in the course of a single generation, transformed the world forever. I am speaking of course of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his companions. What they did was impossible – there’s no other word for it. But through the power of Allah, and the tremendous determination of one man, and the faith of those who followed him, the impossible became possible. Because of their faith and sacrifices, you and I can utter the words, “Laa ilaha-il-Allah” and put them into practice in our lives.

Your dreams don’t have to be that grand. Whether you dream of building a new masjid for your community, writing a novel, competing in sports, becoming a doctor, doing charity work overseas, memorizing the Quran, or any other good and meaningful goal – it can be achieved by the will of Allah. But you can’t just sit back and wait for it to happen. Feed your dream as you would feed a newly planted seed. Care for it, devote time to it, don’t give up, and watch it grow before your eyes.

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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 266 articles by
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  1. María M says:

    As salamu alaykum, Wael,

    I always come to IslamicSunrays as the warrior that returns from a battle to find rest, extrange feeling being a woman, but I couldn´t find a better way of reflecting how I feel, after looking to that landscape, I can see myself riding a horse, with my Heart pumping fast with he feeling I am arriving home.

    Always nice to listen from you, “don´t give up”, there is no one time since I know the meaning that has for you that when I write it or I read it, that I don´t smile thinking on your words.

    Yesterday, while waiting for the bus, I met an old lady, today she was having her 77th birthday, and she said to me, “you know what I ask, I ask God to have the faith of the size of a mustard seed, with that I could move mountains, she said”.

    I believe blindly in your message and my life is being tested once and again related to it, but I still do believe blindly in it, Alhamdulillah, Faith in Allah(swt)and being opened to His Guidance, will close the doors that need to be closed and will open those that need to be open to let us begin our way to excellence, insha´Allah.

    Ways are infinite, we have infinite choices, but we will feel a strong attraction towards one, and to get ready to that “one” we may need to tune all our cells to the vibration of that “one”, and for that may take a hundred little paths that will prepare us to be the best for that “one”, insha´Allah.

    Thank you very much for being who you are and sharing this inspiring articles, Barak Allah Feekum.


  2. Sameera says:

    As-Salamu Alaykum,

    First of all, I love ur articles .. These articles r simply gr8, inspiring n amazing..
    Thank u..
    I just wanted to ask u whether it’s accepted in Islam of becum a designer n it isnt haram to design these clothes for Everyone muslims n non muslim.. Becuz i want to learn fashion n further use my skills in france or other countries where fashion is having a huge demand. Plz help me 🙂 thanks n God bless u.
    May Allah bless u with all the happiness n comfort. N all ur pains sorrow vanishes forever.. *Ameen*

  3. Salam.
    Just read the above article at the right time. times when we just feel that our dreams are shattering and that they cannot be fulfilled I guess I really needed a booster right now. As long as I can remember I wanted to become a doctor. When I went to perform Hajj at the age of 15 the only prayer I had in my mind was that Allah please make me a doctor …. and the dream was also fulfilled but …… I tried to get into the post graduation exam (Pakistani exam called FCPS), gave it but didn’t clear it ….. began working in the pharmaceutical industry and worked there for 2 years but see that wasn’t why I had become a doctor …….. it just wasent me there sitting as a marketer selling drugs…. I didn’t become a doctor to … you know sell stuff…… I quit work gave the exam for a 2nd time but didn’t clear it again…….. just had my daughter and it seemed to me as if my dream is shattering and that I am losing it but reading this gives me the courage that I should atleast try the exam once more…… what do u say?????

  4. I definitely should ……

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