Grateful for the Sunshine or the Rain

Wael's daughter Salma riding a camel.

Wael’s daughter Salma riding a camel.

By Wael Abdelgawad |

* Today, let us be grateful for everything good in our lives. *

Let us thank Allah for the sunshine or the rain, for there are blessings in both. People love to complain about the weather, but today let’s simply be grateful.

Let us thank Allah for our parents, our siblings, and our children – there’s my own child, above, riding a camel πŸ™‚ Sometimes our relatives can drive us crazy – sometimes we wish we could divorce our own families – but at the of the day, they are a part of us, aren’t they?

Le’ts be grateful to Allah for food and drink, leaves and grass, birds and beauty.

Let us be grateful for our bodies, for taking deep breaths, and feeling our hearts beat in our chests. People love to complain about their bodies as well, don’t they? “Oh, my joints are killing me today… I have the worst headache… Oh, my aching back…” – but today let’s just be grateful that we are alive, with the opportunity to laugh and love for one more day.

Let us thank Allah for iman, hidayah and haq (faith, guidance and truth).

SubhanAllah, Alhamdulillah, Allahu Akbar.

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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
5 Comments Post a Comment
  1. Memoy says:

    again & again,
    May Allaah bless you , Wael,

    how can you do that ???
    sub7an Allaah : this topic matches my state. =)


    Keeep us always posted πŸ˜‰

  2. Muslim says:

    Assalamualaikum ,

    MashaAllah .. I love your posts. Truly relaxing and guiding.
    Today my first Uncle passed away. And my dad is on his way there although he doesn’t know. He’s a heart patient and I need prayers for both of them.
    And this post is so much related . Allhamdullilah Allah(s.w.t) has granted me this new day to strive more for jannah .
    May Allah (s.w.t) bless you Brother Wael for your work . Ameen

  3. friend says:

    May Allah make it easy for you and your family

  4. friend says:

    i dont think there will be anyone who will not smile seeing this photo.

  5. Dreamlife says:

    JazakAllah. Optimism is indeed a sunnah πŸ™‚

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