Shoot with your eyes open

Sailboat and moon

No, I’m not talking about guns. I’m talking about pursuing your dreams, taking chances on good things, and trusting in Allah.

“We miss all the shots that we don’t take… so stop fearing the unknown. God knows best… trust and believe…. When we let go and let God, everything will be alright. So shoot with your eyes open.”

– Hanan K Bilal

“If we put our whole trust in Allah as we ought, He most certainly will satisfy our needs, as He satisfies those of the birds. They come out hungry in the morning, but return FULL to their nests.”

– Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), related in At-Tirmidhi

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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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