Walking This Path Together

Jasper National Park, Alaska

Jasper National Park, Alaska

By Wael Abdelgawad | IslamicSunrays.com

I’m just a guy who has lived an unorthodox life. I have been alone and chained. I have seen frightening violence. I have also wandered the mountain trails in Central America, camped in the snows of the Sierras, and laid on my back in the Sahara, watching a meteor shower decorate the sky. I have witnessed the birth of my child, and received great gifts. I have been so blessed by Allah, so cared for, as He rescues me and heals my heart, again and again. I have been loved monumentally, and have learned to love in return.

Maybe I’ve learned a little something, and maybe I possess the talent to put it into words. Am I someone special? Yes, but so are you! Some of you amaze me. Young or old, married or single parents raising children with no help, sacrificing for your families, finding your way in the world, working, creating, struggling, studying, teaching. I have much to learn from you. I have a long ways to go in this life Insha’Allah, and many strange paths to walk, and so do you. I am happy that we are walking this path together, in this moment.

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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. salsal says:

    salam,

    Imam Zaid Shakir posted the following on his facebook page and it reminded me of you:

    “The hero is one who kindles a great light in the world, who sets up blazing torches in the dark streets of life for men to see by.” If today you have nothing more than a conviction that with your love, with your charity, with your mercy, with your courage, with your nobility and with your dignity you will be a light in the world; you will be a hero.

    🙂

    Please pray for me brother. Allah has blessed you with this talent and I pray that He will reward you for the good that you do, Ameen.

    Subhanallah, isn’t Allah The Most Generous. He blesses us with talents, gifts and good deeds (if it wasn’t for Allah’s Mercy and Love for us we would never be able to accomplish any good deed on our own – la hawla wa la quwata illa bi-Llah) and then He rewards us for those same good deeds al-Hamdulillah and Allahu akbar

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