The Starfish

A MAN STOOD AT THE seashore and watched as an old man walked along the waterline. Every so often he would stoop, pick up a starfish and throw it into the sea.
After a while, the onlooker went up to him and said, "Of what use is it? There are thousands more starfish out of the water around the world. Your few wont make a dent."
The old man bent over, picked up another starfish, threw it into the sea and said, "My actions made a difference to that one!"
Never underestimate the power of one. Our efforts to spread Islam and reform society on an individual basis, if done with sincerity, will have impact.
In the Battle of the Trench one Sahaabi spread so much dissention in the ranks of the enemy coalition force that it was instrumental in breaking the alliance and Madinah and the Muslims were safe.

Never lose hope