if the mountain will not come to Mohammed

proverb One must change one's actions accordingly if things do not proceed as one would like them to. A shortening of the phrase "If the mountain will not come to Mohammed, Mohammed must go to the mountain." You'll have to go woo investors if they won't come to you. If the mountain will not come to Mohammed, Mohammed must go to the mountain.
See also: come, if, Mohammed, mountain, not, to, will
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

if the mountain won't come to Muhammad, Muhammad must go to the mountain

If one can't have one's way, one must give in. For example, Since you can't come here for the holiday, I'll go to your house-if the mountain won't come to Muhammad, Muhammad must go to the mountain . This expression is based on a tale that Muhammad once sought proof of his teachings by ordering a mountain to come to him. When it did not move, he maintained that God had been merciful, for if it had indeed moved they all would have been crushed by it. [Late 1500s]
See also: come, go, if, mounta, mountain, Muhammad, must, to
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
See also:
References in periodicals archive ?
CAM, NALP Muncie IN Chelsey Sigler, CAM Jacksonville FL Albert Simon, CAM Washington DC Melissa Simon, CAM Katy TX Kimberly Simpson, CAM Lakewood CO Preston Sparks, CAM Lincoln NE Christine Sterling, CAM Omaha NE Carrie Sterns, CAM Lincoln NE Nikki Stone, CAM Austin TX Stephanie Tatman, CAM Glendale CO Matt Tatum, CAM Lookout Mounta in TN Jade Terry, CAM Carrollton TX Yvette Teupell.
keen to shoot time there was Newport Wetlan tial M4 relief roa "Luckily, the been stopped, would draw att industry has ha scape and the a that live within ject stirs some future and the have on our surr "We all seem serious environm pens elsewh monume mounta floatin islan the g to believe that the environmental damage happens elsewhere, whether it's the monumental industrial coal mountains of China, the floating toxic plastic islands of the Atlantic or seismic calving of glaciers at our planet's poles - but sometimes we miss what's happening on our own doorstep." The National Musem of Wales caught wind of the project and offered the creative collective support by giving them the Reardon Smith Theatre for the performance.
There will be moderate northwest wind, maximum temperatures of 2AaAaAeAe[degrees]-3AaAaAeAe[degrees]C.There will be lots of clouds in the mounta although higher places, and in the afternoon some lower parts as well, will be mostly sunny.
Bakerview Rd, Bellingham, WA (360) 738-7088 Mounta Baker Theatre 120-1509 n/a 104 N Commercial St, Bellingham, WA (360) 734-6080 Northwood Hall 300 n/a 3240 Northwest Ave, Bellingham, WA (360) 671-8311 Port of Bellingham 30-200 n/a 1801 Roeder Ave, Bellingham, WA (360) 676-2500 Quality Inn Grand Suites 26-56 86 100 E.
On contact with pathogens, host plants can recognize the nature of the pathogen based on pathogen-associated molecular patterns, and mounta defense response that involves rapid changes in gene, hormone and metabolite levels.
South of PetAaAaAeA@n, where the tropical lowlands surge into tumbling mounta highlands, the changing climate is squeezing more than the local economy.
A MOUNTA NTANT IN rescue team has taken delivery of a specialist vehicle which will help them to save lives.
Bu begin mounta travelo lycr se ha But Froome did not begin his assault on the mountains to compile a travelogue.
Visitors c country sk a day w the slop which p Skiin discove to sk mounta The 20 m body will Evening for all ages.
mounta SCOTLAND'S newly elected councils are facing a record debt mountain, forcing them to spend pounds 700 million a year on repayments alone.
The provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries will feature high-capacity DIONICA HC and DIONIC HCX batteries suitable for airline travel, and the versatile MATRIX Cheese Plate, usable with a variety of Gold MountA Solutions for the Sony F3 and NEX-FS-100, Canon 5D, 7D and 60D, Panasonic AG-AF100 and RED EPIC cameras.
As we arrive, the mounta shrouded in a dense mist, s day and hit the pillow at th Roonga Guesthouse (kubba in Blackheat because of its wild, moor-li The next morning we're g sunshine.
The he he he mou mou mounta nta ntain in in is is is ret ret return urn urning ing ing to to to Mo Mo Moham ham hamad ad ad tonigh ight a t as M s Mt D t Deso esolat lation ion - the si side de he mountain is returning to Mohamad tonight as Mt Desolation - the side project of Keane's Jesse Quin and Tim Rice Oxley - returns to its birthplace.
Transfiguration Day is the only occasion when UNDOF allow visitors to reach Mounta Hermon, also known as Jabal al-Sheikh.