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Earth for all and All for Earth 2 by Nayzak Earth for all and All for Earth 2 by Nayzak
Assalaamu alaikum [peace be to you],


Mankind seems to be divided by religious categorization. Some religious groups are more exclusive in their approach than others. However, the approach of condemning people belonging to other faiths, although it has become a much less pronounced problem in recent times, has not vanished completely.

There have been many approaches adopted by religious scholars belonging to different faiths to check the tendency of growing bigotry amongst religious people. The Vatican adopted the policy of Religious Inclusivism through its decree of 1967 which expressed sentiments of cordiality for other important world religions. Words of sympathy were also reserved in the decree for those who have chosen to follow the approach of atheism.

There are, however, some Christians scholars who believe that Religious Inclusivism, even though it is a welcome improvement on Religious Exclusivism, still falls short of being fully convincing. What has been presented by William Rowland, John Hick, and Paul Badham is an approach to justify what they describe as Religious Pluralism. According to this approach, all important religions are genuine human responses to the same Transcendental Reality, even though influenced by the respective cultural environments of the religious leaders. Thus all of them are simultaneously correct, and all offer important insights into the understanding of the Ultimate.

Both Religious Inclusivism and Religious Pluralism promise more religious tolerance amongst those who choose to adopt these points of view, although the latter seems to be more capable of engendering true respect in the hearts of believers of one faith for the believers in the other faiths.

Muslims have normally been considered Religious Exclusivists, who would not hold people of other faiths worthy of being offered respect for their religious commitments. There is, therefore, felt a need to present an Islamic point of view on how Islamic teachings propose to tackle the issue of religious plurality.


Islam, on the one hand takes a firm position in confirming the authenticity of its teachings, on the other hand it also calls for genuine respect for all non-Muslims. Even though there seems to be apparently a contradiction in the approach, a further understanding of the various verses of the Qur'an on the subject would suggest that it is not necessarily so.

- First, Islam teaches that there should be no compulsion in religion. which means faith is a matter of conviction. we must never try to force people to believe in what they don't accept. the God Almighty said:
لَا إِكْرَاهَ فِي الدِّينِ
"Let there be no compulsion in religion..."

translation of 2:256
- Second, Islam teaches Muslims to never start hostilities and to never be the transgressors. the God said:
وَقَاتِلُوا فِي سَبِيلِ اللَّهِ الَّذِينَ يُقَاتِلُونَكُمْ وَلَا تَعْتَدُوا ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُحِبُّ الْمُعْتَدِينَ
Fight in the way of Allah those who fight you but do not transgress. Indeed. Allah does not like transgressors.

translation of 2:190
- Third, the God almighty tells Muslims that he doesn't forbid them from being nice and friendly to the non-Muslims who do not harm the Muslims. he said in the final testament:
لَّا يَنْهَاكُمُ اللَّهُ عَنِ الَّذِينَ لَمْ يُقَاتِلُوكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ وَلَمْ يُخْرِجُوكُم مِّن دِيَارِكُمْ أَن تَبَرُّوهُمْ وَتُقْسِطُوا إِلَيْهِمْ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُقْسِطِينَ
Allah does not forbid you from those who do not fight you because of religion and do not expel you from your homes - from being righteous toward them and acting justly toward them. Indeed, Allah loves those who act justly.

translation of 60:8
- Fourth, in matters of interfaith dialog, the God instructs Muslims in the Qur'an to invite people to Islam through beautiful preaching and through peaceful and rational arguments and proofs. and not through force and violence:
ادْعُ إِلَىٰ سَبِيلِ رَبِّكَ بِالْحِكْمَةِ وَالْمَوْعِظَةِ الْحَسَنَةِ ۖ وَجَادِلْهُم بِالَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ ۚ إِنَّ رَبَّكَ هُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِمَن ضَلَّ عَن سَبِيلِهِ ۖ وَهُوَ أَعْلَمُ بِالْمُهْتَدِينَ
Invite (all) to the Way of thy Lord with wisdom and beautiful preaching; and argue with them in ways that are best and most gracious: for your Lord knows best, who have strayed from His Path, and who receive guidance.

translation of 16:125
- Fifth, the God tells us that we can't force people to believe. it's their choice and freedom. the God himself didn't want to force mankind to believe in one religion:
وَلَوْ شَاءَ رَبُّكَ لَآمَنَ مَن فِي الْأَرْضِ كُلُّهُمْ جَمِيعًا ۚ أَفَأَنتَ تُكْرِهُ النَّاسَ حَتَّىٰ يَكُونُوا مُؤْمِنِينَ
And had your Lord willed, those on earth would have believed - all of them entirely. Then, would you compel the people in order that they become believers?

translation of 10:99
- Sixth, the God instructed Muslims to never vilify or insult the gods of other religious people. He said in the Qur'an:
وَلَا تَسُبُّوا الَّذِينَ يَدْعُونَ مِن دُونِ اللَّهِ فَيَسُبُّوا اللَّهَ عَدْوًا بِغَيْرِ عِلْمٍ
And do not insult those they invoke other than Allah , lest they insult Allah in enmity without knowledge...

translation from 6:108

From an Islamic perspective, many non-Muslims are not yet been properly convinced about the authenticity of the divine origins of the teachings of Islam. It is for the Muslims to deliver the correct message and allow the non-Muslims to appreciate the truthfulness of the Islamic teachings. That would require not only intelligent preaching on their part but, perhaps more importantly, a behavior of respect for the fellow human beings, irrespective of their faith. The absence of that behavior on the part of some Muslims has been an important reason for their failure to present Islam as a message which is worthy of being taken seriously by the non-Muslims. Thus, from an Islamic perspective, true religious tolerance is at the heart of a proper respectful behavior. Thus all Muslims are required to be extremely tolerant of other faiths.
The Muslim has to be respectful to the non-Muslim even if this last one rejects Islam after knowing it. after all, there should never be compulsion in religion and there should never be hostilities because of the differences in opinions.

I hope this was beneficial

from [link] with some changes

from top right:
Chinese traditional religion
Amerindian Primal-Indigenous religion
African Primal-Indigenous religion

For more on Islam and interfaith-tolerance:

If I am right, it's from the God Almighty. If I'm wrong, it's from myself.
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originalCzechball Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  New member
No Polandball?
The-Max765 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014
Awwwww! The Earth is adorable! That face reminds me of a blue version of Kirby!
NighttimeAngel Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
We are all brothers and sisters. This is absolutely perfect.
Animedude5555 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2014
I really like your message of unity between all peoples of the earth. What software did you use for this drawing (as well as your other drawings)? I notice they all have a very similar graphical style based on anime.

I notice in your picture here that they all look like they are riding Kirby's Warp Star…
Perethepengiun Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2014  Student Artisan Crafter
Warsie Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lol. Captain Planet if done animesque
MoraBlackBird Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
:iconchuplz: I absolutely adore this!
akainu0 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
When ever I feel depressed about humanity, I watch this:…
LuckyCat1212 Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2014  Hobbyist
*puts on sunglasses* this is how awesomeness looks like! :D
Fushigi-Okami Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Lookin cool, the world could use a lot more happiness :icongreatjobplz:
Chubskey Featured By Owner May 4, 2014  Student Artist
This is the best thing ever. Thank you for working towards a peaceful world.
Mistikfantasy Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Stay unite and save the world.
flowerbanana Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2014  Student General Artist
Awwww this picture makes me so happy ;u; <33
Yuxtapuestoelmono Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2014
The boy with the cat in the hat is you :XD:, and you are from Saudi Arabia, right? :D
Meruae Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2014
Awh, now this is really sweet <3
SMDKFan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
amen to peace. Amen to Peace.

I really love how you drew all these kids together from so many different cultures. It's awesome and cute :D
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
sorry. external links are forbidden in my page. therefore your comment is flagged as spam.
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Dec 31, 2013
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mellfirebay Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ah yes, earth is in existence for every being, I really do appreciate people like you who do not discriminate just because of a diversity in certain beliefs.....but these days I have learned that Atheists..or to be specific ex-muslims are sentenced to death for apostate........

other than that, cute picture!
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mellfirebay Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yup, I do agree with you, majority of the muslims are LITERALLY told how non-muslims are absolutely useless if they get in the way and such crap, and killing for the sake of "Allah" your doing the greatest deed. :stare:

sailoraya Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awwwwwwwww so cute i want to hug them all!
MizaRadioaktiv Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I absolutely love this! This world is for all of us and we should all live in peace with each other. It's wonderful and adorable.
Yuxtapuestoelmono Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
Can i PLEASE use this image as my dA "webcam"?, it will be the one here, just linked.
Nayzak Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Yuxtapuestoelmono Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013
Thanks a lot pal! :D
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
flagged as spam.
I'm sick of these nonsensical comments.
sAkora1 Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013  Student Artist
But it is. :/
Nayzak Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2013
not for everybody. and not everywhere.
I never heard of that "watermelon/racism" thing until I made this drawing. apparently it's a restricted "united states thing", not a universal thing. where I live, there are many black people selling watermelons and many black people buying watermelons and nobody ever heard of the racist thing.

look, if every single black character in my gallery were eating watermelon, you could claim it was intentional racism.
but I drew a lot of black people in my drawings and only one is randomly eating watermelon. don't accuse me of "racism" when no racist implication is intended.
Yuxtapuestoelmono Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2013
To eat watermelons is RACIST for a black person now??? O_O
kadarna Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2013   General Artist
This is an amazing piece. ;U;
Yuxtapuestoelmono Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2013
This is so cute, that earth has the cutest smile i have seen in a long time :nod:
MiMi-xmuslimx Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2013
I was actually thinking of something like this :)
INovusOrdoSeclorumI Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
There is no place for muslims.
Nayzak Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2013
... in your brain.

yep. I know that.
but your brain is too tiny for me to care.
Alceon112 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
That was a Fifth-Degree burn there nayzak
Nayzak Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
I was sad writing those words.
but the guy is a troll. he created his account only to attack. and when blocked, he deactivated his account. mission failed... :no:
Alceon112 Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2013
It's rather guilty for you to do that,eh?
Nayzak Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
I don't feel guilty.
the troll deserved it.

let me tell you that I am not a wolf but I don't let a wolf eat me.
Alceon112 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
I just realize, a troll is not a human. Even if they have an appearance of a human their mind is still that of a troll.
Well let's just hope if he is reborn as a true human, he will learns how to be a good guy.
Earthsongfairy Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Student Writer
This is so cute :D . . . and I'm hungry for saimin now XD
TITANICSGIRL Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Such a beautiful drawing! <3
Elifchan26 Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
cheyluvsu03 Featured By Owner May 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this!
savvybo Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This has to be one of my favorite pictures by you, its absolutely wonderful. Sorry for kind of over-fanning but i just love how equil standing you are on every religion, even the more "lesser known." You're probably the kind of person people should aspire to be. It's a good feeling knowing there are people like you out there. Thank you for that.

And i loved how you showed Wicca in this with the others, I dont often see drawings like this, I really love that. Possably one of my many favorite parts of this whole peice!
Iginto Featured By Owner May 8, 2013
( cute drawing of different cultures from around the globe) Oh yey!

(suddenly sees drawing of a black kid eating watrmelln) Oh Laudy

depicting africans eating watermelon is derogatory because it pertains to the stereotype of black/ african people having an unusual appetite for watermelons, and its also associated with slavery and all, so yeah it may be viewed as degrading for people with african origins and hence why a lot of people points to your depiction of that kid as racist.

Here's a link among others [link]

so man listen; i'd advice that you shouldn't associate black people with watermelons anymore since it may strongly denote stereotyping (the bad kind). Technically speaking it really shouldnt be viewed as degrading if you associate a certain people with a particular kind of fruit, but the depiction of african people with watermelons has long since been associated with racism and the belittling of their race.

So yeah, just my 2 cents.

And May God Bless you brother (im christian by teh way)
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