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Laa Ilaaha Illallaah 2 by Nayzak Laa Ilaaha Illallaah 2 by Nayzak
Assalaamu alaikum [peace be to you],

I wanted to make some Arabic calligraphy artworks for a long time. In an attempt to allow the non-Arab Muslim and the non-Muslim visitors of my page to learn, know and maybe enjoy more about Islamic culture, I'd like to start making and posting some Arabic calligraphy art, in sha'Allah [God willing]. some will be digital while others will be traditional.

Along with these calligraphy artworks, I am going to offer some answers to common questions regarding Islam.
I'd like to start with the God himself -Glory be to him-.



NOTE: Allah -Glory be to him- is a supernatural being. he is beyond our understanding. we can not reach him through science and we will not understand him if we only use our logic and our limited knowledge. the only way we learn about the God is through the message brought to us by the prophets of the God: Islam. in these articles, I am going to base on the Qur'an in order to answer these questions.
Someone may ask: "Why should we believe the Qur'an?"
this is a valid question, and it will be answered in a separate series about "proof that the Qur'an is God's word" but even if you do not believe the Qur'an, it offers answers. Getting the Islamic answers is the purpose of this article

Note that the proof that there is a God is dealt with in other articles of mine (check my gallery for that). Proof that Islam is the religion of the God will be dealt with in other articles of mine.
keep in mind that this article is specific only to answer specific questions.
Know that whether you are satisfied about the answers or not is not a big deal to me. I am simply providing information, regardless of them being convincing to you or not. not for the purpose of debating, but for the purpose of informing you about how Islam answers these questions and that, even us Muslims, can question things regarding our religion. not like some ignorant people like to claim.


Start from first part:




:bulletred: 4. "Where is God?"

:bulletgreen: Answer:
Some other religions teach that "God is everywhere." This is actually called "pantheism" and it is the opposite of our believe system in Islam. Allah tells us clearly that there is nothing, anywhere in the universe that resembles Him, nor is He ever in His creation. He tells us in the Quran that He created the universe in six "Yawm" (in Arabic, it means a 'periods of time') and then He "Istawa 'Ala Al Arsh" (rose up, above His Throne). He is there (above His Throne) and will remain there until the End Times.


:bulletred: 5. "Why did God create everything?"

:bulletgreen: Answer:
Allah says in His Qur'an that He did not create all of this for any foolish purpose. He tells us that He created us, humans, for the purpose of worshiping Him, Alone and without any partners.


:bulletred: 6. "Is God pure, good, loving and fair? - If so, then where does evil, hatred and injustice come from?"

:bulletgreen: Answer:
Allah tells us that He is Pure, Loving, and absolutely Just in every respect. He says that He is the Best of Judges. He also tells us that the life that we are in is a test. He has created all the things that exist and He has created all that happens as well. There is nothing in this existence except what He has created. He also says in the Qur'an that He created evil (although He is not evil). He is using this as one of the many tests for us.


:bulletred: 7. "Does God really have power of things? - If so, then why does He let people become sick, oppressed and die?"

:bulletgreen: Answer:
Oppression is something that Allah forbids for Himself to do to anyone and He hates it when anyone oppresses someone else. He does have absolute power over everything. He allows sickness, disease, death and even oppression so that we can all be tested in what we do.


:bulletred: 8. "Can you prove there is a God?"

:bulletgreen: Answer:
Can you prove that you exist?
Yes, of course you can. You merely use your senses to determine that you can see, hear, feel, smell, taste and you have emotions as well. All of this is a part of your existence. But this is not how we perceive God in Islam. We can look to the things that He has created and the way that He cares for things and sustains us, to know that there is no doubt of His existence.

Think about this the next time that you are looking up at the moon or the stars on a clear night; could you drop a drinking glass on the sidewalk and expect that it would hit the ground and on impact it would not shatter, but it would divide up into little small drinking glasses, with iced tea in them? Of course not.

And then consider if a tornado came through a junkyard and tore through the old cars; would it leave behind a nice new Mercedes with the engine running and no parts left around? Naturally not.

Can a fast food restaurant operate itself without any people there? That's crazy for anyone to even think about.

After considering all of the above, how could we look to the universe above us through a telescope or observe the molecules in a microscope and then think that all of this came about as a result of a "big bang" or some "accident?"


... to be continued, in sha'Allah [God willing].

answers by Sheikh Yusuf Estes (with a little change) from [link]

I hope this was beneficial

You may have questions about the God. please be patient, as there are many questions that I am going to present in next articles. perhaps your question will be answered...

nest one:



IN THE DRAWING: "Laa Ilaaha Illallaah" in Arabic means there is no deity worthy of worship except Allah.


If I am right, it is from the God. if I am wrong, it is from myself.
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supergirlysss Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student
Woooow mashaAllah......
may Allah(swt) grant u jannah.. Ameen
please one day when ur free will u be able to write my name too plzzz...
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supergirlysss Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2013  Student
That's not a problem if u can't★
JazakhaAllah....
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JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!
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CadburyHersheyLuv456 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really nice. Good work.
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marwa15 Featured By Owner Nov 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
SUBHANALLAH SUBHANALLAH SUBHANALLAH SOOOOOOOOO BEAUTIFUL
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supergeek17 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Question: In the previous part, it says we were created by God to worship Him, which is defined as everything one says or does for the pleasure of the God. This, of course, includes rituals as well as beliefs, social activities, and personal contributions to the welfare of one's fellow human-beings and the environment. How do we find what are the best beliefs and contributions in this regard?
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CPIngrid Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
Allah says in His Qur'an that He did not create all of this for any foolish purpose. He tells us that He created us, humans, for the purpose of worshiping Him, Alone and without any partners.

Does Islam have any answers for why the God created us with that purpose in mind? As in, why the God wanted or needed to be worshiped?
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hanciong Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
what is really the difference between "God is everywhere" and "God is closer than our jugular vein" or "wherever your faces directs, you face God" (or similar like that, I forget the exact words)
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mohamedfreezer Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
al slamo alykom wa rhatom ALLAHE wa brkaoth

MASHALLAH MASHALLAH MASHALLAH

very veryv ery benefit and interesting article my big bro as always

may ALLAHE give you thawab looooooooooooooooooooooooot
thank you very very very ...................... much for the hardest work my big bro

^__________________________________________^
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Nameda Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
Very beautiful though I cant read it too. I would love to know how my name would look in those awesome calligraphy!
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
would you like me to write it for you? :D
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Nameda Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
I would be honoured indeed :D
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
ok. what's your name?
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Nameda Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional General Artist
My artists name is Nameda it means Stardancer
or my real name which is Natasha
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RoseSakuraJo83 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
May Allah grant you Jannah.
Can't say how happy I am to read this.
Can I post this in a journal in my page? With a link to your article?
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
sure. jazaakum Allaahu khayran.
remember to link to the original website. so that people find it as well.
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RoseSakuraJo83 Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sure thing!
Jazzajum Allaahu Aljannah!
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Mizuyasha Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
I cannot read the writing (of course :D) but I find the picture soothing, somehow. Very beautiful.
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alxa13 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Your calligraphy is beautiful. The info is educational too. I like it.
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Pierropod Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional Artist
Where is god?
- There is no god

So much easier and so much freedom... :) Have a nice day.
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
so much ignorance and so much arrogance. :no:

may the Almighty God guide you and correct your thinking.
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Pierropod Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Artist
It's maybe because I travel a lot and read a lot of book that i don't believe anymore.
And don't worry for me. Your god has more important stuff to do than guiding me. I don't need him to find my way.
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Your god has more important stuff to do than guiding me.
I don't need him to find my way.

Guiding you IS an important stuff. and believe me (or not) everyone needs the God including you.

May the God guide you and show you the truth and allow you to be humble to accept it, in sha'Allah [God willing].
Ameen.


PS: you will keep getting my prayers as longs you remain in my page. :la::la::la::la::la::la::la::la::la::la::la::la::la::la::la:
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Pierropod Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012  Professional Artist
I was a believer and I wait a long time for god to guide me and nothing happened. Since I said bye to religion and believed in myself my life is so clear and rich and I'm successful and I don't need anything. So once again I don't need your god or any other god. Keep your religion for yourself if it's helping you. I don't mind if it makes you happy.
لديك عطلة نهاية أسبوع جيدة
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
I was a believer and I wait a long time for god to guide me and nothing happened.
The God replies you when he wants. not when you want. sometimes, he delays in order to see what you do. If someone has honest intentions to seek the truth, he has to also have patience.

Since I said bye to religion and believed in myself my life is so clear and rich and I'm successful and I don't need anything.
your wealth is a gift and a test from the God. if he decided to deprive you,, you can do nothing about it.

So once again I don't need your god or any other god.
that's why I said "ignorance and arrogance". he is YOUR GOD as well. even if you try to deny it.

Keep your religion for yourself if it's helping you.
No. Sharing is caring. I care about people, therefore, I will share my religion.
I did not invite you to my page. you came with your own will. I did not force you to read my articles. you did by yourself. therefore, you have no right to tell me "keep your religion for yourself". in my page, I speak loud. the one who doesn't want to hear, can simply leave.
besides, I could tell you "keep your disbelief to yourself" and I have right to say so. since you are the one who came to a theist page trying to spread disbelief.

Again, May the God guide you and allow you to see the truth. may he remove the ignorance and arrogance from your heart and show you the right path. :D
Ameen.
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
comment flagged as spam for use of dirty language.

NO sorry man. if your disbelief makes you impolite, then know that my faith makes me polite.
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TRILIFYAU Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
Subhanallah,...
very nice...,
keep it.

waalaikum salam....
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r-UP Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Photographer
strong calligraphy... :)
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DassKapital Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
While your art is again and indeed beautiful. As well as interesting to look upon and think about I am disappointed that you've even bothered with the stupid 'Cyclone in a junk-yard' idea.

Not sure if it's possible to edit a journal post once it has been up loaded, but the whole entry for 'Proof of God' could really do with some more and possibly better work.

Much cheers to you and yours.
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
may I know your belief (Atheist or Theist)?
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DassKapital Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Hello! (^_^)

A happy non-theist. :)

Much cheers to you and yours, please keep up the beautiful art and the interesting posts. :hug:
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Alright, my friend.
Not to be rude, but I want you to understand that pleasing people (Atheists included) is not among my aims. if someone feels disappointed because what I present does not fit them, please them or convince them, or because they consider my arguments stupid, then know that it does not matter to me for the least bit. people always disagree. All that matters (to me) is that I present the message that I believe is the truth.
Guidance does not come from me. it comes from the God Almighty.

You said:
Not sure if it's possible to edit a journal post once it has been up loaded, but the whole entry for 'Proof of God' could really do with some more and possibly better work.
I may not edit that post. but I promise you one thing: By God's will, I will post more articles and present more proofs and arguments in this subject.

by the way, I am a happy theist. :la:

peace be to you. and have a nice day. :D
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DassKapital Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Hello again.

I understand English may not be your first language, you're doing swell with it though so congratulations.

The second problem is that the written language of English is sometimes both flat and boring and the meanings behind the written words can become ambiguous to boot.

What I was trying to say is that the whole analogy of "Cyclone through a junk-yard' is just...(Am struggling to find a good way to describe my meanings and I'm a native English speaker. :P)

Bad/poor/silly/odd.

(Sorry but those most closely resemble what I am trying to convey.)

So...your question is, "8. Can you prove there is a God?"

You then answer with, "You merely use your senses to determine..."

This, however, flies in direct contradiction of a previous question, "4. Where is God?"

Since your answer is, "There is nothing, anywhere in the universe that resembles Him, nor is He ever in His creation." There is also the previous information above this which informs the reader of, "He is beyond our understanding. we can not reach him through science and we will not understand him if we only use our logic and our limited knowledge."

So...can you see how a reader might become confused by your Answers?

Just trying to help you get your message across. :)

As to your self being a happy Theist? If every one were more like ourselves and just as happy the world would be a far better place. :D

Very much cheers to you and yours.
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
The second problem is that the written language of English is sometimes both flat and boring and the meanings behind the written words can become ambiguous to boot.
I don't mind writing in Arabic. but I doubt I can reach many people by doing so. :no:

"You merely use your senses to determine..."
This is called quoting half sentence.
if you put the whole sentence in -8- along with those in -4-, it would be obvious that we are talking about different things. in -8- we are giving examples to prove the existence of a mastermind of the universe. while in -4- we are talking about God having a place to exist.
understanding the question is half the answer, my friend.

As to your self being a happy Theist? If every one were more like ourselves and just as happy the world would be a far better place.
Sadly there are also people who and nag others...

Peace
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DassKapital Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2012
Hmmm..upon reading these replies I think we're having a problem communicating.

I would love to learn/know another language and I envy/salute you in the skills in/at knowing more than one. Congratulations! :w00t:

I didn't think I needed to repeat the whole thing, since everything is right there at the top of the page for people to peruse. However, now knowing this is your preferred method of wishing people to reply I shall endeavor to do so in future.

I must admit to not understanding this last bit.

"As to your self being a happy Theist? If every one were more like ourselves and just as happy the world would be a far better place.
Sadly there are also people who and nag others..."

Again, much cheers to you and yours.
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Sonic1234567891 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful work! :D
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Crystal4006 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
If you do not mind me asking, Are u Sunni or Shia??
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
I am Muslim. :la:
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jjm239 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Good answer. It doesn't matter what sect you belong to, because in the end, you're still Muslim. Just like in Christianity; so many splinters under the same dogma.
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Crystal4006 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know, Masha'allah. But aren't there two groups of Muslim?
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
there are more than two groups of Muslims... but there is only ONE Islam.
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Crystal4006 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I know but which group r u?
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
I already answered.

peace be to you.
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Crystal4006 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Fine sure
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
actually it is important to know if anybody is sunni or shia, i think, sunnis are the followers of prophet mohammed (peace been apon him), but shias are followers of hussain ! correct me if i am wrong :)
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
I think it is not important to know whether Nayzak is Sunni or Shiite. he is a Muslim, and this is enough.
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
ummm... why do you call yourself as a second person, is it a secrecy thing? :?
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012
it is third person...
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AlexandraAlex Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Student Filmographer
ok then.. ;)
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