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Laa Ilaaha Illallaah by Nayzak Laa Ilaaha Illallaah 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.



:bulletred: 1. "If God created everything - then who created God?" (May Allah forgive me for this stupid question)

:bulletgreen: Answer:
According to the Qur'an, Allah tells us that He is the only creator and sustainer of all that exists and that nothing and no one exists alongside Him, nor does He have any partners. He tells us that He is not created, nor is He like His creation in anyway. He calls Himself by a number of names and three of them are:
A) The First - (Al-Awwal الأول)
B) The Last - (Al Aakhir الآخر)
C) The Eternal, who is sought after by His creation, while He has no need from them at all. (As-Samad الصمد)
so, the answer to the question: "Who created God?" is "no one created him. since no one existed before him".
the answer to the question: "What was before the God?" is "nothing, since the God was the first"
As for the question: "How can God exist without a a creator who created him?"
Well, every creature in the universe has a beginning and a cause to exist. 'having a beginning' is one of the characteristics of the creatures. Creatures have beginning, end, have needs, have weaknesses and are affected by natural laws...
these are characteristics which can not be attributed to the God almighty because they equate him with his creation. but the God almighty said he's unlike his creation. the God almighty has no beginning, no end, no needs, no weaknesses and not affected by natural laws (which are created by him). All universe creatures have a creator but since the God is unlike his creation, he has no creator. Besides, assuming that the God had a creator contradicts one of the attributes of the God being the Very First. How can someone be the very first, but still has another one coming before him to create him?
Someone may also ask: "If everything must have a creator, then who created God?" This question is based on a false premise: "Everything must have a creator". the mistake is including the God with the "everything". Every creature must have a creator. but the God isn't a creature, so he's not regarded as a creature that needs a creator. besides, when we say "The God created everything", we mean "Everything beside him" since the God creating himself is contradictory.
Allah has always existed and He never was created, as He is not like His creation, nor similar to it, in any way.

:bulletred: 2. "How can you believe in God, when you can't see, hear, touch, smell, taste or even imagine what He is?"

:bulletgreen: Answer:
We know from the teachings of the last prophet of Islam, Mohammed -Peace and blessings be upon him- that no one has ever actually seen God - at least not in this lifetime. Nor are we able to use our senses to make some kind of contact with Him. However, we are encouraged in Islam to use our senses and our common sense to recognize that all of this universe could not possibly come into existence on its own. Something had to design it all and then put it into motion. That is beyond our ability to do, yet it is something that we can understand.

We don't have to see an artist to recognize a painting, correct? So, if we see paintings without seeing artists painting them, in the same way, we can believe that Allah created everything without having to see Him (or touch, or hear, etc.).



:bulletred: 3. "Can God do anything? - Can He make a rock so big that nothing can move it? - If He did make a rock so big that nothing could move it, would that mean that He couldn't move it too? Or would it be impossible for Him to make something so big that He couldn't move it?"

:bulletgreen: Answer:
Allah tells us that "Allah is capable of doing anything that He Wills to do." He can make a rock (or anything for that matter) that is so large or heavy that nothing in the entire universe can move it. As regards Allah "moving" it, He is not in the universe and He does not resemble His creation. Whenever He wants anything done, He merely says "Kun! Fayakun!" (Be! And so it will be!)

answers by Sheikh Yusuf Estes (with a little change) from www.justaskislam.com/36/where-…


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...

I hope this was beneficial

Next part: Laa Ilaaha Illallaah 2 by Nayzak

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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taffydumble Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2013
Thank you so very much
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After--Life Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Kun Fayakun?

Wow what an amazing trembling phrase!!!

Allahu Akbar!
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fahd4007 Featured By Owner Dec 17, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
good work.......... like it :+fav+ ♥




have a look at my gallery
here ............................. [link]
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segura2112 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I am not very religious but I have always thought that Islam Islamic art was very beautiful.Thank You and keep up the good work. I will be faving all 3 of this series.
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freeeeeeedom Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
barak Allah feek
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FadwaAngela Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is super great :heart: Glad that some artist focus on Islamic art and show it's real beauty
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mohamedfreezer Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012
MASHALLAH MASHALLAH MASHALLAH

very very very
magnificent and fascinating

may ALLAHE keep you my big bro and give a loooooooooooot of long life

^_^
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zmote Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Amazing artwork brother, you really improve in caligraphic artwork!
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A-Man-With-No-Art Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing work dear, Brother
All the best
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marwa15 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
subhanallah subhanallah beautiful
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irrenderNarr42 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
no partners? and what about gabriel and ibilis?
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After--Life Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
A person who has one partner, then those two people have to be considered equal, to be considered partners.

God says that he has no equals, so he has no partners.

God has created many things in this world, these are known as his 'creations'.

His creation consists of animals, trees, plants, humans, germs, outer space, the galaxies, the angels, the jinn, EVERYTHING that you can SEE, FEEL, TOUCH, etc, these are ALL creations of God.

And ALL CREATIONS of God are FULLY under his control and FULLY obey his commands, EXCEPT humans.

Angels follow God's orders.
The life on Earth, the trees, the plants, the animals, they ALL follow God's orders.
The heavenly bodies, like the stars, the planets, the moons, these are ALL in a consistent rate of elliptical paths, and these masses are ALL obeying God's commands.
The sky, the clouds, the rain, snow, all forms of precipitation, all types of weather we experience, these are all controlled under God's command.

Humans and Jinn (which are humans that hide themselves from the public) are the ONLY creations of God that are not FORCED to obey his Will and his Command.

We humans and hidden humans (jinn) are the only tested creation of God, our sole purpose of life is to worship God Almighty.

ALL the other creations of God are AUTOMATICALLY worshiping God, the angels, the plants, the stars, the life on Earth, the trees, animals, plants, everything worships God. Humans have the CHOICE.

So if you think that Angels are partners of God, then you would also have to put in trees, plants, water, planets, stars, and stuff into that category as well. So the thing is, Angels are considered simple creations of God, just like God's other creations, and his angels can NEVER do evil things, these angels AUTOMATICALLY worship God, they are not like humans, but they are a creation of God, like we humans are as well.

Iblis on the other hand, when mentioned in the Qur'an, refers to the people that lived before Prophet Adam (as), and these people were also known as the 'Jinn'. Since 'Jinn' means 'One who is hidden', the people who lived before Adam (as), we do not know much about them, but we do know they existed.

Many Muslims today claim that Adam (as) first the first MAN, which is entirely false, and following Christian doctrines. Nowhere in Qur'an did it ever mention Adam (as) as the first MAN, only the first PROPHET (as).

So before Prophet Adam (as) arrived in this world, the people who lived in their communities, there were a number of them who actually believed in God, and they worshiped him. How? I'll explain later.

But there WERE indeed humans who worshiped God and believed in him before the first prophet, Adam (as).

Basically, when God SENT his first prophet down to Earth, there were people who rebelled against him, and did NOT accept him as a prophet and messenger of God. The name that was given to these people (also known as Jinn) were IBLIS.

Iblis did not obey God and prostrate to Adam (as), (as in meaning, they did not accept him). So these were the rebels, and God gave them respite, and they will be punished when they die, if they did not change themselves already.

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On the other hand, the word SATAN is a different term. Satan means EVIL, he is not any being or beings, but he is in either in some state or form. If a human does something evil, we say something like 'That person has Satan/The Devil in him'. It is a figure of speech. Anyone who does evil deeds is considered a 'satan'. Satan itself is NOT any creation of God.

God says in Islam that God NEVER creates anything evil. Everything God creates is good, and all evil that is created is all from humans, (or satan).

Hopefully, I clarified a lot. =)

If you have more questions, feel free to ask.
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irrenderNarr42 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
two things:
angels are kind of an exseption because they get to "see" god face to face, so they are not like plants n' stuff.
did satan create himself?
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momobfvfd Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012
Iblis is a djinn. All Djinn like everything else were created by Allah, including Iblis.
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irrenderNarr42 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
yeah
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After--Life Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
And when we die, won't we see God as well? Face to face?

We humans are actually greater than angels, when we obey and submit to God Almighty, so if you are saying that Angels are partners of God, then that would make us automatic partners as well, but that is obviously not true.

BOTH Angels and Humans are creations of God. The difference is that Angel's have no free Will of their own, and they only obey God and his commandments, so they are like a perfect human, if I might say, with no flaws in their traits.

But humans on the other hand, are still creations of God, but we are the only creatures with FREE WILL, so we get to choose whether we do BAD things, or GOOD things. When we follow the footsteps of Satan (i.e. EVIL), then we are considered LESS than angels.

When we do GOOD and OBEY God and SUBMIT to him, like a true Muslim should, then we are considered GREATER than the angels.

God has no partners, he is one, and the Lord of the Worlds, who CREATED all that you see with your eyes, does not lie.

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Second, in a sense, yes. Satan is basically US humans. There is no 'being' called 'THE Satan'.

There is no invisible devil running around, putting bad thoughts in people's heads, and whispering things in victims' ears.

Satan is basically a metaphorical way of calling a human who has turned to his evil side.

God himself said that he does NOT create anything BAD, and he does NOT create any disorder in the world that he has already PUT into order.

The place where badness and DISORDER comes from us no other than us creatures who have free will. Humans.

All disorder in society is because of us, not God.

All these corruptions, and pollution, and wars, and conflicts, and satanic environments, is not because of God, but because of us.
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irrenderNarr42 Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
aha
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FaceTheWorldDude Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012   Digital Artist
They are His creation....
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irrenderNarr42 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
yes, I know.
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Pocky-Japan-Ai-epic Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Gabriel is an angel that is kinda like Hermes but not a god (he sends messages like Hermes though) he wills send some prophets revealations because God ordered him to. Iblis is basically the devil who was a jinn and decided to go bad and um become the devil.
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irrenderNarr42 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I know that.
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A-Man-With-No-Art Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
God created them from Light and they didn't create any thing or even their selves
and they do what our god (Allah) asks them to do and they can not even change their destiny
They are not partners they are creatures just like you and me
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irrenderNarr42 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
and why did he create them?
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A-Man-With-No-Art Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
My English language is so weak so if you have time you can read this
and will know why Allah created the angels
[link]
and I heared about a German savant called Pierre Vogel
You can ask him he we let you know what you want in your native language
His facebook page [link]
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irrenderNarr42 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
ahm you know that vogel has a reputation as a salafistic preacher, right?
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A-Man-With-No-Art Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yes I do
Don't you?
You can ask him what you want and he will answer you
or you can read more about Islam if you want to know something about it
but read from trusted sites or books cause so many sites give a fake information about Islam
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irrenderNarr42 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
*cough* please understand that there is a huge issue at the moment about salafists, because one of the knifed a policemen, because he wanted to keep the guy from attacking a nazi.
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A-Man-With-No-Art Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Good people and bad people are fact
and there is no relationship between a bad man and his religion or country
I can not say all German(I respect Germany so much by the way)I can't say all German are bad If one of them made a mistake or something and I can not say all Cristian are bad If one of them did a bad thing but I will say a bad one of them did just one
you understand me for sure
This is just a point the other one religions are innocents of the bad understanding of some people
whatever they are Muslims Or Cristian or even Jewish
We all do what we think and believe is the good thing and God will judge us at the End
So that we respect others and their points of views
sorry for my bad English
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marwa15 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
for ur question why did he create them??


Allah tells us He is Pure, Loving, and absolutely Just in every respect. He says He is the Best of Judges. He also tells us the life we are in here is a test. He has created everything existing and He created whatever happens as well. There is nothing in this existence except what He has created. He also says in the Quran He created evil (although He is not evil). He is using this as one of the many tests for us.


now u understand shaitan is a test for us. :)
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irrenderNarr42 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
and the other guys? gabriel was a messenger as i recall so he was no test, he just comes to speak in gods place. why doesn't god come by himself?
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FaceTheWorldDude Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012   Digital Artist
okay, I just want to give you the idea. Maybe you would get the clue.
One day a rich king felt very hungry.... he wanted to eat and surely, he could simply go to the kitchen and make his own food. But, no. He hired a cook to prepare his food. And since he is a king, everything was done by other people. He got everything and everybody has to obey him. Does this means the King is handicap? of course it doesn't. It is because He is a King. He just deserve for it.
So, what I can conclude here Allah created angels to show His Mightiness, His Power and many other names that suits to Him. ( Yeah, I think so).
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irrenderNarr42 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
aha
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FaceTheWorldDude Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012   Digital Artist
so, does this answer your question? >,<
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marwa15 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
so why did allah created them for . allah never comes by himself thats why allah created messengers to tell us those things that allah wants to say . every one cant see allah in day judgement when we go to paradise only true muslims can go there then allah will show himself for them .
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irrenderNarr42 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
okay, now you explained to me that he does not show himself, but i still do not understand the why.
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keremcantarhan Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Let me explain simply. If you see a building in front of you, do you believe in it or do you simply know that there is a building there. Allah want us to believe that he exists, not to know that he exists. If Allah were to show himself, or talk to us we would know that he existed and this takes the meaning out of believing. I'm not an expert on the subject but this is my interpretation.
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marwa15 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
because we all did sins, faults and bad things so allah will show himself in that day cuz when we go there allah throw us on hell fire to understand our fauilts and sins and when we understand we become pure means without any sins then allah show himself to us just for a while :) understand?
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marwa15 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
who said that gabriel and ibilis is allah's partner??? allah is one no partner , no son , no family astadfirullah .. and for ur information ibilis is shaitan (evil) and gabriel is one of angels. not partner of allah. :)
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irrenderNarr42 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
I know tha, but the question stays.
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marwa15 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
which question???
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irrenderNarr42 Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
what abou them? god created them as servants, but kind of service are the supposed to do if god himself is allmighty?
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VioletteUzumaki Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
nice,, keep up the good work..
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
may Allah guide you and correct your thinking.
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2Spark Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
But my freedoms!
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
what about your freedom?
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yahya99 Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Allahu Akbar, May Allah reward you my brother for your articles about Islam. Keep up the great work
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DassKapital Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2012
Indeed, you have succeeded in creating a wondrous image. :)

Much cheers to you and yours.
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