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No compulsion in Religion -2 by Nayzak No compulsion in Religion -2 by Nayzak
Assalaamu alaikum [peace be to you],

This article is part of a series of Articles dealing with Freedom of religion within Islam and how Islam views people of other faiths.
First part:


:bulletred: Christians need protection, not persecution!

There has been an appalling rise in violence against Christians in some Muslim countries. Churches have been set on fire, some Christians have been accused of blasphemy and some have been attacked in the most brutal manner. This violence must stop. It is cruel, inhumane, unjust and it is totally against the Sunnah (Sayings and doings) of Prophet Mohammed -peace be upon him-. If you look to the prophetic role model, you will see that he not only treated followers of the earlier scriptures, (called people of the Book) with the utmost respect, but he also urged his followers to do the same. Prophet Mohammed -peace be upon him- guaranteed the protection of other religions under Muslim rule. In a well known Hadith (Saying of the prophet) he said that anyone who kills an innocent dhimmi, that is, a non-Muslim living in a Muslim land, he will not even smell the fragrance of paradise. The bigot and the zealot are deluded, believing they are doing a service to Islam by harming others, when in fact they do the work of Satan.

The true believer (in Islam) respects others, cares for othersí wellbeing. The true believer is the one in whom all of mankind will find a sanctuary, a safe haven, for their lives and property. In another hadith Prophet Mohammed said that
ďA Muslim is one from whose tongue and hands other Muslims are safe. A Muímin (true believer) is one in whom all mankind has a sanctuary for life and propertyĒ

The Prophet Mohammed -peace be upon him- had so much respect for Christians that he once offered a delegation from Najran to do their prayers in his mosque! How many of us Muslims today will follow that example? How many mosques anywhere in the Muslim world will allow Christians to pray there? Yet there are so many good examples of Christians showing Muslims kindness and hospitality. Right here at Royal Holloway University, we often use the Jurgens Centre, which belongs to the local Catholic Church. They have never refused us a Friday, or Eid prayer, whenever the hall was available. Should we then not at least speak out firmly against any injustice that is done to Christians in Muslim lands?
I hope that Muslims everywhere will do their best to stop violence against Christians and other faith communities. We should utterly condemn any atrocities committed in the name of Islam, and we should offer no excuses for these criminal acts.

Let us examine what the Quran has to say about respecting Christians and followers of other faiths:
لَا إِكْرَاهَ فِي الدِّينِ
"Let there be no compulsion in religion..."

translation from verse 2:256
and
إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَالَّذِينَ هَادُوا وَالنَّصَارَىٰ وَالصَّابِئِينَ مَنْ آمَنَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ وَعَمِلَ صَالِحًا فَلَهُمْ أَجْرُهُمْ عِندَ رَبِّهِمْ وَلَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ
"Those who believe, and those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the Christians and the Sabians*,- any who believe in Allah and the Last Day, and work righteousness, shall have their reward with their Lord; on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve."

translation of 2:62
* here, The people meant in this verse are the Jewish followers of the original message of Moses -peace be upon him-, the Christian followers of the original message of Jesus -peace be upon him- and the Sabians, followers of the original message of prophet John the Baptist or David (there are different opinions among scholars regarding the Identity of the Sabians).

and
وَلَا تُجَادِلُوا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ إِلَّا بِالَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ إِلَّا الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا مِنْهُمْ ۖ وَقُولُوا آمَنَّا بِالَّذِي أُنزِلَ إِلَيْنَا وَأُنزِلَ إِلَيْكُمْ وَإِلَٰهُنَا وَإِلَٰهُكُمْ وَاحِدٌ وَنَحْنُ لَهُ مُسْلِمُونَ
"And argue not with the people of the Scripture, except in a way that is best, except for those who commit injustice among them, and say, "We believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you. And our God and your God is one; and we are Muslims* to Him."

translation of 29:46
* A Muslim is a person who submits to the one true God. Islam means total submission to the one true God.

and
لَّا يَنْهَاكُمُ اللَّهُ عَنِ الَّذِينَ لَمْ يُقَاتِلُوكُمْ فِي الدِّينِ وَلَمْ يُخْرِجُوكُم مِّن دِيَارِكُمْ أَن تَبَرُّوهُمْ وَتُقْسِطُوا إِلَيْهِمْ ۚ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ الْمُقْسِطِينَ
Allah forbids you not, with regard to those who fight you not for (your) Faith nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them: for Allah loves those who are just."

translation of 60:08


During the early years of Prophet Mohammedís preaching in Makkah, the Muslims suffered so much hatred and violence that a delegation was sent to Ethiopia. These were Islamís first asylum seekers. They were welcomed by a just and generous Christian king, the Negus of Abyssinia who took care of them at a time when Islam faced mortal danger. Differences in faith did not matter.

We must remember that when we protect people of other faiths we are not just doing an optional act of generosity or demonstrating so called Ďreligious toleranceí on our part. Itís really an Islamic duty, a clear imperative supported by the Quran and the Prophetic Sunnah.


I hope this was beneficial for you all

from The Friday Speech authored and delivered by Arshad Gamiet at the Royal Holloway University of London on 3rd Dec 2010, [link] with a little change


To be continued, in sha'Allah


If I am right, it's from the God. if I am wrong, it's from Myself.
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Vyrillykos Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014   Writer
is this not one of the abrogated sura? is this not superceeded by the sura of the sword?
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014
there is NO sura of the sword in the Qur'an.
and there are no abrogated verses in the Qur'an. for Us Muslims, the Qur'an is a whole. if a Muslim believes that one single Qur'anic verse is abrogated (invalid) then he is not a Muslim.

Some non-Muslims like to use the abrogation argument to easily get rid of certain verses of the Qur'an that seem to refute their claim that Islam is a religion of violence.


the sura of the sword you are talking about is what islamophobes called the verse of the sword. which is a verse taken out of context. if you want the context, just read 5 verses before it and 5 after it. you will see that it's misinterpreted.
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UkthieJumierah Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Artist
Waaleykumussalam w.w. MAsha ALLAH :)
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dashinvaine Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
And the next verse (2:257): 

'Allah is the ally of those who believe. He brings them out from darknesses into the light. And those who disbelieve - their allies are Taghut. They take them out of the light into darknesses. Those are the companions of the Fire; they will abide eternally therein.'

So no compulsion to believe, but threats of darkness and fire for those who don't believe. Very peaceful! very merciful!

Anyway is this not all abrogated by verses like 8:39:

'And fight them until there is no fitnah and [until] the religionall of it, is for Allah .'

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Nayzak Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013
First, thank you for asking me about my religion.

"So no compulsion to believe, but threats of darkness and fire for those who don't believe. Very peaceful! very merciful!"
First, You are making a mistake in your statement. the "threats of darkness" is not from the God. it's from the taghut. following the wrong ways leads people to darkness.

And YES. I consider it great mercy if a knowledgeable one warns me from a big thing that I ignored and that may harm me later.
Out of his great mercy, the God Almighty is simply warning us so that those wise among us would take heed and prepare.
I guess you are thinking: "if the God is Loving and Merciful, then he wouldn't punish anybody."
Perhaps "not punishing anybody" would be considered love for you. but I don't think we can consider it justice. the God is Most Merciful and Loving, but he is [above that] Just and Fair. his love and mercy do not make him unjust. You don't need to look far for examples. just ask yourself: why do courts exist? Justice implies that those who do bad will receive punishment. of course, here on earth we don't have perfect and ultimate justice, that's why they only punish the wrong-doer and they don't reward the good-doer. but since the God Almighty rules with ultimate justice, he does reward the good-doer and punishes the wrong-doer. He rewards the good-doers more than what they did. but he only punishes the wrong-doers to the extent of their wrong-doing (and he even offer to forgive their sins if they repent). and I think this is fair. Justice implies that nobody should be punished more than what they deserves. that's why the God almighty said
مَن جَاءَ بِالْحَسَنَةِ فَلَهُ خَيْرٌ مِّنْهَا ۖ وَمَن جَاءَ بِالسَّيِّئَةِ فَلَا يُجْزَى الَّذِينَ عَمِلُوا السَّيِّئَاتِ إِلَّا مَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ
Whoever comes [on the Day of Judgement] with a good deed will have better than it; and whoever comes with an evil deed - then those who did evil deeds will not be recompensed except [as much as] what they used to do.

Qur'an - translation of 28:84
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إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يَظْلِمُ مِثْقَالَ ذَرَّةٍ ۖ وَإِن تَكُ حَسَنَةً يُضَاعِفْهَا وَيُؤْتِ مِن لَّدُنْهُ أَجْرًا عَظِيمًا
Allah is never unjust even as much as an atom's weight; while if there is a good deed, He multiplies it and gives from Himself a great reward.

Qur'an - translation of 4:40
Now, you are told in advance that there is a severe punishment and that you should do your best to avoid it. and only those who deserve it will get it. wisdom should be calling you to prepare in order not to be among those who deserve that punishment. Your key information is that the God is fair, just and merciful. and he will never punish you unless you deserve it. You should be thankful to the Merciful one who brought the warning to you. :D

More about God's Mercy and forgiveness: nayzak.deviantart.com/art/The-… and nayzak.deviantart.com/art/The-…

"Anyway is this not all abrogated by verses like 8:39:"
If by abrogated, you mean "it became invalid" then NO. No verse is abrogated in the Qur'an. the Qur'an is an indivisible whole. Every verse is valid. that's what we learn in Islamic courses. that's what Muslim scholars teach us. that's what our Islamic books teach and that's what the Qur'an teaches.
abrogation is a concept that's very misunderstood by many Non-Muslims yet they use it in order to pick up and select verses they like to use to attack Islam.
If a verse is abrogated, it wouldn't be used in Islamic lectures and books as an applicable guideline to follow. if a verse is abrogated, teachers of Islamic education wouldn't be using it to teach Muslims. this makes sense, doesn't it?
please ask an Imam or a Muslim scholar regarding this issue in order to fully understand it.

I hope I answered to your question.
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fadilibnuahmad Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Bismillah.
Masya Allah, good message of Al-Quran in the creative drawing, i like it. :-D
May i use this image for my pin design?
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Damn25 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2012  Hobbyist Interface Designer
kawwaaaiii nee!!... :D
assalamu alaikum nayzak..

hi Nayzak, i <3 this character..
can i use this for my game?.. :D
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florinu123 Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2012
three numbers: surah 4:89
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tigergirl1945 Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2012
Pardon me, but I've recently read about the massacre of the Banu Quarzaya and I'd like to know you're thoughts on this incident.
Respect as always.
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PlotBunnyKiller Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2012
This is soothing, especially in the first paragraph for me :)
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ey44 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2012
bacground shadow
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Wolfiegakakitai Featured By Owner May 11, 2012  Student Digital Artist
I have another question *I'm curious about and question everything.. >.<U*
Your pictures and articles have quite aroused my curiosity about Islam, and I hope you don't mind, and I'm sorry if I'm confusing... I tend to be confusing a lot...

Ok, so in the article you put this:
إِنَّ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَالَّذِينَ هَادُوا وَالنَّصَارَىٰ وَالصَّابِئِينَ مَنْ آمَنَ بِاللَّهِ وَالْيَوْمِ الْآخِرِ وَعَمِلَ صَالِحًا فَلَهُمْ أَجْرُهُمْ عِندَ رَبِّهِمْ وَلَا خَوْفٌ عَلَيْهِمْ وَلَا هُمْ يَحْزَنُونَ
"Those who believe, and those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), and the Christians and the Sabians*,- any who believe in Allah and the Last Day, and work righteousness, shall have their reward with their Lord; on them shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve."
translation of 2:62
* here, The people meant in this verse are the Jewish followers of the original message of Moses -peace be upon him-, the Christian followers of the original message of Jesus -peace be upon him- and the Sabians, followers of the original message of prophet John the Baptist or David (there are different opinions among scholars regarding the Identity of the Sabians).
and
وَلَا تُجَادِلُوا أَهْلَ الْكِتَابِ إِلَّا بِالَّتِي هِيَ أَحْسَنُ إِلَّا الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا مِنْهُمْ ۖ وَقُولُوا آمَنَّا بِالَّذِي أُنزِلَ إِلَيْنَا وَأُنزِلَ إِلَيْكُمْ وَإِلَٰهُنَا وَإِلَٰهُكُمْ وَاحِدٌ وَنَحْنُ لَهُ مُسْلِمُونَ
"And argue not with the people of the Scripture, except in a way that is best, except for those who commit injustice among them, and say, "We believe in that which has been revealed to us and revealed to you. And our God and your God is one; and we are Muslims* to Him."
translation of 29:46
* A Muslim is a person who submits to the one true God. Islam means total submission to the one true God.

I'm confused. The Quran is saying that the God of the Christians, Jews, and Sabians is the same as Allah, right? Cause I'm absoballylutely positive that the God of Christianity at least is not Allah. I mean... they are quite different...
Is the Christianity the Quran refers to a particular sect or something? Or is it simply referring to those who followed what the Quran considers the original message of Jesus, and not the religion we think of today?

And a rather off topic question. The Quran considers Jesus to be a prophet right? So... what did He prophesy? Like, what did He do, what was His purpose? Was He just teaching good things? Doesn't the Quran consider Adam to be a prophet too? What did he do/prophesy/whatever?

*And the girl in the pic is uber cute <3*
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entershikarisim Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012
No, Jews, Christians and Muslims all believe in the same God. They just worship Him differently.
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Wolfiegakakitai Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No, see, the God of Christians is triune(Three in one; God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit), whereas Allah is only one. So, basically, their beings are different. (if that made any sense whatsoever? ^_^UU)
There are lots of other differences, but this is the first, and biggest one that came to my mind.
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ChocolateKitteh Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's the same god... Mulims just don't believe in the triune and that Jesus isn't the son of god but a prophet.
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Wolfiegakakitai Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
No, they don't believe He is triune. That means, that the Christian God is a different type of God than Allah. Made up of something different than Allah.(Three in One, instead of just One)Islam denies that Jesus is God. But Christianity says He is. I'd say that's a big difference in Gods... *one actually being a God, one... not* 3 and 1 are... different... numbers. Sooooo the two differently numbered Gods can't be the same... >.>U
Unless... I misunderstood you?
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ChocolateKitteh Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You seem you're having some sort of.. umm "half-knowledge"... In christianity God says that there's no God beside him (same in Islam), however there's this triune in Christianity - the farther, son and the holy ghost, it is something that many preachers have argued about in Christianity, since it's kind of a contradiction that God is the only god on the one hand and on the other there are 2 more.
According to what you said Jesus=God (I don't mean A god but THE god), instead of Jesus=son of god=Jesus making a god...

In Islam this "God (Allah) is the only god and there's no god is beside him" taken way more seriously. This is why Jesus (in Islam he is called Hazrat Isa Alaihis Salam) is not a son but rather a prophet in Islam, so that this contrandiction does not exist. The holy ghost does not exist at all or appears as the angel Gabriel (Hazrat Jibrail Alaihis Salam).

Just because christians believe in triune and muslims really in one god as the creator doesn't mean we have different gods... If you paid attention in history then you might know that Judaism, Christianity and Islam are all Abrahamic religions, so that they all yea well "come from" (sorry my English, I just don't know any better word atm) Abraham, so everything before Abraham should have almost the same history in all 3 religions, no?

I mean, I don't really understand why you think Christians would have another god than Muslims... I mean the ancestors of all Muslims were actually Christians.. and the ancestors of Christians were Jews :/
I would understand your problem if there was another "profession" or another yea well.. "meaning"? that Allah than God... but in both religions he's "The Creator".. >_>
And if it's just because of the name... Christians in arabic states call God as well "Allah" because it's just the arabic word for "God"...

And I mean I'm a Muslim in a Christian country and I've leanrt in the Christian religion lesson that those 3 religions share the same god (in Germany they teach both, religion and the Darwin's Evolution Theory, so that the children can chose what they like better or just have a good general knowledge, some also kind of put them together; in religion they not only teach Christianity but also Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Shintoism, Buddhism etc.)...

And I actually have never met someone (until now) who says that Christianity, Judaism and Islam don't share one god.. or has a problem with it.. :/ I mean Christian teachers said we share one god

I also never got why people fight for stupid things like that >_> That's why there have always been religious wars in history and they still continue... (yea, I'm referring to the Taliban >_>) It's just that, like every religious book, the Quran or the Torah or the Bible are interpretable which causes those wars... Because of this there are also different kinds of Christians like protestants or orthox, or different kind of Muslims like Shia or Sunnis.. :|

Why not look for similarities? C:
Like, in your religion god is the creator, in mine as well, in your religion the best way to heaven is to love your next one, same here... now what's the problem? =/

Hm.. I actually didn't want to make it that long...
Have fun reading! xD
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Wolfiegakakitai Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Heehee, no problem XD Long posts are fun... XD

Welllll Yes, all three religions DID come from Abraham, historically. This is definitely true...
There are totally are a heck of a lot of similarities, I'll admit! But similar isn't the same as 'same'.

In Christianity, Jesus is God, and the Son of God as well. God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit are all one. A triune God, the Trinity, as it is referred to. I'm sure it must seem kinda contradictory, but it is how Christians believe.*its really confusing... I don't think anyone will ever really be able to understand it... ^_^U*
According to the Christian Gospels, Jesus Himself claimed to be God, so there's little doubt of that.

And really, in Christianity, God being the Only God is taken just as seriously as Islam... God is considered a jealous God, and He will not tolerate other gods put before Him. *kinda off topic, but yeah XD;*

Yeah, they do share the same name in some countries... but they aren't the same.

I don't really have a problem... XD; *I just like discussing and thinking about religions and theology and stuffs...even though I don't know half as much religious stuff as I'd like...>.>U And I'm often wrong on stuff... so if I said something that's not quite true, please tell me XD;;*
I was just curious what sects of Christianity or whatnot the Quran was referring to... since the Christian Gospels are clear about the Trinity and all...

...and yeah I"m not... really sure why peeps fight over that stuff either...^_^U seems... kinda silly to me...

On a side note... you've seriously never met a Christian that believes Allah to be different from the Christian God? o.o;;

...I made mine rather long too...>.< sorry... XD;;
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ChocolateKitteh Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Erm.. no.. I haven't met any Christian yet that says that we wouldn't share the same God.. O.o Hm.. What does the pope say about that?

And actually the Quran was referring to the normal Christians.. No sects... And telling them that we do have the same Gods o:
Did you learn that we have different Gods? I mean I doubt that the Bible says anything about Allah, since Islam came after Christianity... But yea, anything can be interpreteable :/ I don't really wanna say what's wrong and what's right because I really don't know. When something is interpreteable anything can be right or wrong :/

And np^^ I didn't find yours that long though C:
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Noahscraps Featured By Owner May 1, 2012
Slam alikom,
Plllz i want to use this image and the similar boy one in my islamic cards.
And i read that i can only use it for non profit :(
So do u sell them?? How much for each one?? Can i have it uncolored versions??
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kawaii-faraawla Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2012
I love the way you descride everything you draw :D
jezak allah 5air~!
I hope there are more people like you in this world :D
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fandomfan Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2012  Hobbyist
The design you've created for this young lady's headscarf is so pretty and unusual. I love the creativity of your clothes designs for both the men and women you draw.

It's so nice to see someone whose strong religious faith inspires them to create beauty rather than cause suffering in people who don't "measure up" to their standards. Having been on the wrong end of religious zealots who were more interested in attacking people they considered unworthy than helping them it's a refreshing change. Just because people are of many faiths, doesn't mean we can't be decent and friendly.
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boyfirmansyah Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012
Assalamua'laikum
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Kaigaazuko Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
Why don't you add the letter from Mount Sinai(Saint Catherine Church?) that was Muhammad(saw) himself? I think the letter was called as the Muhammad's Covenant or something.
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
the article is too long as it is. I don't want it to be much longer. maybe another time.
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Kaigaazuko Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2012
I see
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jenatstare Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
awaaaaaaah!!masha'Allah...very beautiful :la:
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Myq1 Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Mashallah, I think ur doing a great job here brother, in terms of both art and clarification of Islamic principles. Peace!
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eng-zizo333 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
رائع ما شاء الله
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mohamedfreezer Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
al slamo alikom wa rahtom ALLAHE wa brkatoh

MASHALLAH MASHALLAH MASHALLAH

very very very impressive and spectacular
الله يخليك و يحفظك على المجهود الذي اكثر من ابداع

thank you vey ........... much for the hardest work
^____________________^
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Selladorra Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not religious, but I really like these. There are fanatics in any religion, and anyone going too far can cause violence. Any religion, Christians aren't free of that. But I feel you have defended Islam courteously and informatively, and I respect that. Not to mention they're adorable!
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LarkBelldoi Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Informative. You put nice detail into your drawings' descriptions.
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CuteAngelCutie Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Student General Artist
mashallah rasmich!! omg! I <3 Islam


lol My name is Islam. ANA MIN JABA'A, PALESTINE.
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RoyalDarkAngel Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Bravo! :clap:
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ryry-star Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
ما شاء الله
أن هذه الرّسمة رائعة
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hanciong Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanx for this beneficial article :D
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A3Kitsune Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012
Cute.
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IsakiYukihara Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
awesome *W*

I love how you also explain these muslim things by your art :hug: <33
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ashflura Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Simply amazing Nayzak!~
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After--Life Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Student Digital Artist
To everybody who wants to see a scene when the Muslims convince the Ruler of Abyssinia to protect them from the Meccans, Nayzak talked about it in the last 2 paragraphs.

Here it is.

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Kinggigasmon Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Another great work, my friend. You're certainly an authority on your faith.

That quote you used of 2:62 is one of my favorite quotes from the Quran. It's a shame so many people, like those in Al-Qaeda and the Taliban have been blinded from their love of God and others by their own hate. As someone as learned as yourself, do you have any idea why some become like this?
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012
Well, in my limited understanding, I believe when someone is lacking good knowledge in a certain subject, they try to fill the holes with 'what they think is right'. and here is where they may stray. because what someone thinks is right may not always be right. I believe many extremists are like that. they have a certain amount of knowledge in Islam which is not enough to preach and make fatwa (Islamic rulings) but they have influence which gives them authority in front of people. what they are doing is they use what they know and fill the rest with their own interpretations. and like this, they can succeed in misleading ignorant people.

I believe their success or failure is mainly based on the ignorance or non ignorance of the masses. that's why in Islam, we are required to learn and keep learning, not to be deceived by such people. sadly, many Muslims don't take heed...

hope this helps. :D
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Kinggigasmon Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much, because I feel the same way. Too many people seem to be followers, that is, those who just listen to others without thinking or truly considering what they are saying or what the facts are behind what they are saying.

Unfortunately, too many people like this exist in the world. I myself was like that as a young Christian, before I actually took the time to read through the Bible and discover all the heart-melting beauty in the Scripture.

God bless you for all your knowledge, friend. I like to think that, like Islam, Christianity should strive for knowledge to properly understand the heart of the holy texts.
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Safeyah-Al-Kaheedan Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
so cute~

انا اشوف جميلا
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