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Prophet's anniversary Hadith 03 by Nayzak Prophet's anniversary Hadith 03 by Nayzak
Assalaamu alaikum [Peace be to you],

While some people are clamoring over what to do when someone draws a cartoon or a picture of one of the prophet Mohammed -peace be upon him-, I decided to contribute in order to show the truth about this great man through some of his own words. In this occasion of the anniversary of the birthday of prophet Mohammed -peace be upon him-, I want to celebrate by making a series of Arabic calligraphy artworks featuring some of the wise sayings of the last prophet of the Almighty God.

These days we see many whom most people might refer to as "Islamic extremists" or "Islamic fundamentalists" all over the media. Now, Islamic extremism could either be considered to be good or bad, depending on one's connotation of the word "extremism". There are those that are extreme when it comes to performing acts of worship and they make things difficult for themselves. However, this is not what Islam wants for us. There are also those who are extreme in a positive way in the sense that they do 'extremely good' when practicing Islam. So Islamic extremism could either be interpreted to be good or bad; it all depends on the way you perceive it.

For example, some time ago I got someone coming to my page saying "why do you draw people with glasses. glasses are modern innovation, so they are haram (forbidden) in Islam" as nonsensical as this may seem, someone has to know that there are some extreme people out there who do even more than this.

The Prophet said, "Religion is very easy and whoever overburdens himself in his religion will not be able to continue in that way. So you should not be extremists, but try to be near to perfection and receive the good tidings that you will be rewarded..."
he also said “Treat people with ease and do not be hard on them; give them glad tidings and do not make them run away (from Islam).”
These words of the Prophet -peace be upon him- defines for us the concept of moderation in its proper Islamic context. When it comes to understanding the principles of Islamic Law, our definitions must be drawn from established sources and not purely from the discretion of the individual. Otherwise, our definition might yield a practical model that justifies nothing but itself.
The Prophet -peace be upon him- says: “This religion is easy.” Ease is moderation. So our religion is moderate and we as a nation of people are moderate (or supposed to be, when following the true teachings of Islam).

The principle of doing what is within one’s capabilities has both conceptual and practical dimensions. It means that we keep up our Islamic work while recognizing both the need for what we are doing and the limitations of our abilities.

Many Muslims go overboard and shun those who do not measure up to their opinions and views, and they are even more abhorrent to those who actually disagree with them.
It is regretful that they shun each other on the pretense of defending established Islamic principles – like the principle of moderation or the principle following the Qur’ân and Sunnah, or that of adhering to the ways of the pious predecessors. When they do this, they fail to make a distinction between the principles themselves and their own understanding of them. Therefore, they accuse each other of violating the principles of Islam without realizing that their disagreement has little to do with these principles, but more to do with their own interpretations.
The fact that many Muslims fail to understand the concept of moderation correctly is the reason why there is an inexcusable amount of confusion and contradictions between Muslims today.

As Muslims, we must praise the God that he gave us, in the person of his final prophet and messenger, a good example to follow. and instead of making our own opinions and trying to force them on others, we should try to learn from the wisdom of the prophet Mohammed -peace be upon him- and try to apply it in our lives.

... to be continued

I hope this was beneficial.

The hadith يسروا ولا تعسروا وبشروا ولا تنفروا
“Treat people with ease and do not be hard on them; give them glad tidings and do not make them run away ”

written in Arabic Thuluth script.

For more about the prophet Mohammed:

If I am right, it is from the God almighty. if I am wrong, it is from myself.
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mesale Featured By Owner May 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i really like this hadith, and i used your work as a part of my drawing: [link]
(i hope this will not be a problem for you)
Nayzak Featured By Owner May 23, 2013
no problem at all.
makboy96 Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2013
alhamdullah for sending us the prophet mohammed to show us the straight way of islam
ferassm Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013
جزاك الله خيرا على ما خططت اناملك ابدعت فعلا
Marahuta Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
could you give actual references as to where the Hadith(s) you mention come from? You mention Hadiths...but no source...
Nayzak Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2013
I usually take my ahadeeth from Muslim and Islamic books and websites.

the above hadith can be found in this website (in Arabic): [link]
It is taken from Sahih al-Bukhari book. which is a collection of many of the ahadeeth of the last prophet by a certain scholar called Al-Bukhari. there are other hadith books. in the above link -the Islamic library- you can find all these books available online -in the original Arabic-.

I hope this answer your question.
Marahuta Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
yeah but, could you give its (what I call) "code" number?
For example:

Narrated Anas bin Malik:
Bukhari:Volume 1, Book 12, Number 700
Allah's Apostle fell from a horse and got injured so he led the prayer sitting and we also prayed sitting. When he completed the prayer he said, "The Imam is to be followed; if he says Takbir then say Takbir, bow if he bows; raise your heads when he raises his head, when he says, 'Sami' a-l-lahu Liman hamida say, 'Rabbana laka-l-hamd', and prostrate when he prostrates."
Nayzak Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013
I think the volume-book-number thing depends on the edition.

In that website I gave you, that hadith is under "Sahih Bukhari: the book of knowledge, #69"
After--Life Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very beautiful calligraphy!
Hamano-taiki Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
Bida'ah is easily interpreted as something that our great prophet didn't do or perform during his lifetime, but it's not all bad. for example here in malaysia we held parade celebrating prophets anniversary which some stamped bida'ah but clerics encourage it.

sure, glasses were not around during the prophet time but i'm sure he complimented its usage as it makes reading much more easier

if everything modern is bida'ah should we live like cavemen?

for those posting this and that is bida'ah wasn't the internet around during prophet muhammad time?
HitomiNoHime Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
You seem to be confused.

The shar'ee meaning of bid'ah is 'Every Belief, action or saying which is introduced after the death of the Prophet(Sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) with the intention of worshipping and drawing close to Allaah with no evidence from the Book of Allaah,nor from the Sunnah,nor from the actions of the Salaf. '

No one said everything modern is a bid'ah,there's nothing wrong with e.g glasses,internet,cars etc.Only acts introduced into the RELIGION intending thereby to worship or gain hasanaat are bid'ah.The prophet (Sallallahu 'alaihi wa sallam) himself never celebrated his birthday,neither did his companions or their followers.

Bukhari and Muslim relate from ‘A’ishah (ra) who said: the Messenger of Allah (saw) said: “He who innovates something in this matter of ours that is not of it, will have it rejected.” And in the narration of Muslim: “He who does an act which our matter is not (in agreement) with, will have it rejected.” And in some versions: “He who innovates something in our religion that is not of it, will have it rejected.”

So,as you can see,there's no benefit in celebrating the prophets birthday.It is a bid'ah,simple as that.An individual won't gain any reward from celebrating it,in-fact,all they'll get from it is sin.

Hope that cleared it up for you.
Hamano-taiki Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
ok i see i should probably refer to more scholar about this but still the questions of bid'ah here are debated quite furiously especially about the prophet anniversary celebration
poecillia-gracilis19 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2013  Student General Artist
May I add something over here?

The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم fasted on Mondays in celebration of his birth, because he was thankful for that (shukr). In other words, he DID celebrate his birth (in a different manner of course).

Wallahu a'lam. I'm just sharing, not wanting to create further gaps among us Muslims. If one doesn't want to celebrate, he or she can have his/her own way.
carberrylovett Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
beautiful.. Can i share this? =)
Nayzak Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
mohamedfreezer Featured By Owner Jan 24, 2013
صلى الله عليه وسلم


Lightningcharms Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2013
That was a beautiful speech and I love the picture:)
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