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Role Model for the women of the world by Nayzak Role Model for the women of the world by Nayzak
Assalaamu alaikum [Peace be to you],

I got one guy (who seems to be a Christian) coming here and complaining because I take The Lady Mary and Jesus -peace be upon them- as good examples to follow. this made me feel that he considers Mary and Jesus copyrighted by Christians and that only Christians are allowed to talk about them and follow them (I know not all Christians would think the same, fortunately :D ). Well, what this guy does not realize, in fact, is that Islam is the only non Christian faith that makes it obligatory to believe in Jesus the son of Mary -peace be upon them-. A Muslim is not a Muslim if he disrespects Jesus. Islam makes it clear that Allah[God] honored the Lady Mary above the women of all nations.
I think it's very understandable why Muslims look high on Mary and Jesus. when Muslims talk about them, they talk from what their religion teaches.

Now we understand there are some differences between how Christians and Muslims view Mary and Jesus -peace be upon them- but this is in no way something that should prevent us from interfaith dialog to understand each other.

Alright, now let me talk more about Mary in Islam...

In Islam, Jesus -peace be upon him- is considered one of the five greatest prophets sent by God to mankind. and Mary -peace be upon her- his mother, is considered one of the geratest women who ever lived. I wonder how many Christians out there know that the mother of Jesus is recognized in the holy Qur’an. In fact the Qur’an has a whole chapter titled Mary. she is the only woman mentioned by name in the Qur'an.
The story of Mary and Jesus is best described in the Qur'an in chapters 3 and 19.

The story starts with Mary, who was blessed as a child with God’s protection. Mary was born to the pious household of the family of Imran. Many people argued for the honor of taking care of the child, but the responsibility was given to Zechariah -peace be upon him-, an elderly and childless man, who immediately noticed that the young girl was special. One day, Zechariah noticed that the girl had in her possession certain provisions for which he could not account. He asked her how she came by the food and she answered:"It is from God. Indeed, God provides for whom He wills without account."
This simple answer had a deep impact on the elderly man. Having long wished for a son, the devout Zechariah prayed to God for progeny. his prayers were answered almost immediately, although his wife was barren and beyond childbearing age.

The uniqueness of Mary, noticed by Zechariah, was spelled out to her by the angels:
“And when the angels said, “O Mary, indeed God has chosen you and purified you and chosen you above the women of the worlds. O Mary, be devoutly obedient to your Lord and prostrate and bow with those bow [in prayer].’”
the Holy Qur'an - translation of verses 3:42-43

In the Qur’an Mary is alone when she gives birth under the palm tree, and carrying the child she came to her people who said to her,
‘O Mary, you have certainly done a thing unprecedented. O sister of Aaron, your father was not a man of evil, nor was your mother unchaste.’
Then Mary made a sign to them pointing to the child. But they replied,
‘How can we speak to one who is in the cradle a child?’
Whereupon the babe spoke and said,
"Indeed, I am the servant of Allah . He has given me the Scripture and made me a prophet. And He has made me blessed wheresoever I be, and has enjoined on me prayer, and charity, as long as I live. And dutiful to my mother, and made me not arrogant, unblest. And Salam (peace) be upon me the day I was born, and the day I die, and the day I shall be raised alive!"
the Holy Qur'an - translation of verses 19:30-33

speaking as a baby and defending his mother's honor was the first miracle of Jesus -peace be upon him- after his birth.

I hope that was beneficial.
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Oshydeino Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2015
One question is it true that Jesus will come back at kiyamet?
Oshydeino Featured By Owner Edited Sep 14, 2015
If you don't know what kiyamet means it's like the end of the world but I don't know the Arabic word for it sorry..
Art-And-Sciences Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2015
Assalaamu alaikum, Nayzak~
I have a question. You said Mary was the only woman mentioned by name in the Qur'an. But in another drawing you said the names of Mohammed's mother, wife and daughter(s). Then how do you know their names?
I'm sorry this looks like a pretty silly question, but I don't understand how it works...
Tiaricale Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
First of all, I applaud you for your willingness to learn what you don't know and to not assume and your bravery to admit that you are ignorant in a matter and ask. Good for you ^^

In Islam, our holy book, the Qur'an is the complete and unabridged words of Allah, our god. Whatever that is written in the Qur'an is what the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) received from Allah through the angel Jibril (Gabriel as Christians would refer to) word for word. There are times however when the Islamic teachings does not come from Allah's literal words but the acts and words of our prophet Muhammad (pbuh) by the revelations he received from Allah. These are called the sunnah and after the times of the prophet, scholars have compiled these sunnah through relations from people to people in their complete form (word for word heard by whom from whom) in 'hadith'. You can find some examples of hadith on sites like if you wish to understand better.

Since the hadith would declare who related the sunnah, a lot of names are recorded as thus. Even those who are not recorded through the hadith, have been recorded through history just as how Europeans know of the plague, the medieval kings, the Greek scholars and Egyptian monarchs.
PalestinianGrayback Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
We have Qur'an and Sun'aa which is what our Prophet said ^^ ! 
Blue-Rose98 Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oof! C'mon Christians! Before you comment, KNOW SOMETHING! You're really making us look bad...
Artdirector123 Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I knew that Muslims believed that Jesus was a prophet and respected him, but I didn't know Muslims had so much respect for Mary.
Nayzak Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2014
knowledge is power.
SisterCharity Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2014
Jesus <3 Mary <3 Muhammad <3
geck27 Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
salaam alaikum Nayzak ^_^ I love All Your Works And May God Bless you Always.  Peace Be With you My Brother. I respect Muslims To because i'm a Roman Catholic ( Christian Also ) and The Father of my GirlFriend's Religion is Muslim Too (but she's not a Muslim) and I Respect All the Muslims Here in The Philippines. I Hope All The Muslims all over the World Have a Kind Heart like you Sir. May God -Allah Bless You always and Your Family and  All the MuslimsHuggle! Heart Hug 
Nayzak Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014
Peace be to you as well, Geck.
Sakraida82 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2014
Ok I do have a question. First a comment though. Living in a sub-tropical environment having both the hijab and...sorry not sure what the name of hte other head covering is called. But, it makes my head hot. 

Your story mentions Mary and Jesus, what does it mention of Joseph? Just because I have always considered him someone who has alot of unknowns about him, and yet he does something very honorable. And such. 
Nayzak Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
regarding the hijab in hot weather, well yeah. being a human you will feel hot when you cover. but you see, girls may choose to wear a breathable kind of hijab that allows air to pass through.

regarding Joseph, there is nothing mentioned about him in Islamic sources. he could have existed or he could be a fictional figure. in both cases his existence doesn't affect much the story of Jesus and Mary -peace be upon them-. another thing we need to remember is that the Qur'an isn't a biography book. it doesn't give us the biography of the people mentioned in it. it only focuses on certain sides of their lives from which we may learn lessons.
Sakraida82 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Yeah that's true, it can be breathable materials. Just looks like a thicker material in the picture was all I was thinking. Course that's relative I suppose. And you do want to prevent sunburn. 

So he isn't mentioned, interesting. Though I think I'll still enjoy what I do find about him. Seems very human to me in his attitudes. Something I enjoy, cause in alot of texts one can feel overwhelmed by perfect people, and yet when they show a human side it makes at least me, feel better. 

And true there are gaps in all the Biblical texts cause of that reason. For a historian though, which I am, it can be so frustrating because it gives us less clues to look for archaeologically. (Which I have also done. Not out of the US, but would love to do that.) And while you of course respect all the material for it's sacred points and lessons, they are also historically significant. And more information and connection to such blessed people can be very beneficial. At least I think so. 
ShadowKitty441 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Joseph is the prophet Yusuf. Around his time, he is known as the most handsome man in the world.
He was casted away from his brothers when he was a child. Until someone had found him to become their servant. You can find out more about him!
GCarty Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
I wonder if the Christian you're talking about was angered by the way in which Malaysian Muslims are trying to monopolize the word "Allah"?
Nayzak Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2014
Well, Mary -peace be upon her- was a Muslim.
I believe monopolizing the word "Allah" is not an Islamic behavior. Everyone is free to call his god any name their want. we call the God "Allah". if Christians want to call the God "Allah" (and Arab Christians do) they are free.

But I do not know the situation in Malaysia in order to build a fair and just opinion regarding what's happening there.
UkthieJumierah Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2013  Student Artist
Asslamu aleykum *Nayzak  this was so beneficial ... please allow me to share this on FB :) 
akikurayamino Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The Bible has a chapter dedicated to Christian copyright laws.....
lmao!  "Though shalt not rip offeth this divine content, please signeth here...."

Joking aside, I LOVE this picture!  You're art is beautiful~ 
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Nayzak Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013
Your insult towards the Lady Mary -may the God be pleased with her- is intolerable.
I don't care if you want to degrade yourself, I don't care if you respect or don't respect the Lady Mary, but It's forbidden for you to throw your garbage in my page and attempt to disrespect a woman who is a billion time better than you.

I'm blocking you and flagging your offensive comment as spam.
may the God guide you and correct your thinking.
xCandyBanditx Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Salaam, I love this so so SO Much! :heart: I want this sweatshirt/long sleeved shirt that says this! SOMEONE WORK ON THIS RIGHT NOW! :begging: 
MandiPope Featured By Owner Apr 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was VERY beneficial, Brother, thank you for sharing, as always. The Lady Mother Mary is my personal role model after reading this!

Peace be with you!
Your Sister Forever,
JDLuvaSQEE Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful! Peace be upon you.
FIDESetSAPIENS Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2013
mashallah sister , i am a christian myself and i think us Christians should follow our brothers and sisters in faith as a good example on how devout you are to your faith and to the almighty God , may he bless you
iSoLazy Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2013  Student Digital Artist
AMAZING! It reminds me of my teacher. :] ♥ Keep up the work.
ninifatini Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2013
This is a fantastic artwork.. I really impressed with it .. some of muslim's girls nowaday rarely wear hijab, I'm really, really ashmed to muslim's guys.
mego10 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
good work
plutobeard Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's great to know we have Mary in common! I've never heard of this--I just came from your pic with all the headscarf women--and what a blessing this is to so many people! Thank you for sharing all that you do! It's important that in these secularized times awareness of all religion is spread, so this Catholic sticks up for Muslims too!
fearking1 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
in truth the idea of mary and jesus goes back to egypt with the Goddess Isus and her son Heru or Horus

look it up

# ps I love how you draw hijabs #

* I am trying to find new ideas for my drawing and I like the styles of the arabric and Muslim clothing.*
loveGodcheeranime Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2015  Student Artist
The claim that Jesus was a myth or an exaggeration originated in the writings of liberal German theologians in the nineteenth century. They essentially said that Jesus was nothing more than a copy of popular dying-and-rising fertility gods in various places—Tammuz in Mesopotamia, Adonis in Syria, Attis in Asia Minor, and Horus in Egypt. Of note is the fact that none of the books containing these theories were taken seriously by the academics of the day. The assertion that Jesus was a recycled Tammuz, for example, was investigated by contemporary scholars and determined to be completely baseless. It has only been recently that these assertions have been resurrected, primarily due to the rise of the Internet and the mass distribution of information from unaccountable sources.

This leads us to the next area of investigation—do the mythological gods of antiquity really mirror the person of Jesus Christ? As an example, the Zeitgeist movie makes these claims about the Egyptian god Horus:

• He was born on December 25 of a virgin: Isis Mary
• A star in the East proclaimed his arrival
• Three kings came to adore the newborn “savior”
• He became a child prodigy teacher at age 12
• At age 30 he was “baptized” and began a “ministry”
• Horus had twelve “disciples”
• Horus was betrayed
• He was crucified
• He was buried for three days
• He was resurrected after three days

However, when the actual writings about Horus are competently examined, this is what we find:

• Horus was born to Isis; there is no mention in history of her being called “Mary.” Moreover, “Mary” is our Anglicized form of her real name, Miryam or Miriam. “Mary” was not even used in the original texts of Scripture.
• Isis was not a virgin; she was the widow of Osiris and conceived Horus with Osiris.
• Horus was born during month of Khoiak (Oct/Nov), not December 25. Further, there is no mention in the Bible as to Christ’s actual birth date.
• There is no record of three kings visiting Horus at his birth. The Bible never states the actual number of magi that came to see Christ.
• Horus is not a “savior” in any way; he did not die for anyone.
• There are no accounts of Horus being a teacher at the age of 12.
• Horus was not “baptized.” The only account of Horus that involves water is one story where Horus is torn to pieces, with Isis requesting the crocodile god to fish him out of the water.
• Horus did not have a “ministry.”
• Horus did not have 12 disciples. According to the Horus accounts, Horus had four demigods that followed him, and there are some indications of 16 human followers and an unknown number of blacksmiths that went into battle with him.
• There is no account of Horus being betrayed by a friend.
• Horus did not die by crucifixion. There are various accounts of Horus’ death, but none of them involve crucifixion.
• There is no account of Horus being buried for three days.
• Horus was not resurrected. There is no account of Horus coming out of the grave with the body he went in with. Some accounts have Horus/Osiris being brought back to life by Isis and then becoming the lord of the underworld.
Nayzak Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013
in truth the idea of mary and jesus goes back to egypt with the Goddess Isus and her son Heru or Horus
I disagree with you. but you can believe whatever you want.
fearking1 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013
let's agree to disagree then [I am not here to be like *your wrong* that is just disrespectful to me.]

"ps I like your art and your user sprite
Nayzak Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2013
thank you. :hug:
pixie313 Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013
I love your islamic drawings! I ❤ Islam!
RedScarfLuxio Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I always hold massive respect for Muslims because they seem to be one of the few religions who hold Mary in as high regard, (if not often higher) as Catholics. Not to say that other Christians don't regard her highly, its just that in Catholicism, Mary plays a humongous part in our faith. Cute art, keep up the good work :)
NinSega Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
Bibi Mariam, the most devoted of all the women. (I hope I said it right, May Allah forgive for my mistakes.)
hotwar696 Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
So Zechariah is the father of Christ and Joshep never existed accourding to you.
Nayzak Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2012
Where did you get that?
I am afraid you got it wrong. I never said that Zechariah is the father of Christ.
according to Islam, the Christ -peace be upon him- had NO father: he was born to virgin. while Zechariah was the father of John the baptist -peace be upon them both-.
as for the so called Joseph the carpenter, he was not mentioned simply because he was not an important figure in the story. not because he never existed.
saiyan-kari Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
I LOVE this! :3
kageko Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2012
This remembers me of my time in kindergarden. One time in december, we played "The Christmas Story". I was Mary and I wore a headscarf. Strange.

Are muslims allowed to play stories from the quran as theatre?
shisleya Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012  Hobbyist
This is a very lovely picture! (I love her colorful hijab! ^^)
Once I read that the Virgin Mary (Mariam) in Islam is considered one the 4 Women of Heaven together with Fatima, daughter of Mohammed, and Khadija and Aisha (the two wives of Mohammed). I find it very respectful, since she's the only woman which not lived in the same age of Mohammed.
I'm quite fascinated by Islamic culture and I admire the deep faith Muslims have (even if I don't accept extremism, as for every other religion). Sometimes I think many Christians should learn from moderate muslims... most of the times Christians' faith is just appearance, they want to appear pious men but they don't follow at all all the love, charity ideals that Jesus teached. :/
I am Christian, but I feel quite distant from Catholic church, which should be less rich.....:/
Nayzak Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2012
I also don't accept extremism. :D the prophet Mohammed -peace be upon him- once 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"
extremism is not part of Islam. it's part of human nature. and when a religious person happens to be extremist (no matter what religion he is from) his opinions become unbearable.

I believe the first thing a Christian does in order to be a good Christian is to learn more about the life and teachings of Jesus -peace be upon him- and try to apply it on their life to the best of their abilities. if they do so, they will certainly be a good example. (same for Muslims) :D
Acaciathorn Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice color choices!
AleX-33 Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2012   Artist
في سؤال بمخي يدور

مريم كم كان عمرها لما ولدت عيسى -عليهم السلام-؟

قريت ان ابن كثير يقول 13 :| طيب كيف عرفوآ وهو لم يذكر بالقرآن عن عمرهآ ؟

اسفه على الدخله الغريبه :( سامحني مره ثانيه
Rogue-Knyte Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I may not agree with what you believe in (Christian) but your artwork is AWESOME!! :D
plainordinary1 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
salam, cute n informative ^^
Ashman718 Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you tell me the significance of the Crucifixion, Resurrection, and ascension of Christ in Islam. I am a non discriminant christian who takes the bible very seriously and I hope to learn and understand Islam as best I can. If Christ was valued as a prophet, instead of God in the form of man, how does Islam explain the direct fulfillment of the prophecies laid down by the old scriptures, and prophets like Isaiah?

Thanks for reading this and I'd be really appreciative of a response. Peace be with you.
Nayzak Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2012
Can you tell me the significance of the Crucifixion, Resurrection, and ascension of Christ in Islam.
In Islam, we believe there was no crucifixion and no resurrection. the Jews attempted to kill him with Roman help because he spoke against their corruption. they didn't want any death for him except crucifixion. because for them, a crucified person is cursed. if they can crucify him, then he can't be the Messiah. this is what they thought. so they wanted him crucified. he prayed to the God and asked for help. in Islam, we believe the God answered his prayers and saved him from his enemies and raised him alive to heaven. so he can't be cursed or seen as cursed by his enemies.
in Islam, we believe that some of what's told about Jesus -peace be upon him- in the Bible is truth. but we also believe that some is not. people, either on purpose or not, attributed things to him that he didn't do/say. and in some cases, it's hard to find out truth from falsehood. we believe the crucifixion/resurrection tale is one of them. we also believe that because of this confusion that the God sent his final messenger, Mohammed -peace be upon him- to reveal the truth and make things clear for people.

how does Islam explain the direct fulfillment of the prophecies laid down by the old scriptures, and prophets like Isaiah?
many prophecies are ambiguous that people would only recognize once they occur. we need to know that many prophecies have different interpretations. and only a good amount of knowledge can help find the right interpretation.
in the Bible, there are prophecies of the coming of the Christ Jesus -peace be upon him- like there are prophecies of the coming of the last prophet, Mohammed -peace be upon him-.
some of the prophecies regarding Jesus are, in my opinion, related to his second coming and not his first ministry (for example, he never ruled as a king. but he will in sha'Allah [God willing] in his second coming)...

I hope this answers your questions...
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