Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Let Me Draw You a Picture


Tomorrow is May 20.
All over facebook, there is a call for it to be ‘draw Mohammed day’.
Allow me to draw you a picture of him…
By putting up his quotes:


hadith,islam,quotes,equality

islam,quotes and sayings,poor


islam,hadith,advice,quotes

special,unique,hadith,quote,star

every small deed

a guarantee,quote,Islamic,jannah,palace




Photobucket

P.S. These animations were created by my twin and me. Please feel free to pass them on. http://s816.photobucket.com/albums/zz81/thebanawantwins

P.S.S. I'll be going 'offline' for the next 10 days or so since my big sissy is finally coming. It's almost been a year since I've seen her. I will try my best though to catch up on you guys' posts as soon as I can! God willing :D

16 comments:

  1. Actually, I just thought of something. I should have put up quotes NON-muslims have said about him.

    Here are a couple :) [They may not be entirely Islamic in concept, though]

    George Bernard Shaw said about him: “He must
    be called the Savior of Humanity. I believe that if a man like him were to assume the dictatorship of the modern world, he would succeed in solving its problems in a way that would bring it much needed peace and happiness” (The Genuine Islam,Singapore, Vol. 1, No. 8, 1936).

    Michael H. Hart in his book on ratings of people who contributed towards the benefit and upliftment of mankind writes: “My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world’s most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history whowas supremely successful on both the religious and secular levels” (M.H. Hart, The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History, New York, 1978, p. 33).

    Lamartine, in his well known work, Histoire de
    la Turquie, observes: “if greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and astounding results are the three criteria of human genius, who could dare to compare any great man in modern history with Muhammad? The most famous men created arms, laws and empires only. They founded, if anything at all, no more than material powers which often crumbled away before their eyes. This man moved not only armies, legislations, empires, peoples and dynasties, but millions of men in one-third of the then inhabited world; and more than that, he moved the altars, the gods, the religions, the ideas, the beliefs and the souls. On the basis of a Book, every letter of which has become law, he created a spiritual nationality which blended together peoples of every tongue and of every race. Philosopher, orator, apostle, legislator, warrior, conqueror of ideas, restorer of rational beliefs, a founder of twenty terrestrial empires and one spiritual empire. Of all standards by which human greatness can be measured, we may well ask ... is there any man greater than Mohammed?”


    There are lots others...but I'll conclude with this one:

    Mahatma Gandhi, speaking on the character of
    Muhammad (pbuh) said: “I wanted to know the
    best of one who holds todays undisputed sway
    over the hearts of millions of mankind....I became more than convinced that it was not the sword that won a place for Islam in those days in the scheme of life. It was the rigid simplicity, the utter selfeffacement of the Prophet, the scrupulous regard for his pledges, his intense devotion to his friends and followers, his intrepidity, his fearlessness, his absolute trust in God and in his own mission. These and not the sword carried everything before them and surmounted every obstacle. When I closed the 2nd volume (of the Prophet’s biography), I was sorry there was not more for me to read of the great life” (Young India).


    Do you know this man? :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Jazaki Allah koli khair, sister.

    Do you mind if I share my favorite quote about him? Although I disagree about 'saint', 'and king' in the general sense...

    K. S. Ramakrishna Rao in his book Mohammed:
    The Prophet of Islam writes: “The personality of Muhammad is most difficult to get the whole truth of it. Only a glimpse of him I can catch. What dramatic succession of picturesque scenes? There is Muhammad the Prophet; there is Muhammad the General; Muhammad the King; Muhammad the Warrior; Muhammad the Businessman; Muhammad the Preacher; Muhammad the Philosopher; Muhammad the Statesman; Muhammad the Orator; Muhammad the Reformer; Muhammad the Refuge of Orphans; Muhammad the Protector of Slaves; Muhammad the Emancipator of Women; Muhammad the Judge; Muhammad the Saint… In all these magnificent roles and in all these departments of human activities he is equally a hero.”

    ReplyDelete
  3. Have fun with your sister! :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. I hope you have a good visit with your sister.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Have a nice time with your sis sariraaaa!!!
    Tell us all about it when u return inshaAllah.

    :)

    ReplyDelete
  6. Thank you Sarira, this is such a wise response and it's really mature. My favorite post of all time so far. Thank you

    ReplyDelete
  7. Thanks for doing this post for all Muslims Sarira... we need more people like you to spread a good word about Islam.

    Happy Blogging!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. my url is:
    http://the-perfect-line.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  9. Those are good things to read today, Sarira. Thank you for the peaceful messages, and enjoy your visit with your big sister. I recently saw my big sister and it was wonderful!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Interesting. Rand referred me here. Excellent post. ;-)

    ReplyDelete
  11. wonderful post! masha'a'Allah! have fun with your sissy. <3

    ReplyDelete
  12. Asalam Alaykum, mashAllah ukti I just loved this post and this was so Islamic of you mashAllah. I love you and your little blog..

    ReplyDelete
  13. Sundus, jazaki Allah koli khair sweetie for sharing that quote. It is very nice. I wouldn’t call Prophet Mohammed, though, a ‘warrior’ in the normal sense, although it was also in one of the quotes I had. He was always trying to reach peace agreements with the people around him, ma’shaAllah.

    Susanne and Jen, thank you so much. As most people who know me in real life know, the most thing I was excited about was hanging out with my niece! She’s turning 3 in October and she’s just adorable, heehe!

    I had been worried that she wouldn't remember me (although my twin and I practically were her 2nd and 3rd mothers- I mean she used to cry for us in the middle of the night) since it'd been almost a year and she is also the shyest kid out there, but we were buddies again from day one! I was so happy!

    Heart & soul- awww, habibti! I don’t have the heart to write about it, though. I’m depressed they’re gone. I was all tearing already, hahah.

    Rand, Jazaki Allah koli khair! I didn’t know you still popped in! :D I was so flattered and honored when I read Marvin’s comment that you directed him here.

    Warm Sunshine- I also we agree we need more people to spread the true image of Islam but I’m so touched that you would call me one of those persons. Oh and welcome to my blog! Thank you for stopping by. I need to go check out yours.

    Rebecca, awww I’m glad you met your big sis, too! So do you have a younger sibling? That would make us both middle children! Haha, I have theories on that ;) LOL.

    Umm Yusuf and Texan, jazakum Allah koli khair.

    Marvin: The first alien to visit my blog!
    Thank you for coming and your kind words.

    Noor- wa’alykum as salam ukhti, love you too, and alhamdillah, I am so glad you liked this post.
    Oldie goldie: ♥

    ReplyDelete
  14. Sis your post just made me actually cry
    i loved it
    xxxx
    naz

    ReplyDelete

Hey :D So am I talking to myself or...? Tell me what you think :D