Inspired by the power of words and the impact it has on our relationship with Allah swt.
This is a print of an Islamic painting created by Saleha.
There’s an imbalance in our understanding of Allah and as a
result, his gift to us: Islam. Words matter, specifically the ones we’ve heard
growing up. Words like haram, fire and angry have shaped our perception of
Islam. Many of us are starting to relearn Islam later in life.
There’s an important Hadith where Aishah RA says about the Prophet's (PBUH) mission that if the first verses of the Quran revealed were about rules, the people would have rejected. Instead, if you look carefully at the first verses,they were about building a bond with Allah swt. Building a relationship.
The mistake we sometimes make in Islamic education is that we start off by listing the rules. We grow up seeing Islam as a list of haram and halal. We grow up with a concept of Allah where if we mess up, we’ll go to hell. It’s the concept of Allah swt wrath without being balanced with Allahs mercy. He is Ar-Rahim, the most merciful. His mercy is far greater but we’re often reminded of the wrath. We treat Him as a police officer when instead He should be the friend we speak to everyday.There is no way to know Allah except by knowing His most beautiful names and understanding their meanings. It's our responsibility to be ambassadors of this caring and loving god.
cc: Lecture by Yasmin Mogahed
What you get
Islamic print by artist, Saleha. Choose a stretched canvas or high quality poster. Printed with professional grade ink for vivid colours.
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