You may wish to read Surah Ikhlas prior to reading this Surah.
This entry was posted on January 12, 2011 by mezba. It was filed under Faith, Photography, Quran, Surah 109, Tolerance, Unbelievers, Worship and was tagged with Diversity, Faith, Islam, Lego, Photography, Quran.
Excellent job as always, however I have a comment to make: I disagree with the use of a cross/ christianity to represent other faiths especially in a surah titled “Kafirun”
It is a rampant problem in the muslim middle east that condemns people of other faiths a kufar and take it upon themselves to punish them. I may be a little bit too PC but with the amount of sectarian violence that goes on these days it isn’t a stretch to see someone taking this the wrong way.
Thank you for our hard work
January 14, 2011 at 10:02 pm
Make that Thank you for YOUR hard work
January 14, 2011 at 10:04 pm
Dina, thank you for your comment. In my portrayal I chose to depict both monotheism and polytheism that are not Islamic as Kafirun.
This post was created (and loaded to be auto posted) long before the recent events in Egypt.
What I take from this surah is that everyone is free to worship as they see fit. The Quran does say that the Christians are not to be counted amongst the Muslims (after all the Muslims are those who believe in Allah, and Muhammad (pbuh) as the last prophet) so in that sense the Christians are also unbelievers (which is what Kafir really means – it’s not supposed to be an insult but a technical definition).
What I like about (and take as moral lesson from) this surah clearly states that everyone (Christian, Muslim, etc.) are free worship as they see fit. Muslims will never worship like the non-Muslims and vice versa, and thus to each their own.
January 14, 2011 at 10:57 pm
I completely agree with your interpretation… just a note!
January 15, 2011 at 8:32 am
I think that the facial expression of the Muslim dude is unfortunately very unappealing. The Christian and the Indians look much nicer. But otherwise very well done!
January 20, 2011 at 3:50 pm
Thanks for the valid criticism. I agree – next time I should make the Muslim characters equally appealing. When I originally made Surah Ikhlas, I needed a bearded “muslim looking” character but not the one I was using all the time i.e. the red bearded fellow (the one in the banner). And this unfortunate non-smiley was the only one I had at that time.
And since Surah Kafirun was using the same character set, I decided to re use that figure.
January 20, 2011 at 4:22 pm
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