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40 Sufi Comics

40 Sufi Comics
$20.00
Item Code: NAE667
Author: Mohammed Ali Vakil and Mohammed Arif Vakil
Publisher: Sufi Studios
Language: English
Edition: 2012
ISBN: 9789350675939
Pages: 95 (Throughout Color Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details: 9.5 inch x 7.5 inch
weight of the book: 220 gms
About the book

Sufi comics are short comic strips that illustration the eternal spiritual truths in the teachings of Islam.

40 Sufi Comics is a collection of these comics in the form of a book. Alongside each comic are relevant verses from the Holy Qur’an and tradition from the prophet & the Ahlul Bayt. Same of the titles included in this book:

*The Truth about Lies

*Mother
*Where does wisdom come from?
*Where is God’s Treasure?
*No problem!
*How far is Heaven?
*A visit to Hell
*Can I see God?

Introduction

During my childhood teenage years I attended a Madressa (Islamic School) where we were taught beautiful stories from history sacred traditions. Our teachers were very gifted. They would narrate the stories in such an engaging way that time stood still, and I felt as though a movie were playing in my head. These stories of faith, wit, love, sacrifice and adventure have stayed with me and influenced my life.

Over the last two years, I have been learning the art of drawing comics and have used it to express some of these stories. As I completed each comic, Arif and I would publish it on our blog. Though the feedback for the online version was tremendous, a great many still requested to see the compendium of this work in printed form.

Alongside each comic, I have included verses from the Holy Quran arid Traditions from the Prophet & the Ahlul Bayt that are pertinent to the respective comictopic. For some comics, I further included my own ref lections as I drew the comics.

You may wonder why some of the characters have their faces drawn. Traditionally, Islamic art does not depict the faces of Holy personalities, and I have respected this tradition in these comics.

I would like to thank Abdulbasier Aziz, Uma Satish and Zeenat Merchant Syal who given the necessary encouragement and feedback to make this book possible. My sincere gratitude to those who have been the source of spiritual guidance in my life: Sheikh Arif Abdul hussain, Al-Haj Hassanain Rajabali Sheikh Khalil Jaffer. Many of the stories in this book, I have learnt from them. I truly hope you enjoy reading 40 Sufi Comics!

 

Contents

 

Introduction 4
Ethics  
How far is Heaven 7
Mother 9
Justifying Wrong Actions 11
Good Manners melt a hard heart - 13
Positive Thinking 15
The Forgiving Commander 17
Childish Behaviour 19
Teaching Beautifully 21
The Truth about Lies 23
Follow Principles 25
Good Intentions and Hard work 27
The Stranger 29
The Prayer of Jesus 31
Spirituality  
Food for thought 35
The piety of Abu Dhar Al-Ghaffari 37
The worship of free men 39
How to Pray to God 41
The Recipe for curing all sins 43
Secrets of Prayer 45
The Power of Prayers 47
Real Wealth 49
Preparing to meet God 51
ASlave’sslave 53
Stabilize the Inner State 55
Where does Wisdom come from? 57
Where is God’s Treasure? 59
A1-Hamdu-lillah 61
The meaning of Love 63
Philosophy  
The Blind Astronomer 67
Is the World an evil place? 69
Free Will or Pre-destination 71
Answering 3 questions with 1 brick 73
Dividing 17 camels between 3 people 75
A Visit to Hell 77
Key to Knowledge 79
No Problem 81
Existence of God  
How & where is God? 85
I am the Creator 87
Evidence of the Creator 89
Can I see God? 91
References for Traditions 93

 

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