“The prudent one is he who puts off punishment when anger prevails, and hastens to reward the good, taking the first possible opportunity to do so.” ~ Imam Ali (‘a)
During an interview, a journalist asked me my top 10 favorite Sufi Comics.
I didn’t have a list, so I decided to make one. 🙂
Here are my top 10 Sufi Comics, in no particular order:
“There are 3 kinds of people who are recognized only in 3 kinds of situations: the courageous man is recognized only in times of war; the forbearing man only in times of anger, and the sincere friend only in times of need.” ~ Imam Ali (‘a)
The latest book Sufi Comics – Rumi (Volume 2) is all ready!
Even though we haven’t spoken much about it, for the last 1 year our team has been working hard. By God’s grace we were able to complete the work and print a few copies just in time for Bangalore Comic Con which took place on the 12th and 13th of November.
More about Sufi Comics Rumi Volume 2
This book is the 2nd volume of Sufi Comics Rumi. 12 of Rumi’s poems have been presented in the graphic medium
Each comic is carefully illustrated and followed by the verses of the Qur’an on the theme of the poem
Launch Photos at Comic Con Bangalore
The Quint Interviews Arif & Ali
When will Sufi Comics Rumi 2 be available to buy?
Jan 2017 the book will be available to buy, as a hard copy and in Kindle.
We’ll have some special offers at the time of launching this book, including giving away Free signed copies of Sufi Comics Rumi – Volume 2.
Watch this space in the coming weeks!
What is wealth? True wealth. Is it Sprawling Mansions, Stately Gowns, Uber-luxurious food? Or is it having a good nights sleep, being well-nourished, being loved?
This remarkable story puts true wealth in perspective. The kind father hopes to teach the son lesson in fulfillment instead is shown a beautiful lesson in perspective and gratitude.
I can so relate to this story. You see, I am constantly learning from my beautiful children. By the simple yet profound questions they ask. Their observations and their comments.
Sometimes just a simple Why from my son or daughter, leaves me stunned and speechless. Why indeed am I doing what I’m doing? Is it purposeful and meaningful? If so, what is the purpose and meaning? Or is it purely out of blind habit? Or to have acceptance of those around me?
Thanks to my children, I am pushed to a better version of myself constantly. Just like the father is in this story.
I like this story because it reminds me of how short life is, and it puts things in perspective.
If I live my life thinking I’m going to be here forever (or for a looong time), I find myself getting stressed out very easily. Why? Because I’m either running after new things or holding on to other things that by nature are transient. So when it slips from my hands, I get frustrated.
But when I accept myself as a traveler who’s in this world for a short time, I’m more relaxed. Things come and go in my life. I can play with them without the need to get attached and let it go when the time comes.
Life is short. Enjoy this journey. And I’ll see you soon. If not in this world, definitely in the next! 🙂
Be generous to your relations, for surely they are your wings with which you fly, and they are your roots to which you return, and they are your hands with which you can overcome. ~ Imam Ali
“O Ali, three men will stand under the shade of the (Divine) Throne on the Day of Resurrection.
They are: the man who likes for his friend whatever he likes for himself,
the man who pauses before taking any action to reflect whether it pleases or displeases God,
and the man doesn’t find fault in others until he overcomes that fault in himself. It is quite sufficient for a man to be engaged with himself.”
~ Prophet Muhammad (‘s)