No Flexibility in 3 Things

No Flexibility in 3 Things - Sufi Comics

No Flexibility in 3 Things – Sufi Comics

‘There are three things regarding which Allah, the Exalted, did not allow any flexibility: returning a trust to its owner, be he good or wicked; keeping one’s agreement with both the good and the wicked; and kindness to one’s parents whether they be good or wicked.’ Imam Muhammad Baqir (‘a)

That Which The Heart Rides Upon

“The body should be preserved and tended with care since it is the frame of the heart.

As a camel is to a pilgrim, so the body is like an animal upon which the heart rides.

The pilgrim is obliged to give food and water to his camel, and to the treat it with attention, that he may read the end of his journey in safety, and by its means be successful in the object for which he travels.

But should the pilgrim be busy with his camel day and night, and should expend all his capital in feeding it, he would lose all that he possessed and would be the victim of unceasing regrets, and ruin would ensue.

Just so is it with the man in general.

If he passes all his days in attending to the preservation of the body, and spend the capital of his life in providing food and drink for the body, he will not reach the mansions of felicity but will wander in the wilderness of destruction, without capital, penniless and a naked vagabond.”

~ Imam Al-Ghazali

 

Now Available: Sufi Comics Rumi (Vol 2)

We’re super excited to share our latest book “Sufi Comics Rumi Volume 2” is now available to buy in Kindle and Paperback editions.

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In continuation of Sufi Comics Rumi (volume 1), this book is a collection of poems by Rumi. Each poem is illustrated in comic form, followed by verses of the Qur’an written in Arabic Calligraphy on the theme of the comic.

We hope through this book, Rumi’s poems and teachings become accessible to a wider audience.  Here are some images from the book:

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Some of our readers got early access to the book, and have shared their reviews on Amazon. Here are some of them:
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Get your copy of this book: Kindle | Paperback

Anger Management

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“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)

Top 10 Sufi Comics

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:

1. Mother
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 2. How far is heaven
How far is heaven

 

3. The Headache
The Headache

 

4. Good manners melt a hard heart
Good manners

 

5. Where is God’s Treasure?
Where is God’s Treasure

 

6. Follow principles
Follow-principles

 

7. No Problem
No Problem

 

8. Take benefit of 5 before 5
Take benefit

 

9. What is Knowledge
What is Knowledge

 

10. Simple secret to Inner Peace
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The 3 Kinds of People

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“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)

New Book: Rumi Volume 2 + Photos from Comic Con Bangalore

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

 

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Each comic is carefully illustrated and followed by the verses of the Qur’an on the theme of the poem

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Launch Photos at Comic Con Bangalore

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The Quint Interviews Arif & Ali

https://www.thequint.com/life/2016/11/14/islam-sufi-comics-islamic-comic-con-bengaluru-religion

 

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!

How Poor People Live

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.

Read on…

How Poor People Live

How Poor People Live