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Fun comics, stories, & illustrations for Muslim youth

Illustrations for ‘The Islamic Calendar’ book from IIPH

Here are some brand new illustrations from a new book I have just completed illustrating called ‘The Islamic Calendar‘ by International Islamic Publishing House:

This Islamic calendar (or Hijri calendar) is based on the phases on the moon rather than the movement of the sun.  Here’s an illustration of a group of Muslim kids observing the moon’s phases through a telescope!

Young Muslim kids looking at the new moon. Also, the monthly phases of the moon.

Young Muslim kids looking at the new moon. Also, the monthly phases of the moon.

 

Dhul Hijjah is the month of Hajj!  And here’s an illustration of some young children making the tawaf around the ka’ba with full devotion!

Muslim Boys making tawaf around the ka'ba

Muslim Boys making tawaf around the ka’ba

 

Muslims celebrate ‘Eid twice a year:  ‘Eid ul Fitr at the beginning of Shawwal (at the end of Ramadan) and ‘Eid ul Adha on the 10th of Dhul Hijjah (after the Hajj).  Here’s some Muslim girls having fun on ‘Eid and wishing one another with the sunnah ‘Eid greetings: Taqabbal Allahu Minnaa wa Minkum (May Allah accept from us and from you!)

Eid is the time for celebration - 'Eid Mubarak everyone!

‘Eid is the time for celebration – ‘Eid Mubarak everyone!

 

Jum’uah (Friday) is the best of all days!  How should Muslims spend Jum’uah?  Here’s an illustration to explain…

Here are some Muslim kids showing us how to spend our Jum'uah (Friday)

Here are some Muslim kids showing us how to spend our Jum’uah (Friday): Make ghusl, read the Qur’an, make lost of du’aa and send prayers and blessing upon the Noble Prophet (SAW)

 

Men must attend congregational Jum’uah (Friday) prayers which include a khutbah (sermon).

Young boys attending Jum'uah (Friday) prayers

Young boys attending Jum’uah (Friday) prayers

 

The month of Muharram is an extremely virtuous month, full of blessings.  Many important events in Islamic history took place during the month of Muharram. The 10th of Muharram is called ‘Ashoora’ and Rasool Allah (SAW) recommended that Muslims should fast during this time as it was the same day on which Musa (AS) and Banu Israeel (Jews) were saved from Pharaoh by Allah.

The illustration below depicts some aspects of the month of Muharram… the sea splitting to show how Allah saved Banu Isra’eel and the water and dates illustrate the importance of fasting during ‘Ashoora.

The importance of the month of Muharram

The importance of the month of Muharram

 

So what did you think of my work?  Let me know in the comments below!

And keep a look out for the book soon from IIPH insha Allah!

 

 

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Motivation Is…

How do you motivate yourself to face the day each morning?  Some blessed individuals just need to hear the words of their beloved Lord…  Here’s another little illustration I did for IIPH’s Facebook page.

Motivation is listening to the Qur'an at Sunrise

Motivation is listening to the Qur’an at Sunrise

 

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Leaders of Tomorrow – Infographic

Here’s an infographic I recently completed for a brother named Shakeel Romero who does a lot of great work ‘inspiring’ the youth!  It will soon be available at http://www.shakeelromero.com.

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Leaders of Tomorrow - Infographic

Leaders of Tomorrow – Infographic

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‘Happiness is…’ Posts for Muslim Families

Here are some ‘Happiness is…’ posts I’m doing for International Islamic Publishing House’s (IIPH) Facebook page.  The idea is to encourage Muslim families to read, learn and teach… Enjoy!

Happiness is - Memorizing a New Surah

Happiness is – Memorizing a New Surah

Happiness-Child-Reciting-Quran-Themselves

Happiness is when your child begins reciting the Quran without ever being taught!

Happiness-is-Reading-Quran-After-Fajr (Colored)

Happiness is Reciting the Qur’an after Fajr Prayers!

Happiness-Learning-the-Seerah

Happiness is… Learning the Seerah of the Habib (SAW) [Rasool Allah]

Happiness-Parent-of-Scholar

Happiness is… Being the Parent of a Scholar!

 

 

Happiness is... Realizing that your daughter has read more books than you!

Happiness is… Realizing that your daughter has read more books than you!

 

Happiness-Reading-Quran-and-Crying

Happiness is when you remember Allah in solitude and cry

 

Happiness is - When the Whole Family Learns Together

Happiness is when the whole family learns together

 

Happiness is... When you are standing in prayer and you understand the Qur'an

Happiness is… When you are standing in prayer and you understand the Qur’an

 

Happiness is... When your Child Reads to You!

Happiness is… When your Child Reads to You!

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Jamal’s Bad-Time Tale – My Own Book!

Assalaam-u-alaikum!

Alhumdulillah, my own book, ‘Jamal’s Bad-Time Tale’ is soon to be published by IIPH (International Islamic Publishing House) insha Allah!

As you may have guessed, it’s based on the characters from ‘Life with the Ahmad Family’ comics.  Bad-Time Tale is about one day in the life of Jamal. Jamal’s day started out bad, then got worse, then became a nuisance, then horrible, then disgusting and just when Jamal thought it couldn’t get any worse… it became ABOMINABLE!!

Here are some illustrations from the book… enjoy!

Jamal Sleeping Soundly in His Bed

Jamal sleeping soundly in his bed...

Jamal sleeping soundly in his bed… things are about to get bad..

Jamal Has a Rude Awakening

Jamal has a rude and fuzzy awakening!

Jamal has a rude and fuzzy awakening!

Jamal’s Breakfast Gets Ruined… What a Nuisance!

Jamal's baby sister kills his breakfast... What a nuisance!!

Jamal’s baby sister kills his breakfast… What a nuisance!!

Jamal Missed the School Bus… How Awful!!

There goes Jamal's school bus!  Time for a long walk....

There goes Jamal’s school bus! Time for a long walk….

Jamal Gets Chased by a the Most Feared Dog in the Neighborhood… How Terrible!!

Oh no!!!  The most feared dog in the neighborhood gives Jamal the chase

Oh no!!! The most feared dog in the neighborhood (complete with ribbon) gives Jamal a horrible chase!

Jamal Gets Punched in Both Eyes in Karate Class… Can things get any Worse???!

Jamal gets punched in both his eyes in Karate class!

Jamal gets punched in both his eyes in Karate class! Can things get any worse??!!!

What do you think happens in the end??  Does Jamal’s day improve or does he go to bed miserable??

You’ll have to wait for the book!!!  Look for it from IIPH insha Allah!

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Ahmad Family Comics – There’s No Such thing as a ‘Eid Bad Gift!

‘Eid-ul-Adha Mubarak Everyone! Taqabbal Allahu Minnaa wa Minkum!

Here’s an episode from the Ahmad Family to bring a smile to your face this ‘Eid ul Adha…

Jamal’s grandmother brings him an ‘interesting’ ‘Eid present which not every boy would love.  But, to his parents’ surprise, Jamal LOVES the gift!  Find out why…

Ahmad Family Comics - No Such thing as a Bad 'Eid Gift

Jamal’s grandmother buys him a seemingly awful ‘Eid gift… but Jamal LOVES it!

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Life with the Ahmad Family Comics – ‘The Secret to Jamal’s Courage’

So, in this episode Jamal is attending his very first Karate class.  At first his sensei (karate teacher) seems a bit irritated by Jamal’s constant questioning, but he soon discovers that there is something very special about this young lad… he seems very courageous.

Wait till he finds out the secret to Jamal’s courage….

Life with the Ahmad Family Comics - The Secret to Jamal's Courage

The Secret to Jamal’s Courage – In this episode Jamal’s sensei discovers what really makes Jamal so fearless

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The Night the Moon Split – Illustrations for IIPH

Here are some sample illustrations from an upcoming book ‘The Night the Moon Split’ from International Islamic Publishing House (IIPH):

The Big, Red, Scary, Full Moon

Mother and Son Looking at the Moon

Rami and his mother look at the moon in a strange red light – Rami is scared

Rami’s Mother Tells Him about the Moon

Mother points at the horizon

Rami’s mother calms him down and tells him about the moon

Rasool Allah (SAW) split the Moon in Two!

The Moon Split

Rami’s mother tells him that on one occasion, Allah (SWT) allowed the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) to split the moon in two

The Arabs were demanding Miracles like the Miracles of Musa (AS), Isa (AS) & Sauleh (AS)

Arabs demand a miracle like those of old

The Arabs demand that Rasool Allah (SAW) give them a miracle like the prophets of old: Musa (AS), Isa (AS), or Saleh (AS)

We will Never Believe in You Until…

The Arabs demand more miracles

The Arabs tell Rasool Allah (SAW) that they will not believe until he shows them miracles like a spring gushing forth, or a garden of grapevines and dates or unless he causes the sky to fall to pieces

After the Moon Split the Arabs Question Travelers from the Desert

Did the Moon Really Split?

The Arabs questioning travelers to ask them if they saw the moon splitting

Did an Indian King see the Miracle of the Moon Splitting?

Indian King sees the Moon Splitting

There is a story that an Indian king saw the miracle of the moon splitting and accepted Islam

Did you like the illustrations?

Would love to hear from you!!

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Zainab’s Ramadan Basket – Illustrations For IIPH

Here are some sample illustrations I did for ‘Zainab’s Ramadan Basket’; an upcoming children’s book from International Islamic Publishing House (IIPH):

Zainab’s Neighborhood on One Ramadan Morning

Zainab's Ramadan Basket - A Ramadan Morning

This is Zainab’s neighborhood on a beautiful Ramadan morning. The bright sun is shining down on all the houses

Zainab Making Ramadan Baskets with her Mother

Zainab and her Mother Making Ramadan Baskets

Here is Zainab making some wonderful Ramadan baskets with her mother for her neighbors

Mrs. Anderson – Zainab’s Neighbor

Mrs. Anderson - Zainab's neighbor

Here is Mrs. Anderson; she’s Zainab’s neighbor and LOVES to cook!

Zainab, Mrs. Anderson and a Ramadan Basket!

Zainab, Mrs Anderson and a Ramadan Basket

Zainab is giving one of the lovely Ramadan baskets to her neighbor Mrs. Anderson.

Zainab, Oliver the Cat & a Ramadan Basket

Zainab, Oliver the Cat and the Ramadan Basket

Zainab sits down to pat Oliver the Cat. He sneezes when he sniffs the Ramadan Basket

Sunset in Zainab’s Neighborhood

Sunset in Zainab's Neighborhood

It’s almost sunset and Zainab must rush home for Iftaar

Zainab’s Family Makes Du’aa (Prayers) before Iftaar

Everyone making du'aa before Iftaar at Zainab's Home

All of Zainab’s family members are making du’aa before Iftaar

Tea after Iftaar and Prayers

Tea after Iftaar and Prayers

After iftaar and Isha prayers all Zainab’s family members settle down for green tea

Hope you liked them!

Would love to get your feedback!

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