Saturday, January 10, 2009

Polytheism is not Monotheism

Al -Nahl:75 (2008). Emulsion on Linen.  Size: 64 cm X 64 cm.

Meaning of ayat Al Nahl (Bees) : 75

“Praise be to Allah. But most of them understand not.”

Shirk and Kufr


One of many chatters whom Shukor Yahya knew from the Saatchi Gallery Chat Live  at is Sentinel. When he first saw this blog-site he began to call Shukor an Islamist and sent words insulting him and Islam. 

Accusing Shukor tried to lure him into terrorism and so on. Shukor was not bothered when his works and his personality were attacked but Sentinel's ignorance is actually driving himself into extreme peril without him realizing it. Surely there are billions of people like him out there who seriously needed helps and some divine lights.

O, by the way, this is Shukor Yahya's first painting in 2009. Entitles : Saba (Sheba): 41. Measures 64 cm X 64cm. Emulsion on Linen.

Meaning of ayat Saba (Sheba): 41:-

 One Day He will gather them all together, and say to the angels, 

“Was it you that these men used to worship?”

 They will say, Glory to you! Our (tie) is with You-as Protector-not with them. 

Nay, but they worshipped the Jinns:

 most of them believe in them.”

Black and explosive red background were chosen to signify the new year celebrated with drops of bombs and innocents' bloods caused by the bloody brutal Israeli invasion in Gaza.

Following is an explanation to us by Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan and Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali from Madinah Al Munawarah, Salvation of all mankind from the greatest sin against Allah. 

I consider it essential to mention here some details of the greatest sin which will not be forgiven by Allah. This unpardonable sin is Shirk. Shirk implies ascribing partners to Allah or ascribing divine attributes to others besides Allah and believing that the source of power, harm and blessings comes from others besides Allah. Almighty Allah says:

   "Verily, Allah forgives not that partners should be ascribed to Him in worship, but He forgives except that (anything else) to whom He pleases; and whoever ascribes partners to Allah in worship, has indeed invented a tremendous sin."(V. 4:48).

Painted in 2008, entitled YaSin : 60

Emulsion on Linen. Measures 64 cm X 64 cm.

The meaning of ayat Yasin: 60

“Did I not enjoin on you, O you Children of Adam, that you should not worship satan; for that he was to you an enemy avowed?”

Almighty Allah says:

"Then when the Trumpet is blown, there will be no kinship among them on that Day, nor will they ask of one another." Then those whose scales (of good deeds) are heavy, — these are the successful.

"And those whose scales (of good deeds) are light, — they are those who lose their own selves in Hell will they abide."

"The Fire will bum their faces, and they will grin with displaced lips (disfigured)."

"(It will be said) 'Were not My Verses (this Qur'an) recited to you and then you used to deny them?'

"They will say: 'Our Lord! Our wretchedness overcame us and we were an erring people.

"Our Lord! Bring us out of this; if ever we return (to evil) then indeed we shall be Zalimuns (polytheists, oppressors, unjust, and wrongdoers).”

"He (Allah) will say: 'Remain you in it with ignominy! And speak you not to Me!' (V. 23:101-108).

"And whoever invokes (or worships) besides Allah, any other ilah (god), of whom he has no proof, then his reckoning is only with his Lord. Surely! Al-Kafirun (disbelievers in Allah and in the Oneness of Allah, polytheists, pagans, idolaters) will not be successful." (V. 23:117)

Painted in 2008, entitled Al Maidah : 116. Emulsion on Linen. Measures 64 cm X 64 cm.

The meaning of ayat Al-Maidah (The Table Spread): 116

And behold Allah will say: “O Jesus the son of Mary! Did you say unto men, worship me and my mother as god in derogation of Allah’?” He will say:Glory to You! Never could I say what I had no right (to say), Had I said such a thing, You would indeed have known it. You know what is in my heart, though I know not what is in yours. For You know in full all that is hidden.