Award Winner | Photo of the Day | April 11, 2012
There are nearly 5 billion people around the world who are struggling; it is the struggle inside their minds in pursuit of peace and tranquility. Among them are non-believers or atheists, and those who believe in human god or gods, or everything is god. Others, or the known vast majority, believe in the complex theory of love, sacrifice, original sin, and god in three. They search tranquility by leading a life as they want to lead, neglecting the given laws by the true Almighty. On contrary, Muslims have a peaceful life because of their true submission to the wills to Allah, who is One. Allah, the Eternal Refuge. He neither begets nor is born. And there is none co-equal, or comparable unto Him. [Quran 112:1-4]
This photograph of a Muslim woman, her proper covering, according to the laws, not only gives the sense of submissiveness, but you can also sense the tranquility in her eyes.
A Muslim woman, has more rights than any others. They are the most valuable being in a society, because not only they have the quality of mother hood, but also they seek the pleasure of Allah (SWT), and act as His trustee on this world, and do not try to gain fame or satisfy one’s own ego.
One who does not cover herself properly, actually saying others, “look at me – I am absolute disobedient to Allah.” The laws for covering a woman’s body is clearly mentioned in the last and the final revelation Quran “as order” in chapter 24:31, and its “benefit” in chapter 33. – “Let them cast their outer garments over their bodies. That is best in order that they be known and not harmed.” [Quran 33:59]
A true Muslim woman is also aware of the trap of western norms of clothing. Some might call it “Women’s Liberation,” which is more often a disguised form of exploitation of her body, deprivation of her honor and degradation of her soul.
This photograph is for honoring those who become submissive for a life in tranquility, and peace in their soul. Photograph was taken with her permission in Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor.
Technical Info: Olympus E-5 | ISO1600 | 1/25sec @ f/3.9 | Focal length 46mm
Award Winner: Photo of the Day | April 11
Title of the Photograph: A Life in Tranquility
Photo of the Day Award Category: Islamic Photography
Photograph Location: Mutiara Damansara, Petaling Jaya, Selangor | Malaysia
Photographer: Ahmad Jaa (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
Ahmad Jaa, is an ordinary person who enjoys photography. He is not a pro and his works never been published or exhibited anywhere before. He shoots what he likes and what interest him. He loves chocolates. Just that only recently, sometime early this year he started to enjoy more and thus shooting more and more. The joy and fun in photography to his is the most important thing. Without the fun factor, photography will not be a fun thing and a happy hobby. With fun, one will be happy and enjoying them and this will keep them moving forward. He will keep on improving, experimenting and shooting and hopefully will be a better photographer.