Allah hu Akbar, by Pharan Tanveer

In the photograph the world “Allah” is written in Arabic. Muslims prefer calling the Supreme Creator, Allah, instead of ‘God’ in English. The Arabic word ‘Allah’ is pure and unique. One can find the most concise definition of Allah (SWT) in the glorious Quran in chapter 112 – “Say: He is Allah, the One and Only. Allah, the Eternal, Absolute. He begets not, nor is He begotten. And there is none like unto Him.” Since the attributes of Allah given in this chapter are unique, false gods and pretenders to divinity can be easily dismissed using these verses. Despite the true divine message, there are people who believe in the absurdity of the philosophy of anthropomorphism. Is it not an insult to human intelligence and to the Creator who gave us this intelligence? Such people are truly ‘deaf’ and ‘blind’ despite the faculty of hearing and sight given to them by Allah. The Qur’an says: “Deaf, dumb, and blind, they will not return to the path.” [Al-Qur’an 2:18]. They need to understand, Allah (SWT) does not need to come down personally for giving guidance. He had chosen man amongst men to deliver His divine message through the medium of revelations. Such chosen men are called messengers, and prophets of God, not the son of God, or gods in different forms.

Allah hu Akbar, by Pharan Tanveer

Canon EOS 10D | ISO 100 | Focal length 85mm | Exposure 1/125sec at f/4.5
Allah hu Akbar, by Pharan Tanveer

Award Winner: Photo of the Day | February 13
Award Score: 65 (Value 11.5, Clarity 12, Composition 16, Style 12, and Skill 13.5)
Photo of the Day Award Category: Islamic Photography
Photograph Location: Lahore | Pakistan

Photographer: Pharan Tanveer ( Lahore, Pakistan )
Pharan Tanveer is a student of bachelor at Lahore University of Management Sciences, but does photography more than he visits classes or read books. He has spent most of his time to strengthen his grip on this passion of his, which to some extent is like a fuel that keeps him running. Photography is something that he inherited from his father, Tanveer Ahmad, who has always been a benchmark for him.

Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/pharan/
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/dr.pharan

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