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Why the Name

A Muslim Artist

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 A good question some of you might have is, why the name A Muslim Artist?  Well my dear friends, let me tell you the tale full of drama, suspense, romance, and adventure.  (Could we get banned for lying? Because if so, bye it was fun while it lasted)

   It was relatively not that long ago, a starving adolescent was bored and had nothing to do. Read Quran and try to become a better Muslim you might suggest.  "What is that?" the youth would ask.  At that time the youth was constantly improving and changing up his art style and changing the content he drew in general.  Before he would draw stories of a reptile doing martial arts in space, confusing stories of time travel, and the classic people posing while brooding.  But eventually the youth found Islamic art made by the Persians (and/or Mongols) and it inspired him.  

Gone were the days of space reptiles!

 Now the youth would draw pictures of the Angels, Iblis deceiving Adam and Hawwa, Musa confronting Pharaoh, Muhammad's Night Journey, Ali defending what is right, and much more. The youth enjoyed this very much, he loved drawing his favorite tales about these great men.  And at that time, because of a lie from the youth's employer, the youth had a lot of free time. So because he was a lazy piece of trash (a statement the youth's older brother used very much), he would mostly sit inside and watch Youtube, that is when he made a shocking discovery! There were a Lut (get it?) of anti-Muslim videos on Youtube.  So because of this the youth decided to became a crusader (or a jihadist) of Islam, fighting ignorance online. (He failed miserably, because as mentioned earlier, he was indeed very lazy).

 But like all vigilantes, he needed a name. Something to inspire his allies, scare his enemies (who were a superstitious bunch).

I got one! What about the Muslim Defender?

It’s good, don’t get me wrong, but it make it sound like the youth isn’t Muslim.

This name has to reflect the youth, who happened to be Muslim….Hmmm… He’s a Muslim, and well he’s currently drawing an Islamic scene, how about… Islamic Drawer?

Nah, that’s stupid.

Really? Okay what about… Islamic Illustrator?

Better, but still it could still use some work.

The Youtube auto-play just was active, the now playing video was a Muslim singer singing a song about Islam.

That be cool to do on the channel. But it would be out of place for an illustrator.

Hold on a second, aren’t illustrators, writers, musicians, and etc are considered artists?

Yeah, yeah! Why not the Muslim Artist?

That could work, but it’s missing something, I just don’t know what.

We could try The Muslim Artist?

Yeah! Awesome ….. Wait, doesn’t that seem narcissistic?  The Muslim Artist?

Yeah, I guess you’re right…

A!

What? A?

A Muslim Artist! That way it’ll show were just one of many.

A Muslim Artist it is then.

 

So that is how the name was chosen.  Some might be wondering how true to the name the youth stayed active in.  Well after seeing much better Islamic art, the youth felt that calling his pictures “drawings” didn’t seem right, so now he just calls them doodles. He keeps the “doodles” private and only shows them to friends and family.  

 

Now my humble friends, I must reveal something to you. Sit down, because it will come as a shock. The lazy youth with noble intentions, in reality, he and I are one and the same. Now some of you might be wondering why was this even “blogged?”  Well let me answer that question with another question, have you seen the name of this blog?  Now excuse me while I’m being banned for lying about what’s going to be in this tale.   



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