Depictions of Muhammad  

From The Art and Popular Culture Encyclopedia

(Redirected from Depiction of Mohammed)
Jump to: navigation, search

Related e



The permissibility of depictions of Muhammad, the founder of Islam, has long been a concern in Islam's history. Oral and written descriptions are readily accepted by all traditions of Islam, but there is disagreement about visual depictions.


"Illustration depicting a schematized Mohammed from an early medieval Latin translation of the Koran, from a manuscript in la Bibliotheque de l'Arsenal, in Paris. This may be the earliest known depiction of Mohammed, possibly dating from the mid-12th century. This reproduction is from the book Naissance de l'Europe, by Robert S. Lopez (published 1962) (taken from Deux traductions latines du Coran, by Marie-Therese D'Alverny [published 1948])."[1]

Muhammad cartoons

Events and reactions

Principal parties

Related Topics

See also


Unless indicated otherwise, the text in this article is either based on Wikipedia article "Depictions of Muhammad" or another language Wikipedia page thereof used under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License; or on research by Jahsonic and friends. See Art and Popular Culture's copyright notice.

Personal tools