Thursday, May 20, 2010

Muhammad in Islamic art

The above painting of Mohammed is from an Islamic source and is an artistic depiction of Muhmmad on his prayer rug. It is Persian and dates from late medieval times, the exact date being uncertain. Depictions of Mohammad are not forbidden in the Qur'an and are matter of interpretation as the matter is addressed in the hadiths , which are the traditions relating to the words and deeds of the Prophet. Hadith collections are regarded as important tools for determining the way Muslims should live. Hadiths are accepted by all, but interpreted differently by various traditional schools of Islamic jurisprudence, both Sunni and Shi'a.

Alithos Anesti

1 comment:

  1. I'm reminded of the Regensberg Lecture. Faith without reason is a reduction of faith. And so where is the reason in these days of sharia law and the depictions of Muhammed?


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