Why Are Pictures of Muhammad Forbidden In Islam?

Why Are Pictures of Muhammad Forbidden In Islam?


Recently, terrorists attacked the offices of a satirical magazine in Paris called Charlie Hebdo , killing at least 12 people and injuring more. Many believe that this attack was in retaliation at the magazine’s cartoons which depicted the Islamic Prophet Muhammad [pbuh]. And this is not the first time that an incident like this has happened The question is : why are some Muslim groups so adamantly against depicting Muhammad [pbuh] ? Well, the Qu’ran condemns any idolatry – meaning the worship of a physical object or other idols. Some Muslims believe that seeing their Prophet or God in paintings will lead to people praying to or worshipping that painting or object, which is in exact contradiction to Tawhid , the Islamic monotheistic belief that God is a unique unity [entity] and not a thing. Many others cite passages in the Hadith, which is a record of teachings and sayings of Muhammad [pbuh] They believe that these teachings ban not only images of Allah and Muhammad but also images of all living creatures – this includes other Islamic Prophets (which is why movies depicting Jesus, Noah and Moses have been banned in some Islamic countries). This is also why, unlike Christianity and Buddhism, a lot of Islamic art is text and calligraphy – not portraits. But not all Muslims feel this way. These beliefs are mainly held by Sunni Muslims , who make up the largest branch of Islam. In Iran, where Shi’ite Muslims are the majority, depictions of Muhammad [pbuh] are much more common. These are usually in the form of hand-painted miniatures, which have been common for hundreds of years in Iran, Turkey and Central Asia. However, these depictions are obviously respectful and used for storytelling and historical purposes. Some images put a veil over Muhammad’s [pbuh] face or obscure it with whiteness, light or flames and these are mostly done by Muslim artists I mentioned at the top that Westerners depicting Muhammad [pbuh] has led to trouble before but it has not always resulted in violence ; sometimes, there is diplomacy and cooperation. In 1955, New York City – at the request of Indonesia, Pakistan and Egypt – agreed to take down a statue of Muhammad [pbuh] that was honouring him as one of ten lawgivers alongside Moses, Confucius, and Alfred the Great and in 1974, the New York Times published an apology for running a picture of Muhammad [pbuh] in an article about Islam after receiving numerous complaints. But as we know, not all disagreements end so peacefully … In 1977, a reporter was killed and over 100 hostages were taken in Washington DC possibly in response to how some important Islamic figures in the motion picture “Muhammad, Messenger of God”. More recently, publications in Sweden and Bangladesh were sent death threats after they depicted Muhammad in some of their periodicals. These images also caused international protest and the evacuation of some embassies. This is one debate that probably will never be resolved – on one side is people asking others to respect their beliefs ; On the other side is journalists, asking people to respect freedom of speech and of the press. But it’s important to note that most people on both sides condemn terrorists and their actions. Subscribe to TestTube for more new videos six days a week. and if you’d like to learn more about the differences between Sunni and Shi’ite Muslims, check out this video now. Initially, Muslims were all one group unified under te Prophet Muhammad [pbuh] then in the year 632 Muhammad [pbuh] died, and Muslims split off into two separate groups Thanks for watching!

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  1. It's not forbidden to make an image of mohammed or any other religious prophet; the images re all over the internet!

  2. Muhammad was a WHITE man. Volume 1, Book 3, Number 63: Narrated Anas bin Malik:

    While we were sitting with the Prophet in the mosque, a man came riding on a camel. He made his camel kneel down in the mosque, tied its foreleg and then said: "Who amongst you is Muhammad?" At that time the Prophet was sitting amongst us (his companions) leaning on his arm. We replied, "This white man reclining on his arm."

    LEGS: Dar-us-Salam reference Sahih al-Bukhari Hadith 3566

    In-book reference Book 61, Hadith 76 Bilal again went in and brought out a spear-headed stick, and then Allah's Messenger came out. As if I were now looking at the whiteness of his leg. SHANKS: Sahih Muslim 4:1014 Then the Apostle of Allah (may peace be upon him) stepped out with a red mantle on him and I was catching a glimpse of the whiteness of his shanks. FOREARMS: Sunan Abu Dawud 20:3200, The narrator Kathir told that al-Muttalib remarked: The one who told me about the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) said: I still seem to see the whiteness of the forearms of the Apostle of Allah (peace be upon him) when he rolled up his sleeves.

    ARMPITS: Sahih Bukhari 8:78:631, The Prophet added, "I have preached you (Allah's Message)." Abu Humaid said, "Then Allah's Apostle raised his hands so high that we saw the whiteness of his armpits."

    ABDOMEN: Sahih Bukhari 9:90:342, Narrated Al-Bara' bin 'Azib: The Prophet was carrying earth with us on the day of the battle of Al-Ahzab (confederates) and I saw that the dust was covering the whiteness of his abdomen.

    FACE: Sahih Muslim 4:1208, 'Amir b. Sa'd reported: I saw the Messenger of Allah (may peace be open him) pronouncing taslim on his right and on his left till I saw the whiteness of his cheek. Sahih Muslim 30:5777 Jurairi reported: I said to Abu Tufail: Did you see Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him)? He said: Yes, he had a white handsome face.

  3. The paedophiile mohammad was one of the most dangerous, mentally Disturbed, evil people that ever lived.

  4. The extremist elements are responsible for killing or hurting those who depict the Prophet which is wrong obviously as our Prophet was the most tolerant person in this world and whoever made fun of him or ridiculed him was forgiven and not harmed by the Prophet in any way

  5. They don't believe over idols but kiss a stone and worship it great !

    No need to reply me, I don't give F about your opinion. Although I do respect Islam.

  6. 20190323: I THINK a list of THINGS that Western Countries must abandon – just might spark the little grey cells. ARTY THINGS that will be actually destroyed, or hidden away never to be seen and admired. MUSIC that will never again be permitted. GIVE me a list of music that SPOTIFY can not stream! Books that will be removed from Libraries. IDEAS that will be banned. THOUGHTS that can not be spoken. Can someone develop an APP that controls access to Spotify to emulate life under a caliphate? How will the PRACTICE of Science change? Will reference to the Laws of Nature be banned in favour of the Habit of Allah?

  7. Pic of Mohammed halala birth 🐖🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷🐷

  8. You should know that a true christian forbids even usage of an image of Jesus Christ, never worships any idol or mary or cross or any other object. You muhamaddians should first realize that your tradition means of kissing the black stone kaaba is also idolatrous. Also research where did the name allah came from? Was it revealed by god or was it the concept of Satan. Satan is allah. Unless your blinded hearts are opened you will not realize this truth. Islam is that pedophile muhammad’s religion rendered to him by Satan.

  9. It's a very complicated issue that has the psychology of control of masses behind it. If you don't show the picture of your prophet's face, then anybody can make him in their own image and therefore be more internally sympathetic towards them and, hence, get tricked much easier by the people who advertise the religion. Therefore you'll have a much easier job at brainwashing people. But once you have some kind of picture of the said prophet, because of many different psychological reasons, you would have predisposed inclinations to not as easily like him or accept his ways.

  10. Im a msulim and im sorry for all the trouble caused by these extremists, just remember that there will always be bad people in any religious group

  11. I just want to kill myself.

    Art is the only thing that helped through my anxiety, stress and depression.
    Sure, the Quran is there but I want to have freedom.
    I don't want to ONLY listen to the Quran.

  12. There is a very interesting and logical reason that Muhammad ordered his picture is Haram (forbidden) and the reasons are in J K Scheindlin's book, The People Versus Muhammad (Amazon). It gives reasonable explanations based on the contemporay (from writers who knew Muhammad) reasons, even to why he regarded women as second-class to men. But do not lend the book to a devout Muslim because it will not be returned. Tell the Muslim to buy his own and be prepared to debate JKSs' findings aferwards. The book is a keep-for-ever bookshelf reference.

  13. The prophet is not a God… Muhammad (S A W S) is a servant and the last Prophet & messenger of the Diety Allah.

  14. Becz there is no proof whi mohamad was. No one saw him .. n from his era also there is no proof of that warlors.. he waz a fake guy who is a self proclaimed of prophet..n no one could ever say he even saw any light in that cave… Ao muslims dont want their fake religion to come to lights

  15. Islam condemns idolatry. God is a unique unity not a thing.

    One question: Why do you worship and pray facing a black stone in Mecca?

  16. I never understood how christians could depict who they believe is the son of God. Also shia don't believe in showing the prophet.

  17. Whoever says bad things about Prophet Muhammad is a kaffir, just because he married Aisha at early age that doesn’t mean that he was bad, Muhammad (Sallalahu Aleyhi Wa Sallam) was the best man to ever walk on this earth

  18. picture of no, NO profit from pervert prophet mohammad⚔️🌙🧕🧕👳🏾‍♂️🧕🧕🌙⚔️🕌🕋

  19. Same a holes are kissing kaba rock and revolving around mosque what a hypocrisy and evil people they are. If you don't belive in idols than why you saying this place is holy and that man was prophet and you can't keep Quran in toilet? Than what's the point of becoming angry for picture or cartoon? This is ridiculous. Total stupidity.

  20. If you read the hadith, the hadith describes Muhammad as a fat ugly dwarf, that's why Muhammad didn't like his picture drawn, he hated women because women didn't like him, because he was very ugly,

  21. Christianity is the truth I hope all you Muslims in the comment section will One day realize that Jesus is your Savior Jesus died on the cross for your sins so you may One day receive eternal life Islam is a lie Islam is a false religion Muhammad is a false prophet Jesus is the true God because the evidence is in the Holy Bible which I want everyone whose reading this comment to read the bible after this

  22. No one can say a singel word against jews in the countries of freedom (Euorpe and U.S) only just say anything and do anything against muslims

  23. Because we don't want you to
    Just black don't want you to say the Nword
    If you don't respect Islam
    You will be destroyed
    So don't play dumb

  24. I am Muslim but I am confused about my religion and GOD. Sometimes I feel that something very big conspiracy and fake agenda was established by our Ancestors and this is continuing till this time. No pictures, No paintings, Several versions of Kuran, different stories, created by the third party after Muhammad's death. These scenes are really creating lots of doubts on my religion.

  25. According to legend Muhammad born in 7 century. and Alquran exist 8 century, 100 years later.

    who can remember 6,666 verse with no mistake for 100 years later ? while he was alived there was no Quran or Islam.

    anybody remember what you eat lunch 5 days ago or 30 days ago ? if you dont, how about remembering 6,666 verse ?

    what a made up story.

  26. What worries me is how Allah could not remember the features of his creation. For example it is baffling to contemplate how the sun which is bigger than the earth should set in a small earthly lake.What a mystery!

  27. How smart are humans really when over 70% of the global population still believe in the imaginary magic boss in the sky? Despite all the scientific discoveries, which expose religion to be a ridiculous Man-made mythology, why do the gullible masses hold on to this evil sorcery, full of ridiculous supernatural claims. It is long overdue for humanity to shake off, bury and even outlaw this ridiculous mythology – a mental menace to civilisation. Religion – A L L of them, are the greatest FRAUD in all human history.

  28. Well no one can prove anything about everything
    People jus believe
    All we can do is wait until the world end to see who is right,no more fight ,don't look for fight
    Fighting is bad :/

  29. Insecurities inflated by the ego
    The Quran is based on fear and narcissism. I sauté the Vatican for producing a well cultivated tool

  30. We all Muslim against picture drawing of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him… not any man and anything like the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him….

  31. Muslims might not be allowed to but that doesn't mean that rule applies to the rest of us. We non Muslims can do as we like if we wish to draw or criticize Muhammad its our right. Religion doesn't deserve special protection. Its ridiculous to protect someone who supposedly lived 1400years ago from criticism.

  32. Omg these people are so dumb

    Back when the prophet was alive, all stuff like cameras didn’t exist so now nobody knows how he looks like. Drawing him as u think he would look is bad cause you can’t recreate him

    Yall dumb af swear down

  33. Maybe because he walked around with his 9 YEAR OLD WIFE? Question? Did anyone ask who was talking to the Mohammad dude when he got is revelations, maybe a dude called Lucifer? Wouldn’t be the first time Lucifer did a Jedi Mind F*ck on a human.

  34. The core ideas of Islam are built on violence and oppression. At least most Christians are smart enough to not actually kill non believers for the goals of an archaic, barbaric cult.

  35. Blasphemy – A law to protect an all powerful supernatural deity from getting its feelings hurt. Makes perfect sense

  36. tale albudur ealayna mn thaniat alwadae wajaba alshakr ealayna ma dea lilhandasa tale albudur ealayna mn thaniat alwadae wajaba alshakr ealayna ma dea lilah dae

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