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!

100 thoughts on “Why Are Pictures of Muhammad Forbidden In Islam?

  1. Post for the Islamophobes:

    Interesting read
    Mayor of London … MUSLIM
    Mayor of Birmingham … MUSLIM
    Mayor of Leeds … MUSLIM
    Mayor of Blackburn … MUSLIM
    Mayor of Sheffield … MUSLIM
    Mayor of Oxford … MUSLIM
    Mayor of Luton … MUSLIM
    Mayor of Oldham … MUSLIM
    Mayor of Rochdale ….. MUSLIM.

    Now all UK schools are ONLY serving HALAL MEAT !

    All this achieved by just 4 million Muslims out of the 66 million population !!!

    This is an eye opener

    Here Hamza Yakasai Quotes regarding Islam, by some Western philosophers

    1. Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910)
    "Islam will rule the world one day, because in it there is a combination of knowledge and wisdom".

    2. Herbert Wells (1846-1946)
    "Until the effectiveness of Islam again, how many generations will suffer atrocities and life will be cut off ? Then one day the whole world will be attracted to it, on that day there will be PEACE and on that day the world will be inhabited again .

    3. Albert Einstein (1879-1955)
    "I understand that the Muslims did it through their own intelligence and awareness which the Jews could not do. In Islam it is the power that can lead to peace".

    4. Huston Smith (1919)
    "The faith which is upon us now and which is better than us in the world, is Islam. If we open our hearts and minds for it, then it will be good for us".

    5. Michael Nostradamus (1503-1566)
    "Islam will be the ruling religion in Europe, and the famous city of Europe will become the Islamic State capital."

    6. Bertrand Russell (1872-1970)
    "I read Islam and realized that it is to be the religion of all the world and all humanity. Islam will spread throughout Europe and in Europe the big thinkers of Islam will emerge. A day will come when Islam will be the real stimulus of the world. ".

    7. Gosta Lobon (1841-1931)
    "Islam only talks about peace and reconciliation. Invite Christians to appreciate the faith of reform."

    8. Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
    "The whole world will accept Islam religion one day and if it can not even accept the real name, it will accept it by a name of metaphor. West will accept Islam one day and Islam will be the religion of those who have studied in the world. "

    9. Johann Geith (1749-1832)
    "We all have to accept Islam religion sooner or later. This is the real religion. If I am called a Muslim, I will not feel bad, I accept this as a right thing."

  2. i heard the prophet muhammad was an inbred, dyslexic, half blind paedophile, that's why muslims think it's ok to marry and tortue 8 year old girls

  3. They don't know image of prophet Muhammad pbuh . prohet was white and his companions were from Persia ,Africa and no race in human

  4. Muhammed's image has been covered up because he is a black man. Whites preach about loving god… but only if he's white 🙄

  5. When women are attacked, called sexism
    When homosexuals are attacked, its called homophobia
    When Jews are attacked, its called anti-semitism
    When people of colour are attacked, its called rasicm

    But when the Prophet Muhammad's (peace and blessings be upon him) respect and status is attacked, it called freedom of speech. How unfortunate.

  6. Vo kala pathar nhi hy sweetheart phele complete information rakho….baadmeh video dalo…vo white tha jab jannat se aya tha pir baad meh dire dire kaala hogya logo k duniya meh gunah baadne se

  7. Contrary to lies and distortions against Islam by the establishment media and now by the so called "alternative media" as well, Islam is NOT a new religion. In fact, Jesus and all the other Prophets in Bible were Muslims. Here's the proof…

    1. Islam = Submission.

    2. Muslim = One who submits to God peacefully.

    3. Prostration = The ultimate way to submit to your Creator.

    4. Muslims Prostrate by placing their heads on the ground to worship God.

    So how did Jesus and all the other Prophets prayed to their Lord?

    5. Jesus

    Matthews 26:39

    39 "Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed"

    6. Abraham

    Genesis 17:3

    3 "And Abraham fell on his face: and God talked with him."

    7. Moses and Aaron

    Numbers 20:6

    6 "…they fell upon their faces: and the glory of the Lord appeared unto them."

    8. Joshua

    Joshua 7:6

    6 "…fell facedown to the ground before the ark of the Lord, remaining there till evening…"

    9. Solomon

    2 Chronicles 7:3

    3 "…they bowed themselves with their faces to the ground upon the pavement, and worshipped…"

    10. Ezra

    Nehemiah 8:6

    6 "Ezra praised the Lord, the great God; and all the people lifted their hands and responded, “Amen! Amen!” Then they bowed down and worshiped the Lord with their faces to the ground."

    11. Revelation 7:11

    11 "All the angels were standing around the throne and around the elders and the four living creatures. They fell down on their faces before the throne and worshiped God."

    Holy Quran 22:77

    77 “O you who have believed, bow and prostrate and worship your Lord and do good – that you may succeed.”

    Quran 2:43

    43 “And establish prayer and give zakah and bow with those who bow [in worship and obedience].”

    Sometimes the truth is stranger than fiction

  8. Hmm…really odd how Muslims’ first response to criticism is “well, Christianity does blah blah blah.”

  9. It seems that Mohammad is really their god because of all their effort to demand not to show Mohammadman’s face

  10. Comment sections like this prove how ignorant people are about religion. They don’t know anything but always have something to say.

  11. I've seen Muslims argue that freedom of speech should not apply when that freedom of speech is insulting to your beliefs.

    Well, my beliefs in life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are insulted by Islamic teachings, so I demand all Muslims shut up and stop spreading their religion around the world. I find the Quran insulting to any free thinking person, so I believe all copies of the book should be burned.

    The moment you allow any group to stop free speech just because they're offended is the moment you open to the door to stop all free speech, because somebody will always be offended by something. The only things that should not be protected by free speech are things that encourage physical violence. Sticks and stones, people. Be like a duck and let the words roll off your back.

  12. If this world becomes atheist we can see another religion will arise from humans.AND THIS MAY BE CALLED AS CENTURY 1.

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

  14. 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.

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

  16. 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

  17. 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.

  18. I guess muhmad pegambar the founder of Islam "raped" her granddaughter named "Ayesha" so they dont wanna talk about him

  19. 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?

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

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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

  24. 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.

  25. 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.

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

  27. 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

  28. 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?

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

  30. 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

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

  32. 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.

  33. 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,

  34. 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

  35. 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

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