A question for Muslims

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    What's up with not allowing pics of Mohammed? Seems to me that would fall under the classification of worshiping false idols...elevating Mo to the same (or higher) level as God...who doesn't seem to care if you display pictures of him.

    What makes Mo so special, or so lame, that his picture cannot be displayed?

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    One of the 10 Commandments in the Bible is "Thou shall have No graven images"

    The Quran also has the same proibition.

    It is just not Muhammad, but all pictures of anyone.

    If you go into a Muslim home.

    There are NO pictures or paintings of family members, people, animals, birds, etc.

    Pictures of buildings, mountians, landscapes, etc, are allowed.
     
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    Islam is an artless religion.

    I am not a religious man or even a believer in God but i appreciate the masterpieces that were inspired by religion. in fact some of the most meaningful engineering advances were a result of religion.

    Islam does not seem to inspire but rather to repress man's need for creativity.
     
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    Islamic creativity is centered on the architeture of the local mosque and the beautiful calligraphy that covers the walls.

    The calligraphy is made up of complex geometric patterns and designs.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z9GfbmKDzI]YouTube - Various Mosques all over the world, Mosques in JAPAN[/ame]
     
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    The language of the Quran is even more beautiful and intricate than the calligraphy that describes what the words convey.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1z0g8k_HLaI]YouTube - Arabic Calligraphy[/ame]
     
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    I guess that depends what you define as art.
     
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    Only in Muslim homes that subscribe to those kinds of prohibitions. Not all Muslims are so rigid.
     
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    How many muslim homes have you been in?


    No pictures is not being ridged in Islam.

    It is just a basic prohibition

    Much like the not eating of pork.

    It's a tenant the defines someone as a muslim.
     
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    Several. You are typical of an overzealous convert. You try so hard to be a "good" Muslim that you take things to extremes that average Muslims who are comfortable in their faith would not go to.

    There are many, many examples of depiction of people, animals and even Muhammad in Islamic art. Have you never seen a Mughul illustrated manuscript? Or calligraphy done in the shape of a bird or horse?
    Depictions of Muhammad

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    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.[1][2]
    The Qur'an does not explicitly forbid images of Muhammad, but there are a few hadith (supplemental traditions) which have explicitly prohibited Muslims from creating the visual depictions of figures under any circumstances. Most contemporary Sunni Muslims believe that visual depictions of the prophets generally should be prohibited, and they are particularly averse to visual representations of Muhammad.[3] The key concern is that the use of images can encourage idolatry, where the image becomes more important than what it represents. In Islamic art, some visual depictions only show Muhammad with his face veiled, or symbolically represent him as a flame; other images, notably from Persia of the Ilkhanate, and those made under the Ottomans, show him fully.[1]
    Other Muslims have taken a more relaxed view. Most Shi'a scholars accept respectful depictions and use illustrations of Muhammad in books and architectural decoration, as have Sunnis at various points in the past.[4] However, many Muslims who take a stricter view of the supplemental traditions, will sometimes challenge any depiction of Muhammad, including those created and published by non-Muslims.[5]

    Some major religions have had times in their history when images of their religious figures were forbidden. In Judaism, one of the Ten Commandments forbade "graven images." In Byzantine Christianity during the period of Iconoclasm (8th century, and again during the 9th century) visual representations were forbidden, and only the Cross could be depicted in churches. Even in modern times, there are disputes within different groups of Protestant Christians about the appropriateness of having religious icons of saints. The concern generally boils down to the concept of whether or not the image is becoming more important than what is being represented. [6] In Islam, although nothing in the Qu'ran explicitly bans images, there are some supplemental hadith which explicitly ban the drawing of images of any living creature; other hadith tolerate images, but never encourage them. Hence, visual depictions of Muhammad, or prophets such as Moses or Abraham, are avoided."

    Depictions of Muhammad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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