Countless gods and goddesses, saints and prophets have been depicted in beautiful works of art.
Why is it that the Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) cannot be depicted in art? I understand the "Chocolate Mohammad" was/could be disrespectful, but what about a beautiful painting or sculpture?
Asked by Anonymous at 5:22 PM on Jun. 8, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
Muslims take the commandment not to make images or statues of any living thing very literally. Also, Muhammad did not want himself to be idolized, because he was just a messenger, so he didn't want people to worship him or his image. They also find it disrespectful to depict the Prophets, including Jesus and Abraham.
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Answer by Anonymous at 6:40 PM on Jun. 8, 2010
ts not that its a no no, its just that in those days, when art was done it was to set up an idol.
It still fits today, but not as making it a god so to speak, but being someone of earthly things and attachments.
As a muslim you want to be free of earthly greed and wants and be as close to God as possible.
I can tell you from expierience it is possible to return to innocence, but it goes away real quickly for those living and interacting in the modern world.
Answer by IraqiVetWife at 10:02 PM on Jun. 8, 2010
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