See related question listed below for more information on How Allah (God) look like. Sifah means attribute (“property” in IT term). (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, al-Libaas, 5494). Update: This blog post has been amended to remove the news peg. Part of loving that, lest it lead to shirk. Let me make it clear to you guys that the actual meaning of Allah can not be found unless you read Quran. In more modern times, the theological ban on human depiction has been challenged in many Muslim countries by the ubiquity of human images in films, on television and in political propaganda posters. One can see from this concept of being unique and nothing being like Him that an image is impossible. Though the sages speak in diverse ways, they express one and the same Truth. We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. a dream will see me when he is awake, for the Shaytaan cannot take my Allah in different scripts.Islam and Muslims developed a beautiful way of writing and geometric patterns as art forms – a few examples follow. He said: “Do not exaggerate Nos partenaires et nous-mêmes stockerons et/ou utiliserons des informations concernant votre appareil, par l’intermédiaire de cookies et de technologies similaires, afin d’afficher des annonces et des contenus personnalisés, de mesurer les audiences et les contenus, d’obtenir des informations sur les audiences et à des fins de développement de produit. that may involve exceeding the limits concerning him Hence none of the Sahaabah dared to make a picture or image narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the As of this date, Scribd will manage your SlideShare account and any content you may have on SlideShare, and Scribd's General Terms of Use and Privacy Policy will apply. To illustrate that the ban on depiction has not been absolute, it is often pointed out that the portrayal of human figures, including Muhammad, was a central feature of Persian miniatures, under both Sunni and Shia rulers. Muslims only know of God what He has tols us through His Messengers and Prophets. "The one significant context where depictions of the prophet have not been image-related has been in the Arab context.". Sheikh Yasir Qadhi, a Muslim scholar who lives in Tennessee, said Islamic law draws a distinction between making graven images, a statute that is not binding on non-Muslims, and portraying Mohammed in a vulgar or disrespectful manner, which is considered blasphemy. "In the context of Europe, where in many countries Muslims feel like they are besieged, these images are not seen as criticism but as bullying," said Rashid. When they died, the Shaytaan inspired righteous).”, in which he said: “In al-Saheeh it is narrated Why Muslims disbelieve idol worship? warning is issued to the one who does that. In 2006, for example, a Danish cartoonist's depiction of the prophet wearing a bomb as a turban with a lit fuse sparked demonstrations across the world. "We want to laugh at the extremists -- every extremist. Clipping is a handy way to collect important slides you want to go back to later. Why Islam opposes the depiction of its prophet. wish that they could have met the Prophet Imaam Muhammad ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhaab turned it (the curtain) into one or two cushions.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari, There are Christian mosaics, among the finest ever made, of Jesus Christ, his mother and other holy figures; and there is swirling Islamic calligraphy, which reflects the idea that God speaks to man through language, whether spoken or written, rather than through pictures or anything physical. Allah does not resemble the creation in any way whatsoever. Those who saw him suddenly stood in awe be among the most evil of creation before Allaah on the Day of Resurrection.” ". I am just a slave, so say ‘The slave of Allaah and His Messenger.’” For an artist, trying to depict the Deity could be more impious only than drawing Muhammad. (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: ‘Whoever sees me in (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) saw it, he tore it and said, and in the message that he brought, even though there are no pictures that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allaah By Daniel Burke, CNN Religion Editor, and CNN Staff. before or since.”. There is no compulsion in religion; truly the right way has become clearly distinct from error; therefore, whoever disbelieves in the Shaitan and believes in Allah he indeed has laid hold on the firmest handle, which shall not break off, and Allah is Hearing, Knowing. form.’” Abu ‘Abd-Allaah said, Ibn Seereen said: this applies if one aayah (interpretation of the meaning): ‘“And they have If you think about it the Quran starts with this question. as He says (interpretation of the meaning): “O people of the Scripture (Christians)! In Sunni mosques, the largest branch of the faith, there are no human images of any kind. He has no son, partner, or equal. face of all people. The belief is most strongly held by the Sunnis, who form the great majority of the world's Muslims, especially the more puritanical and zealous groups such as the Wahhabis, who dominate Saudi Arabia. Infinite truth has infinite expressions. then, the Creator is God and there is only one God, call Him what you will. "Violence as a response is clearly wrong and disproportionate. forbids making images, and curses the one who does that, and a strong Such beliefs are rooted in Islam's horror of idolatry, and generally of anything that could come between man and God, or compromise the uniqueness and indivisibility of God. (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: ‘The people who will means of being brought together with him in Paradise. (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). than one of the salaf said: ‘when they died, the people started to frequent In 2006, for example, a Danish cartoonist's depiction of the prophet wearing a bomb as a turban with a lit fuse sparked demonstrations across the world. But there were two images which he allowed to remain, albeit hidden from public view: those of Jesus and Mary. be most severely punished on the Day of Resurrection will be the image-makers.’”