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Muhammad is the central prophet of the Islamic faith. Born into a noble Quraish (Quraysh) clan, he was orphaned at an early age. He grew up to be a successful merchant, then turned contemplative; it's said that beginning when he was 40, Muhammad was commanded by Allah (God) to recite the words that would later become Islam's holy book, the Qur'an (or Koran). As the revelations continued, Muhammad preached publicly of the duty to submit to the one true god, gaining followers and earning the enm More »
Born: c. 570 (Mecca(now in Saudi Arabia))

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Depictions_of_Muhammad

The permissibility of depictions of Muhammad in Islam has been a contentious issue. Oral and written descriptions of Muhammad are readily accepted by all traditions of Islam, but there is disagreement about visual depictions. The Quran does not explicitly forbid images of Muhammad, but there are a ..... Mosques have never been decorated with religious pictures, nor has a ...

www.cnn.com/2015/05/04/living/islam-prophet-images/index.html

May 4, 2015 ... Prohibitions against depicting the Prophet Mohammed may mystify many ... In Sunni mosques, the largest branch of the faith, there are no ...

www.religionfacts.com/islam/art

Feb 3, 2007 ... Instead of portraits or stories from the Qur'an, mosques and manuscripts are ... The main reason given for not depicting Muhammad is to avoid the ... there is no commandment against making images of living beings in the Qur'an. .... since Muhammad is as human as anyone else, Islamic sources do not ...

www.theguardian.com/world/2015/jan/10/drawing-prophet-islam-muhammad-images

Jan 10, 2015 ... Ban on depictions has not always been absolute – Islam has a rich heritage of ... To many Muslims, any image of the prophet Muhammad is ... Commissioned from Muslim artists by the rich and powerful of their day, ... and mosque decorations were restricted to calligraphy or floral and geometric designs.

www.livescience.com/11144-mosque.html

Aug 24, 2010 ... Mosques in the United States have been prominent in the news, yet many of ... from the ones that are allowing their sermons to be streamed online during ... avoid dirtying the interior prayer hall floor — prayer halls have no chairs or ... prophet Muhammad in the 7th century, are everywhere in the prayer hall, ...

www.allaboutturkey.com/mosque.htm

... Culture · Islam · Tourism Info · My Tours · Photos · About · Search this Site ... But mosques are not built according to what is believed to be divine patterns, even if they ... few indications that there were other mosques in the time of Muhammad. .... anywhere, it is considered more meritorious when performed in the mosque, ...

en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Muhammad

"All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a .... of our mosques or markets carrying arrows should hold or grasp them by their heads ...... take an oath to do something and later on you find that something else is better, ...

www.qcc.cuny.edu/SocialSciences/ppecorino/PHIL_of_RELIGION_TEXT/CHAPTER_2_RELIGIONS/Islam.htm

Some 40 years later Muhammad started preaching a new religion, Islam, ... There are no formal restrictions on the times and places these words can be repeated. ... Muslims are encouraged to pray together in mosques, but group prayer is only ... On other days, Muslims can pray anywhere they wish, either individually or in ...

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2740307/Controversial-plan-calls-Saudis-tomb-Prophet-Muhammad-Fears-idea-stoke-religious-divisions.html

Sep 1, 2014 ... The remains of the Prophet Muhammad could be moved from their ... The tomb of Prophet Mohammad at Al-Masjid al-Nabawi in the holy city. +5 ... There is no suggestion that Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah, who is the ..... God said thou shalt not bow down thyself to any image . ..... 'Find something else to do!'