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Gary R. Bunt

Muhammad in Art

Sameer, Rahim, Apollo Magazine, Eye of the beholder – how the Prophet Muhammad has been depicted through the centuries

Interesting article on a controversial subject, which includes an online element: "It’s still a common assumption that since Islam is essentially iconoclastic, any figurative images of the Prophet – even if created by Muslims – will provoke violence. Such works therefore have either to be explained away – it’s not really him – or kept hidden from the general public.
"Thankfully, this kind of doublethink is now being questioned."

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