Are Depictions of the Prophet Forbidden?

Are Depictions of the Prophet Forbidden? January 11, 2015

Not specifically, according to scholar and author, Reza Aslan, author of “Zealot: The Life and Times of Jesus of Nazareth,” and “No god but God” The Origins, Evolution, and Future of Islam.”

He notes that while the Koran does not specifically prohibit such depictions, “it’s certainly a cultural taboo.” You can read the transcript here at NPR.


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