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What the Prophet Mohammed Really Looked Like

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posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 01:57 PM
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While posting or otherwise creating an image of Mohammed can get you a fatwah on your hide, there's not a lot of disagreement with what the guy actually looked like, and it's easy enough to imagine his appearance from this description:

Description of the Prophet Mohammed

Appearance
Muhammad (pbuh) was of a height a little above the average. He was of sturdy build with long muscular limbs and tapering fingers. The hair of his . was long and thick with some waves in them. His fore. was large and prominent, his eyelashes were long and thick, his nose was sloping, his mouth was somewhat large and his teeth were well set. His cheeks were spare and he had a pleasant smile. His eyes were large and black with a touch of brown. His beard was thick and at the time of his death, he had seventeen gray hairs in it. He had a thin line of fine hair over his neck and chest. He was fair of complexion and altogether was so handsome that Abu Bakr composed this couplet on him:

"as there is no darkness in the moonlit night so is Mustafa, the well-wisher, bright."

His gait was firm and he walked so fast that others found it difficult to keep pace with him. His face was genial but at times, when he was deep in thought, there there were long periods of silence, yet he always kept himself busy with something. He did not speak unnecessarily and what he said was always to the point and without any padding. At times he would make his meaning clear by slowly repeating what he had said. His laugh was mostly a smile. He kept his feelings under firm control - when annoyed, he would turn aside or keep silent, when pleased he would lower his eyes (Shamail Tirmizi).

Dress
His dress generally consisted of a shirt, tamad (trousers), a sheet thrown round the sholders and a turban. On rare occasions, he would put on costly robes presented to him by foreign emissaries in the later part of his life (Ahmed, Musnad, Hafiz Bin Qaiyyam).

His blanket had several patches (Tirmizi). He had very few spare clothes, but he kept them spotlessy clean (Bukhari). He wanted others also to put on simple but clean clothes. Once he saw a person putting on dirty clothes and remarked,

"Why can't this man wash them." (Abu Dawud, Chapter "Dress").

On another occasion he enquired of a person in dirty clothes whether he had any income. Upon getting a reply in the affirmative, he observed,

"When Allah has blessed you with His bounty, your appearence should reflect it." (Abu Dawud)

He used to observe:

"Cleanliness is piety".




posted on Apr, 13 2006 @ 07:35 PM
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Hay thanks be to the koran; and your interesting post . They do say religion is the source of all evil. Well by providing a description surely the Koran is sort of asking someone to draw a picture? (I mean there are a lot of people in this world).
Anyway it's a shame to think that all the recent rioting, death and desruction could have been avoided if only someone had invented camera's back in medivael times. Maybe God willing we will have time travel someday?
Of course I do understand that it would be provactive to put those timetravel pictures on billboards, but i still don't understand why. Why does Islam demand that its followers may only see their prophet through the imagination? Could that be a form of phycologically powerful religious marketing?



posted on Apr, 16 2006 @ 08:32 PM
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Originally posted by Liberal1984Of course I do understand that it would be provactive to put those timetravel pictures on billboards, but i still don't understand why. Why does Islam demand that its followers may only see their prophet through the imagination? Could that be a form of phycologically powerful religious marketing?


R u serious? Islam doesnt permit drawing any Prophets because it incites conflict. Nothing more nothing less, its that simple. Christianity is plagued with idols, therefore they have done nothing but destroy each other and agrue pointlessly the last thousand of years. Despite the fack that all the way back to Judaism, idols and pictures were not LAW. The Muslims observed and learned from their behavior how not to act. A religion is no good when nobody follows their LAW.



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