The North Frieze on the Supreme Court building in Washington, DC
features a bas-relief sculpture of Mohammed, among several other historical law-givers.
He is in the center of this image holding a curved scimitar;
on the left is Charlemagne, and on the right is Byzantine Emperor Justinian.
The urban legend site Snopes.com has
info about the frieze.
this is a photogravure reproduction printed in 1889;
the original is in the Maximilianeum Gallery, Munich.
Mohammed is the one on the camel,
is depicted casting the idols out of the Kaaba.
shows Mohammed receiving a vision.
Another Shriners' painting showing Mohammed (in the red robe on the right)
being comforted by his uncle as he hides
from Meccans during his flight to Medina.
with Mohammed on the cover.
The current issue has coverage of the Muslim reaction to the Danish cartoons
but makes no mention of their own Mohammed
who would become his first
These two panels are among many depicting Mohammed to be found
in Jack Chick's 1988 booklet The Prophet.
The tract is quite long -- Mohammed doesn't make an appearance until page 13
(as a pawn in a convoluted historical
destroying the idols at the Kaaba in Mecca.
It is not a Christian illustration exactly,
but rather is taken from Manly P. Hall's occult guide
which incorporates ideas from many religions, Christianity (and Islam) among them.
Nicholas Roerich in 1932,
and is entitled "Mohammed the Prophet,"
showing Mohammed receiving a vision.
It has appeared in the literature of various Christian groups.
Modern-era painting showing Mohammed.
created this iconic painting of a young Mohammed and is selling it online.
Though this would seem to violate Islamic and Iranian law,
an expert in Iranian Shi'ite customs writes in to say that
this particular painting is not forbidden because it depicts
a young Mohammed before he was visited by the Angel Gabriel
and started receiving his visions,
which means that at this stage in his life he
is not yet the Prophet.
Note: What became of the other Iranian icons that used to be on this page? Several readers emailed to say that the few modern icons from Iran (formerly visible here) that supposedly depicted Mohammed in fact depicted his cousin Ali, who is considered the founder of the Shi'ite branch of Islam. The sites from which these pictures were obtained -- The University of Bergen and Jyllands-Posten -- misattributed the images by accident.
Our research indicates that it
was indeed most likely Ali in the icons, so we apologize for the
mix-up. The most well-known of these icons (still
misidentified as Mohammed) on
the Jyllands-Posten site, can be
seen on the right.