[Foundation-l] Wikimania and the Muhammad pix

Pharos pharosofalexandria at gmail.com
Thu Feb 21 16:11:28 UTC 2008

On Thu, Feb 21, 2008 at 10:32 AM, Aphaia <aphaia at gmail.com> wrote:
>  Recently I had a conversation with a fawiki friend and asked if fawiki
>  have any problem about hosting those images on their article. First he
>  seemed to be very surprised to know fawiki hosted "Muhammad's images".
>  After giving a glance, he got his calmness again and said they were
>  not "depicting Muhammad" and Muslims know that. There are rather
>  products of imagination by each artists. So they are okay. And
>  interestingly I haven't heard anyone complaints about fawiki hostings.

So, what is the exact caption on fawiki?  "This is an imaginary
portrait of Muhammad", or something like that?  Is this concept of an
"imaginary portrait" a common one in the Islamic world?  Is there a
relevant article we can link to on the English Wikipedia describing
such a concept?


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