Mohammed enthroned in heaven, attended by angels. Likely Persian, but date and location unknown

Islamic Depictions of Mohammed with Face Hidden In order to sidestep the prohibition against actually depicting Mohammed, artists in Mu.

Mohammed (c.570-c.632) and the Archangel Gabriel, from the 'Siyer-i Nebi' (gouache on paper) (detail of 251911)

Mohammed SAW, on a blue donkey, touching hands with the Archangel Gabriel, from the 1595 illustrated edition of the Siyer-i Nebi.

“The Prophet Muhammad Before the Angel with Seventy Heads”. From a copy of al-Sarai’s Nahj al-Faradis (The Paths of Paradise) Iran, Herat; c. 1465

Miniature from a copy of al-Sarai’s Nahj al-Faradis (The Paths of Paradise). “The Prophet Muhammad Before the Angel with Seventy Heads” (recto) Iran, Herat; 1465 Leaf: × cm The David Collection - Copenhagen

Mohammed (on the right, astride Buraq) and the Angel Gabriel (center) talk with Abraham (left) in Paradise. Persian, 15th century.

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ (on the right, astride Buraq) and the Angel Gabriel (center) talk with Abraham (left) in Paradise.

Siyar al-nabi, Muhammad receives a revelation from Jibril during the battle of Badr

Siyar al-nabi, Muhammad ﷺ receives a revelation from Jibril (AS) during the battle of Badr

Miraj of the Prophet by Sultan Muhammad, showing Chinese-influenced clouds and angels, 1539-43

Picturing the Prophet. Nizami’s Khamsa (Five Poems), Tabriz, Iran, Muhammad’s ascent into heaven. According to tradition, the face of the Prophet Muhammad has been whitened out. The British Library Board.

Mohammed on the "Miraj," or Night Journey, riding on Buraq amidst angels. From the Khamsa of Nizami, Shirazi style of painting, Persia, 1517 AD. This is one of the clearest examples of Mohammed being painted originally with his face visible, but having it later scratched out by a religious zealot. Published in the book Islamic Art.

Islamic Depictions of Mohammed with Face Hidden In order to sidestep the prohibition against actually depicting Mohammed, artists in Mu.

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