Braybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 6374 posts, RR: 30 Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 2594 times:
Just flicking through some old pics today, and I came across this one taken outside (I think) a cinema in Bahrain. What is on the poster, and why does the guy on the ground have no face? It intrigued me enormously, and where better to find out about it on here!
MD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14968 posts, RR: 61
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2567 times:
Could it be a movie about the caliph Ali, who got killed in a succession rivalty by his rivals? From what I know the Shiites follow Ali, while the Sunnites follow his rivals.
and since Ali was a direct descendant of Mohammed, I think this is the reason why his face was made invisible, since it should not be depicted.
HKA From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 148 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2445 times:
yes, Islam forbids faces or even pictures of religious fugures especially all Prophets, including Jesus, Moses, Abraham, etc etc.
The reason is some Muslims may hang these pictures and worship them like is being practiced in some beliefs. Islam allows worship of God ONLY and the Prophets are messengers of God and are not to be worshiped but to be followed.