Press Trust Of India Updated: June 1, , 7: A photographer who carried out a photo shoot of an almost-naked model at the Forbidden City, the former imperial palace in the heart of Beijing, has been heavily slammed by Chinese citizens on social media. Many internet users said the shoot was shameless and had profaned historical relics after a number of pictures showing the naked woman posing in front of white marble handrails and sitting on the head of a marble dragon circulated on the internet, local media reported.
Forbidden City bemused by nude photos
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Hilye by Mehmed Tahir Efendi d. Calligraphic representations The most common visual representation of the Muhammad in Islamic art, especially in Arabic-speaking areas, is by a calligraphic representation of his name, a sort of monogram in roughly circular form, often given a decorated frame. Such inscriptions are normally in Arabic, and may rearrange or repeat forms, or add a blessing or honorific, or for example the word "messenger" or a contraction of it. The range of ways of representing Muhammad's name is considerable, including ambigrams ; he is also frequently symbolised by a rose. The more elaborate versions relate to other Islamic traditions of special forms of calligraphy such as those writing the names of God , and the secular tughra or elaborate monogram of Ottoman rulers. Persian miniature Throughout Islamic history, depictions of Muhammad in Islamic art were rare. Recent scholarship has noted that, although surviving early examples are now uncommon, generally human figurative art was a continuous tradition in Islamic lands such as in literature, science, and history ; as early as the 8th century, such art flourished during the Abbasid Caliphate c.
Naked photo shoot in Forbidden City raises heat
Objections to portrayal of Mohammed rooted in the notion of idol worship The Muslim disapproval of depicting prophets extends to Jesus and Moses In globalization age, non-Muslims and critics of Islam have felt free to depict Mohammed CNN Prohibitions against depicting the Prophet Mohammed may mystify many non-Muslims, but it speaks to a central tenet of Islam: Nothing in the Quran, Islam's holy book, strictly bars portrayals of Mohammed. But the faith, like the Hebrew Bible's Ten Commandments, has long discouraged any graven images, scholars say, to avoid the temptation toward idol worship.
Forbidden City bemused by nude photos 1 Photographer Wang Dong took the shots, which included a nude model sitting on the head of a year-old stone statue of a legendary dragon without horns, according to the Beijing Times on Monday. Wang posted the photos on May 17, when they received mixed reactions.