DID I JUST GET MY OWN FATWA?

Why Islam Celebrates Murdering Children

Andrew McCarthy (National Review Online)

WHY WE MUST, MUST COMPLETE THE MUHAMMAD PAINTINGS COLLECTION. AND DAMN THE THREAT OF ANY FATWA.  ALLAH CAN TAKE A HIKE!  FOR DESCRIPTION OF OUR PROJECT GO TO “THE MUHAMMAD PAINTINGS COLLECTION” PAGE.

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Did I Receive My Own Little Fatwa?

Highlighted in RED, no less!  Someone please send me an exegesis.  Thanks.

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For Summary of Our Nine Paintings, go to “The Muhammad Paintings Collection” PAGE.

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Re: Question on images

Monday, August 16, 2010 7:25 AM
From: “London Fatwa Council” <londonfatwacouncil@gmail.com>
To:  “Steve Golay” <@.com>
Good day to yourself,
I understand you enquired whether it is permissible to draw the picture of the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) in your paintings, which is to reflect upon his words and deeds. Islamic law maintains that it is not permissible to draw/paint a representation of  Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), in any shape or form even if the intentions are good.
Such a course of action is not adviseable, as this would have a detrimental effect on your future travels abroad to the Islamic countries and then having to face charges in the country concerned, if they have the penalty law endorsed nationally. People of religion regardless of race or creed, are an undeniable part of the fabric of the global earth. Therefore, every consideration should be taken to respect their religious view. It is a different matter if the Pope in Rome, or the Chief Rabbi of the Jewish faith or even the grand Mufti of Al-Azhar in Cairo, give a verdict of permissibility, then the matter is within. This is the reason ‘freedom of expression’ is not considered a religious slogan, rather a secular view, which no doubt is in direct conflict with religious ideology. Today, we witness a terrible norm emerging of a quick way of becoming rich and famous, through the attacking of religion, and dare i say it, Islam is at the forefront, of course views vary.
As for the Prophet Muhammad’s (peace and blessings be upon him), removal of the Jewish community in Medina, such an interjection in history has absolutely no basis. On the contrary the Jewish and Christan communities were respected and their faiths were not attacked. There was absolutely no compulsion to convert to Islam. Rather,  the Jewish community was taken aback by Prophet Muhammad’s (peace and blessings be upon him) compassionate and charismatic character. People who wished to leave were free to go and were subject to no persecution whatsoever.

In every society there exist vigilante fractions, who try to hinder the well being of the community due to their own shortsightedness. And such people existed then and were dealt with, only after reasonable and practical options were given to them.  Therefore to suggest the contrary, is an Islamaphobic remark, reflecting an innate jealousy and hatred of Islam. One should avoid such baseless talk, that has no reality in any of the truthful pages of history.
One may choose to smear as much negativity and criticism he so wishes, believing that he is safe from the rath and anger of the angry people. Rather, the individual forgets that the Lords grip on the day of judgement is very tight indeed.
Thank you for your query and I hope I have provided some clarity. Please do not hesitate to contact me, should you require any further advise.
Kind Regards,
Mohammad Yazdani Raza (Misbahi)
On Sun, Aug 15, 2010 at 9:44 PM, Steve Golay <@.com> wrote:

Good morning,What is the penalty for painting (oils on canvas) the image of the Prophet Muhammad?  This regards a series of works on the words and deeds of the Prophet.The central work concerns the story of the Prophet’s removal of the Jewish tribes from Medina, focusing on the revelatory nature of the event.

Thank you for your quick reply.

Stephen Golay
California

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About stephengolay
Painter. Original works in oils and graphite drawings. Subjects: Historic California and Native American Chiefs. War & "The Provocatives".

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