The Mohammed Image Archive is a comprehensive compendium of images that depict Mohammed (the 7th-century founder of Islam), spanning all historical periods, cultures, genres, styles, formats and themes.
This gallery provides a thorough, detailed and even-handed look at the extremely wide variety of Mohammed portraits in Islamic and Western societies from the Middle Ages until today. It is by far the largest and most extensive collection of Mohammed imagery anywhere in the world.
The portraits in the Mohammed Image Archive have been divided into the following categories; click on the links below to view the images in each section:
Please note that the Arabic name "Mohammed" has over the centuries been transliterated into Western languages with several different spellings, including Muhammad, Mahomet, Mahoma, Muhammed, Mahomatus, Muhamed, Mohamed, Mohammad, Maometto, Mahmud, Mahommad, Mahomed and Machomet. These disparate spellings are retained throughout this archive whenever original sources are quoted; but in all captions and text written specifically for the Mohammed Image Archive, the spelling "Mohammed" is always used.
The following sites contain exact duplicates of earlier versions of the Mohammed Image Archive, which you can visit if this page is offline for any reason; note that these "mirror sites" generally do not feature the latest or most up-to-date version of the Archive:
If you know of any other interesting depictions of Mohammed that you think should be included in the Mohammed Image Archive, email submissions here. Please do not send submissions until you have viewed all the pages, to ensure that you're not recommending an image already in the Archive.