Mohammed Image Archive
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This section of the Mohammed Image Archive is a collection of every printed comic book and booklet which has ever featured Mohammed, as well as all digitally published Mohammed-themed comic "books" and comic strip series. Also included are any standard textual books which are extensively illustrated with original comic-style drawings of Mohammed.
Since most entries here feature multiple panels depicting Mohammed, at the top of this page is a Table of Contents listing each of the comic books or comic strips compiled below, so the comics on the lower part of the page don't get buried under hundreds of higher images.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
La Naissance de l'Islam...MAHOMET, published by Nouveau Tintin comics, 1977.
A lavishly illustrated full-color comic book detailing the dramatic incidents in Mohammed's life.
The Prophet, published by Chick Publications, 1988.
A 33-page-long large-size Christian comic book promulgating the theory that Islam was created by the Catholic Church.
Mohammed's Believe It or Else!, published by Crescent Moon Publishers, 2001.
Drawn in a humorous cartoon style and aimed at a Muslim audience, this 25-page comic book illustrates absurd stories in the Qu'ran and Hadiths.
La Vie de Mahomet, by Stephane Charbonnier and Zineb El Rhazoui, published by Charlie Hebdo, 2013-14.
Satirical comic book illustrating the life of Mohammed, published in three volumes, with the irreverent cartooning style of Charlie Hebdo, the French humor magazine.
Islamic children's book (title unknown), uploaded by islam4u.com, ca. 2008.
A modern comic-style book about the life of Mohammed which features several depictions of him, despite being produced by Muslims for Muslim children.
Men of Peace?, published by Chick Publications, 2006.
A small black-and-white comic booklet explaining, in abbreviated form, the same theory presented in The Prophet (above).
The Deceived, published by Chick Publications, 1990.
A small black-and-white comic booklet intended to evangelize Muslims away from Islam to protestant Christianity.
The Story Teller, published by Chick Publications, 1986.
A small black-and-white comic booklet about a fictional Arab man who tries to convert his extended family to Christianity by explaining that Islam is a hoax.
"Prophet Muhammad Illustrated" Indonesian comic strips, by Abdullah ibn Abi Sarh, 2008-2010.
A series of comic strips illustrating various hypocritical, violent and ludicrous aspects of Islam, written and drawn by a team of Indonesian former Muslims who later produced the books Biography of the Prophet Muhammad and Sex in Islam According to Prophet Muhammad (see below).
Biography of the Prophet Muhammad (Riwayat Hidup Nabi Muhammad), by Abdullah ibn Abi Sarh, 2010.
The life story of Mohammed in comics format, focusing on the most gruesome and notorious incidents, told and illustrated by a team of Indonesian former Muslims.
Sex in Islam According to Prophet Muhammad (Sex Islamiah Menurut Nabi Muhammad), by Abdullah ibn Abi Sarh, 2013.
This sequel to Biography of the Prophet Muhammad, by the same team of Indonesian former Muslims, illustrates the many hypocritical "laws" concerning sex which Mohammed concocted to justify his insatiable and immoral sexual misdeeds.
Gods' Club, by Marcel Gotlib, published in l'Echo de Savanes, 1974.
A 12-page comic story which features not Mohammed but Allah himself, attending a debauched party with other deities.
It's All About Muhammad: A Biography of the World's Most Notorious Prophet, by F. W. Burleigh, published by Zenga Books, 2014.
A critical overview of Mohammed's life and deeds, illustrated with 25 comic-style drawings.
Mohammed Lives!, by anonymous, 2010.
A 17-page hand-drawn comic book about a rabbi who has the cursed soul of Mohammed trapped in a bottle -- until it escapes and tries to conquer the world.
Illustreret Danmarkshistorie for Folket, Vol. 5 (Illustrated People's History of Denmark, Volume 5), by Claus Deleuran, 1992.
A nine-volume comic-style illustrated history of Denmark that features a few drawings of Mohammed in Volume 5.
"Pret met Mohammed" ("Fun with Mohammed") comic strip, by Tiberius, 2005-2014.
A long-running online comic strip, originally in Dutch and later in English, satirizing Mohammed and Islam.
"Jesus and Mo" comic strip, by anonymous, 2005-present.
A weekly online comic strip about Jesus and Mohammed living as roommates, which skewers both Christianity and Islam.
"Mohammed the Prophet Answers Your E-mails" comic strip, by file13, 2005.
A now-defunct (and unavailable) online comic strip series which featured Mohammed giving satirical but scripturally accurate answers to readers' questions.
Koranen og profeten Muhammeds liv (The Koran and the life of the prophet Mohammed), by Kåre Bluitgen, 2006.
The Danish-language illustrated children's book which started the worldwide "Cartoon Crisis."
La Naissance de l'Islam...MAHOMET (Nouveau Tintin comics, 1977)
The May 17, 1977 edition of the Nouveau Tintin French-language comic book featured an extensive overview of Mohammed's life and the origins of Islam, including many cartoons showing Mohammed himself. The early part of Mohammed's life was depicted in small, respectful miniatures accompanied by text, whereas the later militaristic period in Mohammed's story was drawn in the flamboyant swashbuckling comic-book style by illustrator Jacques Fromont. This issue (#88) as well as all the other issues of Nouveau Tintin were published by Éditions Dargaud in France. All the drawings in Nouveau Tintin which depict Mohammed are reproduced below.
(Thanks to: Matthias S.)
Mohammed being born.
Mohammed as a child (in blue) at a marketplace in Mecca.
Mohammed as a young man traveling with a caravan.
Mohammed seeing his first vision of the Angel Gabriel.
Mohammed (on the left) preaching to his first converts.
Mohammed (in red) praying.
The last few years of Mohammed's life are shown in much greater detail. On this page, Mohammed is the one with the red turban and red cape at the upper right, and wearing the red cape and pointed helmet in the final panel.
Mohammed is the one with the red turban getting wounded by an arrow, and then recuperating.
In the bottom row, Mohammed is wearing a red tunic and then riding a horse into battle.
Mohammed on his death bed in the final panel.
The Prophet (Chick Publications, 1988)
Chick Publications is famous for producing and distributing millions of small black-and-white mini-comics proselytizing for protestant Christianity. Less well known are their large-format, full-color comic books, many of which attack Catholicism as a false religion. Among their full-size comics is a series of seven volumes based on the testimony of Dr. Alberto R. Rivera, a former Catholic priest who converted to protestantism. The sixth volume of the "Alberto" series, published in 1988, is called The Prophet, and over 33 pages expounds a complicated historical conspiracy theory -- that the entire religion of Islam is a diabolical scheme concocted by the early Catholic Church to do its dirty work. The Muslims, however, eventually disobeyed their Catholic masters and the plan backfired, leading to the violent religious conflicts of modern times.
The cover, shown above, depicts a menacing Mohammed planting the flag of Islam in the desert sand, and is based on an original oil painting by Fred Carter, an artist who worked with Chick Publications.
The middle portion of the comic, from page 14 to page 20, contains a fairly accurate recounting of Mohammed's life, interspersed with occasional conspiratorial elements about the Catholic Church's supposed role in elevating him to become a prophet.
Including the cover, there are in all 18 separate panels depicting Mohammed, each of which are reproduced on this page.
Note that only those panels from the comic which feature Mohammed are shown here; other panels without him are irrelevant to this Archive, and so are not included on this page. But as a result, there are elements of the comic's narrative missing from the series of images shown below, which although presented in order do not include various explanatory panels, and so don't make complete "sense" as a story.
You can view the full comic, in which the entire conspiracy theory is explained, both at the fmh-child.org site (which contains a clear digital version of the entire comic) and at the spirituallysmart.com site (which hosts high-resolution scans of the original printed comic book). If you want to own a physical copy of The Prophet, you can still order it directly from Chick Publications.
Below are all 17 internal panels representating of Mohammed in The Prophet, presented without captions as they are self-explanatory.
(Thanks to: baldy)
Mohammed's Believe It or Else! (Crescent Moon Publishers/Davidson Press/islamcomics.com, 2001)
Drawn by pseudonymous artist "Abdullah Aziz," Mohammed's Believe It or Else! skillfully illustrates many of the most bizarre, shocking and disgusting stories about Mohammed recounted in the Qu'ran and Hadiths -- all of which are considered factually true and beyond doubt by devout Muslims. But the goal of the comic book is not to seek converts; quite the opposite -- the goal is to point out to open-minded Muslims just how flawed, egotistical, immoral and fallible Mohammed is, in an attempt to lure them away from Islam.
The publishers request that outside sites not post the full comic book so that readers instead visit their company store where you can download for free a pdf of the entire book (in any of several languages), as well as buy t-shirts, coffee mugs and mouse pads featuring Mohammed's Believe It or Else! logos.
To honor their request, we will post here as teasers only a small sampling of the many Mohammed images found in the book, and encourage readers to view the entire thing for free at the publishers' site. The images here will also serve as an "emergency backup archive" of at least some of the MBIOE cartoons, in case the publishers' site ever gets knocked offline -- something that jihadists frequently threaten to do.
Note: Western readers may find the selection of Qu'ranic tales illustrated in Mohammed's Believe It or Else! to be somewhat peculiar, as many of the most damning ones from an infidel's perspective are not even included, whereas other offbeat canonical stories about Mohammed are illustrated even though they don't seem to our way of thinking to be particularly incriminating. For example, one of the tales from the Hadith (seen below) tells how Mohammed was terrified of a solar eclipse. While that may not seem very noteworthy to a non-believer, to a Muslim this information is devastating because it proves that Mohammed was all too human and was unaware of Allah's actions -- which casts doubt on the claim that he was a holy prophet.
(Thanks to: Hodja.)
Visit the publisher's site to download the entirety of the Mohammed's Believe It or Else! comic book.
La Vie de Mahomet (Stephane Charbonnier and Zineb El Rhazoui, published by Charlie Hebdo, 2013-14)
In 2013, the French satirical humor magazine Charlie Hebdo published two "special edition" standalone comic books chronicling in cartoon form the life of Mohammed. Volume 1, officially entitled La Vie de Mahomet, 1ere Partie: Les Débuts d'un Prophète (The Life of Mohammed, Part 1: The Beginnings of a Prophet) details the prehistory of Islam, Mohammed's birth and early life, up until the time he declared himself to be the Messenger of Allah. Volume 2, officially entitled La Vie de Mahomet, 2de Partie: Le Prophète de l'Islam (The Life of Mohammed, Part 2: The Prophet of Islam) covers the second half of his life as a religious leader and military commander. Finally, in early 2014, both volumes were bound together and reissued as a single hardback book entitled simply La Vie de Mahomet and which also included several pages of bonus material examining Mohammed's sexual escapades, which had not appeared in either of the original comics.
La Vie de Mahomet was drawn by Stephane Charbonnier (a.k.a "Charb"), Charlie Hebdo's leading cartoonist and Director of Publication. All writing, research and scripting for the comic was done by Zineb El Rhazoui (a.k.a "Zineb"), a Moroccan former Muslim and secular feminist who had recently joined the maagzine as its expert on Islam.
Less than a year after the publication of the combined volume, Muslim terrorists attacked the Charlie Hebdo offices and murdered Stephane Charbonnier and 11 other people, specifically because Charlie Hebdo had published depictions of Mohammed in this book and earlier issues of the magazine. By chance, Zineb El Rhazoui was not in the office at the time and avoided injury, despite being one of the prime intended targets of the attack.
Presented below are sample pages from all three volumes, in the original French. The sample jpegs are all digital scans of the original printed pages, so in some cases there is distortion of the images, whenever the pages were not laid completely flat on the scanner surface.
The hardcover combined edition of La Vie de Mahomet can still be found for sale at Amazon. Some of the jpegs presented here were discovered at the blog "Le Zouave Interplanétaire."
A complete PDF file containing scans of all pages in the first volume can be downloaded from this blog entry (at the bottom of the post); a similar scanned PDF of the entire second volume can be downloaded from this entry at the same blog (also at the bottom of the post). The same blog also has one sample page of the bonus material from the hardback edition, but no PDF of the entire book. A different high-resolution PDF of the entire scanned first volume can be downloaded at Scribd if you register at the site.
The sample images below variously come from all three volumes, and are presented without captions:
Islamic children's book (title unknown) (uploaded by islam4u.com, ca. 2008)
This page at the Arabic-language religious proselytizing site "islam4u.com" at one point featured several illustrations of Mohammed apparently taken from an Islamic children's book about his life story. This was done despite the purported "ban" on images of Mohammed in contemporary Islam -- proving that there never really was a ban, just violent disapproval of images deemed disrespectful. If depictions of Mohammed are honorific, such as the ones in this book, then they are perfectly acceptable. In some of the book's illustrations Mohammed is shown from the back, so that his face is not visible, but in others his face seems to be shown; in a few drawings it is not clear which character is Mohammed at all.
(Thanks to: Raafat.)
In all there were eight drawings excerpted from the book, with a link leading to more -- but shortly after these images were publicized here at the Mohammed Image Archive around 2008, the jpegs were taken offline by islam4u and all references to them removed. It is not known what the book's title was nor where the rest of the images can be found.
Men of Peace? (Chick Publications, 2006)
In addition to the full-color illustrated book The Prophet (discussed above), Chick Publications has also over the years released three small comic booklets about Mohammed and Islam, all claiming that Islam was either inspired by demonic forces, or concocted as a power-grab by the Catholic Church -- or both.
(Thanks [for all three booklets] to: Fen)
The most recent of these is a 2006 booklet called Men of Peace?, drawn by Jack Chick himself, and which explains, in abbreviated form, essentially the same theory presented in The Prophet -- although Men of Peace? places somewhat more emphasis on the purported demonic origins of Islam. (The other two Mohammed-themed Chick booklets are presented in separate entries below.)
Here are only those pages from Men of Peace? (seven in total) which depict Mohammed (pages on which he does not appear are not presented on this page). To view the entire story online, or purchase the printed booklet, visit the Men of Peace? page at the Chick Publications site here.
The Deceived (Chick Publications, 1990)
Sixteen years earlier, a previous Chick booklet called The Deceived illustrated a conversation between two Arab men who convert to Christianity after realizing that Islam is a religion of demons and that Allah is actually a pagan idol.
Four of the pages, presented below, depict Mohammed, while a fifth page has an extremely rare depiction of Allah.
The rest of the story can be viewed (and purchased in booklet form) here on The Deceived page at the Chick Publications site.
The Story Teller (Chick Publications, 1986)
The Story Teller, the first Chick black-and-white comic booklet to depict Mohammed, is a parable about a Muslim world traveller who returns home and informs his family that Islam is a fraudulent religion. It is based on the same theories of Alberto Rivera on which the full-color The Prophet is also based.
There is only one panel in The Storyteller which depicts Mohammed (from behind), along with a second panel which features a miniature reproduction of The Prophet's cover, which also features Mohammed. Both pages are presented here. To read the full story, or buy the booklet, visit Chick's The Story Teller page here.
"Prophet Muhammad Illustrated" Indonesian comic strips (Abdullah ibn Abi Sarh, 2008-2010)
Between 2008 and 2013 a team of apostate Indonesian former Muslims operating under the group-pseudonym "Abdullah ibn Abi Sarh" created a series of comic strips and comic books which documented the sordid and unsavory origins of Islam.
The authors at first up through 2010 released a series of online-only comic strips which focused on Mohammed's sexual misbehavior as well as other embarrassing and shameful aspects of Islam.
Later, two full-length comic books, produced in addition to the original series of strips, were eventually released: the first one in 2010 was called Riwayat Hidup Nabi Muhammad, which means Biography of the Prophet Muhammad in Indonesian, and featured detailed illustrations of Mohammed's many violent, sadistic and sociopathic deeds, taken verbatim from the Qu'ran and Hadiths. The second book in 2013 was called Sex in Islam According to Prophet Muhammad and focused on Mohammed's amoral, hypocritical and rapacious sexual crimes -- again, taken verbatim from the Qu'ran and Hadiths.
All the strips and both books were then translated into various languages (including English) and made available for download (and for purchase of the printed versions) at the Web site Prophet Muhammad Illustrated. However, the site has since been knocked offline, probably as a result of threats or cyber-attacks by Islamic fundamentalists or the Indonesian government.
This first entry is only about the the original series of online comic strips. The two later books are each discussed and excerpted in their own separate entries below.
In late 2008, the cartoon strips first appeared on an Indonesian blog, causing a nationwide uproar, including calls for the artist to be put to death, as reported by the Malaysian news agency "Bernama"
Indonesia Abuzz Over Cartoons Belitting Prophet
(The original article appeared at this URL on the Bernama site but was later taken offline.)
JAKARTA, Nov 20 (Bernama) -- Indonesia was abuzz Thursday over cartoons depicting Prophet Muhammad which appeared on an Internet blog, and Islamic organisations protested vehemently against the belittling of the prophet and called for the blogger to be arrested and penalised.
Police have appealed for calm while they investigated the appearance of the cartoons on the blog in Batak, one of the local Indonesian languages.
A police spokesman said it had yet to be proven that the cartoons were the work of someone of another religion who wanted to belittle Islam and that the server and blog were not hosted in Indonesia.
Communication and Information Minister Muhammad Nuh said his ministry would track the blogger and impose appropriate action under the law.
Muhammad Ismail Yusanto, spokesman of the Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia Islamic organisation, said the cartoonist should be sentenced to death.
The blog featuring the cartoons was then knocked offline, so the creators, under the user name "CopperKid," briefly uploaded them to FaithFreedom.org, before they were once again taken down. Finally, they were uploaded under the "Abdullah ibn Abi Sarh" name to the Prophet Muhammad Illustrated site, which lasted a few years before it too was also eventually knocked offline.
(The authors' pseudonym is explained in this video: Abdullah ibn Abi Sarh was a scribe who wrote down Mohammed's recitation of the Qu'ran, which Mohammed claimed he heard directly from Allah as spoken to him through the Angel Gabriel. But when the scribe suggested changes to the text, Mohammed agreed to them and allowed them into the manuscript, which made the scribe realize that the words in the Qu'ran were not the exact words of Allah at all, but concocted by humans such as himself.)
Although the original Prophet Muhammad Illustrated site is no longer online, past versions of it can still be viewed at the Internet Archives' "Wayback Machine," where all the various strips below can still be found preserved in early saved snapshots of the domain.
The comic strips accurately recount Mohammed's ludicrous and hypocritical justifications for his sexual appetite, as well as examples of his violent and vengeful nature, using actual quotes from the Qur'an and other sacred Islamic texts.
In the first two stories, drawings depicting Mohammed appear in nearly every scene, so in these two instances the entire strips are presented here in full. In the final eight stories, Mohammed is only depicted occasionally, so for those only the panels with Mohammed are reproduced here; to see the full strips, visit the Internet Archives' cache of the site.
1. Muhammad and Zainab
The first illustrated story is entitled "Muhammad and Zainab" and is still cached online here at the Internet Archive. It documents some of the completely absurd and arbitrary "laws from Allah" which Mohammed dreamt up to justify his immoral sexual antics, including committing incest with his own adopted daughter, seducing the wives of his followers, and other depraved behaviors:
2. Muhammad and Hafsa
The second story, Muhammad and Hafsa, begins with this paragraph (for which there no illustration)...
It was Hafsa's turn to sleep with the Prophet. Her maid Maria Quptia ( a gift from King of Alexandria) was also in her room when prophet walked in. Maria was a very attractive and voluptuous young teenager. She aroused carnal desires in any man who looked at her; then our Prophet was not any man, he was endowed with 30 man libido by Allah...
...and then continues with the following cartoons which document the outrageous lies Mohammed told so he could have an affair with a slave girl, and also his demeaning cruelty toward his own wives:
3. Al Azl (Coitus Interruptus)
The next strip, called "Al Azl (Coitus Interruptus)," explains Mohammed's revelation concerning the Islamic practice of withdrawing the penis from the vagina before ejaculating ("al azl"): When raping your sex slaves, you don't want to get them pregnant, because then later you won't receive as much money when selling them at the slave market or ransoming them back to their defeated tribes -- because who wants to buy a pregnant slave? Mohammed's ruling on the issue was fatalistic: He said that it didn't really matter whether or not his followers ejaculated inside the vaginas of their rape victims, because it was up to Allah to determine whether or not they became pregnant. So he allowed them to ejaculate as normal during the rapes if they wanted.
Mohammed only appears in three panels of this particular series (presented below); the rest of the strip can be found here. Mohammed is the one wearing green:
4. Muhammad Murdered Abu Afak
"Muhammad Murdered Abu Afak" relates how Mohammed first ordered the murder of an enemy, and then ordered a second murder of a 120-year-old man who dared to write a poem criticizing the first murder. Mohammed appears in only two panels:
5. Muhammad Murdered Asma bint Marwan
"Muhammad Murdered Asma bint Marwan" continues on the same theme, vividly illustrating Mohammed's murder of a mother who wrote yet another poem which criticized the men of her tribe for not resisting Mohammed's barbarism:
6. Muhammad and the Pregnant Ummu Walad
In Muhammad and the Pregnant Ummu Walad, a Muslim man carves out his pregnant sex slave's fetus and murders her because she dared to criticize Mohammed. When Mohammed learned of the deed, he praised the murderer and absolved him of any wrongdoing:
7. Muhammad Murdered Umm Qirfa
Muhammad Murdered Umm Qirfa recounts the historical incident in which Mohammed ordered the massacre of a pagan Arabian tribe in order to steal their wealth and enslave the woman and children. After Mohammed's men tear the tribe's female leader limb from limb, they present her head to Mohammed as a trophy, and he parades it through the streets of Medina.
(Thanks to: F. Vogelpest.)
8. Who is Abdullah ibn Sa'd ibn Abi Sarh?
"Who is Abdullah ibn Sa'd ibn Abi Sarh?," as mentioned above, recounts the tale of a scribe who wrote down Mohammed's revelations from Allah -- only to become disillusioned when he discovered that human-made changes were being made to the text.
Only those panels showing Mohammed are displayed below -- several of which are the same images re-used in new panels:
9. History of Mecca
Story #9, "History of Mecca," features only one drawing of Mohammed:
10. Jinns and Shooting Stars
The tenth and final cartoon strip, "Jinns and Shooting Stars," does not contain any drawings of Mohammed.
Miscellaneous Indonesian panels from lost strips
These two orphaned panels (which exist in Indonesian only) seem to illustrate a completely separate story from Mohammed's life, but do not appear in either the ten named strips above nor the two published books below. They are likely "lost" panels from an early Mohammed strip only ever published on the original Indonesian blog in 2008, but never included on the later "Prophet Muhammad Illustrated" official site. In each case, Mohammed apparently is the character wearing green clothing:
Biography of the Prophet Muhammad (Riwayat Hidup Nabi Muhammad) (Abdullah ibn Abi Sarh, 2010)
(For the full background story on Riwayat Hidup Nabi Muhammad, see the previous entry about "Indonesian comic strips.")
In 2010, a group of Indonesian apostate Muslims drew and published a 69-page full-color comic book entitled (in Indonesian) Riwayat Hidup Nabi Muhammad, which in English means Biography of the Prophet Muhammad, which was also the title of the English-language translation of the book.
It was originally available for sale, in electronic and printed formats, on the now-defunct site Prophet Muhammad Illustrated, which can still be viewed here at the Internet Archive.
This link at WikiIslam explains the motivation behind the creation of Riwayat Hidup Nabi Muhammad and also gives the book's full preface, while this Islam-watch post has a statement from the authors which was originally posted in 2010 at the Indonesian-language forum of FaithFreedom.org:
We would like to announce the publication of our new book, Biography of the Prophet Muhammad - Illustrated - Volume 1. The book was created collaboratively by several senior members of Indonesia Faithfreedom forum. The idea of creating an illustrated book about Muhammad came when we realized that illustrations can be a powerful tool to explain about Islam. We also scanned Qur'an intrepetations (tafsir) and showed the pages in our forum to back up our comic strips. Without the comic strips and scanned tafsir, we have to repeat the information over and over during debates with new Muslim visitors, and advise them to read articles in our huge Resource Centers that contain tens of thousands of articles in Indonesian about Muhammad, Qur'an, Hadith, and anything about Islam. But Muslims usually refused to follow our advice and just ignored our textual information. On the other hand, we do not have to ask them to read the comic strips, because they already do that out of curiosity.
The English-language version of the book can still be purchased at iTunes and at Amazon.com. The drawings on this page, however, are taken from the original Indonesian-language version of the book.
Our forum members spread the comic strips to their blogs, websites, Facebooks, etc and soon the Indonesian Government condemned the comic strips and Indonesia Faithfreedom forum on TV news, newspaper, magazine, internet media.
It is not our intention to cause anger among Muslims. We just have a strong urge to counter the lies that Indonesian ulamas spread to promote Islam. ... Islam is based on lies, deception, and murders. We counter Islam by providing solid arguments in our articles, translations from Faithfreedom.org, comic strips, scanned Qur'an tafsir and Islamic literatures in Indonesian, etc. After trying hard for two years, we began to see the result.
One by one, Indonesian Muslims started to write testimonies that they left Islam because of the information in Indonesia Faithfreedom.
Our success encouraged us to produce an illustrated book of Prophet Muhammad. The first volume is about the life of Muhammad in Mecca up to the time he migrated to Medina. We spent three years to produce this book because none of us could do it full time.
Biography of the Prophet Muhammad is 69 pages long, 53 of which contain depictions of Mohammed. Each of these 53 pages contain as many as eight different drawings of him, so in total there are several hundred Mohammed images in the comic book, far too many to reproduce here. Consequently, below is just a small sampling of the drawings in the comic book; to see them all, you may purchase the English version at the iTunes or Amazon links above.
(A few of the sections in Biography of the Prophet Muhammad are re-drawn retellings of the same stories first illustrated in the earlier comic strips, but most of the book is original material.)
Page 19 has a series of illustrations showing the convulsions and seizures Obama would have when hearing the words of Allah.
Page 26 illustrates how Mohammed reported experiencing intense tinnitus (ringing in the ears) during his visitations.
Mohammed lusting after the six-year-old Aisha.
Mohammed rides Buraq to visit the "furthest mosque."
Page 12 features a famous scene from early in Mohammed's life when he helped to lay the Black Stone in the Kaaba.
Mohammed announcing that the Angel Gabriel has given him another revelation from Allah.
Page 57, shown here in full, reveals just how often Mohammed is depicted on many of the book's pages; in this instance, Mohamed (the figure in green) appears seven times.
The following selection of panels, chosen at random from various pages throughout Riwayat Hidup Nabi Muhammad, show Mohammed angry, fearful, confused, angry, vengeful, angry and angry:
Sex in Islam According to Prophet Muhammad (Sex Islamiah Menurut Nabi Muhammad) (Abdullah ibn Abi Sarh, 2013)
(For the full background story on Sex in Islam According to Prophet Muhammad, see the previous two entries about "Indonesian comic strips" and Biography of the Prophet Muhammad.)
Sex in Islam According to Prophet Muhammad is the second comic book book about Mohammed by the same group of Indonesian apostate Muslims who had also released Biography of the Prophet Muhammad three years earlier. As its title implies, this volume is entirely about the rules concerning sex in Islamic law -- rules which the book irrefutably proves were concocted by Mohammed to legitimize his own amoral sexual appetites, and also which were set up as a sexual reward system for warriors joining his jihad.
As this review of the book states,
Muhammad -- the prophet of Islam -- was a sensual prophet. He married many. Many of his "marriages" targeted beautiful young widows whose bad luck came through Muhammad's aggression against their tribes. Muhammad and his rogue bandits killed the able men, stole the fortunes of the tribe, and enslaved and raped the women. Muhammad was the head of the Muslims. He aimed for the most beautiful ones amongst the captives. He usually "married" (raped?) them in the days following the attack on their tribe. The Muslim men also got their share of women and sex in the days following the Muslim attack. Thus "sex" was at the heart of Islamic imperialism.
Google Books has a listing for Sex in Islam here, and the Indonesian-language version can apparently still be downloaded for free here at 4shared.
Not only in the "now and then" was sex important for Muhammad and the early Muslims. Those Muslims who perished in the attack against other tribes were promised with a heaven filled with eternal sex. Seventy two houris await with flowers and roses the Muslim "martyr".
Sex is at the heart of Islam.
The currently released book on "Sex in Islam" reflect[s] what actually happened, using exact quotations from Islamic sources relied upon by all Islamic scholars.
Ibn Abi Sarh's new book covers through imagery the stories of Muhammad's wives Khadija, Sawda, Hafsa, and the child bride Aisha. The book also covers the stories of Muhammad's concubines Rayhana and Maria the Copt. Ibn Abi Sarh covers also Muhammad's divorced wives 'Amar, Mulaykah, Asma, and Alshanba bint 'Amer.
The latter part of Ibn Abi Sarh's book deals with critical sex issues in Islam like Nikah, Pedophilia, divorce and remarriage, Sex in paradise, Polygamy, breast feeding, etc.
Just as with Biography of the Prophet Muhammad, the first volume in rhe series, Sex in Islam was originally available for sale, in electronic and printed formats, on the now-defunct site Prophet Muhammad Illustrated, but since the site has been shut down, the book can no longer be purchased there. (The listing, however, can still be viewed here at the Internet Archive.) It is also apparently not available at Amazon or iTunes. The only surviving source, as mentioned above, is the Indonesian edition still available for free at 4shared, which is excerpted below.
Over the comic book's 84 pages, Mohammed appears hundreds of times; therefore, only a small representative sampling of Mohammed images are reproduced here. Some of the book covers the same tales as were covered in the Indonesian comic strips (see above), but with redrawn higher-resolution cartoons. The rest of the book features stories from canonical Islamic sources not covered elsewhere in the Indonesian comic series.
The excerpts here are all in Indonesian; in each panel, Mohammed is the figure in green with a reddish beard. The following 31 sample images from Sex in Islam are presented for the most part without captions:
Mohammed: "There is no age limit on marriage in Islam."
Aisha: "Nothing is more frightening than the prophet approaches me in the afternoon."
The captions and word balloons in the panel above refer to the 1991 kidnapping and rape of the 11-year-old Jaycee Dugard by pedophile Phillip Garrido, who was eventually caught and sentenced to life in prison:
Caption: What is the difference between Philip Garrido and Muhammad?
Garrido: "Qu'ran 65:4 (the Islamic doctrine permitting intercourse with girls who have not yet started menstruating) is good for me! [I.e. justifies my actions.]
Dugard: "I was 11 years old when he began to rape me."
Aishah: "I was two years younger than you when the prophet began to rape me, Jaycee."
Caption: Rape? What rape? Islam does not restrict the age of marriage and does not recognize marital rape. A Muslim husband has the absolute right to have intercourse with his wife, and the wife is not entitled to reject it.
Gods' Club (Marcel Gotlib, l'Echo de Savanes, 1974)
Gods' Club was not a standalone comic book but instead was a 12-page long comic story by cartoonist Marcel Gotlib included as part of the January 1974 edition of l'Echo de Savanes, a French humor magazine. What distinguishes Gods' Club from all the other comics on this page is that it does not feature Mohammed at all, but instead features representations of Allah, the supreme deity of Islam. Although this comic therefore does not technically belong in an archive devoted to images of Mohammed, we have decided to include Gods' Club here for the sake of completeness, since depictions of Allah are extremely rare and if anything would be considered by Muslims even more blasphemous than mere depictions of Mohammed.
The plot of Gods' Club revolves around an out-of-control private party attended by the deities or founders of various religions, including Jesus, Odin, Jupiter, Buddha, Allah and Jehovah. Before long they are drinking, vomiting, dancing, fighting, masturbating, smoking, looking at pornography, arguing and farting. After humans down on earth complain about the noise, the gods install soundproofing.
Gods' Club was originally in French, but became so well-known that is was later translated into various languages, including Danish, Spanish and Italian, and re-published in various formats.
Reproduced here are the 12 original pages Gods' Club, all of which feature depictions of Allah, who is shown wearing a bejeweled turban and a crescent-moon necklace. Like all the other deities, he is also given a typically French "first name," which in Allah's case is "Claude."
The original French-language version of Gods' Club shown on this page was obtained at this site; a high-resolutuon version in Spanish is available here; full-page scans of an Italian-language version of Gods' Club printed in Totem Comics in 1994 can be found here, and a different (partial) Italian version is available here.
Below these 12 original French panels are a few close-up higher-resolution images of just Allah taken from a Danish-language version of the comic.
(Thanks to: Erik and Michael B.)
In this first of four close-up panels from a high-resolution Danish version of Gods' Club, Allah is formally introduced as he arrives at the party.
Later, Allah is shown smoking a cigar and knocking on Jehovah's genitals.
Allah lights up a joint as Jehovah says, "Allah, your latent anti-Zionism is beginning to irritate me," while Jesus laughs in the background.
Allah is seen here vomiting uncontrollably, while Jupiter masturbates.
It's All About Muhammad: A Biography of the World's Most Notorious Prophet (F. W. Burleigh, Zenga Books, 2014)
Although It's All About Muhammad is a standard text-based book, rather than a comic book, it has been included in this section of the Mohammed Image Archive because it is lavishly illustrated with 25 full-size comic-style drawings, all created by the author F.W. Burleigh.
Only 15 of the book's 25 illustrations contain depictions of Mohammed; the other 10 are various scenes from the Qu'ran, Hadiths and Arabian history in which he does not appear.
It's All About Muhammad has over 500 pages of text disentangling the life story of Mohammed, based meticulously on the testimonies in the Qu'ran and Hadiths and other sacred Islamic texts -- where (in the originals) they are jumbled up chronologically and are otherwise hard for the layman to deciper.
You can buy the book at Amazon here.
Excerpts from the book, and well as other background material, can be found here on its official Web site.
The Citizen Warrior blog has an extensive review of the book, along with comments from the author himself.
All 15 Mohammed illustrations in It's All About Muhammad are presented below, in order from first to last; clearly written explanatory captions are included as part of each image:
Mohammed Lives! (anonymous, 2010)
Mohammed Lives! is a 17-page hand-drawn comic book created in 2010 by an artist who wishes to remain anonymous. A pdf version of the comic book with a color cover can be downloaded here at the artist's site; a version with the original black-and-white cover is available here at Scribd.
Mohammed Lives! is a comedic horror story about an old rabbi who has the disembodied soul of Mohammed trapped in a glass bottle, where it endures all the pain experienced by the victims of Islamic terror -- the result of a curse placed on Mohammed long ago by one of his Jewish victims. After two of the rabbi's yeshiva students steal the bottle as part of an ill-conceived plan to show it to the media, it gets stolen by some left-wing protesters who accidentally break the glass and release Mohammed's evil soul. It flies to an exhibit of Mohammed's beard hair and original clothes in a museum on the Temple Mount, where Mohammed becomes reincarnated as a demonic monster bent on world domination. He has the ability to blow up himself up in suicide bombings and then magically reassemble his body parts and do it all over again, wreaking havoc in Jerusalem. After a final showdown against the rabbi, Mohammed's soul once again gets trapped, but this time inside the sacred Hebrew letters of an ancient Torah.
Mohammed is depicted multiple times through the comic book -- as his original self, as a disembodied soul, and as a reincarnated monster. Only those panels in Mohammed Lives! which depict Mohammed are reproduced here, so several pages and portions of pages from the full comic are not included among the images displayed below. To read the full comic, see the download links above, but it's possible to follow the comic book's general plotline just from the images presented here:
Illustreret Danmarkshistorie for Folket, Vol. 5 (Illustrated People's History of Denmark, Volume 5) (Claus Deleuran, 1992)
Danish cartoonist Claus Deleuran created a nine-volume comprehensive "people's history" of Denmark that was serialized in the newspaper Ekstra Bladet between 1987 and 1996 and subsequently published as a series of standalone comic books. Deleuran died in 1996 before he could complete the series, but in Volume 5, published as a book in 1992, he covered the period 400A.D. to 800A.D., and on pages 239 and 240 he illustrates parts of Mohammed's life and the early days of Islam, to show how it affected tribal movements that eventually impacted Denmark. Page 239 has three full drawings of Mohammed and three small or partial drawings, while page 240 has one large drawing of him. All are presented below, first the full drawings, and then each entire page to show the drawings in context.
(Thanks to: Martin H.)
The caption under this rendition of Mohammed riding Buraq on page 240 says in Danish, "Egentlig må man ikke gengive profetens ansigt; men det ser så dumt ud uden,} which means "Strictly speaking one must not render the prophet's face; but it looks so silly without."
One of the three full drawings of Mohammed on page 239.
One of the three full drawings of Mohammed on page 239.
One of the three full drawings of Mohammed on page 239.
The previous two drawings in context, and a tiny Mohammed riding a camel to Medina.
The full page 239.
The full page 240.
"Pret met Mohammed" ("Fun with Mohammed") comic strip (Tiberius, 2005-2014)
"Pret met Mohammed" (which translates into English as "Fun with Mohammed") began in 2005 as a black-and-white Dutch-language single-panel comic strip. As its popularity grew, the anonymous artist, who went by the user name "Tiberius," began drawing the comics in color, then translating them into English, and then creating cartoons with multiple panels.
Between 2005 and 2012 the site was hosted at the now-defunct URL pretmetmohammed.ebloggy.com. Although that site is no longer online, fortunately it is preserved here at the Internet Archive. Then, between 2012 and 2014, Tiberius moved his home page to pretmetmohammed.wordpress.com, which remains online, even though no cartoons have been added since July 26, 2014, which was apparently the final day of the strip's nine-year run.
Several hundred politically incorrect "Pret met Mohammed" comics were published throughout the strip's long lifespan, far too many to present here. So, below, you will find 14 sample strips taken from various points throughout the strip's history; the final two panels are examples of the more simplistic black-and-white drawing style from the strip's first year as a Dutch-only site.
"Pret met Mohammed" has been heavily censored; not only was its original "ebloggy" site taken offline, but its Facebook page was blocked, its Google Drive site was deleted, and sites which hosted the cartoons translated into Arabic and Turkish were also knocked offline.
Although "Pret met Mohammed" is no longer being published, luckily all the panels can still be accessed and viewed at the Internet Archive and Wordpress links above.
"Jesus and Mo" comic strip (anonymous, 2005-present)
"Jesus and Mo" is an online comic strip that has been published weekly, without fail, since 2005 -- one of the longest-running comic strips on the Internet. In each week's four-panel comic, Jesus and Mohammed live as roommates in the modern world and engage in bitterly ironic conversations about current events. Although the humor mocks both Christianity and Islam, the Jesus character is somewhat more self-aware of his flaws and foibles, while the Mohammed character is generally just as intolerant and illogical as he is in the Qu'ran -- so Islam ends up on the receiving end of most of the jokes.
Throughout the many years of the strip's existence, Mohammed has been depicted hundreds of times, far too many to reprint here. Below are six sample strips, showing the style of art and humor typical of the entire series. To view all "Jesus and Mo" cartoons, view the comic strip's archives here:
"Mohammed the Prophet Answers Your E-mails" comic strip (file13, 2005)
In 2005, an artist using the pseudonym "file13" uploaded a series of comic strips entitled "Mohammed the Prophet Answers Your E-mails" to his blog "isfullofcrap.com." In each three-panel strip, Mohammed (now in Hell) gave satirical but scripturally accurate Islamic answers to readers' questions. However, the artist apparently at first deleted the images and then took down his blog entirely after receiving threats, so the series can no longer be found online. Furthermore, the Internet Archive has no backups of the blog, so the sole remaining example of "Mohammed the Prophet Answers Your E-mails" displayed here (which was entry #54 in the series) is the only surviving remnant of the strip.
Koranen og profeten Muhammeds liv (The Koran and the life of the prophet Mohammed) (Kåre Bluitgen, 2006)
Back in 2005 Danish author Kåre Bluitgen complained that he could not find an artist to illustrate his planned children's book about Mohammed. This led to the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten holding a satirical contest to find an artist willing to illustrate the (then as-yet unnamed) book. When the paper published the artistic submissions, it created a global furor over the supposed taboo in Islam against depicting Mohammed, with Muslims around the world insisting that non-Muslims obey Islamic law (or what they thought was Islamic law) on this issue. As riots, violence and terror attacks spiraled out of control in Europe and the Middle East over the ensuing months, few people noticed that the book that started it all was eventually published, to almost no fanfare, in 2006. The artist who eventually agreed to illustrate the book, which was finally titled Koranen og profeten Muhammeds liv (The Koran and the life of the prophet Mohammed), only did so on the condition that he or she remain anonymous (understandably so).
The book is filled with dozens of respectful images of Mohammed, an example of which is on the cover shown above. The full story behind the book, however, is already discussed in the Mohammed Image Archive's "Jyllands-Posten Cartoons" section, where you will find many more images of Mohammed from the book. Please refer to that section (starting near the bottom of the page) to see the illustrations from Koranen og profeten Muhammeds liv.
You can buy an e-book version of Koranen og profeten Muhammeds liv here, and also see the illustrations at the Face of Mohammed blog here and the WikiIslam site here.
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