Når, dette blogindlæg er mest af alt for at imødekomme en udfordring. Det skulle jo være farligt at tegne en bestemt mand. Men here goes. Her er min kunstneriske tegning af Muhammad. Nogen vil måske synes tegningen er dårlig og grim. Det synes jeg også. Nogen vil måske synes at den kunne ligne en europæisk rigmand fra 13-1500-tallet. Deri vil jeg også give dem ret. Mine kunstneriske evner er ikke exceptionelle og da specielt ikke nå materialet jeg har at arbejde med er Paint. Men et resultat er det da. Og ja jeg blev inspireret af de gode egyptere til at kommer over nogle hurdles for at få fødder og hænder med uden at det skulle volde for meget besvær. Tegningen er baseret på nogle få sporadiske beskrivelser af Muhammads udseende, hvoraf nogen af dem kan ses forneden. Og jeg har gjort mit bedste ud fra den tid jeg gad at bruge på det til at få tegningen til at være i overensstemmelse med den beskrivelse jeg gad at bruge tid på at finde. Men min tegning er selvfølgelig intet i forhold til hvad andre kunstnere har præsteret, som fx tegneren bag Jesus and Mo.
Muhammad (pbuh) was of a height a little above the average. He was of sturdy build with long muscular limbs and tapering fingers. The hair of his head was long and thick with some waves in them. His forehead was large and prominent, his eyelashes were long and thick, his nose was sloping, his mouth was somewhat large and his teeth were well set. His cheeks were spare and he had a pleasant smile. His eyes were large and black with a touch of brown. His beard was thick and at the time of his death, he had seventeen grey hairs in it. He had a thin line of fine hair over his neck and chest. He was fair of complexion and altogether was so handsome that Abu Bakr composed this couplet about him:
“As there is no darkness in the moonlit night so is Mustafa, the well-wisher, bright.”
His gait was firm and he walked so fast that others found it difficult to keep pace with him. His face was genial but at times, when he was deep in thought, there there were long periods of silence, yet he always kept himself busy with something. He did not speak unnecessarily and what he said was always to the point and without any padding. At times he would make his meaning clear by slowly repeating what he had said. His laugh was mostly a smile. He kept his feelings under firm control – when annoyed, he would turn aside or keep silent, when pleased he would lower his eyes [Tirmidhi].
His dress generally consisted of a shirt, tamad (trousers), a sheet thrown round the shoulders and a turban. On rare occasions, he would put on costly robes presented to him by foreign emissaries in the later part of his life. [Ahmed, Musnad, Hafiz Bin Qayyim]