What do we know about Muhammad*? Activity: Storyboard • In Islam, the issue of what can or cannot be drawn is sometimes argued. This is for many reasons, including that the prophet Muhammad (pbuh) saw it as a form of idol worship. • Other Muslims believe that Muhammad and other people should not be drawn as God created man and man should not attempt to recreate him/her in visual form. • Create a storyboard on the life of Muhammad. • However as Muslims do not believe in depicting Muhammad, you must complete the storyboard without drawing any people or animals. Muhammad (pbuh) was born in _________in about 570CE. He was poor because both of his parents had died by the time he was ____. One night he was praying in a cave when he heard an ___________. In 622 there was an assassination attempt against Muhammad (pbuh). He and his followers left Makkah, and went to live in____________. He went to live with his uncle who was a trader. Eventually Muhammad (pbuh) became a trader too. Muhammad (pbuh) was reliable He could have led a very easy life man. When he was 25, he but he was upset with conditions married his employer; a rich 40 in Makkah. He hated the way that year old widow women & the poor were treated called_____________. badly, plus drunkenness and gambling. Also some people worshipped_____. The angel told Muhammad (pbuh) to recite something. Muhammad (pbuh) could not read but the angel said that he was _________messenger. These words became the first words of the___________. After this Muhammad (pbuh) began to preach about the word of Allah. He said that Allah was the only one God, and that they should not worship any other false_________. This is where Muhammad (pbuh) set up the first Muslim community. Many battles took place Makkah is now a very important between Madinah and Makkah. town and all Muslims try to visit it In 630 Makkah was defeated at least once in their lifetime. and Muhammad (pbuh) returned to his home town. Muhammad (pbuh) said Allah was the creator and he would one day judge them. Some people believed Muhammad (pbuh), but many said he was either lying or mad. Muhammad was born in Makkah in about 570AD. He was poor because both of his parents had died by the time he was 6. He went to live with his uncle who was a trader. Eventually Muhammad became a trader too. Southpark and Muhammad. • As we have discussed previously it is forbidden to depict Muhammad in any way. • Recently South Park has went against this religious rule. • As a result their lives were threaten by Muslim extremists. Debate: Do you think South Park was right to show Muhammad in this way despite it being against Muslims religious law? Is this freedom of speech or religious hatred?