The Journey of Prophet Muhammad

May 15th, 2007, in News, by

Cirebon is rocked by a Muhammad photo scandal.

On 9th May police in Cirebon, West Java raided a number of movie stalls in search of a VCD entitled “The Journey of Prophet Muhammad” on the cover of which was a picture of a bearded Arab man. The police managed to find one copy of the tale.

Although the contents of the video did not show any pictures or representations of Muhammad a leader of the MUI in Cirebon, Mahfudz Bakri, worries that: mediaindo

People will think that the man [on the VCD cover] is Muhammad.

Given the fact that:

Islam forbids any visual depictions of Muhammad.

The video is produced by PT Merak Cipta Indokreasi, but in its original form the cover features only a map of the city of Mecca, not an Arab man. Police are still investigating. detik


19 Comments on “The Journey of Prophet Muhammad”

  1. Bas says:

    Uhuh that’s a serious matter we have here. I am happy to see the Indonesian police authorities have promptly reacted and are already thouroughly investigating the case.

  2. Andrew says:

    I guess the CPD deserves a medal of honor.
    CPD = Cirebon Police Department :))

  3. Dimp says:

    May be an idea to have another spin-off for Law & Order.

  4. Rockstar says:

    People will think that the man [on the VCD cover] is Muhammad.

    OMG. If people actually believed that, it’s like the dumbest people ever lived on earth.
    You guys probably know why.

  5. El Gran Combo Puertorico says:

    I reckon that muhammad is still here, living among us. Travelling from place to place. Lately he likes to hang around with Elvis. Maybe they’re uh-uh, you know. I don’t know, don’t ask me. And yes, it was him on the cover. People need money to go on with their life, right?

  6. Arema says:

    I’m just curious, why pictures or representations of Muhammad are not allowed to be shown? Thanks in advance.

  7. Niamh Piperman says:

    You know what I think is even more insulting – these competitions that seem to be really popular – you know, the ones where little children are played off against each other to see who can give the best Islamic sermon and those Koran reciting competitions. Seems like people are turning their religion into another commodity. But, then again, it hasn’t come up for any criticism by the FPI of MUI so it must be okay.

  8. Oide says:

    Once God gave 5000 rupiahs to Prophet Muhammad and Jesus. Both go to marketplace and separated. later in the evening they come back home and God asked them how to spend 5000:

    Jesus: I paid the man called Mat kodak to take my picture.
    Muhammad: I paid man under the tree to shave my hair.

    Thats why there is no picture of prophet muhammad, and Jesus got a gondrong hair.

  9. Rockstar says:

    @oide.. lol
    But seriously speaking however, we don’t need a camera to take someone’s picture. A very talented artist can capture that somewhat very close to the real person. But capturing a voice, that does need a hardware equipment.

  10. Mohammed Khafi says:

    Do I need to wonder why a more sensible, reasoned and intelligent version of Islam is so difficult to place into these peoples heads, when their leaders are so intellectually challenged?

    A leader of the MUI in Cirebon, Mahfudz Bakri, worries that:

    People will think that the man [on the VCD cover] is Muhammad.

    Given the fact that:

    Islam forbids any visual depictions of Muhammad.

    Islam does not forbid the depiction of Muhammad, and I challenge anybody to prove using the Words of God, Al Quran to prove that it does!

    Even if the people do believe it’s Muhammad, so what?

    If the people are stupid enough to think that a picture on a DVD sleeve is really Muhammad, then they seriously need remedial education, but of course if they were educated and intelligent they would end up rejecting the nonsense that their so called religious leaders keep telling them, no wonder the Islamic Authorities don’t want to push for good educational standards in this country.

    Peace

  11. Bas says:

    So, did the Cirebon police already find out if this man is really the prophet and who put his picture on this VCD’s cover?

  12. Mohammed Khafi says:

    Bas,

    If it’s really The Prophet, then only God could have put his picture on the VCD cover, better go and by one straight away, it could be a guaranteed ticket to heaven! 🙂

    Peace

  13. Aluang Anak Bayang says:

    If it’s really The Prophet, then only God could have put his picture on the VCD cover, better go and by one straight away, it could be a guaranteed ticket to heaven!

    Yup, I checked it out. It teaches you to mix this and that, tug it into a backpack and then KABOOM! You are standing outside heaven’s gate. Surely a guaranteed ticket to heaven! 🙂

    *just joking, no offence intended. Just can’t resist writting it whenever moslem mentioned ticket to heaven.*

  14. Josef says:

    People will think that the man [on the VCD cover] is Muhammad.

    OMG. If people actually believed that, it’s like the dumbest people ever lived on earth.
    You guys probably know why.

    Hahaha, it took me a second to get that.

  15. AJA says:

    Hey… dont insult prophet muhammad…!!!!

  16. Fahad says:

    Is this a new technique to insult our prophet?

  17. Driss says:

    Shame on you. The day of judgment is near, you shall see.

  18. hariyangindah says:

    Well, since Muhammad is a sex maniac, perhaps he is now on a journey to a rows of brothels.

  19. schmerly says:

    Islam forbids any visual depictions of Muhammad

    I’ve often thought why is that?

    If there are no pictures of Mohamed it stands to reason, that nobody knows what he looked like, so you could have a picture of anybody and who’s to say who it is? even pictures, paintings, sculptures Etc., of Christ are only what people think he looked like, there are even some depictions of Christ being black! but a lot of Arabs are black, so who’s right?

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