Is there a Prohibition of Images in Islam?

Silvia Naef explains in her book on images and the prohibition of images in Islam

Gibt es ein Bilderverbot im Islam?
Cover, Verlag C.H.Beck

Tuesday, 19 October 2010 - 8:00pm

Lecture

Gasteig
Lecture Hall of the library
Rosenheimer Straße 5
81667 München

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Prof. Dr. Silvia Naef, Art Historian and Scholar of Islamic Studies, Arabic Studies, University of Geneva

«The Islamic religion, as well as cultures in the Muslim world, are often wrongfully accused of being opposed to images,» Silvia Naef explains in her book on images and the prohibition of images in Islam. Starting with the Koran and the teaching of the Sunnah, she will briefly focus on Islamic arts in previous centuries before turning to an explanation of the current perspectives of Islamic scholars and social developments in recent years, providing an intriguing perspective on a prejudiced and highly misunderstood subject.

Organisers: Munich Adult Education Centre [Münchner Volkshochschule], Munich Protestant Academy, Department of Arts and Culture of the City of Munich