Mohammed Image Archive

Depictions of Mohammed Throughout History

The Mohammed Image Archive is a compendium of images that depict Mohammed (the 7th-century founder of Islam), spanning all historical periods, cultures and genres.

The inspiration for this Archive came from the global controversy over the publication of Mohammed cartoons in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten, and the need for a comprehensive and even-handed look at the wide variety of Mohammed depictions in Islamic and Western societies from the Middle Ages until today. It will remain online as a resource for those interested in freedom of expression. (Please note that the Arabic name "Mohammed" has over the years been transliterated into Western languages with several different spellings -- some of which you'll encounter on this site -- including Mahomet, Muhammad, and Mohamed.)

The images in the Mohammed Image Archive have been divided into the following categories; click on these links to view the images in each section:

Islamic Depictions of Mohammed in Full

Islamic Depictions of Mohammed with Face Hidden

European Medieval and Renaissance Images

Dante's Inferno

Miscellaneous Mohammed Images

Book Illustrations

Book Covers

Comic Books

Political Cartoons

Television, Film and Video

The Jyllands-Posten Cartoons

Online Cartoons

"Draw Mohammed" Events and Contests

Charlie Hebdo

Extreme Mohammed

Derivative Works

"This Is Mohammed"

Not Mohammed

Email Responses from Readers


Mirror sites:

The following sites contain exact duplicates of the Mohammed Image Archive, which you can visit if this page is offline for any reason (note that these "mirror sites" do not always feature the latest and most up-to-date version of the Archive): (Netherlands) (Canada)

parazite (Finland)

If you know of any other interesting depictions of Mohammed that you think should be included in the Mohammed Image Archive, email submissions here. Please do not send submissions until you have viewed all the pages, to ensure you're not suggesting something already in the Archive.