The Prophet Muhammad and the Muslim Army at the Battle of Uhud

portrayed as Ottoman soldiers of 1595
from the Siyer-i Nebi

A larger, full picture of The Prophet Muhammad and the Muslim Army at the Battle of Uhud, from the Siyer-i Nebi, portrayed as Ottoman soldiers of 1595 (3.8MB)

Turkey, Istanbul; c. 1594
From the David Collection museum, Denmark. Leaf: 37.3 × 27; miniature: 20.5 × 17.7 cm
When the Prophet Muhammad is depicted in historical or religious works from the world of Islam, he is almost always shown veiled because of his exalted position, though there are exceptions.
The Prophet is seen here with his followers during the battle at the mountain of Uhud outside Medina in 625, when the Muslims suffered a defeat at the hands of troops sent out from Mecca.
The miniature comes from a six-volume edition of Siyar-i Nabi that was commissioned by the Ottoman sultan Murad III and completed in the palace workshops in Istanbul in 1595, shortly after the sultan’s death.


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