Monthly Seminar

Prophet Mohammad in the Eyes of Westerners

Lecturer: Professor Ali Paya

Thursday 2oth October 2022
6.00 P.M. – 8.00 P.M. (LONDON TIME)

133 High Road , The Islamic College London

Prophet Mohammad in the Eyes of Westerners

The story of how, only a few decades after the Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) declared his mission until our time, some among those with the power to influence the masses, i.e. preachers, clerics, politicians, scholars, artists and in modern times, the media (of all sorts, books, journals, newspapers, radios and TVs, cinema, music), did their best to present a distorted portrait of the Prophet of Islam to Westerners, contains all elements of a powerful drama, including, fear, insecurity, hatred, jealousy, deceit, admiration, love, respect, and many more.

The aim of this talk is to present a brief, though objective and, it is hoped, informative as well as balanced account of the ways in which various personalities and institutions have represented the Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) to Westerners throughout the ages.