|Supreme Court USA, Washington DC|
During my trip to
It was in the morning, and pretty cold, somewhere between 0 - 5 Celsius degree. I love the cold haha. I stood in a line with my group waiting for the door to open. Entering the building, like usual we needed to pass through a very tight security check. Then, the awesome part ... the museum ...
Like any other governmental building in
"What is that?" so I thought ... then I read on the title .. they are man who are considered to be male upholders in the world. And, there is Muhammad on top of a male figure dressing in Arabic style. "Wow.. I never knew this before" so I said to my self.
For Muslims, it is forbidden to draw his picture. I still remember. When I was a child, I read children's magazine about the Phropet's history. It was drawn like comic book. But when it came to the depiction of Muhammad PBUH, he is not depicted as man, but in a symbol i.e. a light that has 'Muhammad' written in Arabic inside.
Then, we entered the upper ground. The tour guide then asked us to enter the court room, it is forbidden to take picture there. But there is a diorama. The court room is like this:
The room's ceiling is very high. There are many ornaments on the upper ceiling including the scriptures of the law givers. They are Adolph A. Weinmann's work. He put 18 figures of man who are considered to be the world's law givers. They include such figures as Moses, Solomon, Hammurabi, Draco, Solon, Confucius, Octavian, King John, Napoleon, John Marshall and of course Muhammad PBUH (the list is not in order).
When one of my friend asked, why there is the scripture of Muhammad PBUH, the tour guide said that when the artist did his art work to respect the law givers on earth. Muhammad PBUH is considered to be among the most influential law givers on earth. Thus, he depicted his figure there. He had no intention of mockery or so. His work was also solely based on pure imagination. The depicted figure bear no resemblance to Muhammad PBUH. Once again, it should be emphasized that the depiction is to honor Muhammad PBUH as one the world's lawgivers.Well, tell me your opinion about it?
|Me @Supreme Court US, hell even I never go to Indonesia's MK lol|
|Justice John Marshall|
|The Temple of Justice, so it is called|