Archangel Gabriel

Information Pictures and Links regarding Archangel Gabriel

Archangel Gabriel has a remarkable position as one of the few cultural figures who plays an important role in more than one major religion. He is refered to in the Old Testament as appearing to Daniel. In Christian tradition he appears to the Virgin and to Zachariah. In Islamic tradition he is renowned for dictating the Holy Koran to the Prophet Mohammed.

The frequent references to Gabrial in literature and Art mean more than any other Gabriel defines most people's idea of what an angel is. In particular the potent image of Angel Gabriel announcing the impending birth of the Messiah to Mary has inspired generations of artists in the process creating one of the most iconic images of Western culture.

This blog collects together a collection of links and information about the references to Archagel Gabriel through the centuries.

Wednesday, February 16, 2005

Islamic (Turkish) Images of Angel Gabriel

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These are some more Islamic (Turkish) images of Angel Gibril.
Many consider images of Mohammed, may peace be upon him, as blasphemous to Islam, so links only are provided.
Anyone who do not wish to view them may refrain.

Mustapha found this material at
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'The Time Image from Jerusalem - Muhammad before the ascent from Jerusalem with Gabriel'

Time sorry for Mohammed image BBC Sunday, 22 April, 2001, 10:12 GMT 11:12 UK
Kashmir is India's only Muslim-majority state The international news magazine Time has apologised to Muslims after an image of the Prophet Mohammed, may peace be upon him, in its 16 April issue sparked riots in Kashmir. Students offended by the image threw stones at police and burned several cars in Indian-administered Kashmir, while security forces responded with tear gas and bamboo canes. The magazine was removed from news-stands by government order in Malaysia, where Islam is the official religion. The picture - part of a special report on "Jerusalem at the time of Jesus" - showed Mohammed, may peace be upon him, meeting the Archangel Gabriel to receive a revelation from God.

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'Muhammad in the heavens above Mecca'
Images of Mohammed are considered blasphemy in Islam.
'Unintentional affront'
The editor of Time's Asian edition apologised for what he called "an unintentional affront to the Islamic faith. "Time regrets the publication of this image," said editor Adi Ignatius. Police in Kashmir said as many as 5,000 people, mostly students, demonstrated in the summer capital Srinagar and in nearby Anantnag on Saturday in protest at the image.
Click to view - 'Muhammad with Gabriel before the jewelled tree of paradise'

Kashmir is India's only Muslim-majority state.
Sale banned
Authorities there banned the sale of the magazine following the demonstrations. It was also banned in Malaysia, although it is not clear how much affect the prohibition will have, since news-stands had already begun selling the next issue of Time. Deputy Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi was unable to explain how the 16 April issue got through the country's censors. "I don't know how but it seems that they missed it", he said.

Gabriel before the flames of hell (Gabriel in top right of picture)

detail of the above

Link: time.htm
also: Time sorry for Mohammed image
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