If I went to Saudi Arabia and destroyed a statue of the Prophet Muhammad, what would happen to me?

Updated on : December 8, 2021 by Joshua Lewis



If I went to Saudi Arabia and destroyed a statue of the Prophet Muhammad, what would happen to me?

Well. Let's go to the hypothetical scenario. Although I will try to be as realistic as possible.

Fist. Forget about destroying the statue. Muslims abhor the statue and considered it sinful to make a status that represents humans and animals. All of this has to do with the story of people who make a statue of a golden calf and then pray to it. And those Muslims generally do not represent humans or animals in the form of a statue or even a painting. This is also the reason why there is no statue or painting in the mosque. Single geometric or plant pattern used as decoration.

Alright, since flying statues are unlikely to happen, let's move.

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Well. Let's go to the hypothetical scenario. Although I will try to be as realistic as possible.

Fist. Forget about destroying the statue. Muslims abhor the statue and considered it sinful to make a status that represents humans and animals. All of this has to do with the story of people who make a statue of a golden calf and then pray to it. And those Muslims generally do not represent humans or animals in the form of a statue or even a painting. This is also the reason why there is no statue or painting in the mosque. Single geometric or plant pattern used as decoration.

Alright, since the statuary explosion is unlikely to occur, let's move on to the next likely target. How about - the not so square (actually it was offset by cm / inch) - Ka'bah itself? The epicenter of Muslim prayer.

Of course, this is not an easy task, as there are checkpoints that check if you have official documents that explain that you are Muslim. And even if you approved that, you must approve the Saudi Special Forces regularly targeting those who harbor bad intentions, which would hypothetically be you.

And yes, they are trained by the US security forces and they are equipped with US military equipment.

Let's say you manage to do the trick and avoid being intercepted by security forces. You manage to sneak a bomb and blow up the Kaaba.

The Muslim world watches in horror as the Kaaba is destroyed. Some interesting scenarios can follow:

  1. You're tied to the bomb, Hollywood terrorist style. Then you would be very dead with famous people condemning you, from Joe Biden to Pope Francis, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Muhammad Bin Salman, and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Those cheering you on are probably fundamental Israelis or fundamentalists other than Islam.
  2. You remotely detonate and then capture it by Saudi forces (or similar agencies operated by another Islamic country). I can't even imagine what kind of treatment you will receive. Or he will be well treated, well fed, well dressed. Only to face the Gallow or a Sword to decapitate you after a test, samurai style.
  3. You remotely detonate and escape to the United States or some European countries that do not have a Muslim majority. He requested asylum and protection from the government. Only to find out that the government extradites him to Saudi Arabia, which ends with the same fate as point 2, or he will be tried as a terrorist in that country due to international pressure.
  4. You remotely detonate and escape to the United States or some European countries that do not have a Muslim majority. He requested asylum and protection from the government. The government sided with him and offered him protection. Which means your normal life ends and you have to continually move from one place to another avoiding the John Wick-style hit man paid by Saudi Arabia or other countries. Forget about your families and love one. They will be dead by now.
  5. You remotely detonate and escape to the United States or some European countries that do not have a Muslim majority. And hide you. As in point 4, you will be hunted by a hit man.
  6. You managed to escape, survive the hitman and live a quiet and hidden life, which is highly unlikely. So your descendant makes tons of money publishing your story (and condemns you along the way) long after your death.

All right, so what happened to the Muslim himself when his Kaaba was destroyed? After a few months (if not years) of uproar and riots (possibly). Things will calm down and, surprisingly, Muslims will continue to pray towards the site that once stood the Kaaba.

Muslims in Russia, London, New York, Jakarta, Delhi, Islamabad, Tokyo, heck, even Beijing, will continue to pray towards the Kaaba.

Ka'bah is important. But Muslims do not pray to the Kaaba. They prayed to Allah. So it doesn't really matter if the Kaaba was completely demolished. The Ka'bah serves only as a point as you obviously need to point to a common direction when praying, to symbolize the unity of Islam.

So yeah, it's a futile attempt. Nothing you do will have a lasting impact on Muslims. You probably end up being Muslim hating people like you more.

Better keep posting patronizing opinions on Quora. It is much easier. Not to mention that it is much more secure.

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I think your biggest problem would be trying to find a statue of the Prophet Muhammad in Saudi Arabia. Or any other Muslim majority nation for that matter. I don't think there are statues of the Prophet Muhammad in the world.

Muslims generally frown upon visual representations of the Prophet Muhammad. Especially the face. That is a great taboo. That is why you don't really see art depicting the Prophet.

Let's say hypothetically that someone created a statue of the Prophet in Saudi Arabia and you destroyed it. Nothing would happen to you. If anything, others would probably act

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I think your biggest problem would be trying to find a statue of the Prophet Muhammad in Saudi Arabia. Or any other Muslim majority nation for that matter. I don't think there are statues of the Prophet Muhammad in the world.

Muslims generally frown upon visual representations of the Prophet Muhammad. Especially the face. That is a great taboo. That is why you don't really see art depicting the Prophet.

Let's say hypothetically that someone created a statue of the Prophet in Saudi Arabia and you destroyed it. Nothing would happen to you. If anything, others are likely to join you. Since you would be destroying something that is quite taboo in Islam. Especially in a nation dominated by a very Salafi interpretation of Islam.

Islamic art depicting the Prophet Muhammad near the Kaaba. Note that the face has been veiled. This is common in the few historical Islamic representations that exist.

If nobody knows what Muhammad was like because it was forbidden to make an image. Just because someone makes an image of a Middle Eastern looking man and labels him Muhammad, does not make him an image of the man.

Since images of Muhammad are forbidden, you will not find statues to destroy the man. Even if one is labeled Muhammad, it is not a statue of him. At best, it is what someone thinks the man may have been, but it would not be the image of Muhammad.

For many years people have been making what they call images of Jesus and I really doubt that any of them have succeeded.

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If nobody knows what Muhammad was like because it was forbidden to make an image. Just because someone makes an image of a Middle Eastern looking man and labels him Muhammad, does not make him an image of the man.

Since images of Muhammad are forbidden, you will not find statues to destroy the man. Even if one is labeled Muhammad, it is not a statue of him. At best, it is what someone thinks the man may have been, but it would not be the image of Muhammad.

For many years people have been making what they call images of Jesus and I really doubt that any of them did it well. Although some may be closer than others. It is always a picture of how someone looked though Jesus or, in some case, how Jesus needed to look to get more followers.

I don't know what will happen to you, but the person who made that statue of the Prophet Muhammad that you just destroyed is going to lose his mind first (literally) and you maybe second in line to lose yours.

They don't have statues in Saudi Arabia of Mohammad, why would you want to destroy someone's property? Is your own belief filled with hatred of others or intolerances? Saudi Arabia is a beautiful place with beautiful hardworking people with cultures and traditions of their own unique diversity. Why would anyone try to offend and alter that? Isn't this the same behavior that is causing trouble in our world? The Saudis could teach us a lot, especially regarding respect for parents and families. I've been there, I've done it, and I've seen it. NOT ALL FINGERS ARE THE SAME.

Statue of the Prophet Muhammad? Don't you know that Islam is the religion that prohibits its followers from visualizing their saints, prophets and God in images or any material form such as statues? If you take a look at the history of Islam, when Prophet Muhammad and his ten thousand followers took control of Mecca peacefully in 630 AD, the first thing Prophet Muhammad did was destroy statues around Kaba.

If you ever go to a mosque, you will not find any image of saints, prophets or even a statue dedicated as a visualization of a divine entity, furthermore, you will not find even a replica of

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Statue of the Prophet Muhammad? Don't you know that Islam is the religion that prohibits its followers from visualizing their saints, prophets and God in images or any material form such as statues? If you take a look at the history of Islam, when Prophet Muhammad and his ten thousand followers took control of Mecca peacefully in 630 AD, the first thing Prophet Muhammad did was destroy statues around Kaba.

If you ever go to a mosque, you won't find any images of saints, prophets, or even a statue dedicated as a visualization of a divine entity. Nor will you find a replica of Kaba like the one you see in Mecca. Here's a look at a mosque in Indonesia

Watch ? no statue or even an image of a living being. If you go to any mosque in another part of the world, I bet you will find the same condition.

There are no statues of the Prophet. The idea of ​​Islam is not to draw an image of God or the Prophet, because that would lead to idolatry (I guess the correct Islamic term is shirk).

In fact, as Muslims even here have pointed out to you, if there were a statue of the Prophet, by destroying it you would be doing something good, virtuous and commendable, from the Muslim point of view.

The painting of making a statue of Muhammad is against Islamic law.

The only statue of Muhammad is (perhaps was) present inside the supreme court building: (there could be more that I am not aware of)

If you want to harm yourself along with your believers, you must ironically build a statue of Muhammad. (JK, no ✌🏻)

In Islam, it is strictly forbidden to make statues, especially statues made for "religious purposes".

If you go to Saudi Arabia and destroy a statue (which does not exist), nothing will happen to you. Greetings 😂

There are no statues of Muhammad. Recorded images are prohibited in all their forms. So are the drawings. Calligraphy and crafts are the main art forms in Islam. Let's say you insulted Islam. You can receive whiplash or in extreme cases a death sentence.

Almost all Muslims believe that it is forbidden to have an image or a statue of Muhammad. Good luck trying to find one.

My father once survived an assassination attempt on a Muslim. This Muslim had a red beard. He had been to Mecca. My father made the great mistake of desecrating man by letting his shadow fall on him. They are a fun group of people.

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