Offering glimpses of the Prophet Muhammad, Iranian film latest to test taboo on depicting him

March 25, 2015 6:01 AM

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Offering glimpses of the Prophet Muhammad, Iranian film latest to test taboo on depicting him

In this picture taken on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, Iranian filmmaker Majid Majidi, director of “Mohammad, Messenger of God” movie speaks in an interview with the Associated Press in Tehran, Iran. In Islam, portraying the Prophet Muhammad has long been taboo for many. In the new 190-minute film, the story focuses on Muhammad’s childhood, never showing his face. The movie instead focuses on others to tell his story. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi) (The Associated Press)

This picture taken on Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015, shows replica of buildings of Mecca in Saudi Arabia, a scene of “Mohammad, Messenger of God” movie in Allahyar village 43 miles (70 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran. In Islam, portraying the Prophet Muhammad has long been taboo for many. In...

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