Could someone please explain to a Non-Muslim why the depiction of The Prophet Muhammad is so offensive to Muslims? I know it is, I just don't understand why. Also I know when Muslims use his name they say 'Peace be upon him' as a Non-Muslim should I be saying that to? I'm curious as to whether not saying it would cause offence.
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When you say Muslims this is a large group of people- some do not feel offended. Others are with the belief that any depiction of the prophet could lead to people worshipping him as a God which is to be avoided.
As a non-muslim you can say whatever you want; it depends on who you're talking to if they choose to find any offense to it. Muslims are as varied as anyone else.
As there is no real image of prophet, anyone who draws prophet is not actually drawing him, they are just creating some image and saying it is prophet. This may be reason some Muslims get offended.
Latest cover of charlie hebdo (after the shooting incident) nowhere says it is prophet but media would like to portray it as prophet so they can get more media coverage.
As a non muslim, you need not say 'Peace be upon him'.
Pictures of the prophet or in fact any drawings/paintings etc are not allowed. This is because they may encourage worship of said drawings/pictures.
Although, if you're slightly more moderate in terms of your belief then you would come of the obvious logical conclusion; if you could promise yourself not to worship any painting or drawing then it would be fine to draw as many pictures of the prophet as you want.