Similar images according to theme are chosen, left from the Christian, and right from the Islamic tradition


-Alan Stecker Genesis: Let there be light, Georgia, USA  https://alanstecker.artspan.com/

-Wazir Khan Mosque, Lahore, Iran

Creation of Humankind

-Michelangelo,  The Creation of Adam, 1508–1512.Sistine Chapel Rome  

-Angels Bow before Adam and Eve (Hawwa) in Paradise,

The dispersed Falnama, Iran, Qazvin, Safavid period, mid 1550’s   

Courtesy of The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington DC

Paradise Lost

-Masaccio Expulsion of Adam and Eve or Expulsion from Paradise, 1425  Brancacci Chapel, Florence

-Adam and Eve (Hawwa), The dispersed Falnama, Iran, Qazvin, Safavid period, mid 1550’s  Courtesy of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington DC


-Cain kills Abel with bludgeon 12th-13th century  Mosaic
Cathedral of the Assumption, Monreale, Sicily

Svend Rathsack, Cain unde Abel, 1910

-The two sons of Adam, Habil and Qabil, the Falnama of Ahmed, courtesy of the Topkapi museum Istanbul

Noah    Nuh

-Noah embarks on Ark, France 1260-70 Dijon ms 0562 Elminures

-Noah’s Ark, miniature from Hafiz-I Abru’s Majma al-tawarikh, Iran (Afghanistan), Herat c. 1425, Courtesy of the David Collection, Copenhagen

Abraham Ibrahim

-Rembrandt 1635, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam

-Ibrahim and Ismael, Falnama, Persian/Mogul origin, 1600, Wereldmuseum Rotterdam

Lot Lut

-Lot’s wife, John Bulloch Souter  1890-1971 Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums.

-Mount Sodom and a rock formation venerated as Lot’s wife as a pillar of salt. It is located at the Jordan site of the Dead Sea.

Joseph Joesoef

Joseph in Egypt  Pontormo,  1518, National Gallery London

Joseph in the pit (or prison?) Persian Falnama, last quarter 16th century , Topkapi  museum, Istanbul

Joseph enthroned, Falnama India 1610, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian, Washington DC

David Dawoed

Solomon Soelamain

Jona Joenoes

Job Jaoeb

Zachariah and Mary

-Titian, The Presentation of the Virgin at the Temple, 1534–1538,   Galleria dell’Accademia Venice – detail

Mariotto Albertinelli, The Visitation, 1503, Uffizi Museum, Florence,

Virgin Mary with baby

Theotokos Hodgetria, (with angels) Greek orthodox, 16th century?

Virgin Mary/Maryam and baby, Falnama, Persian/Mogul origin, 1600, Wereldmuseum Rotterdam


-Duccio di Buoninsegna, 1310,The raising of Lazarus, Kimbell Art Museum

-Jesus raising the dead, Falnama India, 1610-1630, Nour Foundation, Courtesy of Khalili Family Trust

Jesus Crucified?

-Gero Cross late 10th century, Cologne Cathedral, Germany

Last Judgment


Heavenly City Paradise gardens

– New Jerusalem ?

– Paradise gardens ?

Common Values

– Arabic calligraphy – Salaam – Peace

– Dove, with olive twig in its beak form rom the story of Noach,

Then the dove came to him in the evening, and behold, a freshly plucked olive leaf was in her mouth; and Noah knew that the waters had receded from the earth.

Attributes of God Allah

Image of God the Father   ‘Ancient of Days’ in the Capernaum Greek Orthodox Church, Israel

-Bismillah   Bismillah ir-Rahman ir-Rahim,  “In the name of God, most Gracious, most Compassionate”.

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