Talk:Kaaba

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User-degraded image[edit]

Can someone explain to me what value this user-degraded image adds to this gallery? It's a duplicate of this one, with portions of the image painted over by the uploader.Proabivouac 02:39, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

Inaccuracy in caption[edit]

Elonka, you describe this image "with the face blanked out per Islamic custom"[1] To the best of my knowledge, there is no Islamic custom of altering depictions of Muhammad in this manner. The custom is rather 1) to depict him with his face veiled to begin with - in such cases the face is whitespaced, not painted over or 2) not to depict him at all or 3) to depict him naturalistically, but for private not public display. Unlike the fig leaves of European prudery, there is no custom at all of defacing existing images.Proabivouac 20:09, 20 August 2007 (UTC)

What do you think would be better wording? --Elonka 20:11, 20 August 2007 (UTC)
"…with his face painted over by a contributor to Wikimedia commons using (whatever other program he used - we should ask him)."Proabivouac 20:15, 20 August 2007 (UTC)