This is a miniature from Siyer-i Nebi
, an Turkish religious biography of Mohammed completed in 1388
and later lavishly illustrated with 814 miniatures under the reign of Ottoman ruler Murad III
, being completed in 1595. Many of the miniatures depict Mohammed, and this particular one shows Ali bin Abu Taleb beheading Nasr bin al-Hareth
(or Al-Nadr Bin Al-Harith) in the presence of Mohammed and his companions.
Execution of Al-Nadr bin al-Harith a Meccan poet
who dared to humiliate Muhammad
pointing out that his
revelations were not new at all (he quoted similar ancient
Muhammad did not forget and did not forgive
He ordered that Nadr bin al-Harith was to be executed. after
the victorious battle of Badr, where Al-Nadr bin al-Harith
became Muhammad's captive.
(miniature from Siyer-i Nebi, a Turkish religious
biography of Mohammed completed in 1388