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Stereotypes of Muslim Piety in Calendar Art and Hindi Cinema

Kalima-e Shahadat (The oath of affirming God’s oneness). The Arabic kalima is written in pictorial calligraphic form to look like a praying Muslim man. Note his raised forefinger, a ritual required in the prayer to affirm the oneness of God.
Artist: unknown, Publisher: unknown, date: circa 1990

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