Quzman Mutilates Himself 1642379 View Printable Image Spencer Collection, Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, The New York Public Library. Blacks, like the man on the left, were portrayed as early Muslims. From the Siyar-i Nebi.
Bilal al-Habashi on the Kaaba - Muhammad asked Bilal, who was known to have a powerful, melodic voice, to serve as the community’s first muezzin, the person who calls Muslims to prayer. In this image, Bilal is pictured calling the faithful to prayer on top of the Kaaba, the shrine near the Grand Mosque in Mecca, considered by Muslims to be the most sacred place in the world, to which they turn during prayer.