Islam Prohibits Statues, Muslim Must Know

Moslimdaily | Sculpture is an imitation of the shape of people, animals, or as it is made by being carved from stone, wood. Sculpture is an artistic form in which it uses hard and soft materials that are worked into three-dimensional works of art.

Design can be realized in the form of freestanding objects, in reliefs on the surface, or in the environment.

Before the 20th century, sculpture was considered a representational art. Where it has imitated forms in life, such as humans or inanimate objects, such as games, equipment, and books.

Islam Prohibits Statues

Islam has prohibited the keeping of statues in the Muslim home. By statues is meant complete, solid figures which have not been disfigured or defaced.

Their presence in a house is considered sufficient to drive away the angels, who represent Allah’s mercy and His pleasure. The Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said, Assuredly the angels do not enter a house in which there are statues or figures.

According to the commentary of scholars, a person who keeps statues in his house is similar to unbelievers, whose practice is to keep and venerate idols in their homes.

The angels are repelled by this, they do not enter such a house and abandon it. It is also forbidden to the Muslim to engage in manufacturing statues, even if he makes them for non-Muslims.

The Prophet (pbuh) said, “Among the people receiving the harshest punishment on the Day of Resurrection will be makers of figures.” and, in another version, “the imitators of Allah’s creation. ”

He (pbuh) also said, “On the Day of Resurrection, the maker of a figure will be asked to breathe a spirit into it, and he will never be able to do so.”

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