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If statues are haram, why are there statues in Muslim-majority cities? [on hold]

I'm in Tehran at the moment; when I walk down the street, I see many statues of animals and humans. For example, here's a photo I took of the inside of a shop in Tehran: This seems surprising, ...
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Are clay charms haram?

I make a lot of clay charms. They aren't for good luck or anything. They are simple figures of inanimate objects like plants, and mostly food. You can google clay charms if you want to see in more ...
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Question about clay charms.

I make clay charms. They are in no way shape or form for good luck. They are simple homemade jewelery peices. They are of objects without souls. But I have added a little face onto them. Only two dots ...
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Is art (of faces, eyes, etc.) halal in Islam?

I'm a Muslim, and I specifically like to draw as a hobby now and then. Recently, I read several comments and things here and there on the Internet saying that drawing faces or things with souls (like ...
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Is the prohibition on depictions of creatures retrospective?

In the Salafi perspective, is the prohibition of depictions of humans and animals retrospective? That is, does it apply to artwork from before the time of Aisha's husband?
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Is Figurative Representation Allowed in Islamic Art?

Why are there so few living beings portrayed in Islamic Art? Does it make a difference if it is secular or religious art work, human or animal figures? I am familiar with the Ottoman and Persian ...
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Why do mosques use geometric tessellations as decoration?

An argument for this; is that they cannot rely on representational art, as is done in Hindu & Christian tradition. It would be disobeying the Quranic command against idols. In, a positive sense, ...
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Is drawing people prohibited in Islam?

I am aware that the prophets may not be depicted in art works, but recently I've been told that people can't be drawn either. What are the specific Quran verses or hadiths that support this view? What ...