While going through the below question:
I stumbled upon this Hadith:
Ibn ‘Aa’idh narrated in Futooh al-Shaam that when ‘Umar came to Syria, the Christians made food for him and called him, and he said: Where is it? They said: In the church, and he refused to go. He said to ‘Ali: Take the people to eat lunch. So ‘Ali took the people and entered the church, and he and the people ate lunch, and ‘Ali looked at the images and said: What would be wrong if the Ameer al-Mu’mineen entered this place? Al-Mughni (8/113).
My question is whether the question of Ali (RA) was ever answered? Do we know why it is prohibited for Muslims to enter a building with images and statues?
I am aware of the prohibition for angels but this is the first time I read w.r.t humans (muslims).
A tafsir would be highly appreciated.