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The Prophet SAAWS strictly prohibited the drawing of beings with souls; there are many hadiths in Bukhari and Muslim to support this. Most people believe this commandment came after the angel Jibrael said he would meet the Prophet but then did not show up. Later, Aisha found a puppy hiding in their house and made it go away. Following this, the angel ...


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I found several other fatwas listing a different opinion on the issue. Some key arguments, 1) 3d objects(statues) are strongly disallowed but 2d images are ONLY detestable. Muslim has also reported from 'Aisha that she said, "We had a curtain with the figure of a bird on it. When the Messenger of Allah (peace be on him) entered the house, he saw it right ...


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This is partial answer just addressing the first part of your question. I am aware that the prophets may not be depicted in art work This is the mainstream tradition of Islam; there is no direct Surat in the Qu'ran that supports this - that is mentions both image and prophet; however there is one that solely mentions image: And the people of Moses ...


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I think this is matter based on different opinions. Some may say statues were haram at a time where the Muslims were close to kufr (at the time of the Prophet etc.) and as those statues are not meant for worship they are somewhat halal or makroh. Because people who were former pagans may easier have a fall back, while people who grow up in a monotheistic ...


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[Note: The answer is from the mainstream Salafi perspective (cause the OP asked for it)] OP asked: From the Salafi perspective, is the prohibition of depictions of humans and animals retrospective? Yes. According to this IslamQA fatawa (IslamQA is one of the most respected source of mainstream salafi doctrine), it is obligatory to destroy idols. It ...


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No. He did not pursue artistic pursuits. He had a nation to lead and he was more preoccupied with guiding people or worship of God. However, he did use literary devices such as vivid analogies and visual displays such as drawing in the sand to teach.. in other words, for productive and educational reasons. Bukhari (6417): The Prophet (ﷺ) drew a square and ...


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Bismillah. Actually if you are a brother you really shouldn't have such images at all (of people -either male or female) - this can create fitnah for yourself - so if i was you i would try to avoid it. If you are a sister however, this can also create fitnah - so i would also recommend not to have such images on your phone. These pictures are however ...


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Figurative Representation or drawing living/animate things is haram in Islam, despite what has been done previously in history by Muslims (Ottoman and Persian paintings), or what is currently being done, the ruling stands. << Every painter will go to Hell, and for every portrait he has made, there will be appointed one who will chastise him in the ...


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According to the Wikipedia entry on Arabesque (what the art form is called): this style of decoration was an Islamic development of Byzantine architecture of the time. Through Byzantium's Leventine outposts the early Muslims would have had ample contact with Byzantine art. Coupled with the fascination Muslims scholars had with math and geometry, the result ...


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