Are statues allowed in Islam? I asked my local Imam from my Mosque nearby my house here in Holland, and he told me that statues and images are allowed as long as you don’t worship it. And Umar RA was ruling over Egypt and he did not order to destroy the statues for over 1400 years long. My Imam told me Quran 34:13 as evidence that statues (not for worship) are allowed. Is this true ?
This it totally wrong and this Imam doesn’t have knowledge! It was the
Prophet salla Allahu alaihi wa sallam who had prohibited all shapes and
kinds of statues and ordered that it should be destroyed! As for the
ancient artifacts in Egypt, there is no evidence that it was there and
visible at their time as it was recently discovered! Besides, they
didn’t have the means and tools of destroying it!