Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Statues are forbidden in Islam - Hadiths

Assalamu’alaikum wr.wb.,

I found these. Its easier to search in English because the Hadith collections in English are bigger than in Indonesian (and I can't read the Arabic ones).

Think carefully about the statues in your house. Are they worth a few moments of pleasure if they keep angels away from you all day? Are you sure they are important? More important than Allah and your religion? Will they be of any benefit to you on Judgement Day? Or will following Sunnah Nabi be of benefit to you?

It’s your choice.

Wassalamu’alaikum wr.wb.,

Gene

Source:

Ibn 'Umar, may Allah be pleased with them, reported:
Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: Those who make statues would be punished on the Day of Resurrection and it would be said to them: Breathe soul into what you have created.

Hadith number in Sahih Muslim [Arabic only]: 3942

'Abdullah bin Mas'ud, may Allah be pleased with him, reported:
Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: Verily the most grievously tormented people on the Day of Resurrection would be the statue makers.

Hadith number in Sahih Muslim [Arabic only]: 3943

Ibn 'Abbas, may Allah be pleased with them, reported:
I heard the Messenger as saying: All statue makers will be in the Fire of Hell. The soul will be breathed in every statue they made and it will punish them in Hell.

Hadith number in Sahih Muslim [Arabic only]: 3945

Sahih Muslim

Source:
Abu Talha reported Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) having said: Angels do not enter a house in which there is a dog or a picture.

Book 024, Number 5249:

Abu Talha reported: I heard Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Angels do not enter the house in which there is a dog or a statue.

Book 024, Number 5250:

Abu Tilha, the Companion of Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him), reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) having said: Verily, angels do not enter the house in which there is a picture. Busr reported: Zaid fell ill and we went to inquire after his health and (found) that there was hanging at his door a curtain with a picture on it. I said to 'Ubaidullah Khaulani who had been under the patronage of Maimuna, the wife of Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him): Did not Zaid himself inform us before about (the Holy Prophet's command pertaining to the pictures), whereupon 'Ubaidullah said: Did you not hear when he said:" Except the prints on the cloth"?

Book 024, Number 5252:

A'isha reported: Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) came back from the journey and I had screened my door with a curtain having portraits of winged horses upon it. He commanded me and I pulled it away.

Book 024, Number 5256:

A'isha reported: Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) visited me. and I had a shelf with a thin cloth curtain hanging over it and on which there were portraits. No sooner did he see it than he tore it and the colour of his face underwent a change and he said: A'isha, the most grievous torment from the Hand of Allah on the Day of Resurrection would be for those who imitate (Allah) in the act of His creation. A'isha said: We tore it into pieces and made a cushion or two cushions out of that.

Book 024, Number 5261:

1 comment:

  1. are you sure, these hadiths are 100% authentic? you know animals that are gathered from hunting dogs are halal in qur'an. and, dogs are beneficial to people. i don't see anything wrong with statues, but i guess 10 commandments also forbid graven image, and must keep sabbath holy. on the other hands, aisha played dolls. so, who knows?

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