Insha Kahar - Is drawing a bad thing in Islam?
Muhammad Rasheed - In my opinion, drawing is only a bad thing if:
- The art is created to be an image to be worshiped
- The image is intended as a depiction of God, that will most likely cause people to lean towards worshiping the image as a idol.
In both these cases the artist is tempting people and there is a very real danger that the weak will succumb to the temptation. History demonstrates that such weakness creates trends that can lead entire generations of people astray. Since Allah in the Qur’an never forbade the believers to draw such images, I personally wouldn’t do it for fear I myself might be responsible for initiating some horrible, paganism snowball effect.
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