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« on: Dec 20, 2008 10:21 PM »


As salaamu alaykum
I was just watching a program about Greece on TV.
They were showing statues from long ago and many of the male statues were naked.
Do statues have an awrah that we can not look at?
Anyone know?

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« Reply #1 on: Dec 21, 2008 12:16 AM »

Asalamualaikum wrt wb,


All praise be to Allah.


Firstly, what I have heard from Dr. Ramadan Buti, is that in Islam it is not permissable to have statues of creatures that have a spirit.   If there are statues in a Muslim land, they should be destroyed.

The proof of this is that the Prophet, may peace and the blessings of Allah be upon him, destroyed all the statues in Makkah after the Opening, with his staff, saying: "The Truth has come and Falsehood has perished!"


As for looking at an object that reflects or contains the image of a human, the scholars say this comes under the same heading as looking at the original, and thus looking at indecent pictures of men or women on tv, on the internet, or in magazines is haram and fornication of the eye, may Allah protect us from that.



And Allah knows best.

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« Reply #2 on: Dec 21, 2008 04:13 PM »

salaam

I always wondered why Egypt (a muslim country) has soooo many statues?
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« Reply #3 on: Dec 21, 2008 06:24 PM »

And let's not forget all the fatwas against the destruction when the 2 carved in the mountain Buddha statues were blown up in Afghanistan.

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« Reply #4 on: Dec 22, 2008 01:00 PM »

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And let's not forget all the fatwas against the destruction when the 2 carved in the mountain Buddha statues were blown up in Afghanistan.

There were fatwas against?
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« Reply #5 on: Dec 22, 2008 09:00 PM »

salam

Just a thought, and my opnion is most certainly not based on any scholarly learning.

Isn't there a nekkid statue in one of the official houses in the States, and president bush was making a speech (possibly after 9/11), but people (non-muslims) rushed to cover the statue before the speech was televised as it's lack of attire was deemed disrespecful and inappropriate?

Personally speaking, if something makes me lower my gaze I take it as indication that it's prolly not the best thing to have in ones home!


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« Reply #6 on: Dec 23, 2008 04:43 AM »

wsalam,

the taliban/bhudda statues etc is a BANNED topic. we are not going there again.

jazakallah khair.

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« Reply #7 on: Dec 23, 2008 11:25 AM »

Okay so I just have a funny story to add here ... no opinions whatsoever (although, I will add, that some of those artists did this as a science, not an art... they were students of anatomy)

I went to Paris with my father and sister-in-law (brother's wife).  We spent a whole 3 days thoroughly enjoying ourselves, but the one thing that kept popping up were those dang naked statues ---- they were EVERYWHERE.  So, one day, as we trekked from the Eiffel Tower to the Louvre, my bhabi and I were discussing how embarrassing it was to have to see these gigantic pieces of stone in my father's presence.  We had to climb up this giant flight of stairs..... about halfway up the stairs, we come into full view of yet another GIANT naked statue.  We were like "ohhhh nooooooo" because we would have to endure that statue as we walked up the rest of the stairs.  We couldn't go back down and take another route, because it would take us forever...  longest 10 minutes of my life.

Anyway, my poor dad was trying to walk at a distance from us; he was obviously as uncomfortable as we were.  Finally, we reached this courtyard, with a nice view of the Eiffel Tower.  The courtyard - again, full of naked statues. 

All of a sudden, my dad grabs my arm and says... "look!!!! that statue is fully clothed!!!! let's take pictures next to it!!!"  hahaha... we both nearly died laughing... and we still have pictures of us, the only people who were excitedly taking pictures next to the only less-than-spectacular, fully-clothed statue in Paris.

Wasalaam.
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