Islam prohibits statuesSurat Al-'A`rāf (The Heights) - سورة الأعراف
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And the people of Moses made, after [his departure], from their ornaments a calf - an image having a lowing sound. Did they not see that it could neither speak to them nor guide them to a way? They took it [for worship], and they were wrongdoers.
And the people of Musa (Moses) made in his absence, out of their ornaments, the image of a calf (for worship). It had a sound (as if it was mooing). Did they not see that it could neither speak to them nor guide them to the way? They took it for worship and they were Zalimun (wrong-doers).
The people of Moses made, in his absence, out of their ornaments, the image of calf, (for worship): it seemed to low: did they not see that it could neither speak to them, nor show them the way? They took it for worship and they did wrong.
மூஸாவின் சமூகத்தார் அவர் (சென்ற) பின் தங்கள் நகைகளைக் கொண்டு ஒரு காளைக் கன்றின் சிலையை(ச் செய்து அதைத் தெய்வமாக) ஆக்கிக் கொண்டார்கள்; அதற்கு (மாட்டின் சப்தத்தைப் போல் வெறும்) சப்தமிருந்தது நிச்சயமாக அது அவர்களிடம் பேசவும் மாட்டாது, இன்னும் அவர்களுக்கு (நேர்) வழி காட்டவும் செய்யாது என்பதை அவர்கள் கவனித்திருக்க வேண்டாமா, அவர்கள் அதனையே (தெய்வமாக) ஆக்கிக் கொண்டார்கள் - இன்னும் அவர்கள் (தமக்குத் தாமே) அநியாயம் செய்து கொண்டார்கள்.
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Islam prohibits statues and three-dimensional figures of the living creatures.
Islam has prohibited the keeping of statues in the Muslim home. By statues is meant complete, solid figures which have not been disfigured or otherwise defaced. Their presence in a house is considered sufficient to drive away the angels, who represent Allah's mercy and His pleasure. As the Messenger of Allah (peace be on him) said, "Assuredly the angels do not enter a house in which there are statues (or figures)." (Reported by al-Bukhari and Muslim; the wording is from Muslim.)
According to the commentary of scholars, a person who keeps statues in his house is similar to unbelievers, whose practice it is to keep and venerate idols in their homes. The angels are repelled by this; they do not enter such a house and abandon it.
It is also forbidden to the Muslim to engage in manufacturing statues, even if he makes them for non-Muslims. The Prophet (peace be on him) said: "Among the people receiving the harshest punishment on the Day of Resurrection will be the makers of figures,"
or, in another version, "the of Allah's creation." (Reported by al-Bukhari and Muslim.)
He also said, On the Day of Resurrection, the maker of a figure will be asked to breathe a spirit into it, and he will never be able to do so, (Reported by al-Bukhari and others.) meaning that he will be asked to bring it to life in order to reproach and humiliate him.
The Louvre, originally a palace but now one of the largest and most visited museums in the world,