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This solution briefly examines why the presentation of human and animal figures are strictly forbidden in Islamic art.

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According to Christine Huda Dodge, "Islam takes a firm stand against idolatry in any form." Idolatry is the the worship of a physical object as a god. As a result, Islam prohibits 'image-making' - the sculpting or painting of figures such as people or animals (Dodge). Furthermore, the depictions of human figures is not common in Islamic art due to the belief ...

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This solution discusses why it is forbidden to depict human and animal figures in Islamic art.