偶像崇拝の禁止~Prohibition of idolatry~











偶像崇拝が禁じられたため、植物文様や幾何学文様、アラビア文字を使用 した装飾が発達しました。イスラーム美術としてアラベスク模様とクルアーンを美しい書体で書き表したものが尊ばれました。



Idolatry is the act of making gods and buddhas into visible objects such as paintings and sculptures by human hands, and worshiping and worshiping them as objects of faith.
It amounts to worshiping as a god something that is nothing more than a creation of God.
Idols are seen as the embodiment of human ideals, i.e. self-worship by humans.

In Islam, all things, including humans, are creations of Allah.
Humans, the creations of Allah, are not allowed to create Allah.

Even though Allah is the creator of all things, worshiping an image that is only one of Allah’s creatures is considered an act of depravity towards Allah.

Prayers should be offered only to Allah, and if we offer prayers to others as well, we end up acknowledging that they are equal to Allah.

“Allah shall not be allowed to be placed with anything else” (4:51)
“Therefore, do not knowingly worship idols on a par with Allah” (2:22).

There are no idols of any kind in the mosque. There is a wall decoration called a mihrab that indicates the direction of Mecca, and Muslims use the mihrab as a guide and pray in the direction of Mecca.

Since idolatry was prohibited, ornamentation using plant patterns, geometric patterns and Arabic letters developed. As Islamic art, arabesque patterns and the Qur’an written in beautiful calligraphy were highly prized.
“Arabesque” means “Arabic”.
Mosques with unique appearances and beautiful tile decorations were created by Islamic art and developed over a long period of time across regions.

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