Answered by: Maulana Maruf Ahmed
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah
Why did Allah allow Sulaiman (As) to create statues in Chapter 34 Verse 13?
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
According to the majority of the mufassireen, building statues was permissible in the Sharee’ah of Sulayman (alaihissalam), but is forbidden in the Sharee’ah of Muhammad (sallallahualaihiwasallam).
Only Allah knows best.
Written by Maulana Maruf Ahmed
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham
 Tafseer Jalalayn & Fat’h al-Qadeer of Imam al-Shawkani under the tafseer of Surah Saba’, verse 13
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