Is It Disliked to Live in a Building Which Has Statues on the Outside?

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Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam ‘aleykum

I am searching for a flat to rent and have found one in an old building which has statues on the outside.

Is it disliked to live in a building which has statues on the outside? Will Angels still enter such a building?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

You aren’t responsible for statues found on the building itself. Rather, keep them out of your house so it remains a haven of blessings and angels.

If you are able to reasonably find another place, then do so, but it isn’t a specific religious requirement.

Please see: The Maliki View on Pictures of Humans and Animals and: How Can I Avoid Worshipping a Picture While Praying?

And Allah alone knows best.

Tabraze Azam

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