Salamou’alaykoum ya Mawlana,
I found in a second-hand market a small statue in brass. It represents a Muslim with a beard, dressed in a tunic, with a huge turban, sat in the tashahoud position and holding a rosary in his hand. He’s performing thikr. I couldn’t leave it there so I bought it 1 euro. I put it in my bedroom where I am doing thikr. Is there any problem in view of sharia? Barakallahou fikoum
wa `alaykum salam,
Bismillahi ‘r-Rahmani ‘r-Raheem,
Statues can be categorized into 2. One is a complete statue of human beings or animals that would live if it were given a soul. The other one is an incomplete statue like having only half a body or missing a head. The fatwa by Ibn Hajar says it is not haram to keep such an incomplete statue that if it were given a soul, would not be able to live.
Allah Knows Best