Statues and the so-called 'Unknown Soldier Monument'


A: Erecting statues of prominent figures who played a role in developing the country in the scientific, economic, and political fields and what is called "Unknown Soldier Monument" is an act of Jahiliyyah (pre-Islamic time of ignorance). It is a form of exaggeration, as we find them holding commemoration parties around these statues and putting flowers to honor them. This is similar to the times of idolatry and a means that leads to Al-Shirk-ul-Akbar (major form of associating others in worship with Allah), we seek refuge with Allah from that. Such traditions should be put to an end to preserve the belief of Tawhid (Oneness of Allah), to prevent extravagance for no use, and to avoid imitating the Kafirs (disbelievers) in their customs and traditions which lead only to serious evils.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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