Is it the ugliness of the Muslim heart that makes it want to destroy everything of beauty?

The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia has ordered “sinful” statues depicting horses to be demolished from the centre of a roundabout in the kingdom’s far southwest.


(Above statue is not the actual one that was demolished in the photo below. Couldn’t find the real one)

Arabian Business  Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh, the kingdom’s top cleric, ordered the governor of Jazan, a coastal city, to smash the statues because they are forbidden in Islam.


“The sculptures [must] be removed because they are a great sin and are prohibited under Sharia (Islamic law),” a letter from the Sheikh said, according to local Arabic media.

Artworks depicting people and animals is prohibited under Islam, which considers it a form of idolatry. The religion does allow artworks depicting plants and landscapes.

Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh
Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Sheikh