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Islam believes that God is shapeless, beyond human imagination. Hence by giving a shape to God in the form of an idol, one limits His size, shape etc. to what suits one's own sensory perception (which can be imperfect). Secondly, if one worships other gods (by making their idols or even otherwise), it is considered as "shirk" or attributing partners to Him, which is inacceptable to the One and Only Lord, and an unforgivable sin. This is where other religions differ from Islam. "There is no God but Allah, and Mohammad is the messenger of Allah". This is the foundation of Islam.

The Koran says "He is Allah, the One God, who is self sufficient, who has no son , nor has been born from someone, there is no one comparable to Him". (SURA IKHLAAS, Ch. 112) Hence, idols are not to be worshipped.

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