25 January 2023

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Muslims believe that human beings do not know what God looks like; no human being has ever seen Him, so to try and guess what He looks like, or try and draw Him would not be doing Him justice! Because of this Muslims do not have pictures or statues of God anywhere. Also, if there were pictures of God, people may worship them and this would be shirk. A belief in one God means that Muslims will not draw God, have statues of God, or use statues, idols or images as aids to worship.

Muslims do however know some of the attributes of God, and this is through reading the Muslim scripture - the Quran. In the Quran, Muslims believe that God has described something about Himself through His names. There are 99 different names in the Quran, which all describe the qualities of God.

Muslims call these 'God’s Beautiful Names'.

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