Originally Posted by Aaima zahid
May Allah gives us faith to follow Him without “if” and “buts”
Though "How" and "Why" are needed and "if" and "buts" are unavoidable.
I see this as a strong warning about many dangers such imitations imply.
Statues and portraits were used for idolatry.
It is more convenient to describe face with picture than with lengthy textual explanation, imagine long queue waiting for immigration officer comparing face with textual description in the passport.
But when we see portrait of some man on the wall or a statue in the square, we should immediately become suspicious, isn't there some personality cult involved.
As it is said in Qur'an: those who try imitate, let them create a corn seed.
This is where technology approaching now, possibility of creating artificial microorganisms, which, unlike ones already created by Allah and very well tuned, will pose many dangers.
Same about attempts to imitate intellect, Artificial Intellect, which pose great dangers as well.
Like passport photos, all these things eventually will become widespread, we can't prevent this. But we were warned about to be cautious.