1. The rejection of absolute spiritual and aesthetic values and the adoption of the concept that everything must continually change with the changing times, so that there is really nothing of enduring worth, is responsible for the vulgarity of modern art. The highest "art" is ceaseless and unrelenting striving for the perfection of human character in real life in preparation for the life hereafter. Any pursuit must be condemned which distracts people's attention from that end. Modern attempts to distinguish worship from appreciation are pointless, because worship itself is nothing but ritualized admiration and appreciation.
2. The prohibition of making pictures stems in the eye of Islamic Law, from the use of pictures which may corrupt belief, as for example the use of statues for the worship of other than God. As for their utilization in the context of other matters, such as teaching and learning something, then pictures are permitted and there is no sin in them. As for pictures that have no shadow, such as engravings on the wall or on metal, pictures which are found on clothes, curtains and photographic prints, these are all permitted.