Tasveer which means picture making as understood during the time of Prophet Muhammad صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ meant an icon or something that is worshiped by a group of devoted followers.
We know from a hadith that it took 10 generations from the time of Prophet Nuh عليه السلام for his people to start treating luminaries as Gods. Where people started treated noble men as intercessors on behalf of God.
Shaykh Yahya Ibrahim answers and explains..
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