عنوان مقاله [English]
Awareness of the criterion of a rule provides us with the opportunity to scale up or down simultaneously the extent of the criterion and the range of application of the rule. Prohibition of sculpturing, regardless of its constraints, is an indisputable juridical law in Islamic religions. However, considering the features of the subject for legislation of this rule, the prohibition of sculpturing was probably legislated under the influence of features of the subject at that time. Therefore, uncovering the criterion of this rule can be effective in generalization of the rule to the current instances. As sculpturing has not natural enormity, the criterion of this rule can not be established by the way of reason. However it is possible to capture the criterion of this rule using verbal reasoning. Taking this presumption, this paper investigates the explicit terms of the subject and through collecting the evidences it concludes that the prohibitory rule of sculpturing was only legislated in order to stall the spread of polytheism (shirk) and Idolatry.