Idolatry is considered by the Jewish and Christian [[faith|faiths]] to be gravely sinful. Early Jews and Christians accepted [[martyrdom]] rather than comply with orders to commit idolatry.
Muslims consider statues of religious figures to be a form of idolatry, and do not refer to themselves as Muhammadans for the same reason, as they feel that this term implies that they worship Muhammad
, not God<ref>Schimmel, Annemarie. ''Islam: An Introduction''. State University of New York Press, 1992.</ref>.