I would like to ask you whether it is forbidden to keep only images belonging to a specific religion, or is it also forbidden to keep an image like a painting of an "ordinary" man (like one's neighbour) if one has believed that that man (ex.: the neighbour) or even the painting itself is a god. And images of gods of ancient religions (in Egypt one can find lots of them) no longer much practiced?
Could you please elaborate how it is to have paintings with figures in the house. I have a few figurative pieces which don't have features but just figures with dark faces and no features on face. Is it alright to have such stuff in the house in the light of Islam? We also have a few family pictures.