Because that makes them not representations of the human form, which are forbidden in Islam. In the same spirit, Muslim conquerers scratched out the eyes of Christian icons in churches in Eastern Europe. Sharia Alert: “Sharjah shops told to ‘behead’ mannequins,” by Mariam M. Al Serkal for Gulfnews (thanks to Mathew):
Sharjah: Mannequins in Sharjah shops should be headless and only model “decent” clothing, a Sharjah Municipality circular has stated.
The municipality has urged shopkeepers to abide by a ban that prohibits the display of mannequins with facial features, said a senior Sharjah Municipality official.
“The only clothes on display now should be decent and the mannequins should be headless,” said Khalid Al Jaberi, head of market control at Sharjah Municipality.
A circular was recently sent to all shops stating the heads of mannequins be removed and that they are forbidden to wear underwear, to uphold the traditional and religious values of the emirate….