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Photos of the Prophet, Peace Be upon Him

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat answers questions on images of the Prophet found online. I am confused. The photos that are on Google and YouTube of the Messenger of Allah, blessings and peace be upon him, are they real or are they just uploaded by others to misguide Muslims? I pray you are well. Depicting the Prophets […]

Decorative, Ornamental Animal Drawings

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked about the permissibility of using decorative and ornamental images of animals within one’s home. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Is it permissible to use wallpaper with bird drawings/design on it? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Usually, it would be best to avoid wallpaper […]

Is It Permissible to Use Books That Have Drawings of Angels?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum Is it permissible to use books for educational purposes that have drawings of angels? I’ve seen works by Muslims that includes illustrations where angels are depicted like humans with wings. Answer: assalamu alaykum The basis is that illustrations of animate objects, which include angels, is permitted when […]

How Should I Dispose Material That Has Religious Imagery?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum I bought some dates which are packed in wrappers having pictures of the Kaaba and the Prophet’s mosque (peace be upon him). How should I dispose it? Answer: assalamu alaykum It would be best to dispose such material that has religious imagery of the type you describe […]

Can I Publish a Magazine Displaying Pictures of People?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum I am planning to work on a magazine for preteen girls. Can I include pictures in the magazine? Cand I design (drawings) characters of a girl and her friends to go into the magazine? Answer: assalamu alaykum As long as the pictures are appropriate from an Islamic […]

When Is It Permissible to Pray Wearing a Shirt With a Picture?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam’aleykum, 1. Is it permissible to pray wearing a shirt with a picture of a skull? 2. Is it permissible to wear (or have) pictures without eyes (a bear without eyes, for example)? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best […]

How Can I Avoid Worshipping a Picture While Praying?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Outside my house, there is a lot of Mary statues and the qibla almost faces their side. When I go to the mosque, there is a picture of Isa outside the mosque and I fear I may be worhipping it and committing shirk. I sometimes fear lines may look […]

What is the Ruling on Taking Photographs of Humans ?

Answered by SeekersGuidance Answers Service Question: Assalamu alaykum, What is the ruling on 1) taking photographs of humans and 2) drawing animate objects? Answer: walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. (1) Contemporary scholars have differed on this issue: a) The position of the overwhelming majority […]

What Is the Ruling of Praying in Front of the Picture of an Animal?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum, What is the ruling of praying in front of the picture of an animal? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. The general ruling is that it is disliked to pray towards a […]

Can I Have Pictures in my House? Can I Pray in a Room having Pictures in it?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Asalamu alaykum, People always tell me that having pictures on your walls with faces would prevent angels from entering in it. Is it true or just a cultural thing? Also are you aloud to pray in such a room if you are not facing the picture? Answer: Assalamu alaikum […]