Taking pictures with a mobile phone
Fatwa No: 91934


I would like to know what the Hadeeth say about taking pictures, and about keeping them displayed on cell phones.


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. We ask Allaah to exalt his mention as well as that of his family and all his companions.


The contemporary scholars differed in opinion about photographic pictures, among which is taking pictures with a mobile phone. The majority of them are of the view that it is permissible to take these pictures provided that they do no include a forbidden matter, like pictures of women who are not properly dressed and the like, and this is our view in Islamweb.

For more benefit, please refer to Fataawa 83020 and 83249.

Allaah Knows best.

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