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  • Drawing cartoons for children's books for his survival Date: 24-5-2005

    I am an American convert to Islam before I took Shahaadah I was a cartoonist. After I took my Shahaadah I stopped drawing because I saw it as Haraam. After a lapse of 8 years I have had a stroke paralyzing my left side, and drawing children's books is my only way to make a living for I have no other skills. I only draw books for children, and.. More

  • Making a carpet depicting the 'Last Supper' Date: 22-3-2005

    I have been asked to make a carpet with the picture of (last supper) which painted by Davici I. As you know it's the best picture. I'm fearing that to draw the picture of animals and human being is bad so can I do this or not? Ok that is all what I want to ask... More

  • Pictures of animate things Date: 16-3-2005

    Why it is that Islam says that it's wrong to have pictures of animate things, yet Islamic nations have pictures if people and they also have TV?.. More

  • Taking photographs of the needy in order to help them Date: 16-3-2005

    I work for a charitable organization. I have to report to my directors in order to help the needy. It is allowed for me take photographs of the needy in order to submit them to my directors to help them. .. More

  • Pictures on Islamic web pages Date: 1-12-2004

    My question refers to a previous Fatwa were you said that taking pictures or portraits of people is Haraam. If it is so how come I see pictures of people on every Islaamic web page including yours? .. More

  • Hanging pictures of the Prophet's grave, etc. Date: 1-11-2004

    Can you please tell me about a scholar called Roomi who I think was a poet as well? I've heardto totally conflicting opinions and I would like to know with Daleel as they are making his books in English. Is it allowed to hang a picture of the gates of the grave of Rasool, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, in Madeenah on the wall in the.. More

  • Digital art and computer graphics Date: 25-8-2004

    Is digital art or computer graphics considered the same as hand paintings? Is it Haraam if the art resembles human beings?.. More

  • Ruling on pictures Date: 16-8-2004

    My question is about making pictures. I work for an INGO here in Pakistan. We produce reports to our donors and there we have to place pictures as that's the requirement by the donors. We do have to have some pictures of beneficiaries to be displayed at the office walls. What do you say about those pictures? Is it against Islam teachings making.. More

  • Plants, animals and their after life Date: 22-7-2004

    According to Hadith we cannot draw pictures of living beings. But today we know that plants have also life and latest studies say that plants can also feel pain. The Hadith which forbids pictures mentions living beings with souls. Is that why we are allowed to draw sceneries as plants do not have souls though they have life? We cannot draw animals.. More

  • Taking pictures of wedding ceremony Date: 18-7-2004

    During our wedding my husband and I took pictures to send to his mother back home in Yemen. Is it Haram that we took pictures, and the pictures were only for his mother, no one else?.. More

  • Angels avoid homes with picture of living creatures Date: 7-7-2004

    Angels do not enter a house where there are images of people or any other living creatures. Is this ruling applicable only for pictures that are exposed or does this also imply to pictures that are not kept open, i.e. for pictures in our school books (in their closed state)?.. More

  • Permissible photographs Date: 22-6-2004

    I have some question on photos. I read some of your fatawa on photography and want to make something clear. I know that it is forbidden to hang photos, to take photos, but is okay to take photos of mosques, nature such as trees, lakes etc.? I have photos of myself alone and some photos of family members before my reversion to Islam, Alhamdulillah.. More

  • Possessing a toy dog that looks like a real dog Date: 14-6-2004

    Ihave a toy dog that looks like a real dog. Is it Halal to keep it at home or not? It is only a toy. Thanks. .. More

  • Making a scarecrow Date: 1-6-2004

    Please I need to know whether a Muslim can make a scarecrow since it has the figure of a human being... More

  • Animated TV cartoons Date: 30-5-2004

    What is the ruling about establishing an animated cartoon TV business which contains drawings of living objects?.. More