Images for children
Fatwa No: 81999


What is the ruling regarding images and children? What about drawing animals for children?


Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.

If these images are of animals, it is lawful to give them to the children to play with for Aisha's Hadith that she used to play with dolls in the presence of the Prophet Muhammad (Blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) and that he never objected to that. [Narrated by al-Bukhari, Muslim etc.]. As for drawing animals and the like, the scholars diverged on this issue but it is better to avoid doing it as it might be among the drawing that is forbidden by Islam. Allah knows best.

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