Selfies and Photos and Pictures …

May 11, 2018 § Leave a comment

Questioner: Is it allowed for a person to take pictures of himself to send to his family during Eed and such?

Ibn Baaz: There are numerous hadiths where the Prophet ﷺ forbade image-making [tasweer], cursed image-makers and threatened them with various types of punishment, so it is not allowed for a Muslim to take pictures of himself and of other living things except out of necessity for things such as passports, residency documents and so on.


Shaikh Fawzaan Asked About the Ruling on Entering Mosques with Mobile Phones that have Ringtones, Pictures and Music?

January 26, 2013 § Leave a comment

Questioner: What is the ruling about entering a mosque with mobile phones that have ringtones, pictures and music?

Al-Fawzaan: That is not allowed, not in a mosque or elsewhere, but [doing so] is even more severe in a mosque, because it is obligatory to respect it, it is a place of worship and remembrance of Allaah سبحانه وتعالى, [a place of] prayer and recitation of the Quraan, and the Angels and Muslims assemble in it. So these wrong actions [munkaraat] are not permitted in it, not the ringtones, not the music and nor the pictures.

Al-Farq Bainan-Naseehah wat-Tajreeh, p. 39.

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