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Various Issues Related to Images

Al-ʿAllāmah Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn

Pictures using a Camera, Cartoons on TV, Mashāyikh on TV, Money with Images, Erasing Images Found in Books, Erasing the Head of an Image…

…So if a man carries these Dirhams which contain images or a citizenship card or a license card, and he is in need of them, then there is no embarrassment in that nor a sin, InshāʾAllāh, if Allāh Taʿāla knows that this man hates the fact that it has an image on them and if it were not for necessity, he would not have carried them.

Al-ʿAllāmah Muḥammad ibn Ṣāliḥ al-ʿUthaymīn

The following questions were extracted from the book,’ Islamic Rulings on ʿAqīdah’ (Fatāwa al-ʿAqīdah, Dār al-Manhaj Printing)

[Q]: What is the ruling on taking photographic images?

[Q]: What is the ruling on cartoons that are seen on television? And what is your opinion regarding some of the Mashaayikh appearing on television? And what is the ruling on carrying dirhams (monetary currency) that contain Images?

[Q]: Is it obligatory for the person to remove the images which are found in books? And is cutting (erasing) the head from the rest of the body making the image ḥalāl?
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Published: May 28, 2022
Edited: February 11, 2023

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