Storing digital pictures on a computer or mobile phone

Q: Is storing pictures digitally in a mobile or computer haraam?


A: Pictures of all animate objects are forbidden and haraam in Islam. Hence storing digital pictures of animate objects on one’s computer or mobile is impermissible. For further details refer to 

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)