I want to ask that the use of Emotions i.e. smiles in chat or email comes under drawing pictures?

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Detail:- for example ” 🙂 , 😉 ?etc. (keeping in mind that in messenger a smiley face appears which has visible eyes and moth etc)


The use of emotional signs, for example, smile, sad, etc. in a cellphone falls in the category of animate pictures.

It is prohibited to make use of such emotional signs in a cellphone.

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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