We have photos in frames in my house of me and my brother when we were in our childhood,my mothers picture but she has head scarf on, we have a picture/photo of a mosque,we have a duck but its the varse of some flowers we put in there,I have a art book I use to use when I was at school, it has pictures of people,stones,duck which I had to draw for my GSCE work in school,is it ok to leave that book there,or do i have to get rid of it, and from the things i have mentined above,are they all haraam?and if yes, who is suppose to repent, can i repent for my family?
Assalaamu Alaykum Wa Rahmatullaahi Wa Barakaatuhu
Picture frames and photographs of animate objects are not permissible to
display. Frames having pictures of inanimate objects e.g. trees, mountains,
etc. are permissible.
– Hadhrat Abu Talha (Radhiyallaahu Ánhu) narrates that Nabi (Sallallaahu
Álayhi Wasallam) said, ‘Angels do not enter a house wherein there is a dog
or picture.’ (Mishkãt vol. 2 p. 385)
? Ábdullah ibn Masóod (Radhiyallaahu Ánhu) narrates that Rasulullah
(Sallallaahu Álayhi Wasallam) said, ‘The people with the most severe
punishment by Allah will be the picture makers.’ (Ibid).
? Hadhrat Ibn Abbas (RA) narrates, ‘I heard the messenger of Allah saying,
“Every picture-maker will be in the fire. A life will be created for every
picture the picture-maker made, and he will be tortured in Hell.”
If you have to make pictures (says Ibn Abbaas) then make a picture of a tree
or such things which are inanimate.’ (Bukhari and Muslim)
However, if the frames are of inanimate objects but containing verses of the
Noble Qurãn, Hadith and names of Allah Taãla then extreme caution must be
taken where these frames are hung. If hung at home in the lounge or sitting
room then due respect should be shown by not using vulgar language or
We advise the photos be destroyed.
and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai