Q: On whatsapp, which is an instant messaging service for smartphones, people can post a profile for themselves. Many people post a photograph of themselves, other people or other animate objects.
Is this permissible? Please explain.
A: Although some of our Senior ulama have permitted digital pictures of animate pictures provided they are not of ghair mahareem and a lewd nature, the more precautious veiw would be to abstain, as the virtue of caution and taqwa in all matters is phenomenal.
And Allah Knows Best
Aadiel Moosagie (Mufti)
Council of Ulama Eastern Cape
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