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Drawing and Painting pictures of non-living being

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta-Deoband.com
I am working as an artist.
Is drawing and painting landscapes allowed?
Secondly is drawing of animals & birds permissible?
Thirdly is decoration home/office with sculptures permissible?

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 1440/1317/B=12/1434)

(1) Yes, one may draw and paint landscapes that contain no picture of living being.
(2) Drawing pictures of living being is haram in Islam.
(3) Decorating home or office with sculptures is impermissible and haram. Muslims should avoid it.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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