Storing pictures of animate objects on the phone

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Q: I dislike pictures of animte objects because I know it is haraam. I usualy save pictures of hadeets and recipes and Duas on my phone. I was over taken by my nafs and saw a dress that I liked that was emailed to me. I decided to keep that picture as I can show the dress maker. The woman wearing the dress isn’t modest as her top part is open. I won’t make such a dress as I will make it in a modest way. My question is when I go to my pictures on my gallery on my phone all the pictures show on the screen together so the picture of the girl in the dress is next to a hadeeth picture that I have on my phone and it is all exposed on the same screen. I thought it was disrepectful but left it for a while. Now I really regret what I did. I deleted the picture but have I disrespected the Hadeeth in anyway and is that kufr?


A: Sincerely repent to Allah Ta’ala and refrain from this in the future. This is not kufr.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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