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Using cartoon characters for a business brand

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Q: Is it haram to use a cartoon style character like angry bird or lego character to brand a business for example a cartoon cat holding cat food will that be considered haram as I heard image making is haram and animating them to life please need a answer.

Bismillaah

A: All types of photography of animate objects are impermissible.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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