Are videos and pictures shirk?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by


1. Are video’s and taking pictures a sin of kufr or shirk?

2. I was saying to myself that if videos and pictures are permissible, is that kufr?

3. Is it kufr to ask such a question?

4. Is my nikah valid?



1. It is impermissible.

2. This is ignorance. Make taubah for this and make it known that this statement was incorrect.

3. No.

4. Yes.

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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