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Q: I have a question regarding pictures and videos. Taking own picture or others is haram or halaal and why? Taking own videos or others is haram or halaal and why?

Bismillaah

A: The hadeeth has prohibited pictures of animate objects. The worst punishment is for the picture maker. The hadeeth also says that the picture maker is cursed.

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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