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Using animate pictures for educational purposes

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Q: I would like to know about the permissibility of drawing or colouring pictures of animals, people, etc. but it has no eyes. It has been brought to my attention that a picture is not supposed to have a head. However, it was also mentioned that there is leeway with regards to this in the shariah for smaller kids. Please explain in detail for the purpose of madressa Aapas wanting to learn the correct way.


A: It is right that pictures are not supposed to have any heads.

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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