Showing children pictures of animate objects for educational purposes

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: At most Islamic preschools, there are pictures of animate objects. Teachers say that they need to teach learners body parts of humans and animals.

1. Is it permissible to display or hang up charts that have such pictures?

2. Is it permissible for learners to make animated things with paper or cardboard as part of a project?

3. Sometimes, only the eyes are removed. Is this correct?


A: If it has a head it will not be permissible.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)