Sharing videos and photos on social media

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Q: My question concerns the modern day sharing of females’ pictures and videos on different social media platforms. What is the Shariah ruling regarding the matter?

Note that those things are already viewable by general public and are not obscene, I just intend to share any video or picture I like for educational/humorous or other beneficial purpose. 


A: Photos of all animate objects are haraam and impermissible.

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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