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Keeping mini dolls and legos

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Q: I want to ask about the (mini) dolls or a character like captain or a worker which includes in various lego sets. They have face expression with full body.

1. Can we let the kids play with them?

2. Can we use it after distorting their full face with permanent markers?

3. Can we use it without their head, only the body can be used for playing?

4. Is it totally not allowed to keep them at home?

5. Will our Salah be valid if it is already at home with their face distorted?



1. No, this is not permissible.

2-3. Remove the head entirely.

4. After removing the head it will no longer be in the law of a picture. If the head is not removed, it will prevent the angels from entering.

5. The salaah will be valid, however the entire head should be removed.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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