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Clean shaven Qaaris

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Q: The norm today is to employ famous clean shaven Qaaris to entertain the crowds. Some Ulamaa say the idea is to promote and encourage the youth to learn and recite the Quraan. Is it permissible?

Is it permissible to allow photo’s and videos to be taken in the Masjid while the Qaari is reciting. Shouldn’t this entertainment be conducted at other venues and not in the Masaajid. This will prevent disrespecting the sanctity of the Masjid.


A: This is not in keeping with the respect that the Qur’aan requires.

Photos and videos of all animate objects are impermissible and haraam. Taking them in a musjid will only amplify the wrong.

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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