Taking passport pictures for tableegh

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Q: If television is haraam for tabligh because it contravenes shariah then going in tabligh using pictures for passport is in the same catogory as no compuslsion for applying for getting a visa is not waajib to go for tabligh.


A: The reasoning is incorrect. Travelling can be for multiple reasons; some very important, some less important. Overall, travelling overseas becomes practically impossible without a passport. In today’s lifestyle it is practically impossible for people to live without travelling. Sometimes it is for business and sometimes to render assistance and help etc. whereas tableegh can be done without pictures, through tapes, cds, books, etc.

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.