Q: I have a few questions pertaining to murat.

  1. What qualifies as murat? Is it just eyes, face, or even the outline of an animate object?
  2. I have an embroided picture of people around the kaabah, their faces are not visible, however you can see their bodies and that they are humans, is this picture permissible to have?
  3. Can one read salaah in the same room as where murat is displayed?



  1. The entire face.
  2. If their faces cannot be seen, it will be permissible.
  3. It is makrooh for one to read Salaah in a room where pictures of animate objects are displayed.

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

ويكره أن يكون فوق رأسه في السقف أو بين يديه أو بحذائه تصاوير أو صورة معلقة لحديث جبريل إنا لا ندخل بيتا فيه كلب أو صورة ولو كانت الصورة صغيرة بحيث لا تبدو للناظر لا يكره لأن الصغار جدا لا تعبد (الهداية 1/ 142)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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