Raising funds with literature containing pictures of people

Q: Ummah Welfare Trust is a charity that raises funds using literature with photos of people and methods such as face painting, paint balling, climbing mountains etc. Is this correct?

Bismillaah

A:

1. All pictures of animate objects are haraam (forbidden) in Islam. Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:

إن أشد الناس عذابا عند الله يوم القيامة المصورون (صحيح البخاري 2/880 ، صحيح لمسلم /201)

Those involved in picture-making will be subjected to the worst forms of punishment on the day of Qiyaamat. (Bukhari 2/880, Muslim 2/201)

2. Refer to http://muftionline.co.za/node/2067

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)