Doing reviews on Youtube

Q: I want to review kids toys on Youtube. It will be a faceless video. Basically the camera will be on a table and I will be sitting behind the camera. All you will see in the video is my hands and the toy. The toys will be mostly play dough and animal figures. Can we include human figures? Youtube will pay us for advertisements on the video. Please advise if this is permissible. Make Allah Ta’ala always increase your knowledge of deen.


A: Pictures of all animate objects are forbidden in Islam. Hence if this will include human or animal figures, it will not be permissible.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)