Newspapers containing pics

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by
assalamualaykum warahmatullai wabarakatuhu

my brothers bring in newspapaers constantly into the home. which are filled with pictures

crossing out the eyes etc wastes so much of my time and within the week or so they get recyclyed and used up or thrown away,

so is it permissible to keep such pictures in the home because the newspaper will be thrown out anyway?

walaykum assalam warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu


Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah’s guidance)

Nabi (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) is reported to have said that, ‘The
Malaaikah do not enter into those homes wherein there are dogs and pictures
(of animate objects).’ [Reported by Imam al-Bukhari and Muslim ].

This Hadith means that such an action constitutes violation and disobedience to Divine Orders. The presence of Angels manifests Allah’s Mercy. So, the house in which there is no Mercy of Allah is not good.

Also, In the light of the above Hadith, we understand that animate pictures should not be kept in the house. Hence, newspapers and magazines should be removed from the house after being used.

However, if one cannot remove it after use, it should then be covered with something or place it in the cabinet draw or something similar.

And Only Allah Ta’ala Knows Best.

Moulana Qamruz Zaman
London, UK

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This answer was collected from, based in London (UK). It is one of the fruits of Darul Uloom London. Many ‘ulama are involved in answering the Q&A on the site, including: Shaikul Hadeeth Mufti Umar Farooq Sahib, Mufti Saifur Rahman Sahib, Mufti Abdullah Patel Sahib, Maulana Qamruz Zaman Sahib, Mufti Abu Bakr Karolia Sahib.

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