Are teacups with images permitted?

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Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Are teacups with images permitted?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

This would not be considered unlawful to acquire or keep, as it is not a ‘respected’ use of an image (unlike hanging it, for example). [As understood from Kasani’s Bada’i` al-Sana’i` 1.117; Ibn Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar] However, such images remain impermissible (and sinful) to make, and it is from scrupulousness to avoid acquiring them.

And Allah alone gives success.

Faraz Rabbani


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