Are children’s toys statues? Are they allowed for boys as well as girls?

Answered according to Shafi'i Fiqh by

Answered by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed

What is the ruling of children’s toys that are personified, are they considered statues? And does the dispensation apply to males as well, or only females?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Children’s toys are not considered statues and it is not haram to buy or acquire them. This is general for males and females, as al-Bujayrimi has stated in his Hashiya `ala al-Iqna`. This does not prevent angels from entering the house.

And Allah alone gives success.

Amjad Rasheed

(Translated by Sr. Shazia Ahmad)

السؤال السابع : ما حكم ألعاب الأطفال المشخصة هل تعتبر أصنام ؟ وهل تشمل الرخصة الذكور أيضا أم البنات فقط ؟ الجواب : ألعابُ الأطفال لا تعتبر أصناماً ولا يحرم شراؤها واقتناؤها ، وهذا عام في الذكور والإناث كما صرح به البجيرمي في “حاشيته على الإقناع” . ولا تمنع دخول الملائكة للبيت.