This answer was collected from the official website of Darul Uloom Deoband Waqf. The institution is based in India and the answers are provided in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh.

Can we take photos or shoot video for entertainment?

Answered by Darulifta Deoband Waqf

Assalamualaikum,Can we take photos or shoot  video for entertainment? Jajakallah khair. Answer: Ref. No. 942/41-85 In the name of Allah the most Gracious the most Merciful The answer to your question is as follows: There is a stern warning in this Hadith for those who make pictures of living creatures. Hadith says: “The people who will receive the severest punishment… read more »

Television in one’s home.

Answered by DarulUloomTT.net

Q. In a Muslim home, pictures are not allowed, ie. framed ones. In almost all homes there is a television. This is a picture talking, seeing violence etc. Framed pictures are not allowed but a television is, please explain. A. With respect to pictures of living objects, the traditions of the Prophet (S.A.) have totally… read more »

Tasawwur and Jaray.

Answered by DarulUloomTT.net

Q. Can you explain to me what is (1) Tasawwur, (2) Jaray by Tasawwur and is it permissible, (3)  Jaray with sticks and is it permissible. I had some pains over a year that doctors couldn’t explain and I received jaray and it finished. He who jaray claimed that he is using a Tasawwur created… read more »


Answered by DarulUloomTT.net

A text recently came to our attention implying that Darul Uloom Trinidad has endorsed certain actions that were carried out by some teachers at the Darul Barakaat School in Barrackpore. We, at the Darul Uloom wish to denounce all actions carried out by the relevant individuals, and condemn these actions as vandalism to Waqf property… read more »

Drawing humans and animals

Answered by DarulUloomTT.net

Question: Salam Alaikum, I’ve been drawing since I was 2 years old, and recently gave up drawing humans and animals after reading a few ahadith. When I searched for more rulings on picture making, I read that it is permissible to draw a human or animal figure if you leave out facial features. My question… read more »

Doll statues with face covered with cloth

Answered by Darulifta-Deoband.com

Can we keep face covered doll/animal statues/teddy bears in house for decorating purpose? Note: Only face will be covered with clothe but body of the doll will be visible. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم (Fatwa: 323/275/H=2/1439)   Merely by covering the face with cloth the sin of keeping the picture shall not be avoided.  Allah knows… read more »