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Islam and the New Millennium

Answered by Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad Islam and the new millennium Answer: Islam and the New MillenniumAbdal-Hakim MuradWhoever is not thankful for gracesruns the risk of losing them;and whoever is thankful,fetters them with their own cords .(Ibn Ata'illah, Kitab...

What do the ulema state about photography?

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari I was just wondering what is Shaykh Muhammad ibn Adam's position regarding photos. I know there is a difference of opinion between the scholars on the issue, but I recently saw a photo of him on a website. Is he of the...

The Fiqh of Certain Hairstyles

Answered by Shaykh Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari My child attends a madrasah wherein it stipulates, as part of regulations, "Hair styles should not be adopted in an unsuitable manner i.e. short back and sides".On questioning, the madrasah principle stated that this...

Pictures of animate objects for learning purposes…

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Is it at all permissible to have small school children (first graders) draw pictures of animate objects for learning purposes (this is hard to avoid since many school curricula include this… Answer:   Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,...

Illustrating Childrens’ Books

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani I am writing a children's book about Eid. It will be aimed at preschoolers ages 3-6. It has simple words and many brightly coloured illustrations. For this purpose, what is the opinion on drawing pictures of people and faces? Answer:...

Shaykhs & Pictures?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Kindly guide me to some information on photographs. A lot of Shuyukh such as Pir Mehar Ali Shah Golarvi (RA), Sufi Barkat Ali (RA) and Mian Abdul Haq Qureshi (RA) have allowed their photographs taken. Is there any discussion available...