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Wearing Harry Potter shirts

Q: I wanted to know whether wearing Harry Potter shirts is kufr? I wore one when they took my ID picture and I don’t know if I can change it but I did ask them. A: Harry Potter is known to be a magician. And to support any person or movement that is drawing people...

Taking pictures of animate objects

Q: On groups, a photo was circulating of girls without scarves on the beach with scary figures behind them. My question is, can a picture be taken of a jinn? A: Pictures of all animate objects are haraam.And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best. Answered by:Mufti...

Drawing pictures that resemble humans

Q: I wanted to ask if all of the following are haraam:1. Painting an impressionistic drawing of human, meaning a blurr or a silhouette to represent a human but not clearly painting the features.2. Drawing a human figure with no face with the sole purpose of...

Specializing in computer vision

Q: I am a computer science PhD and I want to specialize in Computer Vision. Please allow me to explain what this does with examples:1. Self-driving cars use computer vision techniques to "perceive" the surroundings and make decisions (avoid passengers, avoid trees,...

Performing salaah in a room wherein there is a tv

Q: If there is a tv in a room, can salaah be performed in the same room? If the tv is at the back of the room and the volume is on mute, what would then be the ruling for the salaah to be accepted. A: The salaah performed will be valid. However, It is not permissible...