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Action figures

Fatwaa ID: 1504

Ok my question is … what is the ruling on keeping action figures, like for example , an action figure of an anime character like Naruto ? & if it’s impermissible what do I do with the toy ? Give it to a kid ? Hide it in my drawers ?

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Action figures fall within the purview of prohibited tasweer. Rasulullaah ﷺ said,

لاَ تَدْخُلُ الْمَلاَئِكَةُ بَيْتًا فِيهِ تَمَاثِيلُ وَلاَ تَصَاوِيرُ
“Angels do not enter a house wherein there are statues or pictures.” [Bukhaari 5949]

In the enquired situation, you should dispose the action figures. You should not give it to others.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

12/28/1444 AH – 07/16/2023 CE | 346

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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