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Drawing the unseen

Fatwaa ID: 1974

Question:
Assalaamu’alaykum,

Is it permitted for someone to draw their interpretation of baytul ma’mur (and any other things that are inanimate which we haven’t seen)?

Does it make a difference if the person has some kind of learning difficulties or not?

BarakAllahu feekum

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

On what basis would you have an interpretation that you would attempt to draw? If the Shari’ah has not given us details, then to imagine that or attempt to draw that would definitely be flawed and incorrect. Moreover, if the Shari’ah has left something unexplained or ambiguous, then there is a reason or wisdom to that. After all, that is the purpose of the ghayb, the unseen. Furthermore, one should focus on that which will actually benefit a person in this life and/or the Hereafter. Focusing and imaging things that are void of true benefit is futile and unadvisable. This also applies to someone with learning difficulties. Teach them something that will benefit them. It will be sufficient to tell them that the Baytul Ma’moor is similar to the Ka’bah. They can be shown a picture of the Ka’bah.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

05/28/1445 AH – 12/12/2023 CE | AML1-8604

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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