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Making your baby into a child model

Fatwaa ID: 1902

AssalamuAlaikum is it permissible to make your baby into a child model? Such as having his pictures taken or being on advertisement.
And is it permissible in the case when the father is not able to earn enough for the family?

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

Modeling, and more specifically having one’s babies and children model, is immoral and unbecoming. There are many issues and factors in this that are contrary to Islamic values, such as immodesty, objectification and ostentation. Furthermore, the evil eye, or nazr, is a reality. Having one’s child model is calling for calamities. None is to blame but the parents in such cases. Children are a trust from Allaah Ta’aala, an amaanah, at the hands of the parents. They must act in the best interests of the child. Accordingly, one must avoid this at all costs and under all circumstances. If one is financially struggling, then other viable Shari’ah compliant methods should be considered.

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

04/30/1445 AH – 11/14/2023 CE | AML1-8523

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