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Marble figurines business

Fatwaa ID: 2182

Assalamualikum how are you? a friend asked me:
He has received a business opportunity which is selling marble figurines of animals. As he understands, it is not permissible to keep such things with faces (animal/ human/ even pictures) in the home. He’s asked me to check if it is ok to sell figurines. He will be purchasing from wholesalers and retailing online.

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

We take note of the details of your query. Marble figurines of animals would fall within the ambit of prohibited tasweer. It is not permissible to keep such figurines nor is it permissible to buy and sell them. Your friend should turn down this business opportunity. If he does so for the sake of Allaah Ta’aala, then definitely Allaah Ta’aala will grant him something better and will fill his businesses with barakah. There is no khayr or barakah in doing business with haraam.

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

08/15/1445 AH – 02/25/2024 CE | 884

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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