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Posting food pictures on social media

Fatwaa ID: 874

Question:
Assalamu alaikum wrwb…

Just had a qq…r we allowed to post food pic on instagram? Cause it can be drooling…🤔if u r a cook and showing step by step instructions?
Jazakallah khair for ur time🌹

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

There is no prohibition in itself in posting food pictures on social media. However, one’s purpose should not be to show off or “flex”. The evil eye is a genuine thing which can occur virtually as well. That being said, if you post cooking instructions, then that is a purposeful thing. That will be permissible.

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

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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