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Selfies and pictures

Fatwaa ID: 2059

Is it permissible to take selfies in phone?

Is it permissible to click pictures of animals or nature?

Is it permissible to take pictures of our hands or covering ourselves with hijab without revealing our face in the picture (as aesthetic keeping pictures)?

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

  1. Digital photography of animate objects is a contentious issue amongst contemporary jurists. We advise you to follow the position of the scholars you have confidence in.
  2. In regards to animals, see the above answer. As for nature, it is permissible to take pictures of that.
  3. That is permissible. However, ideally, it should not unnecessarily be posted or shared in places where non-mahrams can see it.

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

07/15/1445 AH – 01/27/2024 CE | 768

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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