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Unlocking phone through face recognition

Fatwaa ID: 176


Assalamualaikum WA Rahmatullahi wa bariatuhu, Mufti sab my question is regarding face unlock in mobile phones, now a days the phone unlocking is being done with face recognition, I want to ask is it permissible to do so. Both for Android and iOS users .because in iphones it’s different to a higehi level and in Android it is merely a photo recognition by the phone. Jazakallah Khair. 


In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

It is permissible to use the face recognition feature to unlock one’s phone, be it Android, iOS or any other operating system.

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.

Muajul I. Chowdhury
Student, Darul Iftaa
Astoria, New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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