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I heard a saying by prophet muhammad that said the angels will not enter a house with dogs, pictures or idols i know a long time ago they drew photos but i was wondering if our pictures that we use today would fall under that category because we have a lot of pictures hung up. I would like it if angels can enter my house, if you can please provide evedince from well known scholars.

asked 214722 NesreenA's gravatar image
edited Apr 27 '12 at 14:09


Salam, refer to the Fatwas below.

If something is disputed it is safer to keep away from it.

Hope this helps

answered 422 Talib's gravatar image

but the prophet didnt worship pictures yet he still ordered his wives to cut the picture and use it in a pillow and said the quote above i dont think its a matter of us worshiping them im just wondering if photographs would count as pictures i heard from one sheikh that the reason you cant have pictures is because somone drew them and tried to mimic gods creation and in yoom il akhirah they will be asked to put souls in the picture, but we dont really draw photographs but then again it does make a picture of a human i need reassurance to whether it counts as a picture the way the prophet meant

answered 214722 NesreenA's gravatar image

NesreenA, firstly be mindful that action depends on intention as stated by Allah (SWT), The prophet (S.A.W) said we should change things that we see wrong by our hands and if not by our tongue and least by our heart, since you live with your family, you can't remove all hunged pictures but you can remove that of your room and educate your family about the rest. Either drawn pictures or those taken with camera, same rule applies to them in Islam, we can have pictures but we keep them in albums or somewhere covered and not hung on walls. Hope this clarifies

answered 101 adeyemias's gravatar image
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