Assalam Alaikum. Is drawing someone or something with an eye is a sin, or haram? I have an artist friend who draws a lot of cartoon characters. Thanks a lot for your answers.

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walekummasalam wa rehmatullah !

`A’ishah relates that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “The people who will be most severely punished on the Day of Resurrection will be those who aspire to create like Allah.” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî (5954) and Sahîh Muslim (2107)]

Ibn ``Abbâs relates that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Every image maker is in the Fire. For each image he made, a being will be fashioned to torment him in Hell.” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî (2225) and Sahîh Muslim (2110) – The wording accords with al-Bukhârî]

Abû Talhah relates that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “The angels do not enter a house wherein there is a dog or images representing (people or animals).” [Sahîh al-Bukhârî (3225) and Sahîh Muslim (2106)]

beloved brother seeing this hadith one can clearly make out that drawing pictures of anything depicting humans or ALLAH's creation is not allowed in islam !

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answered 1.0k1415 aaliya's gravatar image

does'nt ur intention make any difference? like we can take drawing as a way of praising ALLAH's beautiful creations??

(May 15 '13 at 04:29) sara ahmed sara%20ahmed's gravatar image

Only Allah subhana WA ta'ala knows what is the true intention of ones heart. Now once allah subhana WA ta'ala has decreed a thing we are to obey it.

(May 16 '13 at 18:56) sadie ♦ sadie's gravatar image

yeah i agree

(May 17 '13 at 06:44) sara ahmed sara%20ahmed's gravatar image

if we know that having images in our own homes keeps angels from entering, why would we create such things?

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