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Drawing Funny Caricatures of People: Allowed?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- One of the basic Islamic morals is to avoid mocking others and rendering them a laughing-stock of others. Such …

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Real Talk: Is Drawing Pictures Prohibited in Islam?

Short Answer: Although there is a strong tradition of hadiths which give strong warnings against drawing pictures, most artists will tell you that they have no intention to somehow compete with God in creation. Some scholars, such as Khalib Abu Fadl, say that matters of such great social importance should not rest on a prohibition that’s given [only] in the hadith, with …


What's the Ruling on Drawing?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja: So, Dr. Shabir, is it haram or sinful to draw cartoons or hang pictures on the wall?  Dr. Shabir Ally: Yeah, so, this is a question that needs to be revisited especially in …

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