Is it permissible for a graphics designer to take images of the Ka’bah and the green dome?

Question:

Graphic designers and artists need images of perhaps the green dome and ka’bah shareef for posters and books.  Does this fall under the same ruling?

Answer:

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

 

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Taking images of revered places and structures for tadhkīr (as a reminder) purposes is permissible.[i] This aids in reminding oneself of the greatness and sanctity of such places.  Images do help to jolt a person’s feelings.  Hence, taking photos for posters and books is permissible.  The discouragement of taking pictures is on treating these blessed places as a sightseeing trip and a holiday resort.

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mawlana Faraz ibn Adam,
Student Darul Iftaa

Leicester, United Kingdom

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.
www.daruliftaa.net

 


[i] وفي المحيط

يجب أن يعلم بأن الصورة نوعان؛ صورة جماد كالشجر ونحوه، وصورة حيوان، فصورة الجماد لا يكره اتخاذها والصلاة إليها صغيرة كانت أو كبيرة؛(7/506 إدارة القرآن)


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