|Fatwa No : 135486
|Hanging pictures of non-living creatures which are animated
|Fatwa Date : Jumaadaa Al-Oula 28, 1431 / 12-5-2010
I have a question about pictures. I have read through all the fatwa's on photography and taking pictures etc, but none of them answers my question. Is it permissable to hang pictures of non living things which are animated, for example a cartoon picture of a flower with eyes, or a clock with eyes or a car.
I am a mother trying to decorate my childrens room and was wondering if I can put these types of pictures up on the wall. What is the ruling on this as the chracters are non living. Will the angels enter my house if I have these pictures up on the wall? Jazakallah khair for your time.
All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad
is His slave and Messenger.
If the pictures/drawings are of non-living creatures, then it is permissible to hang them.
The things that you mentioned in the question –i.e. the flower, the clock or the car are not among the living creatures
, so, it is permissible, Allaah willing, to hang them. The fact that they have eyes does not make it anything other than non-living creatures. For more benefit, please refer to Fataawa 90288
It should be noted that the pictures that prevent the angels from entering the house are the forbidden pictures and not the permissible pictures.
saying: “The pictures that prevent the angels from entering the house are the forbidden pictures
, which are the pictures of living creatures whose head is not cut or the pictures that are not treated with disrespect.” Ibn Hajar
indicated that this is a strong opinion.
Allaah Knows best.