Originally Posted by - Qatada -
I can appreciate that the intentions behind taking and posting these pics may be good.
However, sometimes we may focus so much on the 'end result', that we do not take sufficient care of gaining Allah's pleaure during the journey towards that 'end result'.
In which case, we may have the correct intentions, but the manner in which it is executed, may not be correct. In this manner, it could be, that instead of gaining Allahs pleasure, the opposite results
The following are just my opinions/ observations:
- There are some differences of opinion with regards to photography (as well as digital photos).
My understanding is that majority
of scholars hold the position that animate photography is impermissible (except in cases of necessity). (May Allah forgive us for our shortcomings in this regard. Ameen. And where there are valid differences of opinion, we have respect for them).
However, I am not aware of any scholar (of any school of interpretation) who has permitted photography of the deceased.
- The feelings of the family of the marhoom should be considered - it is could be very distressing to see pics of a beloved on-line, who has passed away some time ago (even if he is considered to be shaheed, by the will of Allah).
- We should be wary of pics/ videos that we find on-line, and do our best to verify, and then re-verify it before distribution.
As Mufti Menk once said: "Seeing" for me is no longer always "believing" because of fabricating, tampering, editing, framing, deceiving and much more."
There has been numerous stories of pictures and videos being edited, or not even belonging to the claimed event at all...
Especially in matters of deen, we should have complete certainty of the truthfulness behind any piece of information, before we spread it to others.
If not, it is possible that we could unknowingly become agents of more fasaad and fitnah.
May Allah protect us all. Ameen.
^ These are just my opinions on this matter.
It would be of more benefit to consult an aalim should there be any doubt in shaa Allah.