Category: Psychological and Social
Fatwa#: 38034
Asked Country: United Kingdom

Answered Date: Apr 23,2017

Title: Snapchat filters


Asalamualikum I hope you are well. My question is: What is the ruling regarding Snapchat filters. I have considered that picture taking all together is impermissible. Students of knowledge have asked me in particular about the animal filters. Please shed some light on this matter. JazakAllah


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

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

We commend your attitude towards taking pictures.

There is a difference amongst the Ulama regarding digital photography.

Nevertheless, since you acknowledge the impermissibility of taking pictures, there doesn’t remain any discussion for the permissibility of taking pictures with any type of filter.

Furthermore, animal filters may be against the dignity and honor of a human being. 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Saad Haque

Student Darul Iftaa
New Jersey, USA 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


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