Category: Misc. Fiqh
Fatwa#: 39877
Asked Country: Russian Federation

Answered Date: Oct 17,2018

Title: Can I read story books with pictures of animate objects in it?

Question

Assalam Aleikum! Can I read children books to my daughter where are a lot of pictures of animal and people? Or I should paint out there heads and then they become permissible?

Answer

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

As-salaamu `alaykum wa-ramatullahi wa-barakatuh.

Story books with pictures of animate objects is not permissible.

You may purchase Islamic story books which do not have pictures of animate objects.

You may refer to the following link for story books without pictures;

https://www.alislam.co.za/pubsandaudio/ .

And Allah Ta`ala Knows Best.

Hussein Muhammad.

Student Darul Iftaa

Arusha, Tanzania

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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