Fatwa: # 41400
Category: Jurisprudence and Rulings...
Country: India
Date: 6th February 2019

Title

Unlocking phone through face recognition

Question

Assalamualaikum WA Rahmatullahi wa bariatuhu, Mufti sab my question is regarding face unlock in mobile phones, now a days the phone unlocking is being done with face recognition, I want to ask is it permissible to do so. Both for Android and iOS users .because in iphones it's different to a higehi level and in Android it is merely a photo recognition by the phone. Jazakallah Khair. 

Answer

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

As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

It is permissible to use the face recognition feature to unlock one’s phone, be it Android, iOS or any other operating system.

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.

Muajul I. Chowdhury

Student, Darul Iftaa

Astoria, New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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