Fatwa: # 18848
Category: Beliefs
Country: Malaysia
Date: 26th July 2010


Is it allowed to hang the picture of the 'Al-Bouraq' in the house and the Boat of the Prohet Nuh.A.S?


 Is it allowed to hang the picture of the 'Al-Bouraq' in the house and the Boat of the Prohet Nuh.A.S?



In the name of Allāh, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalāmu ῾alaykum wa Rahmatullāhi Wabarakātuh


In principle, it is not permissible to take a picture or to hang up a picture of an animate object, as its prohibition is in the Ahādīth of Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam). Concerning inanimate objects, one may take a picture of such objects and even frame them.

 (Fatāwa Mahmūdiyyah, Vol. 19, Pg. 470, Faruqiyyah)

 أن ابن عباس رضي الله عنهما قال أخبرني أبو طلحة رضي الله عنه صاحب رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم وكان قد شهد بدرا مع رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم أنه قال ( لا تدخل الملائكة بيتا فيه كلب ولا صورة ) . يريد صورة التماثيل التي فيها الأرواح

 Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam)  has mentioned: “The Angels (of mercy) do not enter a house in which there exists a dog or a picture (i.e. of animate objects).                                     

(Bukhari, Pg. 570, Deoband)

عن عائشة رضي الله عنها قالت  : دخل علي النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم وفي البيت قرام فيه صور فتلون وجهه ثم تناول الستر فهتكه وقالت قال النبي صلى الله عليه و سلم ( من أشد الناس عذابا يوم القيامة الذين يصورون هذه الصور )

Hazrat Aisha (Radhiyallahu anha) reports that Nabi (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) came to her and in the house; there was a curtain, which had pictures on it. His face turned colour, then He took hold of the curtain and tore it. Thereafter Nabi)  Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) remarked: “Those who create these pictures will receive the most severe of punishments on the day of Qiyāmah”

 (Bukhari, Pg. 902, Deoband)


 عن ابن عباس أن النبى -صلى الله عليه وسلم- قال « من صور صورة عذبه الله بها يوم القيامة حتى ينفخ فيها وليس بنافخ

 Rasulullah (Sallallahu alayhi wasallam) has mentioned, “Whoever creates a picture of an animate object, Allah Ta’ala will punish him on the day of Qiyaamah until he will give life to the picture, which he will be unable to do”.

 (Sunan Abi Dawūd, Pg. 329, HM Saeed )

And Allāh Ta῾āla Knows Best
Wassalāmu ῾alaykum 


Ml. Ebrahim Desai,
Student Dārul Iftā

Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Dārul Iftā

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