Three-dimensional, photographic, painted, or sculptured forms of beings with souls


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A: Figuration of living beings is unlawful whether it is in three-dimensional, photographic, manual, or sculptural form, due to the generality of the evidence on the prohibition of Taswir (painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography). For example, the Prophet (peace be upon him) says: The people who will receive the severest punishment from Allah will be Al-Musawwirun 'painters, drawers, sculptors, and subsequently photographers'. (Related by Al-Bukhari and Muslim) Similarly, Al-Bukhari narrated in his Sahih (authentic) book on the authority of Abu Juhayfah (may Allah be pleased with him) (Part No. 1; Page No. 668) that the Prophet (peace be upon him): cursed the devourer of usury (usurer) and its clerk, and Al-Musawwirun 'painters, drawers, sculptors, and subsequently photographers'. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.




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