I would like to join photography course

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Date: Tuesday, May 22, 2012






I would like to join photography course as i am very interested to shoot nature, flowers and trees, monuments, etc.






Muhtaram / Muhtaramah


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

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

Indeed every creation of Allah Ta’ala is unique and amazing.

Admiring and pondering over the creation of Allah draws a person closer to Allah and allows him to understand His great powers.

It is permissible to take pictures of flowers, trees and inanimate objects. It is only prohibited to take pictures of animate objects.

(Raddul Muhtār,vol.1, Pg.649, H M Saeed)[1]
(Fatawa Mahmoodiyya, vol.19, pg 470, Farookiyya)

Hence, to attend photography lessons will be permissible as long as pictures of animate objects are not taken.


And Allah knows best
Darul Iftaa

Madrasah Inaa’miyyah


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[1] قوله ( أو لغير ذي روح ) لقول ابن عباس للسائل فإن كنت لا بد فاعلا فاصنع الشجر وما لا نفس له رواه الشيخان ولا فرق في الشجر بين المثمر وغيره خلافا لمجاهد بحر