Can I allow my 10 years old daughter to act in one film which is based on children issues.
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1. Is photography on a trip, picnic or any occassion permitted in Islam. If no, then kindly give the valid reason.
2. Also can I allow my 10 years old daughter to act in one film which is based on children issues.
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Q-1. Is photography on a trip,picnic or any occassion permitted in Islam. If no, then kindly give the valid reason.
The concept of cameras and photography is a technological development of man after the establishment of the Quran and the Sunnah, there is a difference of opinion amongst the scholars regarding its permissibility. The majority of the scholars of Islam are of the opinion that photography in its itself is not forbidden in Islam, because it provides nothing but an exact reflection and mirror image of the creation of the Supreme Creator as opposed to paintings, or images, or the sculptures of animate objects, where there is a possibility that man can make an imaginary addition/subtraction to the original creation of the Creator, and are thus strictly forbidden in Islam.
The majority of the scholars are also of the opinion that a believer must not decorate or display in his house any pictures, images, idols, or photos of animate objects, as in light of the several narrations of the Messenger of Allah (saws), the Angels of Mercy do not enter a house where there are pictures (of animate objects).
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.450 Narrated by Abu Salim
Once Gabriel promised the Prophet (saws) that he would visit him, but Gabriel did not come, and later on he said, "We Angels, do not enter a house which contains a (animate) picture, or a dog."
Almost all the scholars of Islam are unanimous in their opinion that there is no harm if one takes a portrait photograph for necessary and legal reasons, and to comply with the modern methods of identification like identity cards, drivers license, passports, etc. Some opine that there is no harm if one wishes to take photos and/or videos of family and loved ones and keeps them secured in albums for memory; but if they abstain from it, it would be better and purer for them.
Q-2. Also can I allow my 10 years old daughter to act in one film which is based on children issues.
Provided none of the tenets of Shariah like indecency (fahisha), music, etc. are not violated, there is no harm if one wishes to act on stage or on film. Allah Alone Knows Best.
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