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Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.834 Narrated by Muslim
We were with Masruq at the house of Yasar bin Numair. Masruq saw pictures on his terrace and said, "I heard 'Abdullah saying that he heard the Prophet (saws) saying, "The people who will receive the severest punishment from Allah will be the picture makers.' "
After reading this please explain me where do I stand. I am a graphic designer. I design Posters, Brochures. which requires me to edit/create Photos etc. What is the stand for a Photographer also. In a way he too is a picture maker. In Today's era, photography is the most common and popular business industry. Comment!
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Beloved brother in Islam, the majority of scholars in Islam are of the opinion that photography is not the same as picture-maker or the term used in Arabic musawwir, because photography is actually capturing a mirror image or exact copy of what Allah Subhanah Himself has created. A picture or portrait maker is one who draws an animate object himself and that is quite different from capturing a mirror image or exact copy of what Allah Subhanah has created.
The majority of the scholars in Islam are of the opinion that there is no harm in photography, but drawing portraits and pictures of animate objects is absolutely forbidden.
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