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Are cuckoo clocks legal?

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Making and hanging pictures are haraam, is having cuckoo clock with a bell where the cuckoo koo`s and bell chimes every hour haraam

 

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Are cuckoo clocks legal?

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Al-Muwatta Hadith 54.6

Abu Said said , "The Messenger of Allah (saws) informed us, 'The Angels do not enter a house which contains pictures or images.'

 

The Angels of Mercy do not enter a house which contains pictures or images of animate objects; thus it would be best to abstain from keeping any image of an animate object in ones house.

 

The image of the cuckoo would obviously be considered an animate object and would thus be impermissible to keep such an image in a believers house.

 

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