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Can you please tell me what islam says about keeping over own picture in house


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Can you please tell me what islam says about keeping over own picture in house, I mean can i keep my family picture on wall or on table.


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Keeping picture in house

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Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.447 Narrated by Aisha

I stuffed for the Prophet (saws) a pillow decorated with pictures (of animals) which looked like a Namruqa (i.e. a small cushion). He (saws) came and stood among the people with excitement apparent on his face. I said, "O Messenger of Allah (saws)! What is wrong?" He (saws) said, "What is this pillow?" I said, "I have prepared this pillow for you, so that you may recline on it." He (saws) said, "Don't you know that Angels do not enter a house wherein there are pictures; and whoever makes a picture will be punished on the Day of Resurrection, and will be asked to give life to (what he has created)?"


In light of the above guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws), almost all the scholars of Islam are unanimous in their opinion that it is not permissible to display pictures or portraits of animate objects in ones houses.


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