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I read your answers on photography and drawing pictures which clearly forbids in your mentioned hadiths.

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Dear Burhan,

I read your answers on photography and drawing pictures which clearly forbids in your mentioned hadiths.Can you please tell me can one take video clip of ones marriage,functions etc.Is it permissible.Can you please throw some light over this

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Video Tape of Marriage

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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.' "

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 4.448 Narrated by Abu Talha

I heard the Messenger of Allah (saws) saying; "Angels (of Mercy) do not enter a house wherein there is a dog or a picture of a living creature (a human being or an animal)."

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 3.428 Narrated by Said bin Abu Al Hasan

While I was with Ibn 'Abbas a man came and said, "O father of 'Abbas! My sustenance is from my manual profession and I make these pictures." Ibn 'Abbas said, "I will tell you only what I heard from Allah's Apostle. I heard him saying, 'Whoever makes a picture will be punished by Allah till he puts life in it, and he will never be able to put life in it.' " Hearing this, that man heaved a sigh and his face turned pale. Ibn 'Abbas said to him, "What a pity! If you insist on making pictures, I advise you to make pictures of trees and any other unanimated objects."

 

Because 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 an animate object, 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.

 

Your Question: Can you please tell me can one take video clip of ones marriage,functions etc.Is it permissible.Can you please throw some light over this

Because the modern technology of video allows man to capture moving mirror images in motion, the scholars have opined that it is not like a painter or sculpture making his interpretation of beings in creation; and they have thus declared it acceptable.

 

But one should be extremely careful when making these video clips in marriages and family functions, as it may happen that the images of ones sisters and daughters which were caught unaware on camera may be viewed at a later date by non-mehrams; thus although it is permissible to make a video of ones functions and marriages, it is absolutely imperative that one strives to protect the honor of their believing sisters. Many a times it happens that our sisters and our daughters who unveiled themselves because they were secure in the company of their mehrams and their women-folk, find that their images had been captured on video and later viewed by non-mehrams.

 

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Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

Burhan

 


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