The Q&A section is no longer active in taking new questions. We would like to thank every person who trusted us in providing reliable and accurate answers to questions and problems. Due to lack of time available from the Ulamaa in the UK, we are unable to continue with this service.
The section will however remain available as an archive of previously answered question. To ask new questions, please consider the Q&A support section on the forum where members can assist in locating available answers from Ulamaa.


Last updated: 29th April 2006
Question ID: #1773
Short URL:
Printer Friendly Version Email this page
29th April 2006

assalam alaikum,
i used to do paintings,is it allowed that i can paint nature?is it we can present any dolls or paintigs which has human figures to non muslims.

Ulamaa ID 04
Answer last updated on:
18th December 2012
Answered by:
Ulamaa ID 04
Location: London

Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah's guidance)

Yes, painting nature is permissible. However, to make pictures, paintings or to have any such item which resembles a living being is prohibited in Islam.

A person came to Ibn 'Abbas (RadhuyAllahu Anhuma) and said: I am the person who paints pictures; give me a religious verdict about them. He (Ibn 'Abbas) said to him: Come near me (still further). He came near him so much so that he placed his hand upon his head and said: I am going to narrate to you what I heard from Allah's Messenger (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). I heard him say: All the painters who make pictures would be in the fire of Hell. The soul will be breathed in every picture prepared by him and it shall punish him in the Hell, and he (Ibn 'Abbas) said: If you have to do it at all, then paint the pictures of trees and lifeless things. (Muslim)

Therefore, even giving such things to non-Muslims is not permissible.

And Only Allah Ta'ala Knows Best.