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In the Name of Allaah, All Compassionate, All Merciful
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Taking photographs
*Please appropriately reference this fatwa to:, thankyou!*
Question: Is taking photographs with a camera haraam or not?

Response: Yes. Taking photgraphs of (all) that which has a soul (from amongst the humans and animals) with a camera and other than it is haraam. And it is upon the one who takes the photograph to repent to Allaah and seek His forgiveness and feel sad at that which has come to pass from his actions and not to return to it.

And with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) and his family and his companions.

The Permanent Committee for Islaamic Research and Fataawa, comprising -
Head: Shaykh 'Abdul 'Azeez Ibn Abdullaah Ibn Baaz;
Deputy Head: Shaykh 'Abdur-Razzaaq 'Afeefee;
Member: Shaykh 'Abdullaah Ibn Ghudayyaan;
Member: Shaykh 'Abdullaah Ibn Qu'ood
Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-'Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa., - Volume 1, Page 670, Question 8 of Fatwa No.3592