Keeping photographs for memory’s sake

Reference: Fataawa Mu’aasirah – Pages 412-413;
Majmoo’ Fataawa Ibn ‘Uthaymeen – Volume 1, Page 200

Question: What is the ruling regarding keeping photographs for memory’s sake?

Response: Keeping photographs for memory’s sake is prohibited, because the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said that the angels do not enter a house in which there are pictures; And this is indicative of the prohibition of keeping photographs in houses, and Allaah is the One from Whom assistance is sought.

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.