Drawing living objects – 1

Reference: Fataawa al-Lajnah ad-Daa.imah lil-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wal-Iftaa., – Volume 1, Page 676, Question 3 of Fatwa No.6541

Question: Is making pictures of [all] that which has a soul [from amongst the humans and animals] [considered] major kufr (disbelief) or minor kufr or is it [just] a sin?

Response: It is not [considered] major kufr, however it is considered from the major sins; for that which it contains of serious warning and the cursing of the one who makes the picture[s]. Along with this, he is [considered] an accomplice to major shirk.

And with Allaah lies all success and may Allaah send prayers and salutations upon our Prophet ﷺ and his family and his companions.

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. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.