photograph in Islam
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. I have been engaged with a Muslim woman. Although I don't have any contact with her, can I think about her and take her photograph with me? Jazakum Allahu khayran.
Is photography allowed in Islam? Bearing in mind that it is not the same as painting or recreating a being, it's rather a capture of image through light and lens.
Respected scholars, as-Salamu `alaykum wa Rahmatu Allah wa Barakatuh! What is the Islamic view on using cartoon films for educational and da`wah purposes?
Im a teaching assistant in the UK in a primarily Christian school. In Year 9 the students draw portraits of a famous person or family member as part of the curriculum. Prior to their final piece the students draw differnt facial features, plants, fruit&vegetables and feathers, leaves & seed pods. Recently, one Islamic boy told us he is not allowed to draw anything living, including leaves etc. We have found him some alternative work, including drawing an industrial landscape, but we were wondering if anyone had any advice on some other things he could draw. Is he able to draw a mosque or would that be considered offensive? I'm sorry for seeming ignorant, but we don't want to upset him or his family and would like some advice before we continue setting his work.thank you for your time and help.