Keeping Pictures as Tokens of Remembrance


Question :
When I go out on excursions with a group of friends, I take pictures to keep as mementos. What is the ruling on taking pictures for this purpose?

Answer :
The ruling in this practice is that it is unlawful, that is, if the picture is taken of something with a soul (a human or an animal). The Prophet Peace Be Upon Him said,
The people who will be most severely punished on the Day of Judgement will be the picture-makers.
"The people who will be most severely punished on the Day of Judgement will be the picture-makers."
Al-Bukhari no. 5950 and Muslim no. 2109.
The Prophet Peace Be Upon Him also cursed those who make pictures. As for taking pictures of things without a soul a car, a plane, a tree, etc., there is no harm in that.
And with Allah is the facilitation to do what is right.
Ibn Baz



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