Photography Picture-Making and Islam

Description Read Full Description
About the Author: In present days so-called modern society, the photography or making the picture has been named as an art and awarded handsomely. There are lot of houses (not Knowing that it is forbidden) having pictures of some or the other. The deals exclusively the effect and demerits of photography and why the photography or making pictures are strictly forbidden in Islam.   Introduction By way of introduction to this booklet we quote Hazrat Mufti Muhammad Shafi Sahe...

About the Author:

In present days so-called modern society, the photography or making the picture has been named as an art and awarded handsomely. There are lot of houses (not Knowing that it is forbidden) having pictures of some or the other. The deals exclusively the effect and demerits of photography and why the photography or making pictures are strictly forbidden in Islam.

 

Introduction

By way of introduction to this booklet we quote Hazrat Mufti Muhammad Shafi Saheb (Rabmatullah alaih) the then Grand Mufti of Pakistan: "In the authentic Ahadith it is reported that the Messenger of Allah said:

'There will be people in my Ummat, who will change the name of wine (giving it some other fancy name) and consume it. And, at these drinking sessions music, singing and dancing will prevail. Allah Ta'ala will cause them to be swallowed into the earth, and others among them will be transformed into apes and swines'."

This practice (of changing the names of forbidden things with a view to legalise them) which our Nabi mentioned with regard to wine has today been employed by Muslims, not only for wine, but for many other forbidden practices. Practices which the Shariah has proscribed as Haraam (prohibited) have today been painted in the colours of modernity and their names have been changed so that people could indulge in these forbidden practices without any restraint. These people labour under the misconception that they have escaped the Divine Prosecution by employing this self, deceptive trick.

If they had any insight they would have realised that by the employment of this deception they are guilty of two crimes, i.e., (1) the commission of the sin, the name of which they face changed, and (2) being devoid of regret and shame for the crime thus perpetrated. These are such people who are forgetful of repentance.

 

CONTENTS
Introduction 01
The Purpose of the Booklet 06
Why Photograph is not a Picture? 07
The Picture 08
The Photograph 09
The Camera 12
Prohibition Remains with all Means of Production 20
Asbaabul Hurmat of Picture of Animate Objects 22
Ahadith Prohibiting Pictures of Animate Objects 23
The Sahaba and Picture-Making 32
Pictures are the Cause of Idolatry 33
Imitating the Unbelievers 38
Imitation of Allah's Creation of Life 40
The Angles' Abhorrence of Living Pictures 40
Pictures Divert Man's attention from Allah and the Hereafter 41
Pictures Agent of Pornography and Obscene "Art" 43
Picture Sources of Fakhr (Pride) 44
Pictures Engender Israaf (Waste) 44
Allah Ta'ala Abhors Pictures of Animate Objects 46
The prohibition was not only for the Time of Rasulullah 48
The Abhorrence of Pictures not Restricted to Muslims 61
Western's Views on the Prohibition of Pictures 63
Consensus of Opinion of Jurists of Islam on the Prohibition 66
Conclusion 72
The Blasphemy of Pictures 74
Why Pictures of Animate Objects have been Prohibited 82
Opinions of Ulama on Prohibition 84
Photography 86
 
Sample Page

Item Code: IDF213 Author: Majlisul Ulama
Cover: Paperback Edition: 2002 Publisher: Idara Isha'at-E-Diniyat (P) Ltd. ISBN: 8171014267 Language: English Size: 8.2" X 5.3" Pages: 87 Other Details: Weight of the Book: 130 gms
Price: $15.00
Viewed 15827 times since 20th Oct, 2014
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Photography Picture-Making and Islam (Language and Literature | Books)

Islam and Television
The Lawful and The Probibited in Islam
India's Muslims (Islamic Revival in British India Deoband, 1860-1900, The Bengal Muslims 1871-1906, Legacy of a Divided Nation Indian Muslims since Independence)
Development of Islamic Religion and Philosophy in India
Sufism the Heart of Islam
Islam (Its Theology & The Greek Philosophy)
Ulama The Boon and Bane of Islamic Society
Kashmir's Transition to Islam : The Role of Muslim Rishis (Fifteenth to Eighteenth Century)
Intellectual Modernism of Shibli Nu’mani (An Exposition of His Religious and Political Ideas)
Studies in Tasawwuf
The Tarjuman Al-Quran (Set of 3 Volumes)
Humayun Nama (The History Of Humayun)
The Conclusive Argument From God (Shah Wali Allah of Delhi's Hujjat Allah al-Baligha)
An Eighteenth Century Agrarian Manual (Yasin’s Dastur-i Malguzari)
Testimonials
Thank you very much. Your sale prices are wonderful.
Michael, USA
Kailash Raj’s art, as always, is marvelous. We are so grateful to you for allowing your team to do these special canvases for us. Rarely do we see this caliber of art in modern times. Kailash Ji has taken the Swaminaryan monks’ suggestions to heart and executed each one with accuracy and a spiritual touch.
Sadasivanathaswami, Hawaii
Good selections. and ease of ordering. Thank you
Kris, USA
Thank you for having books on such rare topics as Samudrika Vidya, keep up the good work of finding these treasures and making them available.
Tulsi, USA
Received awesome customer service from Raje. Thank You very much.
Victor, USA
Just wanted to let you know the books arrived on Friday February 22nd. I could not believe how quickly my order arrived, 4 days from India. Wow! Seeing the post mark, touching and smelling the books made me long for your country. Reminded me it is time to visit again. Thank you again.
Patricia, Canada
Thank you for beautiful, devotional pieces.
Ms. Shantida, USA
Received doll safely and gift pack was a pleasant surprise. Keep up the good job.
Vidya, India
Thank you very much. Such a beautiful selection! I am very pleased with my chosen piece. I love just looking at the picture. Praise Mother Kali! I'm excited to see it in person
Michael, USA
Hello! I just wanted to say that I received my statues of Krishna and Shiva Nataraja today, which I have been eagerly awaiting, and they are FANTASTIC! Thank you so much, I am so happy with them and the service you have provided. I am sure I will place more orders in the future!
Nick, USA