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Praise be to Allaah.

You have to hasten to remove these pictures at once, because it was reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) strongly forbade hanging pictures , and he commanded his great Companion #Ali ibn Abi Taalib, #Do not leave any picture without blotting it out and do not leave any built-up grave without levelling it.

# (Narrated by Muslim, 1/66.

The Muslim should not keep any pictures of animate beings in his house , because they will prevent the angels from entering.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The angels do not enter a house in which there is a dog or pictures.

” (Reported by al-Bukhaari, see al-Fath, 10/380).

We know from Hadith that the Angels do not enter into a house where pictures /phograhps of living things (humans or animals )are displased.

What is the ruling for keeping the photographs of family relatives and pictures appearing in magazines/news papers #, 02/11/2016 Also, In the light of the above Hadith, we understand that animate pictures should not be kept in the house.

Hence, newspapers and magazines should be removed from the house after being used.

However, if one cannot remove it after use, it should then be covered with something or place it in the cabinet draw or something similar.

Hanging up pictures of animate beings inside houses or elsewhere deprives the people of that place of a great deal of good, which is the angels# entering that house.

It was narrated from Abu Sa#eed al-Khudri (may Allaah have mercy on him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: #The angels do not enter a house.

That is because making pictures for memories is haraam, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, #The angels do not enter any house in which there is an image,# (narrated by al-Bukhaari, Bid# al-Khalq, 2986), and whatever the angels do not enter had no goodness in it.

Fataawa Manaar al-Islam, 3/759, (4) Hanging up such pictures or plaques could lead to shirk, because some people think that these things are amulets that will protect the house and its people from evil and disease.

This is shirk and is haraam, because the One Who really offers protection is Allaah, may He be glorified, and one of the means of gaining His protection is sincere.

Narrated By ‘Aisha : (Mother of the faithful believers) I bought a cushion with pictures on it.

When Allah’s Apostle saw it, he kept standing at the door and did not enter the house.

I noticed the sign of disgust on his face, so I said, “O Allah’s Apostle! I repent to Allah and H is Apostle.

(Please let me know) what sin I #, It is makrooh to pray facing towards a set-up image, as was stated, because it is similar to the kuffaar#s prostrating to them (images).

# In al-Fusool it says: It is makrooh to pray facing a wall on which there are pictures and images, because that is similar to the worship of idols and statues.

End quote from Kashshaaf al-Qinaa#, 1/370, Google’s free service instantly translates words, phrases, and web pages between English and over 100 other languages.

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