The Islamic Ruling Concerning Tasweer
This is one of the most in-depth English translations which thoroughly deals with the subject of Tasweer (drawings, paintings, photography etc.,). It contains the translations of some of the most comprehensive discussions of all matters connected to the issue of Tasweer...
This is one of the most in-depth English translations which thoroughly deals with the subject of Tasweer (drawings, paintings, photography etc.,). It contains the translations of some of the most comprehensive discussions of all matters connected to the issue of Tasweer. It includes excerpts from two of the many books written in clarification of some of the mistakes of Yusuf al-Qardaawee in his book, "The Lawful and Prohibited in Islam." Both Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan and the Imaam, the Allaamah, the Muhaddith, the Mujaddid - Shaykh Muhammad Naasirud-Deen al-Albaanee, may Allaah have mercy on him and admit him to Paradise, have clearly outlined and convincingly refuted the mistakes of Yusuf al-Qardaawee.
The issues dealing with drawings, sketches, photographs and statues, are clearly presented and discussed.
- Are passport pictures, ID's and pictures of cars, boats, etc., permissible?
- Are pictures of living organic creatures (Naam) such as trees, flowers, etc., permissible?
- Is an image taken with a camera different from a hand drawn image? What about a video taped image?
The position of the majority of the scholars on these issues as well as those who differ are presented. As a bonus, the author has included two appendices:
- (a) Avoiding the doubtful matters and
- (b) television.
These two discussions are sure to raise the reader's consciousness concerning these two issues and cause the reader to confront the hidden harms involved in "engaging in doubtful matters" and "watching television." May Allah bless this excellent attempt to give us, the English speaking Muslims, the opportunity to take advantage of the comprehensive works of the scholars concerning at-tasweer.