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Decorating the home with animate pictures

 
Nasihah (Advice): Animate Pictures
Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam said: The angels do not enter a house in which there is a dog or animate pictures. (Bukhari)
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Question and Answer:
Q. In a Muslim house can the walls be decorated with pictures of near and dear ones? Is it a fact that the Firishtaas hesitate to enter the houses that have pictures all around? And is it absolutely prohibited in Islam to hung photos as decorative pieces? Please suggest and explain.
Now a days most of the houses are decorated with photos, arts & pictures.
 
 (Question published as received)
 
 
A. It is not permissible to decorate the walls of a house with animate pictures.
However, it is permissible to decorate the walls of a house with inanimate pictures.
 
Allah Knows Best
 
Mufti Ismaeel Bassa
 
Confirmation:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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