pictures

Q: Assalamalaikum Imam and jazakallah for taking out time to answer my question. What is the Islamic point of view on keeping pictures of oneself in the house. I heard that angels do not enter houses with pictures present in them.
Time: Tuesday September 13, 2011 at 6:57 pm

A: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته
It is a pleasure to answer your question.

To display animate pictures (humans, animals) is impermissible.
If you feel that you must keep a picture of yourself, you should limit it to a passport size photo and not make a public display of it.
Allah Certainly Knows Best.

One response to “pictures

  1. the hadith clearly states that the angels of mercy do not enter a dwelling in which there are pictures or a dog. For tafseer ask imam:)