Can I Publish a Magazine Displaying Pictures of People?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas

Question: Assalam aleykum

I am planning to work on a magazine for preteen girls.

Can I include pictures in the magazine? Cand I design (drawings) characters of a girl and her friends to go into the magazine?

Answer: assalamu alaykum

As long as the pictures are appropriate from an Islamic viewpoint, there is leeway when it comes to incorporating them in your magazine especially in light of its stated purpose.

For more, please see: The Maliki View on Pictures of Humans and Animals

[Ustadh] Salman Younas

Checked and approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Salman Younas graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in Political Science and Religious Studies. After studying the Islamic sciences online and with local scholars in New York, Ustadh Salman moved to Amman. There he studies Islamic law, legal methodology, belief, hadith methodology, logic, Arabic, and tafsir.

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