Marital Inspiration in Silhouette Images

Shaykh Abdurrahmaan Khan clarifies the use of images for inspiration in marriage. Would it be permissible to explore different sexual positions by looking at the silhouette of a man and women (only the body shape) in different positions? Thank you for your question. The ruling of gazing at any object with desire (shahwah) is haram […]

Photos of the Prophet, Peace Be upon Him

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat answers questions on images of the Prophet found online. I am confused. The photos that are on Google and YouTube of the Messenger of Allah, blessings and peace be upon him, are they real or are they just uploaded by others to misguide Muslims? I pray you are well. Depicting the Prophets […]

Decorative, Ornamental Animal Drawings

Ustadh Tabraze Azam is asked about the permissibility of using decorative and ornamental images of animals within one’s home. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Is it permissible to use wallpaper with bird drawings/design on it? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. Usually, it would be best to avoid wallpaper […]

Is it Permissible to Have a Shower Curtain With Pictures on It?

Answered by Sidi Tabraze Azam Question: I bought a shower curtain and found that it has drawings of bees and butterflies on it. Is this acceptable? Answer: Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, This would not be considered unlawful to acquire or keep, as it is not considered a respected use of an image (unlike […]

Is Masturbation Sinful? How Do I Stop?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Is masturbation permitted? How does one stop himself from falling into it? Answer: Masturbation is prohibitively disliked and so it is sinful to engage in. It has many personal and societal ill-effects that are known and recognized in sane traditional societies and by balanced people. The early Muslims used […]