The World Federation One Stop Fiqh

Ask an Alim

is drawing human picture allowed


My question is about sketching . The type of in which you are either showing half of the face or side of the face . Is it really haram to draw humans ? The thing i believe is that only the intention behind your work count in islam its not like you are harming some one physically or mentally by drawing you are only doing this as your hobby or your drawing skills. You can also draw to convey a meaningful message to the society that can change people wrong perceptions. From what i have learned different websites on interent there are some people who agree that drawing human is haram as it was taken in the sense of shirk. But some people believe that the only way drawing picture is shirk when you start worshipping that particular picture. And they say that onlu true intentions matter. So please can you guide me what is right and what is wrong Thank you.


Salaam Alaykum

Kindly refer to the following links:        Drawing Human Face

Ask An Alim Team.