Is it permissible for a graphic designer to take images of the Ka’bah and green dome?


Graphic designers and artists need images of perhaps the green dome and ka’bah shareef for posters and books.  Does this fall under the same ruling?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.


Taking images of revered places and structures for tadhkīr (as a reminder) purposes is permissible.[i]  This aids in reminding oneself of the greatness and sanctity of such places.  Images do help to jolt a person’s feelings.  Hence, taking photos for posters and books is permissible.  The discouragement of taking pictures is on treating these blessed places as a sightseeing trip and a holiday resort.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[i] وفي المحيط

يجب أن يعلم بأن الصورة نوعان؛ صورة جماد كالشجر ونحوه، وصورة حيوان، فصورة الجماد لا يكره اتخاذها والصلاة إليها صغيرة كانت أو كبيرة؛(7/506 إدارة القرآن)

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