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Ruling on Taking/Publishing pictures of Women on Facebook, blogs etc for Dawah purpose.

I post the following clarification by the scholars as a sincere advice and appeal to those involved in dawah, and publish pictures of women in their publications or on blogs

 

A woman in principle is entirely ‘awrah and it is not permissible to take her picture, even if nothing appears but her face and hands.

 

 

The scholars of the Standing Committee were asked:

 

Is a picture of a woman in her passport or elsewhere ‘awrah or not? Is it acceptable for a woman, if she refuses to have her picture taken, to delegate someone to perform Hajj on her behalf, because she cannot get a passport for that reason? And what is the limit of covering for women according to the Qur’aan and Sunnah?

 

 

 

They replied:

 

She does not have the right to allow her face to be photographed, whether in a passport or otherwise, because it is awrah, and because having her picture in a passport or elsewhere is a cause of people being tempted because of her.

 

 

But if she cannot travel for Hajj without doing that, then she is granted a concession allowing her to have her picture taken so that she may perform the obligatory duty of Hajj, and it is not permissible for her to delegate someone else to do it on her behalf.

 

 

The entire woman is awrah according to the evidence of the Qur’aan and Sunnah, so what she is required to do is to cover all of her body before non-mahrams, because Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):“and not to reveal their adornment except to their husbands, or their fathers, or their husband’s fathers …”

[al-Noor 24:31]

 

 

“And when you ask (his wives) for anything you want, ask them from behind a screen, that is purer for your hearts and for their hearts” [al-Ahzaab 33:53]

 

 

Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz,

Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Ghadyaan,

Shaykh ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Qa’ood.

 

Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah (1/718, 719).

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From the above we can see that the scholars have made an allowance, only for the facilitation of a very serious ibaadah, the Hajj, which is the woman’s jihaad.

 

Courtesy: Brother Sajid kayum.

 

 

 

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  1. wandpen
    May 2, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Interesting. We cannot imagine the fitna created by pictures of women on the Internet or in publications. Most of these pictures are photoshopped and presented as a “perfect” form of women, whereas in reality there is no such thing as a “perfect” physical appearance of a woman, it is all deception of Shaytaan which is aimed at creating dissatisfaction between husband and wife.

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