FATWA::: Is the taking of photographs allowed?

Question #8:

Is the taking of photographs allowed,(I know drawing pictures of living things is not allowed -but what about taking photograph’s of people etc.), can you supply me with some evidence please. I need this information quickly. – Inshallah. Jaazakalahu khair.


Wa alaykum salaam warahmotullah wabarakatuhu

The popular opinion is that photograph is allowed. What is unlawful is statues and images. To avoid controversy one should limit it to necessity and needs.

Allah knows best.

Imam Sherifdeen Ibraheem
Na’ibul Amir, Cultural Affair (NACA)
TMC National Headquarters