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Assalaamu alaikum [peace be to you],

REMARK: THIS JOURNAL MAY NOT BE VERY IMPORTANT.

This subject became irritating. every now and then some people come to my page asking if drawing is haram (forbidden) or not in Islam. the question itself is not what irritates, but some of the people asking the question. From my experience in dealing with these questioners, I could put them into the four following categories:

:bulletred: 1. the Muslims who sincerely want to know the answer. some of these like drawing and wish to have a positive answer. but when they hear different fatwas (religious rulings) by different scholars, they feel confused. these people are welcome to ask. I can not tell them whether drawing is halal or haram. what I do usually is provide a link of an article by a Muslim scholar for them to read.

:bulletred: 2. the Muslims who are literally lazy -I can't find a better word- to do their work in da'wah (presenting Islam to the world). these people don't do their job but feel uncomfortable when they see a hard working fellow Muslim trying his best. so they just try to make him stop by making haram out of everything he does. If you draw, they will tell you "drawing is haram". if you sing, they tell you "singing is haram". if you use internet, they tell you "using internet is haram". their haram vocabulary is amazingly bigger than the English Dictionary. they are the extremist kind.
These people don't come to ask, mind you. they come only to condemn and judge like "Drawing is haram in Islam, you have to stop!" "drawing is haram in Islam, you are a bad Muslim!". the ironic things is that many of them do the opposite of what they preach. some of these Muslims have galleries/favorites full of drawings, some of them have even indecent drawings, I must add.
Sometimes, I just wonder, if drawing is haram for these people, what made them make accounts in this website full of drawings!...

:bulletred: 3. the Non-Muslims who don't want to see a good image of Islam. there are some non-Muslims who do not like to see Islam positively presented. from their misconceptions, they believe Islam is bad and evil. so when they see a Muslim trying to show a good image of Islam, they try their best to make him stop by something like "Drawing is haram in your religion, you should stop!" "drawing is haram in your religion, you are a bad Muslim!". I got even some telling me "stop drawing cute drawings!"

:bulletred: 4. the Non-Muslims who pretend to be Muslims. believe it or not, there are some non-Muslims out there who pretend to be Muslims and go around spreading a false image of Islam and making aggressive comments here and there. these fake Muslims are easily discovered. first, they have empty profiles. they usually create a new account solely for the purpose of trolling. second, they claim to be Muslims. I mean, they like to repeat it. But talking with them for a little while shows they don't know Islam at all. they just get some information from here ad there and think they can play the role.


I can not tell you whether drawing is haram or not. It is a controversial subject. and I am not an imam or scholar who can issue a fatwa . If you want a decisive answer, go seek the imam of your mosque and ask him your question.
what I can do is to point to the words of some imams in this regards. whether you want to continue drawing or stop is your own decision and you alone are responsible for it. so don't try to make Nayzak issue a fatwa for you so that you put the blame on him later.

I found the most rational and logical explanations about the ruling on drawing in the following articles:
- Drawing Pictures & Producing Animated Cartoons en.islamtoday.net/artshow-383-…
- Using Cartoon Films for Da`wah and Educational Purposes www.onislam.net/english/ask-th…

I hope they are beneficial to you all

If I am right, it is from the God almighty. If I am wrong, it is from myself.
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Ai3sh Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2014
Salam! I just wanted to add two points to the above.
I myself don't know for sure whether drawing human images is permissible or not but I can tell one thing that in anatomy, we have various illustrations of the human body. Netter's atlas of human anatomy etc. Those pictures helped medical students a lot and we just can't do without them! So I think the scholars are right in saying that as long as your drawing is serving some purpose and you don't feel pride that you are the CREATOR (God forbid) then it is alright.
Many artists take absolute unjust pride in their drawings calling themselves creators etc as if they didn't see it already in God's creation and came up with all that idea just by themselves. Only Allah is "Al-Badee" bringing into existence all of the creation without any prior model or unlike any similarity to anything that ever existed.
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racheru-tan Featured By Owner May 5, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Why do drawing would be forbidden in your religion?
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Nayzak Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
yes, why do you think so?
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racheru-tan Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
sorry, I'm asking you.. I can't find a rational response for that. I can't see why your religioun would see drawing or painting as a bad thing... it's actually sad (if you don't minding me expressing my opinion)... sad 
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Nayzak Featured By Owner May 6, 2014
I have a journal entitled "for the millionth time". in the bottom of that journal I have 2 links to 2 articles that explain the issue. please visit them. they may help you.
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racheru-tan Featured By Owner May 6, 2014  Student Digital Artist
okay. thanks anyway :I
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pisoulo Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I heard n saw a hadith stating drawing pictures of human beings is haram in Islam so i burned all of my paintings which had faces. But i also heard for education purpose its completely fine :)
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TheSilhouett3 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Ive heard the same...in fact we shouldnt draw any living being that could harbour a soul...but then i see 'muslim manga' and it confuses me
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pisoulo Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
It Does
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SKYDZ Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I do not understand everything, but the little I understood things are true. Personally I do not trust so I prefer to follow my own decision I stop drawing living beings have a soul.
Do you put the hadith, they are really worth? ^ ^
It can be permettrais some people to understand?

Baraka Allahu Fik

Sorry for bad English, it is the google translation if you want, tell me if you have not understood
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