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I just found out that drawing humans is haram and the Prophet (pbuh) said that according to the saheeh hadeeth: “Every image maker will be in the Fire.” And he said: “The most severely punished of people on the Day of Resurrection will be the image-makers, those who tried to imitate the creation of Allah.” And he said: “The makers of these images will be punished on the Day of Resurrection, and they will be told, ‘Give life to that which you have created."

I don't get it, just because someone is interested in drawing someone it means they are trying to imitate the creation of Allah and should be punished. This is getting too much, what if this person has a passion for drawing people and is doing it as a hobbie :S

I'm asking because my sister is an artist and she draws people all the time but apparently now she can't even draw what she has a passion for. I just want people to confirm that is this true or is it just makrooh to draw people?

Is there other haram hobbies I should know about because I'm running out of things to do now.

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I just found out that drawing humans is haram and the Prophet (pbuh) said that according to the saheeh hadeeth: “Every image maker will be in the Fire.” And he said: “The most severely punished of people on the Day of Resurrection will be the image-makers, those who tried to imitate the creation of Allah.” And he said: “The makers of these images will be punished on the Day of Resurrection, and they will be told, ‘Give life to that which you have created."

I could be wrong but i think the problem is against sculpting considering the last line. It says "give life to what you have created".

Edit: confirmed this from sistani.org

Q102: Is it permissible to make a statue in the shape of a human being or an animal?

A: [No, it is not permissible]. (FM, p. 410)

Q103: What about drawing of human or animal portraits that are not three-dimensional?

A: It is permissible. (FM, p. 410)

http://www.sistani.org/index.php?p=251364&id=50&pid=2455

Is there other haram hobbies I should know about because I'm running out of things to do now.

lol.

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Making statues was always Haraam, as it leads to idol worship. It was becuase of this reason, many civilizations in the past have worshiped idols and some traditions or religions still continue to do it.

However making pictures, art etc is allowed as per Ayatollah Sistani with numerous other scholars.

3D art like making pottery and other objects is fine as well. The only thing which is prohibited is making statues/sculptors of living creatures.

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Making statues was always Haraam, as it leads to idol worship. Many civilizations in the past have worshiped idols and some traditions or religions still continue to do it.

However making pictures, art etc is allowed as per Ayatollah Sistani with numerous other scholars.

And yet, it is forbidden to make paintings of certain figures because they can lead to haraam and idol worship as well. And so, there is more to this subject.

I wonder if 3d animated figures are haram to create too. Like nemo the fish...or kung fu panda...or stuffed animals. Action figures etc.

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People/Civilizations have worshiped objects or living things for a lot lower reasons too lol

I mean there is always a chance some idiot might start worshiping my DP as well, but Scholars have to draw a line at a certain point and decide what is Haraam and Halal in art.

Like the probability of people who would start idol worshiping big elegant statues of living things will be way more than that of a funny looking kung fu panda drawn in 3d through a computer.

Thus scholars would deem one Haraam and the other one just fine.

Edit: Never knew the word idiot was allowed, I guess I will reserve this for me :P

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People/Civilizations have worshiped objects or living things for a lot lower reasons too lol

I mean there is always a chance some idiot might start worshiping my DP as well, but Scholars have to draw a line at a certain point and decide what is Haraam and Halal in art.

Like the probability of people who would start idol worshiping big elegant statues of living things will be way more than that of a funny looking kung fu panda drawn in 3d through a computer.

Thus scholars would deem one Haraam and the other one just fine.

Edit: Never knew the word idiot was allowed, I guess I will reserve this for me :P

I dont know if youve seen some of the hindu Gods but some of them are a lot worst than kung fu panda (in regards to what could be seriously worshipped). And if this the case, then making statues of kung fu panda should not be considered haraam, if it is believed to be less "worshipable" than other statues.

And yet, it sounds to me like it is haram to make statues of kung fu panda. Or are some statues allowed and some not, just as some paintings are allowed and some not?

If this were the case, then the OP and the OPs relative, would be able to make halal paintings and statues, regardless of what the Quran or Sistani appear to say.

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Salaams firstly I am so glad to see someone who takes interests in Art. Sister, I myself am pursuing a career in Art Direction and have been drawing, sketching, painting for about 3 year now. It is in no where mentioned that drawing the images of humans in against the teaching of Islam. On a personal note I feel that more youth should pursue Art as career so that Islam is spread through Animation, Filmaking, Entertainment, etc which are all connected to Art. Even practicing Nude figures logically cannot be wrong as you are PRACTICING the anatomy(just as doctors work on nude dead bodies). I again personally feel that it is because of these fake fatwas and ignorance that beautiful careers like Art are ignored.

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Yep art is good and very imaginative.

My favorite form of art is Architecture. ( It has been considered an art lately)

And Islamic Architecture is just really beautiful!

Islam will be in a positive light always if enough attention is given in art, the Persian and Indo-Pak history is famous for it's paintings and other forms of art.

3D computer images of Kung-Fu Panda or so may not be a problem too as I said.

But making statues is considered Haraam no matter what.

As people tend to start worshiping from these big elegant statues to funny looking statues, but statues none the less.

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salamon alaikum,

 

I think you need to consider the source of that hadith, also it's best to ask your mujtahid, to guide your actions in the most correct manner as possible in the absence of our Imam (as).   Art work doesn't just consist of drawing of drawing living, breathing creatures, it can also envelope and be anything else as long as it is not spreading corruption but helping Islam and adding to the growth and guidance of humanity.  It  is a good and necessary means  of promoting the truth.  The only thing that Islam doesn't allow us to do is look at private parts of unpermissibe (namahram)  people*.  So drawing them obviously would be a problem.  Your intentions matter too, why you are doing something. 

 

 

*I dont know if that includes, the upper private parts for women or not.

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Assalamualaikum ppl,

         I am obsessed with sketching. The things i can't say my art work says it all. For me its a mediator to just put out what I feel... of course I don't worship dt... but its a part of my life. Can u make this clear please....

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4 hours ago, Jafri fatima said:

Assalamualaikum ppl,

         I am obsessed with sketching. The things i can't say my art work says it all. For me its a mediator to just put out what I feel... of course I don't worship dt... but its a part of my life. Can u make this clear please....

What do you sketch? And who is your marja?

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15 minutes ago, Jafri fatima said:

I sketch many things like anime cartoons, sceneries, animals etc. I am a Shia Muslim and comes from a family of Imam Raza a.s. 

Different scholars say different things. This is what Sistani says:

 

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Painting in three dimensions, of living creatures, is haraam:

Painting living creatures, such as human beings and the like, in three dimensions is haraam, as a mater of ihtiyat. As for ordinary painting, evidently it is permissible. There is no harm in photographic imaging that is commonly used nowadays. There is no harm too in acquiring three dimensional portraits and selling [trading in] them, albeit the latter is makrooh.

Al-Masaa’il, article 634

http://www.sistani.org/english/book/45/2013/

This brother explains the rulings well:

http://www.shiachat.com/forum/topic/235034007-do-these-two-fatwas-contradict/?do=findComment&comment=2868724

Read the link.

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As far as I know, all or majority of the current Maraji' (religious authorities) say that drawing is permissible, including drawing the full body or face of a living creature. The only thing that would make it forbidden is if it used for wrongful purposes such as pornography or if the drawings are worshipped somehow.

What is forbidden in connection with animals is making statues and then placing them in your house. As well, it is makrooh (undesirable) to pray in a room where is the picture of an animal hanging on the wall. In case, the picture is covered with something, it is not makrooh.

Wasssalam

For further information in this regard, click on the following link:

http://islamportal.net/question/can-i-draw-pictures-living-creatures

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On 2017-5-1 at 4:44 AM, Jawid Akbari said:

As far as I know, all or majority of the current Maraji' (religious authorities) say that drawing is permissible, including drawing the full body or face of a living creature. The only thing that would make it forbidden is if it used for wrongful purposes such as pornography or if the drawings are worshipped somehow.

What is forbidden in connection with animals is making statues and then placing them in your house. As well, it is makrooh (undesirable) to pray in a room where is the picture of an animal hanging on the wall. In case, the picture is covered with something, it is not makrooh.

Wasssalam

For further information in this regard, click on the following link:

http://islamportal.net/question/can-i-draw-pictures-living-creatures

Incorrect dear brother, Shaykh Al-Khorasani says it is impermissible to draw humans or animals as per obligatory precaution.

And Sayyed Al-Sistani says the same thing about painting in 3D.

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Making dolls and sculptures and drawing living beings

Q. What is the view on making dolls and sculpture, or drawing living beings (plants, animals, and human beings)?  And what is the view on selling, buying, acquiring, and exhibiting these items?

A:  There is no harm in making the sculpture, photography and painting of beings, even if thay have soul. Nor is there any harm in selling, buying, or keeping these pictures and statues. There is no objection to showing them in an exhibition either

http://leader.ir/en/content/17228/Making-dolls-and-sculptures-and-drawing-living-beings

 

Question: Students are asked to draw a human being or an animal; the requirement is such that it is difficult for the student to refuse the assignment. Are they allowed to do the drawing? What is the ruling if they are asked to do a sculpture work instead of the drawing?
Answer: Drawing a non-sculptured figure is allowed. It is allowed to draw a human being or an animal on a piece of paper or something. Based on obligatory precaution, it is necessary to refrain from drawing a sculptured (embossed) picture of a living being

https://www.sistani.org/english/qa/01175/

Sunni Islam view in link below 

Sunni, Hanbali; Salafi movement

These ahaadeeth indicate that pictures of animate beings are haraam, whether they are humans or other creatures, whether they are three-dimensional or two-dimensional, whether they are printed, drawn, etched, engraved, carved, cast in moulds, etc. These ahaadeeth include all of these types of pictures.
Islam Q&A

https://islam.stackexchange.com/questions/42876/what-is-the-ruling-for-making-images

 

https://www.sistani.org/english/qa/01175/

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