Copying images and earning a living from photography


A: Making images of beings with souls, such as human beings, animals, birds, and the like, is Haram (prohibited), whether the image is 3D or 2D, full-length or portrait. Likewise, copying images is also Haram, unless it is a necessity, such as for issuing a passport (Part No. 1; Page No. 722) or citizenship. It is not permissible for a Muslim to make a living from making images. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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