Hanging pictures on the walls of houses

Q 3: What is the ruling of Islam on hanging pictures on walls or house walls?

A: Taking or making pictures of beings with souls and hanging these pictures on the walls is prohibited. This has been confirmed by the Sahih Hadith (a Hadith that has been transmitted by people known for their uprightness and exactitude; free from eccentricity and blemish). The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “The people who will be the most severely punished on the Day of Resurrection will be the image-makers.” Related by Al-Bukhari and Muslim. He (peace be upon him) said to ‘Aly (may Allah be pleased with him), “Do not leave an image without obliterating it, or a raised grave without leveling it.” Related by Muslim. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.