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Question # : 58632


I am trying to do online business of ladies jeans and kurtis trousers etc. So I wanted to know that is it permissible for me to do a photo-shoot on female models. Right now I am doing it on maiquinnes (plastic body). Please let me know if it is correct to hire a model and then click pictures of her and then post it online for my selling.

Answer : 58632

Published on: Apr 23, 2015

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 409/374/SN=06/1436)

Hadith sternly warns picture makers. According to a narration recorded in Sahih Muslim the Holy Prophet Muhammad (صلى الله عليه وسلم) said, “The people who will receive the severest punishment from Allah on the Day of Judgement will be the picture makers.”
إن أشد الناس عذاباً يوم القيامة المصورون (مسلم، رقم 2109)
Hence it is haram and unlawful to make picture of living beings. Even it is more heinous to take the photo of women specially models and post it on the website. You shall be punished for propagating obscenity and nudity along with sin of picture making. Hence it is not lawful for you to take the photograph of family models (whether on plastic body or by hiring any lady model). Even it is better for you to leave the business of ladies jeans or similar ladies suits which are usually not covering the body as well as are tight clothes that reveal body structure. You should choose some other business. Though the business of such clothes is lawful in itself but it is makrooh. May Allah provide some better provision for you, Amen!

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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