Ruling on Tasweer By Darussalam Research Division
Tasweer with its all kinds (picture, drawings, paintings and sculptures) has become popular among Muslims in recent times. This is due to the admiration of the West and the belief that every thing coming from the West is a source of modernism and civilization. Additionally, some Muslims due to their sheer ignorance consider that Islam has nothing to do with art while Islam in fact is a comprehensive system which regulates all aspects of human life.
I greatly appreciate the efforts of our Compilation Department in explaining the topic of Tasweer by introducing a lot of evidences from the Noble Qur'an and Sunnah showing the prohibition of pictures with the exception of necessary cases.
Actually, the wisdom of prohibition of Tasweer lies in spoiling the wrong concepts in the wrong concepts in the beliefs of people as the old nations committed polytheism by worshipping idols. Additionally, there is a tremendous evil that results from the photographic images and helps very much in declining the morality.
I hope that Muslims will get benefit from this book and adopt the necessary measures to act upon the orders of our religion.