Digital Tasweer (Picture-Making) – The Most Powerful and Potent Form of Tasweer

QUESTION

I want you to know that despite all your efforts in refutation of digital pictures being permissible, the U.K internet morons are trying very hard to discredit your view and the many other views of other great Ulema who believe that all pictures of animate objects are haraam. These fitnah-makers are trying to paint Deobandis with one broad stroke as if Mufti Taqi Usmani Sahib and his brother Rafi Usmani Sahib are the sole authority of Darul Uloom Deoband. They are using the following fatwa along with Mufti Taqi and Rafi Usmaani’s fatwa of permissibility. What is Darul Uloom Deoband’s view regarding digital and television pictures?

The fatwa of Darul Uloom Deoband which they are using states: “Some ulama hold photographic imaging, video imaging and the like to be forbidden while others say that today’s digital photography is not that photography which is impermissible in Islam, hence digital photography is not Haram. Therefore, we say it is better to avoid all kinds of photographic and video imaging. And also it should not be used for Tablighi Islamic purposes.”

ANSWER

The conflict between Haqq and baatil will continue until the end of the world. Allah Ta’ala has created this dunya to be the arena for this conflict. It is an ongoing process. In this era there is a glut of ulama -e-soo’. According to the ulama-e-soo’, pictures produced by modern technology such as video and digital pictures are not pictures, but are reflections.

Every person whose brain is in the state of equilibrium can understand that this argument is moronic. It is an insult to intelligence to claim that a picture is not a picture simply because of method of production. If a picture is drawn or painted it is a picture, but if it is produced by modern technology then it is not a picture! Only ulama-e-soo’ with convoluted brains are capable of making a mockery of their intelligence by presenting such absurd and stupid arguments.

Furthermore, the evils on the basis of which the Shariah has banned pictures of animate objects are infinitely magnified more than the pictures drawn by hand or brush. The current time is the worst age of immorality, pornography, sexual perversion and the like, and all of this moral filth and corruption are primarily disseminated to the world by means of pictography of the modern kind.

The Mujlisul Ulama has published five books [see below] explaining in detail the colossal error of those molvis who have either failed to understand the simple issue of digital pictography or who are deliberately feigning stupidity for ulterior nafsaani objectives. Hitherto, all the legalizers of haraam pictures have miserably failed to respond with rational Shar’i arguments to refute our dalaail. Utterly bankrupt in the sphere of dalaa-il, they scrape the barrel of jahaalat by proffering names of molvis and sheikhs who maintain permissibility purely on the basis of their opinion unsubstantiated by Shar’i proofs.

Mufti Taqi and Mufti Rafi Usmani no longer represent the Maslak of Deoband. With their liberalism, they have rendered themselves person’a non grata from the Shar’i perspective.

The aforementioned ‘fatwa’ issued by the other Madrasah in Deoband is a watered down, fence-sitting opinion. It is not the Fatwa of Darul Uloom Deoband. The Fatwa of Darul Uloom Deoband is still a strict prohibition. There is no Shar’i substance in the opinion of Darul Uloom Waqf. It is highly erroneous to aver that “it is better to avoid all kinds of photographic and video imaging”.

It is not ‘better’, it is Waajib since all forms of pictures of animate objects are Haraam. The molvis and sheikhs of this age have lost the Path – Siraatul Mustaqeem, hence all these bootlicking corrupt ‘fatwas’ of the nafs. Anyone interested to know the truth, should read the books of Mujlisul Ulama of S.A. on this issue.

Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband is not the original Darul Uloom Deoband. This is another Madrasah which had broken away from the main Madrasah. Furthermore, even this fatwa clearly says that video images should not be used for tabligh and Islamic purposes.

[Answered by Hazrat Maulana Ahmad Sadeq Desai]

Dozens of authentic Ahadith affirm the strict prohibition of Tasweer (images of animate objects) in ALL forms. The satanic and preposterous contention that these authentic Ahadith do not apply to digital Tasweer (image-making), which is the most powerful and potent form of Tasweer to have ever existed, is even more stupid and absurd than the satanic contention that the dozens of authentic Ahadith prohibiting wind and percussion musical instruments do not apply to music which generally is produced electronically today.

The following articles thoroughly dismantles some of the “proofs” employed by the modernists, feminists, progressives, and those influenced by them, who have sought to Halaalize Tasweer in its most powerful and potent form. Other satanically embellished “proofs” employed by the agents of Iblees will be demolished in future articles insha-Allah:

The Accursed Evil of Digital Pictures of Animate Objects
(Based on the Writings of Mufti Taqi Saheb and Mufti Rafi Saheb)

Mufti Taqi’s Baatil Television Fatwa
(Hazrat Maulana Ahmad Sadeq Desai)

Mufti Taqi’s and Mufti Rafi’s Bunkum Istiqraar Theory
(Hazrat Maulana Ahmad Sadeq Desai)

Ijma’ of the Akaabir Ulama and the Allergic Reactions of a Modernist Moron
(Response to Modernist by Hazrat Maulana Ahmad Sadeq Desai)

Television and Digital Images
(A Detailed Evidence-based Analysis by Mufti Emraan Vawda)

Fatwas of the Akaabir of Deoband on Photography and Imagery
(Collated from Various Sources)

Darul Uloom Deoband’s Fatwa on the Accursed Evil of Digital Tasweer (Picture-making)
(Darul Uloom Deoband)

Picture-Making and the Trash Arguments of Miscreant Muftis
(Hazrat Maulana Ahmad Sadeq Desai)

Honourable Mufti Taqi Sahib – It is now too late!
(Hazrat Maulana Ahmad Sadeq Desai)

Photography – Seniors and “Hadhrats” Flouting the Shariah
(Mufti Saeed Ahmad Palanpuri)

Also related to the Halaalization of the worst of evils in these worst of eras:

THE HALAALIZATION OF RIBA (INTEREST)

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