Saturday, February 14, 2009

Reminder when showing pictures

I just wanted to remind everyone that anyone can access our blogs, therefore when you are using a picture of a woman/muslim women etc please make sure you white out her face so that no one can identify her. I have seen a lot of blogs where sisters are copying fashion show pictures of sisters and it is better for them to white out the faces so that men are not lusting after them. If you are making a statement about something that needs to show a persons face (domestic violence images, etc) please try to keep it to the minimum so that we are not promoting exposure to our sisters, regardless if they are all over the Internet, we ourselves becomes held accountable once we begin to display them as well.

Praise be to Allaah.

Undoubtedly buying magazines in which there is nothing but pictures is haraam, because keeping pictures is haraam. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The angels do not enter a house in which there are images.” And when he saw the images on the cushion that ‘Aa’ishah had brought, he stopped and did not enter, and she saw signs of displeasure on his face. These magazines which show pictures of fashion should not be looked at. Not every kind of dress is permissible; because some designs may show the ‘awrah either because they are too tight or for some other reason. This fashion may be part of the dress of the kaafirs which belongs exclusively to them, and imitating the kaafirs is haraam because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever imitates a people is one of them.” What I advise my Muslim brothers in general, and the Muslim women in particular, to do is to avoid these fashions, because some of them may involve imitating non-Muslims and some may involve showing the ‘awrah. Moreover, if women look to every new fashion, will lead to them abandoning our customs which are based on from our religion, and adopting other customs that have come from the non-Muslims.

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen in al-Fataawa al-‘Jaami’ah li’l-Mar’ah al-Muslimah, part 3, p. 861

a POINT to make is that when you are alone with your husband then that is the time to wear whatever fashionable thing you desire to wear, not out in public for everyone to admire and lust after.....Sadly a lot of muslim women are becoming very westernized and in order to fit in they have adapted clothing that imitates the disbelievers. I know it is hard for some sisters to admit to themselves because they are living in denial, but i would strongly suggest you do some self reflection and adhering to the proper dress code before its too late.


Lazeena Umm Yusuf said...

The sad part is.. many women glam up when they go out and when they come home to their husbands they dont dress up at all! How twisted is that?

Thirst For Knowledge said...

Exactly!!! The same goes for the brothers who dress up to go to work or to go out with their friends and when they are alone with their wife at home they either neglect her or expect her to dress up but forget that they also need to look presentable for their wives....

NiDa said...

I had that the other day - but these sisters had already put their pictures up on their website - and I don't necesserely see it as haram to show them if they had not problem with it - they are pretty advertized across bosnia (unfortunately) but that's just why I put them and not some other sisters (exclude the niqabi sisters)

Pictures are haram on the walls, not put away in an album and stored for you to look at form time to time. Islamic Optics were the onces who ivented the camera after all.

Not that I support all the extreme fashion non-sense, but I understand where you are getting at! :)