Enormities: Making Pictures

This is another article in the chapter Enormities from the classical manual on Sharia called Reliance of the Traveller. The articles are posted one by one in the order they are given in the book

p44.0 MAKING PICTURES
p44.1 The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said:
(1) “Every maker of pictures will go to the fire, where a being will be set upon him for each picture he made, to torment him in hell”
(2) “Whoever makes an image shall be required [on the Last Day] to breathe a spirit into it, but will never be able to do so.” (n: Other hadith evidence appears at w50, which discusses legal questions relating to the artistic, photographic, and televisual depiction of animate life.)

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