Dolls
Question :

What is the law on dolls for girls?

Answer :

It is permissible to acquire them, but it is prohibited to manufacture them.

Snowman
Question :

Is the making of a snowman allowed?

Answer :

No, it is not permissible.

Monuments
Question :

Is it allowed to build monuments to individuals according to the Sharia?

Answer :

It is not permissible.

Fictional Creatures
Question :

Is it permissible to create images of imaginary and fictional creatures, which do not exist in reality? What about creatures which do exist but when have never seen, such as angels?

Answer :

If they are in the form of humans and animals, then it is prohibited to make them.

Art Classes
Question :

In non-Muslim countries, schools require children to attend art class in which it is necessary to draw living things. What is the duty of parents in such cases?

Answer :

It is not permissible to draw the picture of humans and animals. The parents should advise their children to refrain from committing sins. They should suggest for their children to draw pictures of trees, livers and other natural views.

Photgraphy
Question :

I am a professional photographer. Can I take photographs of women and men in wedding ceremonies where women wear traditional clothes (not proper Hijab) and there is mix gathering, but there is no chance of me falling into a sin and there is no alcohol served there? Would the income from this be lawful? Is photography of women by itself prohibited? Can I employ a woman who does the photography so that I do not have to go the mix gathering?

Answer :

Taking photographs is a permissible profession. You can also take photographs in mixed gathering such as weddings where women are not observing Hijab, but it is prohibited to look at non-Mahram women with lust. Having said that, women must wear the Hijab in the presence of non-Mahram men even in wedding ceremonies. Observing Hijab is obligatory on the woman in any place in the presence of non-Mahram men, even at her own house.
It is better to hire a woman to do the photography in such cases.

Drawing Cartoons of People
Question :

Is it permissible to draw people from Islamic history and also the 14 Infallibles, without their faces, as cartoons for the purpose of Islamic books for children?

Answer :

The said is permissible, although hand drawing of figures that have life is prohibited, but it is permissible to do so via the computer.

Photography
Question :

Is taking a photograph, having or displaying it forbidden?

Answer :

No, it is permissible.

Painting
Question :

I had a painting of myself done couple of weeks ago by another student. Do you think that it is against the religion to have something like that done for oneself?

Answer :

In general, painting of live things is prohibited but owning the painting is not prohibited.
As for the student who made the painting, his action is not prohibited since he did not know the verdict.

Rulings of Tawseer
Question :

I wish to know the ruling on Tasweer (picture/image making) in two dimensions and three dimensions?

Answer :

It is prohibited to make images of live creatures. Jurists mentioned lots of narrated texts on this particular issue in their derivation books.