Shaikh Muqbil: How Is the Head to Be Cut Off from a Picture?



The ḥadīth: “The [prohibited] image is only the head, so when the head has been cut off, there is no [remaining prohibition in the] image.” So how is the cutting of the image to be done?


The blotting out [of the picture] comes about as in the [authentic] ḥadīth: that it take the form of a tree, [that] it not be like an image of a person. So one blots it out and draws lines on it until it takes the form of a tree.


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