Photo Poster of Ka'bah with Images of People

By Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Posted: 16 Safar 1424, 27 March 2005

Q.) A friend of mine gave me a photo poster of the Ka'bah as a gift. I would like to frame it and hang it in my house. The picture has images of people performing tawaf. The faces of the people can be clearly seen. Is it permissible to hang this? Also, in general, is it permissible to have photo posters of the Ka'bah which have images of people but their faces cannot be seen? Your advice is greatly appreciated. [Zubair Daud]

A.) It is not permissible to frame or hang the picture of the Ka'bah if the faces are clear and visible.

However, if an aerial picture is taken and the faces are not recognizable, it will be permissible to frame the picture of the Ka'bah.

and Allah Ta'ala Knows Best