Question 29: People circulate some pictures of the prophet’s room, which includes the graves of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and his two Companions (may Allaah be pleased with them both). Also, there are pictures bearing some Aayaat (Qur’aanic verses) and on the back a phrase expressing that these pictures are made as a Waqf (endowment) for the sake of Allaah on behalf of a particular deceased person. People usually exchange these pictures on some occasions such as ‘Eeds and the New Hijree Year. We would like to hear your Fatwaa’ in this regard in order to enlighten people.
Answer: It is not permissible to distribute these pictures due to the evils which result,such as exceeding proper limits, Tabarruk (seeking blessings) through them, and exposing the Aayaat and Names of Allaah (Exalted be He) to desecration… read more here.