Is it permissible to be photographed by modern cameras?

Question 369: Is it permissible for us to be photographed by modern cameras?

Answer: Photographing is Haraam (prohibited) and one of the major sins, as it is strongly prohibited in many Saheeh (authentic) Hadeeths, such as the saying of the Prophet (peace be upon him), Every maker of a picture will be in Hellfire. He also said, Anyone who makes a picture in this world will be ordered to breathe soul in it on the Day of Resurrection. There is no difference between making pictures by the camera or drawing them by hand, as the Hadeeths are general in this regard... read more here.

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