What is the ruling on three-dimensional pictures depicting humans?

Question 374: Is it permissible to show works of art that have figures of humans with their faces wiped out? In other words, to change the features of their bodies, or cut off the heads?

Answer: It is obligatory to distort these photos of humans and others by removing their heads, or by defacing them, referring to the Prophet (peace be upon him) who stated, Spare no figure without wiping it out. He (peace be upon him) also stated, The angels do not enter a house wherein there is a picture. The Prophet (peace be upon him) ordered the cutting of a statue’s head so it would appear as the trunk of a tree... read more here.


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