Ruling on Painting Aayaat and pictures of the two Sacred Mosques on potteries

Question 61: We would like to inform you that we are about to import thermal papers on which Aayaat (Qur’aanic verses) and pictures of the Two Sacred Masjids (Mosques) are pictured in order to be posted on pottery produced by our factories, as shown in the attached sample. Kindly examine them and express your opinion on this!

Answer: It is not permissible to post Qur’aanic Aayaat, any of Allaah’s Most Magnificent Names or pictures of the Two Sacred Masjids on pottery or any other decorative products. In fact, it entails many potential dangers, including making Aayaat and Allaah’s Names liable to disrespect through putting them in inappropriate places.

Likewise, people might seek their blessings and help and not seek Allaah’s. In addition, it is an innovated behavior that was never practiced by the Salaf (righteous predecessors) of the Ummah (nation based on one creed). Glorifying religious rituals stems from the heart whose effect appears on organs in the form of exerting efforts to put Sharee`ah (Islaamic law) into practice, establishing acts of worship and feeling angry when forbidden acts are committed, not in the form of inscriptions on walls or vessels... read more here.

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