Making 3D models of Aayaat and place them in public squares

Question 65: All praise be to Allaah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon the Last of the Prophets.To proceed:

The Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Iftaa’ has studied the issue sent to His Honor the Grand Muftee from His Excellency the General Director of Awareness and Guidance Department under the General Presidency of the Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (CPVPV), no. 9/2801, dated 1/6/1421A.H. The query which has been passed to them by the Secretariat General of the Council of Senior Scholars, no. 3291, dated 18/6/1421. His Honor was asked the following:

As for the letter sent by the head of the authority in Jeddah concerning the spread of decorative models in the form of Aayaat (Qur’anic verses) that are placed in some plazas of the city of Jeddah; needless to mention that these models are exposed to many kinds of degradation, let alone using the glorious Aayaat for a purpose other than that for which they were revealed. I would like to acquaint you with a previous Fatwa issued from the Permanent Committee in this regard, no. 2078.

Due to its critical importance, we hope that this issue will be referred to His Honor, the Grand Muftee, for a final decision, and all necessary procedures will be taken accordingly.

Answer: It is not permissible to make three-dimensional models of the Aayaat, whether they are placed in houses, offices or public squares, for many reasons... read more here.


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