Taking photographs of humans and other beings

Question: I live abroad and want to send my photograph to my friends, family, and especially my wife. Is this permissible?

Answer: According to some Saheeh Ahaadeeth (Ahaadeeth that have been transmitted by people known for their uprightness and exactitude; free from eccentricity and blemish) of the Prophet (peace be upon him), it is prohibited to take photographs of animate beings, be they humans or animals… read more here.

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