Question: I found a picture of my wife’s older brother-in-law in a small frame, which she has been keeping in her bag for a few months. Is it permissible for her to keep this picture? I am angry at her but she claims to consider him as her own brother. What is the ruling on this? May Allaah bless you!
Answer: Photographing soul-possessing creatures is Haraam (prohibited) and a major sin. Accordingly, neither your wife nor anyone else has the right to keep such pictures… read more here.