Question 373: I have some camels and I live on the plains. I want to sell some of those camels which are in good health. I offered them to some merchants and they demanded their photos as they are far from my place and cannot come here. Is it permissible to photograph the camels and send the photos to them. My intention is not to commit unlawful deeds, but I need to convince them of the camels’ good health in order for them to agree on my price.
Answer: Taking photos of animals and creatures with souls is not permissible, as the Prophet (peace be upon him) cursed those who make Tasweer (painting, drawing, sculpture, and photography), and he informed that they would undergo the utmost torture on the Day of Resurrection. Therefore, taking photos for the mentioned reason is not permissible for Tasweer is categorically prohibited in Islaam with no specification. Besides, this case is not considered essential because there is a possibility for the purchaser to assign another person to check the camels if he cannot travel... read more here.
Question 372: Is there any religious restriction as regards hanging photos of humans or animals on the wall?
Answer: Hanging photos of humans and all living creatures is not permissible, as the Prophet of Allaah (peace be upon him) has forbidden that, and ordered to erase the features of such pictures; he (peace be upon him) further became angry on catching sight of pictures on curtains, and tore them apart. This incident was reported in the Hadeeth narrated by `Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her). By then, he (peace be upon him) said that the angels do not enter the house in which a dog or pictures are found... read more here.