Making puppets with a cloth body and cotton for children to play with

Question 368: I want to tell you that my sister supports a charity that provides for the needy. She makes puppets with a cloth body embroidered with designs of kids, cats, and dogs. My sister fills these puppets with cotton in order for them to look like a puppet and a toy. It is worth mentioning that a quarter of these toys is given to the needy; what is the ruling on this?

Answer: Making designs of living beings, human or otherwise, is one of the grievous sins. The Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) cursed idol-makers and told them that they will receive the severest punishment on the Day of Resurrection. It is incumbent on your sister to abandon this act, repent to Allaah,of the sins she committed, and destroy all the forms she has. Anyone who repents to Allaah sincerely, Allaah will accept his repentance because of Allaah’s saying... read more here.