Selling coloring books
Question: Is it permissible to sell coloring books that contain images of characters real or fantasy? Like animals, humans, Disney characters, and movie-based like Toy story, etc. بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
It is permissible to sell coloring books that contain images of inanimate objects, e.g., trees, mountains, ocean, a human/animal without the head, etc. However, it is prohibited to draw and sell that which is animate, e.g., humans, animals, etc.
Raddul Muhtar: v. 2, p. 418 (Dar Alam Al-Kutub)
Bahr Raiq: v. 2, p. 50-51 (DKI)
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Written by Maulana Mohammad Ahsan Osmani Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah Darul Ifta Birmingham