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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

Answer:

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

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