Dabbaba wrote:My concern is with @thul'fiqaar 's reply. There are many hadeeths that were mentioned in a thread in the graphics section about tasweer (picturing) and that it is haraam. One example is The Prophet (Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, “Every image maker will be in the Fire.”
The reason drawing/sculpting is different from photographing and "videography" is in the science itself. Photography and videography are the process in which the user captures images or shadows of light, while the drawer/sculptist is creating an image from scratch. The fundamental difference between them is one creates while the other captures what is already created.
@Dabbaba as @ashes999 has said in the other thread. 'It's an issue of ikhtilaaf.' I trust that both my brother and father want the best for me and both of them are sheikhs. They explained to me that the Quran and the hadeeths are referring to that you shouldn't make Idols/statues, but has nothing to do with drawing.
On a seperate note, I would like to give my own personal opinion. the following is my own personal opinion not some islamic ruling.
I don't understand why people do believe drawing something that has a soul is haram, especially when people try to differentiate between movies and pictures and drawings.
Because then it bring the following questions up:
1. What about movies that record what is real, but then it is altered for special effects or to make one look more appealing by getting rid of imperfections? (photoshop is included in this question)
2. What about cartoons?
3. What about CGI Cinema?
4. Is there a difference (when it comes to it being haram) between digital art and hand drawn pencil art/sketches? If so why?
I don't follow rules blindly, in order for me to be convinced that something is haram, I will ask my brother and father whether it is haram and then ask why it is halal or haram and why there is ikhtalaf on the subject.
Islam as I understand it, makes perfect sense and it is logical. Unless someone can provide an explanation to me that can convince me that drawing things that have a soul in them is haram , I will continue believing that it is halal.
I don't think I will ever understand why anybody would say that it is haram. Just as I would never understand why anybody would say that it is haram for women to drive a car, Or that "You have to obey the oppressor even if he flogs you and takes your wealth". But what I can do is understand that you are only trying to please Allah and follow the straight path that you believe in. I accept it, as there are different islamic schools of thoughts and different opinions and I respect that, but I will always try to follow what I believe is the right path.
At the end of the day, Allah knows best.
As for the OP I hope that answered your question. I hope that this won't be your only post.