The ruling on keeping useful magazines that contain pictures


What is the ruling on bringing home useful magazines and school books that contain pictures of living creatures? Does this come under the ruling introduced in the Hadith that reads: “Angels do not enter a house in which there is a dog or a picture.1?


You should wipe out the head (in the pictured) , and then there would be no objection to it. May Allah grant us success.

  1. Related by Al-Bukhari, Book on the Beginning of Creation, Chapter on angels, no. 3226; and Muslim, Book on dress and adornment, Chapter on the prohibition of drawing a picture of an animal, no. 2106. 

  • Date: Rabi' Al-Awwal 11, 1442 AH
  • Source: This was published in Al-Da'wah magazine, issue no. 1685 on 8/12/1419 A.H
  • Mufti: Shaykh Abdul-Aziz ibn Baz