Salam, I have gotten into the habit of drawing eyes, and I don't know if it is permissable in Islam. Can someone please explain to me if it is allowed or no?


( I shall answer my own question) Assallmu-Alaykam, Regardless of the intention drawing animate being with souls will always be frowned on

Aishah (May Allah be pleased with her) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) visited me after returning from a journey, and I had a shelf with a thin cloth curtain hanging over it and on which there were portraits. When he saw it, the colour of his face changed (because of anger) and he said, "O Aishah! the most grievous torment from Allah on the Day of Resurrection will be for those who imitate (Allah) in the act of His creation.'' `Aishah said: We tore it into pieces and made a cushion or two cushions out of that. [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

However, drawing things that have no soul such as trees and fruit are permissable.

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  • @Eshitak so does this mean drawing realistic faces or full bodies of animate being is wrong, but say if one draws a body part say an eye or a lip or a hang or leg singularly instead of combing them should be okay. Cuz a hand alone or an eye alone doesn't have a soul but the collection of all these body parts together resembles it? – EPIC Tube HD Jun 17 at 8:37
  • Cuz if I am not mistaken there was a hadith where our prophet saw a statue and told someone to break the head down of the statue cuz the statue had a portrait. So maybe the ruling applies to mere portraits. – EPIC Tube HD Jun 17 at 8:39
  • @Epic Tube HD This is the question I asked one of the Sheiks at my school, and he provided me with this answer, so in this field I am not yet qualified to answer this except to only repeat what my sheik said. I understand the tempttation to draw just a specific part of a human, but I would refrain from it just to stay on the safe side, and ask a sheik that is available to you. – Eshtiak Jun 18 at 1:39
  • About taswir, as far as I know when it is haraam is when the form is complete, in a way that it the statue or picture is being given ruh, it can live normally. So, when it is a single head, or a particular body part, or something like that, it is still allowed. Because when a ruh is being put inside, it cannot live normally. – EPIC Tube HD Jun 18 at 10:30
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    @EPIC Tube HD, thank you for this insight! – Eshtiak Jun 18 at 15:57

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