I'm 14 years old and I truly love drawing and I decided to draw as a way to distract myself from old haram habits and getting rid of them. I also use drawing as a way of expressing my feelings instead of letting them get the best of me.

I found out that drawing is haram but I'm a bit confused because some say that if you draw without the intention of challenging Allah SWT, then it's fine. But some say that it's haram and bring up the hadith where Mohammad PBUH said that those who draw will be punished on the day of judgement and will be asked to bring life to their drawings.Some of them say that drawing individual body parts such as eyes or nose alone without the whole face / drawing a human without facial features is okay. I'm very confused on weather or not what I'm doing is haram. I have no bad intentions when I draw and it's all just for satisfaction and fun.

  • Drawing is not haram according to multiple Islamic opinions. There are some who consider it haram and some who don't. This particular subject has been discussed multiple times on Islam SE so you should be able to see those opinions. Here's one for example islam.stackexchange.com/questions/60672/…
    – YoMango
    Nov 28, 2022 at 22:46
  • If you want to draw, then choose to follow the least strict opinion.
    – YoMango
    Nov 29, 2022 at 2:50
  • @jammooly So you're encouraging fatwa fishing?
    – Hisham
    Dec 30, 2022 at 15:38
  • No, first of all, "fatwa fishing" is a term used by others to try to shut down people from considering different legitimate and valid opinions within Islamic scholarship. Prophet Muhammad himself always chose the easier choice when possible. It's in the hadiths. sunnah.com/muslim:2327d
    – YoMango
    Dec 31, 2022 at 0:12

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There are various valid Islamic opinions regarding the drawings of living things. There is no ijma (consensus) among the scholars regarding this topic.

Many different scholars throughout history have debated this topic. It is unanimously agreed that drawings of living things depicting haram, used for haram, and/or promoting haram is haram. But from there, the opinions start to diverge even within madhabs (Schools of Islamic Jurisprudence).

  1. Drawing Living things is permissible (mubah)

  2. Drawing living things is dislike/discouraged (makrooh)

  3. Drawing living things is haram.

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