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Question regarding pixel art

Hello brothers & sisters, I have an incredible interest in technology and I have been doing programming as a hobby for maybe 7 years now and while that is the case, I've recently re-taken an ...
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Making game characters (based on real people in history) for an educational game; is it Halal?

I am a game artist. I make different types of characters for a game. Our team is willing to make a battleground game where gamers can learn about history by playing this game. If I make different ...
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How can I determine whether or not a mobile phone background image is appropriate?

Just for fun, I like to have pretty and interesting pictures on my phone. Question: How can I determine whether or not a mobile phone background image is appropriate? As I learned from my earlier ...
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Might my Muslim classmates be offended by nude art in a presentation? [closed]

I am giving a presentation in a language class, and have chosen the topic of French artist Henri Matisse. As part of the presentation I will be showing images of his paintings and drawings. Some of my ...
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Is drawing or photographing people prohibited in Islam?

I am aware that the prophets may not be depicted in art works, but recently I've been told that people can't be drawn either. What are the specific Quran verses or hadiths that support this view? What ...
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Is it haram to make art to make a living?

Basically I'm a student and my lifestyle is too busy and lacking the transportation for a part-time regular job. I want to do something I'm good at, but from home. Where I can be my own 'boss' to make ...
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Is therapy drawing allowed in Islam? [duplicate]

For many years throughout my childhood, I have used drawing as a way of release. Recently I found out drawing was unhalaal and out of the fear for Allah. I have not drawn a picture since. This is been ...
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Is it allowed in Islam to take comic books art as a profession? [duplicate]

I am considering to take a BA in Fine Arts with an intention to become a comic book artist. What does Islam say regarding this profession? . N.B. Kindly, don't post Quranic verses (either English ...
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Was the Prophet known to engage in any artistic pursuits?

Many artistic pursuits have been declared haram according to some scholar somewhere, e.g., music, drawing. I'm wondering if there's any that would be established as halal, by being engaged in by the ...
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Is art (of faces, eyes, etc.) halal in Islam? [duplicate]

I'm a Muslim, and I specifically like to draw as a hobby now and then. Recently, I read several comments and things here and there on the Internet saying that drawing faces or things with souls (like ...
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From the Salafi perspective, is the prohibition of depictions of humans and animals retrospective?

Daesh destroyed some artwork last year on the grounds that it depicted humans or animals, which isn't permitted by Islam. From the Salafi perspective, is the prohibition of depictions of humans and ...
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If statues are haram, why are there statues in Muslim-majority cities? [closed]

I'm in Tehran at the moment; when I walk down the street, I see many statues of animals and humans. For example, here's a photo I took of the inside of a shop in Tehran: This seems surprising, since ...
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Is Figurative Representation Allowed in Islamic Art?

Why are there so few living beings portrayed in Islamic Art? Does it make a difference if it is secular or religious art work, human or animal figures? I am familiar with the Ottoman and Persian ...
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Why do mosques use geometric tessellations as decoration?

An argument for this; is that they cannot rely on representational art, as is done in Hindu & Christian tradition. It would be disobeying the Quranic command against idols. In, a positive sense, ...