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Hanging Pictures on the Wall

Is it permissible to hang pictures?

It is not permissible to hang pictures on a wall, not in offices or in other places. Instead, it is compulsory to obliterate these pictures, for the Prophet (sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam) said: Dont leave a picture alone without effacing it. [1] Hanging a picture may lead to exalting it or worshipping it, particularly if the picture is that of a King or a President. The picture may also become the source of temptation if it depicts a woman or a handsome young person.

[1] Muslim no. 969.

Shaykh `Abdul-`Azeez Bin Baz
Fatawa Islamiyah Vol. 8 Page 112
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