The Ruling on Photography and Video-Taking

Photography is something of a controversial issue in the Muslim world.

Every image-maker will be in the fire of Hell. A soul will be made for him for every image which he has made and it will punish him in the Hell-fire. [Muslim]

This Hadith in Saheeh Muslim along with others has caused many people to label photography Haram. In the following video, Shaykh Sulayman Ar-Ruhayli gives a simple but clear explanation of photography and its permissibility.

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