Pictures Depicting the Day of Judgement – Shaikh al-Fawzan

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Q: “Is it permissible to draw pictures of some of the sights of the Day of Judgement?”

A: “No, no, this is something the youth do as a “means of calling to Allah” as they say, they illustrate the Fire, Paradise and its rivers; this is not permissible, this is from the knowledge of the unseen that no one knows other than Allah the Most High, so this type of futility is not permissible.

And calling to Allah is not done in this way, the call to Allah is via the Qur’an and the Sunnah, encouraging and warning and clarifying. [Sometimes they] dig a grave and say this is to give dawa and to remind [the people]…remind the people with the Qur’an my brother [!] Allah stated “But warn by the Qur’an, him who fears my threat” [Qaf:45]… so the one who is not reminded by the Qur’an will not be reminded by a hole dug up, this is burdening [beyond bounds] that Allah has not revealed evidence for”.

This affair is somewhat widespread amongst some, and in fact, I recall our brothers from the Maldives mentioning the existence of such acts there, and so alhamdulillah the Shaikh has clarified the affair.

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