Question

I would like to know if taking and keeping family pictures or photos on the mobile or laptop is haraam or halaal? jazakomullaho khayr!

Answer

Picture frames and photographs of animate objects or animate objects/toys are not permissible.

Pictures of inanimate objects e.g. trees, mountains, etc. are permissible.

Ibn Abbas (RA) narrates, 'I heard the messenger of Allah saying,"Every picture-maker will be in the fire. A life will be created for every picture that the picture-maker made, and he will be tortured in Hell." If you have to make pictures (says Ibn Abbaas) then make a picture of a tree or such things which are inanimate.' (Bukhari and Muslim)
 

And Allah knows best.

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