Photography

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    Salam Alaykom.

    I'm stuck in a very annoying position and I need advice as well as evidence.
    I love everything Allah has created and I want to share it with everyone.

    I have dropped out of my degree and I have decided to pursue my passion in Photography.

    Photography to me is capturing moments that will never happen again. I don't take photos of people. I take photos of nature. Every photo that I have taken I have matched it up with an Ayah in the Quran. I want to share this with people so they can not only see what Allah has created but understand that everything has a purpose and it was created for a reason.

    From what I know, it's haram to take photos of people or hang them up in the house but what does Islam say about Nature?

    When I take photos I always have 1 intention and that is to share Allah's creation. I don't edit my photos unless theres rubbish on the ground that I wasn't able to see while taking the photo.

    The reason why I'm doing photography is because seeing what Allah has created in terms of Nature gives me a feeling like no other. Subhan'Allah. That is what I want to share.

    My main goal Insha'Allah is to print the photos out onto a canvas with the relevant Ayah from the Quran and sell it to people for a very affordable price.

    If my intention is solely to share Allah's creations am I doing something haram?

    I need answers.

    Thank you.

    Peace.
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    Um Ibrahim Alhamdulilah :)

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    :salam2:

    Sister there's nothing wrong with taking pictures of inanimate things such as tress, oceans, sun, landscape, flowers etc. It's photographing humans and animals which is considered haraam.

    Hope that helps. Also check the forum for similar threads there's a lot more detailed explanations there.
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    :wasalam:

    Its a very subtle question. But did you quit college, because you were attracted to photography more. Or did you quit college, because you find college boring? Are you good at academics, then you would benefit more from the knowledge you will gain, And since you like to be of some use , this knowledge would come to use.... Have you given it a thought?

    so you are earning, are you going to be bread winner for your family? or is it jsut a hobby you will be pursuing?
    How much would one gain , by selling prints, that has scenic picture (of creation of Allah in back ground) and Quran Ayats (Almightys Words printed in foreground?) Are there no other beneficial ways to contribute?

    You should give all these a rethought, and arrive at a good conclusion.... I feel
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    go after your passion. Islam is beautiful as beautiful the nature. I like photography too sister.
    May Allah reward you the best career which also your passion, :tti_sister: Amin
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    Asalaamu Alaikum,

    Just things with a soul in them, you can't take a picture of it.

    But nature is wonderful, look -

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    :salam2:

    It is also beneficial. For me is first time ever I know these type of clouds, and I am truly a keen nature observer. Good work. Keep it up.

    We salam
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    Oau, Photography is a good & very interesting hobby. Anybody can take it professionaly. i have a camera but now it become problem .

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