Definition of Animate Objects

Jun 23, 2022 | Uncategorized


I am an artist and i try to stay within the bounds of my religion when it comes to drawing. I understand the we are only allowed to draw inanimate objects.

However, I would like to know what constitutes an inanimate object? What if it is a moving car, plane or ship that is being driven by a person inside. Are we still allowed to draw that?


It is not permissible to draw living beings like people and animals unless the facial features are absent. If you are drawing a vehicle with a person inside it, the drawing will be permissible provided that the facial features of the person are not visible.

Answered by:
Ifta Research Fellow

Checked & Approved by:
Mufti Abdul Rahman Mangera
Mufti Zubair Patel