Photos;interest money-fines;pension funds

Question ID: 26624

Assalaamu Alaykum

1) Is digital photography permissible in Islam, the display of photos are not allowed in Islam, however there are muftis and moulanas that are displaying photos on social media pages, if this is allowed what is the difference between displaying printed photos and digital photos(digital photo frames)

2) Are we allowed to use interest to pay for taxes and fines in South Africa, when would this be allowed in Islam

3) In most companies we have to contribute to pension/provident funds, these are invested in non shariah investments, what should be done when this is paid out to us.


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Asked on August 8, 2014 10:09 pm
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1) Some Ulema state permissibility for digital photography/photos whilst most do not. For safety it is best to follow the majority.

2) For taxes yes, not for fines when you are at fault.

3) Take out what you contributed and give out the rest to the poor and needy Muslim and non-Muslim.

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