131455: Sending pictures of the traveller to reassure people that they are fine is not a case of necessity


My wife is staying with me in Saudi and she wants to send a picture to her parents in Egypt in order to reassure them that she is fine. But I have heard a fatwa stating that making images with cameras is haraam. Is this a case of necessity which makes a haraam thing permissible?.

Praise be to Allaah.

This is not a case of necessity and she should not send her picture to her mother or anyone else. This is not necessary. She can write to them and speak to them on the phone, praise be to Allah. As for sending a picture, it is not permissible. End quote. 

Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allah have mercy on him) 

Fataawa Noor ‘ala al-Darb, 1/435
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