Is it Haram to use Face App to Change People’s Face

Fatwa ID: 03301

Answered by: Maulana Nabil Khan​

Question

I just concerned is it haram to use face app to change people's face nowadays what's going on social media??

Advance thanks for answer

 

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful 

 

Answer

 

In today’s era, there are several mobile and electronic applications that consumers use to change the face by means of the filters provided by the applications. It is important to note that the Human Race has been granted a divine honour from all Mighty Allah, thus all humans must refrain from indulging in all acts that can physically disgrace the Human body.

Allah says in the Quran “Verily we have honoured the son of Adam.” More so, it is specifically mentioned in Hadith the prohibition of causing harm or disgrace to the face in general. The Prophet (S.A.W) has stated: “Do not disgrace the face.” In other statements, we are forbidden from striking the face, all of which is suggesting the sacredness of that part of the body.

Thus one should refrain from any filters or face applications that cause disgrace or result in any ugliness being attributed to the face. In addition to that dislike will be considered less if the face application is not causing extreme distortion to the face.

 

Only Allah Knows Best

Written by Maulana Nabil Khan

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

 

 

Reference:

 

وروى مسلم (2612) عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ قَالَ : قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : " إِذَا قَاتَلَ أَحَدُكُمْ أَخَاهُ فَلْيَجْتَنِبْ الْوَجْهَ فَإِنَّ اللَّهَ خَلَقَ آدَمَ عَلَى صُورَتِهِ "

وروى ابن أبي عاصم في السنة (517) عن ابن عمر قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : " لا تقبحوا الوجوه فإن ابن آدم خلق على صورة الرحمن" . قال الشيخ عبد الله الغنيمان حفظه الله : ( هذا حديث صحيح صححه الأئمة ، الإمام أحمد وإسحاق بن راهوية وليس لمن ضعفه دليل إلا قول ابن خزيمة ، وقد خالفه من هو أجل منه ).

وروى ابن أبي عاصم (516) أيضا عن أبي هريرة قال قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : " إذا قاتل أحدكم فليجتب الوجه فإن الله تعالى خلق آدم على صورة وجهه" وقال الشيخ الألباني : إسناده صحيح .

♦ الآية: ﴿ وَلَقَدْ كَرَّمْنَا بَنِي آدَمَ وَحَمَلْنَاهُمْ فِي الْبَرِّ وَالْبَحْرِ وَرَزَقْنَاهُمْ مِنَ الطَّيِّبَاتِ وَفَضَّلْنَاهُمْ عَلَى كَثِيرٍ مِمَّنْ خَلَقْنَا تَفْضِيلًا.

♦ السورة ورقم الآية: الإسراء (70)

 

 

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