Angels entering where there are pictures

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Angels entering where there are pictures


In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.




Imam Darimi writes that the devil flees from a house in which Ayatul Kursi is recited and does not return until morning.  (Sunan Darimi)


Qadhi Thanaullah writes that Saaiduna Abu Umamah Radiallahu Anhu narrates that the Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alhi Wasalam said that whomsoever recites Ayatul Kursi in the night before sleeping, Allah will protect him, his house and the neighbouring houses.  (Tafsir Mazhari)


The Holy Quran says that every human being has two angels who follow us around throughout our entire lives.  They are known as “Kiraman Katieen” (the noble writers).


Their only duty is to write down and record every action we do each day.  One sits on our right and records all our good deeds and the angel on the left records our bad deeds.


Allah (SWA) says “Behold, two (guardian angels), one sitting on the right and one on the left”.  (Surah Qaaf v.17)


With regards to your question that do the “Kiraman Katibeen” and other angels who protect you if you read “Ayatul Kursi” enter in a house in which there are pictures or dogs is as follows:


The Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam has said, “Angels do not enter a house where there is a dog or picture”.  (Sahih Bukhari)


Hafiz Ibn Hajr (RA) has written that there are differences of opinions regarding what is meant by angels.  Some scholars say that the “Kiraman Katibeen” is an exception to this hadith whilst some say it includes all angels.


Other muhaditheen say that only the “rahmat angels” (those who come with mercy and to protect people) do not enter the house whilst others may do.  (Fathul Bari p.443 v.10)


The precautious actions would be to remove any pictures or dogs from ones home.  If the pictures are covered then that will be sufficient.


Only Allah Knows Best


Mohammed Tosir Miah


Darul Ifta Birmingham

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