Taking pictures of the deceased and sharing it with family who cannot attend

Q: What does Islam say about taking pictures of someone who has passed away. For example, if someone has passed away in another country and the family can't attend the funeral, is it permissible to take pictures of the person who has passed away and/or the funeral to share with only the family of the deceased? 

A: It is impermissible.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)