Using emojis

Q: Is it khilaaf-e-sunnah to use emojis that have laughing faces while chatting on WhatsApp? As our Prophet (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) didn't laugh showing his mubarak teeth.

A: Emojis have resemblance with pictures of animate objects. Hence, they will enter under the prohibition of pictures of animate objects. Therefore, one should refrain from this.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)