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I Work as a Photographer
Question:

I work in a government department, my job is to take pictures with a camera on special occasions. I know that taking pictures of people is unlawful, so please advise me what to do so that I can stay away from everything that makes Allaah Almighty angry. May Allaah preserve you and guide you to all that is good.
Answer:

Making or taking a picture of a human or an animal is unlawful, regardless whether it is a photograph, a drawing, stitching, a carving, or a sculpture, and regardless of whether it has a three-dimensional shape or a two-dimensional shape. There are many Hadiths that prohibit the making of pictures. May Allaah send peace and blessings on our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and his Companions.

Permanent Committee for Research and Verdicts
Fatawa Islamiyah Vol. 8 Page 157
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