Can I look at the face of a Prophet in a movie?


Is it permissible to watch a movie about a Prophet that shows the actor playing a Prophet if you look down every time they show the Prophet’s face? I really want to watch this movie about Prophet Sulaiman (pbuh) because I don’t really know his story that well. Is it okay to look at his face in the movie if his face is shown, or do I need to turn my face or lower my gaze?


According to a number of scholars, it is permissible to show the faces of the prophets in a movie and thus permissible to look at them. So you fan watch the movie without any problems. If the scholar you do taqleed to does not allow this, then you can as you said turn your face away at the appropriate times

Answered by: Dr Ali Alsamail
Certified by: Sheikh Mansour Leghaei