Can Muslims play with dolls?

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Dear brother in islam my question is,can our daughters be allowed to play with dolls?

 Sister islam

 

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Can Muslims play with dolls?

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His  forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol,  no person,  no grave, no prophet,  no imam,  no dai,  nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

       

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.151         Narrated by Aisha

I used to play with the dolls in the presence of the Prophet (saws), and my girl friends also used to play with me.   When the Messenger of Allah (saws)  used to enter (my dwelling place) they used to hide themselves,  but the Prophet (saws) would call them to join and play with me.

 

In light of the above narration,  there is no harm if small children who have not reached the age of puberty to play with dolls, etc.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 

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