Ruling on Wallpaper, Decor, and hanging curtains-Shaikh Muqbil ibn Haadi al-Waadi’ee

Question: What is the ruling on wallpaper and decor? And what is the ruling on curtains longer than the size of the window?

Answer: “The Prophet (ﷺ) prohibited covering the walls whether with paper or cloth. Thus, the prohibition is general except for the window. Aisha radiallah anha said:

دخل حجرتي وقد سترت لي سهوة بقرام فيه تصاوير

Allah’s Apostle entered when I had placed a curtain of mine having pictures over (the door of) a chamber of mine

[Reported by Al-Bukhari no. 5954]

That which the Prophet (ﷺ) disliked was the pictures. As for covering the window or niche with a light cloth then there is no harm in that. Covering a niche makes it permissible to cover a window and whatever else is etched in a wall and is not a window. However, he places it when needed. That which is necessary is that the curtain be the size of the window, except if it is longer in order that the wind does not push it away. In that case, there is no harm in that”
[Taken from Ghaaratul-Ashritah (2/67-68) found here: https://www.muqbel.net/fatwa.php?fatwa_id=3846 ]
Translated by
Faisal ibn Abdul Qaadir ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan

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