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Can children play with toys made in human or animal form
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Can children play with dolls
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Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.151 Narrated by Aisha
I used to play with 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 quoted guidance, the absolute majority of the scholars and the jurists in Islam are of the opinion that there is absolutely no harm if a child amuses themselves and/or plays with dolls or toys of animate objects. And Allah Alone Knows Best.
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