Speaking in a televised broadcast, Sheikh Saleh Bin Fawzan Al-Fawzan was asked about "a new trend of taking pictures with cats" which "has been spreading among people who want to be like the Westerners".
The sheikh initially appears incredulous, asking: "What?! What do you mean pictures with cats?"
He then declares: "Taking pictures is prohibited. The cats don't matter here."
Sheikh Saleh Bin Fawzan Al-Fazwan says taking pictures is prohibited.... unless necessary (MEMRI)
'Taking pictures is prohibited if not for a necessity - not with cats, not with dogs, not with wolves, not with anything.'
We don't know if he ever got it. But we are sincerely grateful for his clarifications.