Is it permissible to develop a video site?’

Question:

Salam,Mufti sahib, I am working in a software house I want to ask con I develop a video site like youtube.

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

We commend you for your sensitivity on earning halal and abstaining from haram. May Allah Ta’ala bring Barakah(blessings) in your earnings

It is permissible for you to develop a video site that does not have any unIslamic content in it. You should also ensure that the videos does not contain pictures of animate objects, for example human beings, animals, etc. The videos must also not contain music.

Allah Ta’ala states in the Quran,

و تعاونوا على البر و التقوى ولا تعاونوا على الإثم و العدوان(الماءدة-2)

“Help you one another in Al-Birr and At-Taqwâ (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression” (surah 5; verse2 ).

 

 

 

 

And Allah Ta‘āla Knows Best

Arshad Ali

http://fatwa-tt.com


Trinidad

Checked and Approved by,


Mufti Ebrahim Desai.