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Question # : 666


As Salaam o Alaikum, Allah taala tamam aihl-e-eaman ko taqwa naseeb farmaay... dear ulema I would like to ask about the ruling about television, (1) Whether it is right to do business of television (where it produces picture).. (2) Whether it is ok to watch mustanad aihl-e-haq ulema karam giving dars-e-quran on tv? (3) Whether it becomes right that some aihl-e-haq ulema deliver sermons over televion recorded or live broadcast? (4) Whether it is okey to even run an audio bayan on a thing like television? (5) My major question would be, is it right to come on tv and get oneself picturised and then do tableeg-e-deen? (6) And kindly If you know what is the jawaz of these ulema-e-haq of coming over television broadcast and if that jawaz would be righteous? Kindly elaborate it too .. As Salaam o Alaikum.. wa rahmat Ullah.

Answer : 666

Published on: Jun 28, 2007

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 530=527/B)


(1) Television is a tool of entertainment and amusement. It is the root cause of evil and obscenity. It has taken the place of cinema. Therefore, the business of such tools is highly undesirable (makrooh-e-tahreemi).


(2) Giving Dars-e-Quran and listening to it on television is desecration of the Holy Quran. It amounts to equate its commandments with fun and entertainment. And, it is the objective of the Jews and the Christians.


(3) This is also degradation of Ulama and religious speeches.


(4) It is not right. Later, they start watching prohibited programmes and get habitual of it.


(5) No, this way of preaching Islam is not right.


(6) If there is some important, misleading and dangerous belief spreading then the Ulama can come on television in order to defend it in a state exigency.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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