Rulings on images on the television

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Some of those who call people to Allah still have some reservations about images on televisions, hence they do not take part in TV programmes. What is your opinion on that?.
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Praise be to Allaah.

Yes, there are undoubtedly people who have reservations about that, namely using images produced by cameras for the purpose of broadcasting on television and they have reservations about spreading knowledge via television. That varies according to what Allah has given to people of knowledge, understanding and insight, and examining end results. Those who have knowledge and feel at ease working in television and conveying the message of Allah, will have their reward with Allah. Those who are confused about the matter and whose hearts are not at ease with that, we hope that they will be blamed. 

Personally, I believe that the one whose heart Allah puts at ease concerning this issue and whom Allah helps to do that, this serves a great interest -- which is spreading religion and guiding people to good -- and the harm resulting from the images produced for that purpose it is a minor harm which is insignificant when compared with the great interest that is achieved, namely conveying the message of Allah to the people, teaching the people the laws of Allah and guiding people to good, so that that the followers of falsehood will not have this field to themselves and will have all these facilities to themselves to spread their call to falsehood. We ask Allah to keep us safe and sound. End quote. 

Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allah have mercy on him) 

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