Ref. No. 1306

Assalamualaikum,  As you know that Videos, photos and many other things preserves events in a real time i.e. when it happens. So, to know the truth these techniques are extremely helpful to deliver the justice. Islam wants justice to be revealed at any cost and there must not be even a iota of injustice to anybody. In fact these techniques help us to know the truth and a person can not lie if he or she knows that his or her video or photo is taken and can be produce is a court. So, is it allowed in Islam to produce these things as evidences against in a court? If it is allowed then photography, videography must be allowed in Islam if not then why ?  Wasslam
asked Oct 23, 2015 in Games and Entertainment by riyasataiims

1 Answer

Ref. No. 1665

In the name of Allah the most Gracious the most Merciful

The answer to your question is as follows:

For justice to be delivered it is not that only video is necessary, before arrival of video justice has been much more, and every case is not to be dragged to the court. Therefore, in usual circumstances video etc. are not allowed.

Yes, in case there is no other way to (attain) justice, and it is most probable that in such a situation (using video) justice can be attained while in other conditions (when not using video) considerable harms are feared, then there may be scope for video.

However, if there is any compulsion it is better to describe it and ask the question again. And Allah knows best

Darul Ifta

Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband

answered Oct 29, 2015 by Darul Ifta