Selling to makers of movies and films
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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
Dear Burhan I`m interested in gaining more knowledge and I got your address and I read many of your issues too, found it very useful. I have a questions kindly answer in the light of Quran and Sunnah.i got a bussiness proposal and want to know is it hallal or haram? It is a business of selling computer tecnology which mostly used in studios for editing the programes,(serials,films,documentries,news.... ect.)
Hope for a quick responce from you
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The selling of computer technology used for editing in studios in its essence is not forbidden, thus its earnings will be considered absolutely halaal for the believers. If one knows that the people who buy the technology will use it for the good of humanity, there is absolutely no harm and he will receive a double reward for it.
But if one has specific knowledge that the one who buys his product will use it to make indecent films that spread fahisha in society, then it would be best to abstain from associating with them.
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