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Is it permissible to take pictures using a camera, to make a home-movie, and to watch television?

It is not allowed to take pictures of beings that have souls, a rule encompasses cameras and other instruments, with the exception of pictures that are necessary, such as a passport or identity photo. There is no ruling for television itself, but rather for how it is used. If it used for what is unlawful - such as for music, for lies, for disbelief, or for licentiousness - then it is unlawful. If it is used for what is good - for spreading the truth, for the recitation of the Quran, explaining the truth, for calling to good and warning against evil - then it is permitted. If it is used for both, and if the evil is equal or more then the good, then also forbidden. With Allaah is the facilitation to do what is right. May Allaah send peace and blessings upon Muhammad, his family, and his Companions.

Permanent Committee for Research and Verdicts

Fatawa Islamiyah Vol. 8 Page 175
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