Selling a DSTV decoder

Q: With a Telkom internet package they are giving a free Dstv Explorer decoder, can I sell this product? Will the money I get from selling this product be permissible?


A: Pictures of all animate objects are haraam and forbidden in Islam. Grave warnings have been sounded in the Mubaarak Ahaadith for those who have any involvement in these type of sins. Hence it is not permissible for you to sell the DSTV decoder and benefit from the money.

Nabi (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) said:

إن أشد الناس عذابا عند الله يوم القيامة المصورون (صحيح البخاري 2/880 ، صحيح لمسلم /201)

Those involved in picture-making will be subjected to the worst forms of punishment on the day of Qiyaamat. (Bukhari 2/880, Muslim 2/201)

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)