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Uploading Videos to YouTube

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Assalamualaykum,  I would like a fatwa regarding an activity I am considering.

If I were to download existing videos from Youtube and then edit parts of it and re-upload it to Youtube, but that video has images of women talking (or even just the voice of the women without the woman’s image), then would this re-posting of videos be allowed in the Shariah?

Youtube pays me a certain amount based on how many views I can get to a video which I upload. So if I take somebody else’s video and edit it (all legally), then reupload it, but with elements of women in there, or a woman’s voice in there, or football scenes with men’s knees uncovered, would these video postings be permissible?

Although the focus of the video is not to display these aspects, but they happen to be included in the subject of the video. I’d really appreciate a speedy answer.



In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is not permissible to post videos of women or men with their ‘awrah exposed.

And Allah Ta‘ālā Knows Best.

Checked and Approved by:
Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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