Installing CCTV cameras – is it allowed?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Darulifta Deoband Waqf
A few days ago I read an article in a news paper Times Of India that installation of CCTV Cameras in homes, shops and another places are un Islamic thing, fatwa issued by Darululoom Deoband. Therefor I wish to know  your view point regarding this matter.
Our regional people are so confused about it
Please clarify it.
Md Sajid Azmi


Ref. No. 39/1062

In the name of Allah the most gracious the most merciful

The answer to your question is as follows:

Installation of CCTV cameras without a genuine (shariee) reason is not allowed. Today people are using it mostly as fashion. So it should be avoided. Nevertheless, in sensitive areas or wherever it is truly necessitated, installation of CCTV camera is allowable.

And Allah Knows Best

Darul Ifta

Darul Uloom Waqf Deoband

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