Watching videos of ulama

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Respected Mufti Saab, there are some useful Islamic videos of our scholars is it lawful for a man to watch it? Only the Islamic videos of scholars.

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(Fatwa: 524/527/N=07/1436)

It is not lawful to watch such religious or worldly programme which contain pictures of human being or living creatures. It is mentioned in Jawahir al-Fiqh (7:264 pub. Maktaba Zakaria Deoband): “The pictures which are unlawful to make or keep in the house it is also unlawful to watch them with intention. The next page reads: It is also proved that if other evil aspects of watching movies are ignored then also it is enough for its interdiction that pictures are shown therein. Hence the ‘Islamic videos’ of Ulama should also not be watched.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.