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Father purchasing a TV licence on the son’s name

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Q: Here in the UK if people want to watch TV they have to pay for a TV license. The thing is I have a problem with my eyesight and people with disability only have to pay half of the price for the TV license, so years ago when I was a child my dad put the TV license in my name so we only have to pay half the price, so its in my name and the money comes out of my bank account so does that mean I get gunaah for it being in my name and paying for it and also do I get gunaah for all those people in the house who watch TV? I never chose to have it in my name. My patents made the choice when I was a kid and i only found out when I was older. What should I do?

Bismillaah

A: Explain to your parents the evils and wrongs associated with the TV and tell them to remove it from your name.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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