Selling computer training videos

Q: I would like to know if its permissible to sell computer based training (e.g. video training for microsoft word etc). It is not software, but videos that teach an individual how to work with that software. However it may have copyrights by an international company. It is not sold in south africa because it is very very expensive eg. R3000 and as you know education is expensive here. My main aim is to sell it to those who can’t afford training and to help overcome south africas skills problem by educating people. The price I’ll be selling will be close to nothing eg R80. The profit is for my time taken. I would like to know if this is permissible even if I do it without the companies permission. I obtained the material for free. All I’m doing is making copies and distributing it.

Bismillaah

A: Will these videos contain pictures of animate objects e.g. people, animals, etc?

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada


Q: No honourable Mufti Saheb it does not contain picturesvideos of people or animals or any living things.

Bismillaah

A: If it does not contain anything impermissible in Shari’ah, it will be permissible.

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

 

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)