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Asalamualykum Respected Shaykh,

Is it permissible to watch videos or record videos for the benefit/purpose of sharing information with the muslims around the world. Like what some of the mujahid do? (We often see live footages and messages from the Mujahideen from around the world)
I also see alot of ulamas bayaans being video recorded and the news regarding gaza.
Are all of these acceptable in sharia?

The khalifa also appears in videos briefly and does this mean imaam mahdi and eesa AS will also appear on the media when they appear?
Some ulama are of the opinion that live footages are different to recorded videography. Please elaborate.

JazakAllah,
Afzal

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Asked on August 8, 2014 9:26 pm
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Ulema and Mujahideen appearing on television, etc does not legalize its usage. We cannot answer for Hadhrat Mahdi (R.A) and Hadhrat Isa (A.S). There are no checks and balances in television and video sharing.
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Answered on August 8, 2014 9:26 pm