The ruling on placing CCTV cameras in shops

Answered by our Shaykh, the ‘Allāmah, the Trustworthy Advisor, Abu ‘Abdirrahman Yahya bin ‘Ali Al-Hajūri – may Allāh preserve him – on the 20th, Sha’bān, 1441H


The questioner is asking about placing CCTV cameras in the shop?


That is not allowed because it is pictures of animate objects, and he is to monitor customers and those who enter and exit with other than this opposition to the legislation, they used to do without these (cameras) before and everybody (was able) to preserve his wealth.

Transcribed to Arabic : By Hamūd Ath-Thawābi (may Allah reward him with good)

Translated by : Abu ‘Abdillah ‘Omar bin Yahya Al-‘Akawi

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