Editing educational videos of women

Q: Is it halaal to edit educational videos for women on how they can improve their physical and mental health? It's an educational channel but I am a man so can I edit their videos which are educational and soceity need it?

A: Pictures of animate objects are haraam in Islam. Severe warnings have been sounded in the mubaarak Ahaadith for those who have any involvement in this grave sin.

Rasulullah (sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said, “The people to be inflicted with the worst punishment on the day of Qiyaamah will be the picture makers." (Bukhari 2/880, Muslim 2/201)

Hence, it is not permissible for you to edit these types of videos containing animate objects with the aim of educating people as you will be forced to commit sin in the process.

Apart from this, the videos will contain pictures of non mahram women which you will have to view in order to edit or delete. Therefore this type of work is not permissible.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)