Translation & Video Courtesy : Yâsîn Abu Ibrâhîm
May Allaah give you success, O noble Shaykh. What is the ruling on tasweer (taking pictures, filming) with a videocamera? And how do we reply to the claim that you have allowed this by going out to appear on television and al-Majd TV?
Al-’Allaamah Saalih bin Fawzaan al-Fawzaan:
Glorified and Exalted be Allaah! Have I allowed this?! As for going out, then I have not gone out. But they came and attented in the masjid, and filmed the lecture and the attendees. They are the ones who did this without asking permission and without consultation. I have not allowed this, and I wasn’t even pleased with this! Na’am.
They used to film ibn Baaz, may Allaah have mercy upon him, while he wasn’t pleased with this and warned against it. They come to events and sittings, take his picture and then it appears on television. Does this mean that Shaykh ibn Baaz allowed tasweer? No, Allaah forbid! He died while saying that tasweer is forbidden in all of its forms! Na’am.