The ruling on videos containing faces

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There’s an important documentary that I would like to watch, as it addresses a very important problems that we face nowadays about personal security and privacy. But it contains interviews that show the faces of people. Is it permissible for me to buy a copy of this documentary and save it in my computer, or should I only view it without saving it? Or maybe I should not watch it at all?

Zaynab El-Kateb:

Shaikh Ibn Al-Uthaymeen was asked about video tapings. He said it is allowed in case there is a need for it, like an important lecture. What is not allowed are the videos taped for memories.



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