A Business Selling Cameras


Is it permissible to have a business that sells cameras, camera equipment, laptops etc and provide a facility for people to print their photos?  


1. It is permissible to have a business that sells cameras, camera equipment and laptops etc. as all of these items may be used for many good purposes such as photographing inanimate objects, text imaging and formatting, etc. The owner of the store will not be responsible for the wrong usage perpetrated by the customer after having bought the item. This would be the same as the sale of a radio..

2. Providing a photo printing facility would be fundamentally permissible. However, it will not be permissible to print or allow people to print photos that contain images of any animate object or an object that is used as an item of worship (like a cross, etc.). A notice may be put up to make this clear to the customers.

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.


(فتاوی رحیمیہ ج10 ص146 دار الاشاعت)

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