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Copyright Issue

  • Islam is not the property of an individual.The Qur'an and the Sunnah are divine revelations revealed to man in order that they be followed.

  • There is no precedent in the glorious Word of the Almighty nor in the Sunnah, nor in the views of the early jurists (fuqaha) that knowledge of Islam can be subjected to private ownership or to sale and purchase.

  • Copyright today for most people has become no more than business, where many people have lost the real focus of dawah, which should be solely for the sake of Allah subhan wata'ala.

  • Copyright is a major prevention of spreading this beautiful deen to the world.

    Allah the Most High says: "And the Bounty of thy Lord - proclaim! [Surah Ad-Duha 93:11, Qur'an translated by A.Yusuf Ali]

    Narrated Abdullah bin Amr (ra), the prophet (peace be upon him) said: "Convey from me, even if it be one ayah (verse)... " [Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 4 (Prophets), Hadith no. 667, translated by M.Muhsin Khan]

    Narrated Abu Hurairah (ra), Rasool SAW also said: "Whoever calls people to right guidance will have a reward like that of those who follow him, without that detracting from their reward in the slightest..." [Sahih Muslim, Hadith no. 1230]

So how can one convey this beautiful deen which is the greatest treasure on this earth when he is prevented from doing so because of copyright.

May Allah the Almighty forgive us for our shortcomings and guide us to that which He loves and is pleased with. Allah subhan wata'ala knows best.