Fatwa: # 40598
Category: Business Matters
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 18th September 2018


Installing CCTV cameras



I have been offered a job which i have doubts about please can you give me some guidance.

I will be working for a company installing CCTV to fleet vehicles. They have clients which require the CCTV equipment installed before then can a get a contract for commercial insurance on their vehicles. The other use is the CCTV is used for safety and providing evidence.  Doing this job, will i be helping these companies committing a sin?  Can i work in this position and do this job is it halal income ?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

We commend you on your sensitivity to earn a halaal income.

It is permissible for you to install CCTV cameras; you will not be assisting in sin. [1]


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad I.V Patel

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


فقه البيوع (1/311) [1]

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