Selling satellite receivers

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Selling satellite receivers


Is it forbidden to sell satellite receivers?


Satellite receivers, dishes and their accessories are considered tools that aid viewers to follow current events and news of near and distant countries and access their satellite channels. They broadcast a variety of both rich and poor TV content.

The viewer is the one who decides what to watch and is held accountable for choosing between what is good and what is evil. It is established in Islamic law that anything is permissible provided it has not been explicitly declared prohibited.

The ruling
Based on this, it is permissible to sell and buy anything that can be used for either purpose (lawful and prohibited) and the responsibility of its usage lies upon the user. If he uses it in permissible ways, it is permissible; otherwise, it is not.
The above answers the question and Allah the Almighty knows best.

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