Q: I am an officer at the telephone exchange of
the city of Riyadh
(department of telephone directory 905). On many occasions I receive calls from people enquiring about phone numbers of video and audio cassettes' shops and I do not know whether I should give them such numbers lest I should be participating in sin. Could you please tell me what the ruling is on informing people of the phone numbers of such shops?
A: It is not permissible
to tell people the phone numbers of video and audio cassettes' shops as this involves facilitating sin and helping people to commit it while there is a clear text in the Qur'an forbidding this. (Part No. 26; Page No. 253) Allah (Glorified be He) says,
Help you one another in Al-Birr and At-Taqwâ (virtue, righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and transgression. And fear Allâh. Verily, Allâh is Severe in punishment.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.