Night clubs, coffee shops and cinemas

Q 2: What is the ruling on the Muslim countries which allow night clubs, coffee shops and cinemas?

A: It is not permissible for these countries to allow this. In fact they have to protect their people from the evils of this and from all other indecent acts. As regards the coffee shops, the following details should be considered:If coffee shops serve coffee and tea and such lawful beverages allowing no gambling, no dancing or obscenities, they would be permissible. With these conditions fulfilled, these coffee shops will help some people fulfill particular needs.If coffee shops serve intoxicants, allow gambling, or are a gathering place for evil people, it would be unlawful to keep them going. In fact, the ruler must remove the evils they may bring about. This will serve a purpose and will eliminate their evil and protect the Muslim nation of whatever may affect its religion and morals.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.