Video taping the intimate relation

Q: What is the ruling on video taping sexual intercourse between spouses? It is worth mentioning that some Fatawa (legal opinions issued by qualified Muslim scholars) have been issued by (Part No. 19; Page No. 366) people who count themselves as scholars in some neighboring towns allowing this, on condition that the spouses should firmly keep such tapes private to prevent them from being seen by others. Attached is a copy of one of the Fatawa issued in this regard. What is the opinion of the honorable members of the Committee? May Allah keep them sound and guide them to serve Islam and Muslims.

A: Video taping sexual intercourse between spouses is an extremely prohibited act, for the general evidence forbidding videos, and for the mischief and evil resulting from such an act, that neither Shari`ah (Islamic law) nor sound intellect, or morals approve of. Therefore, this act should be avoided, because people should protect their honor and safeguard their private parts, as this is a form of Iman (faith), upright Fitrah (natural disposition), and something that Allah (Glorified be He) likes. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.