|Q.) What do the Ulema of Islam say of the following:
1) Is Television
Permissible in Islam. Also from the aspect of Photography. Is it Halal?
2) Zaid works in a firm that sometimes develop micro-chips that are used to enhance the
quality of images developed using the 'red,' 'blue,' green,' color signals. Zaid's work is
involved only is developing the circuits that mix these three colors to develop good
quality image on the TV sets. Zaid's chip is not making the picture, it takes whatever is
inputted and generates an enhanced quality color. If the input is of a living being then
Zaid's chip will output that. If the input is of non-living then Zaid's chip will output
an enhanced image of that. Zaid's company sells these chips to TV manufactures who
connects Zaid's chips in their system which enhances the image quality on the TV set.
Is the income generated from Zaids employment halaal or not if portion of the income
his employer generates is from selling these chips to TV manufacturers?