The ruling on selling Video Tapes

Question :
What si the ruling on selling video tapes, which the least of what they contain is women appearing unveiled and performances fo stories of love and passion? Is the money of the merchant (who sells these tapes) forbidden? What must he do? And how can he get rid of these tapes and equipment? May Allah reward you with good.

Answer :
It is forbidden to sell these tapes, purchase them, listen to what is on them and look at them, because they call to Fitnah (evil temptation, trials) and corruption. It is obligatory to destroy them and rebuke whoever deals with them in order to shutdown this corrupt material and protect the Muslims from the causes of Fitnah. And Allah is the Giver of success.
Ash-Shaykh Ibn Baz

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