Quran Tafseer/Tafsir

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NO COPYRIGHT IN ISLAM

As-salamu alaykum,

One of the questions quite often asked of us, is regarding the copyright of Islamic materials.

Point 1- No Intellectual Copyright

First and foremost we wish to point out that there is no such thing as intellectual copyright in Islam i.e. a person cannot quote Quran and Sunnah or anything related to this deen and claim it for himself, as this deen belongs to Allah (swt),

Truly, the religion with Allah is Islam.  (Aali Imran 3:19)

We are commanded to convey this deen, the Messenger (saw) said in a hadith collected in Sahih Al Bukhari,

“Convey from me even one verse”

and Allah says,

“And our duty (i.e. the Messengers) is only to convey plainly (the Message).” (Ya-Sin 36:17)

The reward we seek for conveying this deen should be sought from Allah (swt).

“No reward do I ask of you for it (my Message), my reward is only from the Lord of the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists). (Ash-Shu’ara 26:109)

 

Point 2 – The Right of Disposal

Secondly the confusion most people have is that one may be compensated financially for producing a CD for his effort in production etc, however once the product is brought by the buyer he has the right of disposal to do as he wishes with this CD, DVD, book etc. This includes to copy the material and distribute it freely if he wishes. The original seller cannot stipulate any conditions on the buyer once the goods has left his hands.

 

Point 3 – Copyright is an innovation of the Non-Muslims

If we look to our Islamic History we do not find our scholars copyrighting their works, rather they made it available for the Ummah so that they could benefit from the knowledge.

Unfortunately with the age of technology, some Muslims have started to practice that which never existed in Islam and are following the innovation (bidah) of copyright.

We advise you listen to this lecture by Sheikh Feiz Muhammad which clarifies the points mentioned above.

 

IARLG Comments: We should however take note that it s our duty to support our scholars as much as possible

And when it is said to them: “Spend of that with which Allah has provided you,” those who disbelieve say to those who believe: “Shall we feed those whom, if Allah willed, He (Himself) would have fed? You are only in a plain error.” (Qur’an 36:47)

They ask you (O Muhammad ) what they should spend. Say: Whatever you spend of good must be for parents and kindred and orphans and Al-Masakin (the poor) and the wayfarers, and whatever you do of good deeds, truly, Allah knows it well. (Qur’an 2:215)

O you who believe! Spend of that with which We have provided for you, before a Day comes when there will be no bargaining, nor friendship, nor intercession. And it is the disbelievers who are the Zalimun (wrong-doers, etc.).  (Qur’an 2:254)

(Charity is) for Fuqara (the poor), who in Allah’s Cause are restricted (from travel), and cannot move about in the land (for trade or work). The one who knows them not, thinks that they are rich because of their modesty. You may know them by their mark, they do not beg of people at all. And whatever you spend in good, surely Allah knows it well. (Qur’an 2:273)

And hold fast, all of you together, to the Rope of Allah (i.e. this Qur’an), and be not divided among yourselves, and remember Allah’s Favour on you, for you were enemies one to another but He joined your hearts together, so that, by His Grace, you became brethren (in Islamic Faith), and you were on the brink of a pit of Fire, and He saved you from it. Thus Allah makes His Ayat clear to you, that you may be guided. (Qur’an 3:103)

Let there arise out of you a group of people inviting to all that is good (Islam), enjoining Al-Ma’ruf (i.e. Islamic Monotheism and all that Islam orders one to do) and forbidding Al-Munkar (polytheism and disbelief and all that Islam has forbidden). And it is they who are the successful. (Qur’an 3:104)

And be not as those who divided and differed among themselves after the clear proofs had come to them. It is they for whom there is an awful torment. (Qur’an 3:105)