I own and run a shop where video films are sold and hired. What is the ruling regarding trading in films and hiring them?
It is prohibited to trade in video films, that is widely spread in local markets that encourage people and entice them to commit that which is Haraam and disseminate vice and help spread crimes. If there are films that help spread virtue, publish educational, historical, scientific and medical programs that do not run counter to the Shariah, then there is nothing wrong in trading in them and circulating them as well. What is Haraam is the trade in films that disseminate vice and entice people to what is Haraam.