Using Ad Blocking Software on Sites Not Allowing Them?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani



YouTube seems to be cracking down on the usage of ad blockerss. If they don’t go as far as stopping you from watching videos, can one still continue to use such ad blockers?



I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah.

There are differing approaches to this issue.

Personally, given the nature of ads and the legal permissibility of ad blocker software, I don’t see using them as impermissible.

And Allah is the giver of success and facilitation.

[Shaykh] Faraz Rabbani


Shaykh Faraz Rabbani spent ten years studying with some of the leading scholars of recent times, first in Damascus, and then in Amman, Jordan. His teachers include the foremost theologian of recent times in Damascus, the late Shaykh Adib al-Kallas (may Allah have mercy on him), as well as his student Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi, one of the leading Hanafi fuqaha of the present age. He returned to Canada in 2007, where he founded SeekersGuidance in order to meet the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge–both online and on the ground–in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner. He is the author of: Absolute Essentials of Islam: Faith, Prayer, and the Path of Salvation According to the Hanafi School (White Thread Press, 2004.) Since 2011, Shaykh Faraz has been named one of the 500 most influential Muslims by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Center.