Video games


Salam aleikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh

I want to know what the Shafii fiqh say about video games like violent, tactical etc.


Waalaykumussalam warahmatullahi wabarakatuh,

See “Is it Haram to Play Video Games” by Shaykh Farid Dingle at Seekers Guidance.

Here is the conclusion:

In short, as long as there is no killing, murder, nudity or adult themes, then it would not be haram in itself. This means that the games could be sold and bought, and that one would not be obliged to command others, including one’s children, to stop playing the. But that doesn’t mean that one should play them or let one’s children play them…

and “حكم اللعب بألعاب الكمبيوتر المحتوية على ذوات الأرواح (Arabic) from Jordan’s Dar al-Ifta or two such replies.

Hajj Gibril Haddad

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