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Islamic Ruling Regarding Videogames

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By Mufti Muhammad Yusuf Ludhyanwi رحمة اللہ علیه
Translated by Ebrahim Saifuddin


videogameconsolesQ: What is the ruling regarding videogames, which are now prevalent in our society, if no betting or rewards for winning a game are involved in it and they normally consist of various things including sharpshooting etc.


A: Videogames are not permissible due to some reasons from what has been learnt regarding them. Firstly, there is no deeni or bodily benefit in it and that game which is void of these two benefits is impermissible.

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Are Videogames Permissible in Islam

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By Ebrahim Saifuddin


xbox360-ps3With new technologies came video game consoles like Microsoft Xbox, Sony Play Station and Nintendo Wii. When Sony PS3 was launched in Japan on November 11, 2006, 81,639 (Media Create) systems were sold within 24 hours. On August 3, 2009, a report quoting Sony’s earning figures stated Sony had sold 24 million units globally (AfterDawn) since the launch of the product.

Today, one can buy a PS3 80GB edition for about $400. Despite its price, many children as well as adults own either of the most famous video game consoles. Muslims now face a question whether the video games available to play on these consoles are halal or haram. As a Muslim, this question must be asked because we are to assess the permissibility of some thing before we can sell, purchase and utilize it.

Generally video games are without a doubt haram. There are many aspects to this issue which lead to it being forbidden.

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Pakistan sending troops to Iraq to assist U.S. army

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By Mufti Taqi Uthmani (db)
Translated by Ebrahim Saifuddin


paksendarmyQuestion:

After request by the United States of America, Pakistan is thinking of sending its troops to Iraq to assist the U.S. army. Is it permissible for the Government of Pakistan to send its troops to Iraq to assist the U.S. army?



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