Playing Games in Which the Character Looks Exactly Like a Human
Fatwa No: 435574

  • Fatwa Date:23-1-2021 - Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 10, 1442
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What is the ruling on playing games in which a character looks exactly like a human with all of the human features?


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

The view that we adopt here at Islamweb is that it is permissible to play electronic games in principle if they are free from Islamic violations, such as not distracting one from the remembrance of Allah and the Islamic obligations; they should also not include what undermines true belief. Moreover, they should not include any gambling, music, or pictures of naked women, and that they should not lead to enmity and hatred between those who play with them.

As for the presence of human characters in the game, then this does not prevent the permissibility of playing with them.

For more benefit on playing video games, please refer to Fataawa 414601 and 375331.

Allah Knows best.

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