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What are the prospects and challenges of virtual reality from an Islamic perspective?

Bonus question: If virtual reality can be live streaming, can we perform salat jamaah while using the VR headset following the Imam who is also real but live stream through the VR? Is it permissible?

closed as too broad by UmH, Medi1Saif, Kilise, Rebecca J. Stones, Sakib Arifin Jul 19 '17 at 7:37

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  • The classical view is that you must hear and see the Imam you are following (while being in the same building) – Medi1Saif Jul 12 '17 at 7:39
  • You will never find any hadith or verses for that. Because VR headsets were not present at the time. You may get a fatwa but others will dispute the fatwa. Therefore your question is very challenging to answer. – user23351 Jul 13 '17 at 0:37