This is precisely the question which I tasked myself with several years ago. I've been developing games for more years than I can remember, and am currently doing so for Deen Games. So this is a question that falls within my interests.
In short, Islam allows all fields of interest, unless they contain haram elements. If they do contain haram elements, those ...
It all depends on what kind of video game you are planning to make. What contents it will include and what message it will deliver. Also, not that if the video game is socially unacceptable to some remote part of the world, it is going to possibly have some negative elements in some way.
If you are making texture or models that are unethical and not ...
There's a difference of opinion:
Sunni Islam: Only the Shafi'i fiqh permits playing chess, and even then it's discouraged.
Shia Islam: Ayatollahs Sistani, Shirazi and Subhani say chess is forbidden, whereas Ayatollahs Khamenei and Fadlullah say it's permitted under certain conditions.
The usual reasons for declaring chess haram are:
In short, it seems not:
Imam al-Shafi'i - Allah be well-pleased with him - who said: "It is disliked and not forbidden, for a number of the Companions played it and countless of the Tabi'in and those after them" - such as Sa'id ibn al-Musayyib, Sa'id ibn Jubayr, Muhammad ibn Sirin, Muhammad ibn al-Munkadir, 'Urwa ibn al-Zubayr and his son Hisham, Sulayman ...
I've read a number of fatawa (no references handy) that interpret the prohibition on drawing animate objects to refer to creating physical representations thereof. When the drawing is completely ephemeral such as a digital image on a computer, which only exists as a "drawing" when the computer both interprets and displays it as one, it wouldn't fall under ...
in heaven there is what an eye did see, and what the ear did not hear, and no human being can imagine what is in heaven. When you see that, video games would would be boring.
if in heaven there are things you can't imagine then, imagine being inside the game playing in a virtual world with your friends. Heaven has something even better that you can't ...
Islam forbid things which harmful or bad. Having fun is not something that Islam forbid. As far as you play them for fun, nothing to worry about it. It may contain some part which can be considered makruh but this does not make games haram.
Some games even result profitable personal developments. Even scientist explain it:
Emotional benefits include… ...
Extracts taken from fatwa:
Abu Dawood (4938) and Ibn Maajah (3762) narrated from Abu Moosa
al-Ash’ari that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah
be upon him) said: “Whoever plays with dice has disobeyed Allaah and
His Messenger.” Classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood.
It was also narrated by Ahmad (19519) in ...
If you're paying money to play a game with the hope of winning a prize, that's gambling and gambling is considered abhorrent in Islam.
O you who have believed, indeed, intoxicants, gambling, [sacrificing on] stone alters [to other than Allah ], and divining arrows are but defilement from the work of Satan, so avoid it that you may be successful.
Asalamualaikum Brother... As far as real money is not involved & your niyyat (intentions) are not of gambling, One cannot consider it Haram at all. Its just a game with nothing wrong.
Its all virtual money/coins so you are good. JazakAllah
The evidence from the Qu'ran includes this (from islamqa):
“O you who believe! Intoxicants (all kinds of alcoholic drinks), and gambling, and Al-Ansaab [stone altars set up for sacrifices to idols etc], and Al-Azlaam (arrows for seeking luck or decision) are an abomination of Shaytaan’s (Satan’s) handiwork. So avoid (strictly all) that (abomination) in ...
Any currency that can't be used to trade for real goods are considered as virtual values, like points and marks. They are not treated as valuables and therefore are not bound to the laws of real valuables.
Even when the purchase of those virtual values are done with real money, but the virtual value it self are worthless. It is good to ...
What I understand from Surah 25 - Verse 16 in Quran is that anything we wish/desire in Heaven will be provided to us and that is for an eternity. Doesn't that sound great? But in my opinion our very best reward will be to be forgiven and accepted by The Creator.
The important thing here is to pay great attention to the Verse 61 of Surah 56 (please read the ...
Islam does not differentiate between cursing on animate and non-animate objects. It is the act itself which is disliked.
Ibn Mas'ud (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of
Allah (ﷺ) said, "A true believer does not taunt or curse or abuse or
Riyad as-Salihin - Book 18, Hadith 224
Abdullah narrated that the ...
You have two questions in one:
Will we [Muslims] enter Jannah based on faith and basic deeds?
"... so will I go to Jannah?"
For question #2, no one can tell you where you will go. This is a matter that only Allah knows, and only Allah decides. It is not possible to specify what the final destination of a specific person is without a direct revelation from ...
First playing games per se is rather frowned upon in Islam as it is a waste of time and may disturb you from your duty of the daily prayers.
Secondly playing games depicting humans is widly discussed ins everal questions on the site which generally come to the conclusion it is haram.
Thirdly assuming the game is nevertheless halal killing in a game doesn't ...
As per your description of the system, what you're referring to comes under competitions with prize-money. This is haraam except for few cases:
Al-Tirmidhi (1700), al-Nasaa’i (3585), Abu Dawood (2574) and Ibn
Majaah (2878) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah
be upon him) said: “There should be no (money) prizes for competitions
Playing games is not a sin. If you play too much and you miss salah or delay it then it is a sin. If your friends are missing salah or delaying it because they are playing games then it is a sin for them and I think you will get a sin for tempting them.
Playing any game where dice are involved is forbidden.
The Prophet ﷺ warned us against using dice in general:
عَنْ عَبْدِ اللهِ بْنِ مَسْعُودٍ قَالَ: إِيَّاكُمْ وَهَاتَيْنِ الْكَعْبَتَيْنِ الْمَوْسُومَتَيْنِ اللَّتَيْنِ يُزْجَرَانِ زَجْرًا، فَإِنَّهُمَا مِنَ الْمَيْسِرِ
'Abdullah ibn Mas'ud said, "Beware of these two marked cubes. They should be ...
Any games which helps in jihad for the sake of Allah are mustahabb to play.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Shoot, O Bani Adnaan, for your father was an archer.”
Also, anything which is free of:
gambling, violence, dice (reference: Sunan an-Nasa'i 5088)
obstacle to obligatory remembrance of Allah
involving statues, images of ...
IslamWeb sums up the usage of computers as haram when:
If they're used for haram, and
If they divert one from prayer, lead one to deviation, etc.
The default should be that they're halal, but with the caveat:
Leave that which makes you doubt for that which does not make you doubt. -- Sunan an-Nasa'i 5711 [grade: sahih] (sunnah.com)
although this ...
With great respect, I am not Muslim but have found interest in the popularity of players from Muslim regions so I googled it and found this link. I understand that sometimes money may indirectly be involved but I do not believe any players can cash out. Without the cash out I don’t think we can consider it gambling. It’s purchasing credits to play.
I’m not ...
why is it haraam? I've never heard that playing board game is haraam. For me it's just a game, as long as you do not gamble (making a bet).
The point is don't forgot the most important things in Ramadan, on time prayer, reciting qur'an, tarawih, sadaqah, and of course a good sleep.
By paying attention to an aspect of this issue, we can look at it solely as a game. But as you yourself mentioned that Zombie games are about fighting the undead…, and perhaps could be the cause of blot of God.
So as a general Islamic rule, it could be considered as a haram practice if is related to showing a flaw to the acts of god or indicating another ...
For people saying it's not haraam, I won't argue with you but will point this hadith for you:
Buraida reported on the authority of his father that Allah's Apostle (may peace be upon him) said: He who played chess is like one who dyed his hand with the flesh and blood of swine. - Sahih Muslim Book 28 Hadith 5612
Please read explanation from different ...
According to my perception ..
stealing is haram. But when it became permissible legal in the game (there is no benefit at all)
But sharpen the brain to be able to steal in the game will be the same as the reality of where we are we accustom our minds to think a bad thing and it will adversely impact on the mental and emotional.
Besides playing games that ...
Spending the time to that are not useful it does not allowed in islam.
described in surah Al-`Aşr 1-3 (The Declining Day, The Time) - سورة العصر
Indeed, mankind is in loss,
Except for those who have believed and done righteous deeds and advised each other to truth and advised each other to patience.
"Allah takes an oath by time, the passage of ...