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    About virtual reality games in Islam


    In the game, players are able to create their own*virtual world*and design their own games.*are these types of games haaram in Islam.

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    Re: About virtual reality games in Islam


    Assalamo alikum brother.

    Games are not haram except if you take them seriously and learn from them, that's wrong.

    If you play it just for fun then it's okay, virtual reality games are not haram but they are very expensive... and that's very haram to pay for something so expensive (if you are poor or just have normal amount of money) , it costs about 2,000 dirhams/reyal Saudi here in the Arabian gulf. See much it costs ? It's crazy, just imagine, you can pay 1 dirham/reyal saudi for one water, imagine paying 2,000 for children in Africa, but waste it on something which is too expensive for you, and you had other alternatives (even better) ? No, that's not how it works.
    I do like the virtual reality game, but it's expensive.


    Buying the console itself is kind of haram (if you are poor or have average money) ,playing the games in virtual reality is not haram.
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    Re: About virtual reality games in Islam


    Quote Originally Posted by Al Sultan View Post
    Assalamo alikum brother.

    Games are not haram except if you take them seriously and learn from them, that's wrong.

    If you play it just for fun then it's okay, virtual reality games are not haram but they are very expensive... and that's very haram to pay for something so expensive, it costs about 2,000 dirhams/reyal Saudi here in the Arabian gulf. See much it costs ? It's crazy, just imagine, you can pay 1 dirham/reyal saudi for one water, imagine paying 2,000 for children in Africa, but waste it on a lame game that will distract you? No, that's outrageous.

    I do like the virtual reality game, but it's expensive.


    Buying the console itself is haram because it's expensive and it's haram to waste your money on something you won't benefit from,playing the games in virtual reality is not haram.
    Wa alaikum salam,

    Whether something is expensive or not, is relative. What is expensive for A, may not be for B, etc. How is it haram to pay for something that is expensive?

    I can buy a house for 200.000$ dollars, but that is expensive right?

    I don't see how buying expensive things is haram, as long as you are not letting it affect your commitment to the deen, in regards to prayer, Zakaat, etc.

    Allaahu alam.
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    About virtual reality games in Islam

    Meaning of Shirk according to The Qur'an
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    Meaning of Tawheed according to The Qur'an
    Worshipping none but Allah. Affirming whatever is exclusive to Him, Him alone.

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    Re: About virtual reality games in Islam


    I meant for a normal citizen who isn't that rich, I didn't mean for rich people, obviously for rich people you can buy it, it's not haram.

    These things are really expensive for normal people, (like me) and if the OP is rich or normal (Allahu alam)

    But I meant that comment to people who are not rich, who are normal, or have average money.

    Forgot to mention that part.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Al Sultan View Post
    I meant for a normal citizen who isn't that rich, I didn't mean for rich people, obviously for rich people you can buy it, it's not haram.

    These things are really expensive for normal people, (like me) and if the OP is rich or normal (Allahu alam)

    But I meant that comment to people who are not rich, who are normal, or have average money.

    Forgot to mention that part.


    Yeah, sorry if I sounded harsh. Yeah, someone who has a salary of 100 million riyals can buy a house for 2 million, and it'd not be extravagant. However someone who earns 2000 riyals a month, and spends 90% or 70% of that. Then that is extravagant.

    Tbh, Virtual Reality is not worth it atm. Too expensive, not enough games, and not many players.

    Allahu alam.
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    Re: About virtual reality games in Islam


    Quote Originally Posted by Serinity View Post
    Yeah, sorry if I sounded harsh.
    No no, you didn't xD infact, you made me even think about it!


    Quote Originally Posted by Serinity View Post
    Yeah, someone who has a salary of 100 million riyals can by a house for 2 million, and it'd not be extravagant. However someone who earns 2000 riyals a month, and spends 90% or 70% of that. Then that is extravagant.

    My point

    Quote Originally Posted by Serinity View Post
    Virtual Reality is not worth it atm. Too expensive, not enough games, and not many players.
    I like the one where you can ride dangerous rides, or kill monsters, that was a very experience ( in a mall luckily it was very cheap for one round 20 dirhams) and I wanted to try it once only, and that was the last time I played with these 'weird future like gadgets' xP

    True, it isn't, not much 'fun' or big 'hype' over it.
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    Re: About virtual reality games in Islam


    Haram is a word limited to the deen. Only Allah has the right to decree what is haram or halal. The haram the fatwas and scholars say is based off of or derived from the islamic text. We should be careful to throw the word "haram" around carelessly in our talks. Something can be wrong but not necessarily haram. You can say 'that is wrong' but not 'haram' because then one is delving into the realm of issuing fatwas. Something to be mindful of inshallah.

    There's nothing wrong in engaging in video games or virtual games for recreation time. VR technology may even become used as a learning tool down the road. What would make something haram is if it leads to something sinful. If one is addicted to it and neglecting their islamic duties (like prayer) or neglecting their bodily duties (such as sleeping) or worldly duties (provide for the family, helping out) then it can be deemed haram.

    Also VR games are quite expensive these days. If one has the means to afford then they should look into it and not otherwise. But at the same time it would be wiser to hold up until they advanced further enough to be more reliable and enjoyable and cheaper. Also, Allah commands us in the Quran to be not extravagant. These kind of spending are extravagant given their steep prices and that money can be better spent elsewhere, especially when there are millions of muslim refugees in need of financial aide. Entertainment is good so long as it's reasonably priced, i stopped by consoles when they started costing $300+
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