Playing Online Football Games Whereby Players Use Obscene Language
Fatwa No: 398821

Question

Asalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, theres an online game i play, its football but with cars instead of people. It happens that sometimes the opponents get mad and rage when they lose and call others names and stuff like that. Is playing this game still haram even though there are many players who rage and call others names when they lose?

Answer

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.

Insulting and calling each other by offensive nicknames are reprehensible and dispraised morals which the Sharee’ah warned us against, so one should not play with those games that include these reprehensible morals, especially the young children. This is because they may learn these bad manners, and insulting and calling each other by offensive nicknames will be common in their tongue and this will become a firmly established conduct in them, whereas they must be nurtured on good morals and manners and not on bad ones.

Allah knows best.

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