Is it permissible to play counter-strike?

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Is counter-strike 1.6 haram or halal? I play online, this is a famous game. I always play with a character that has a mask on his face so we can’t see the face but other players play with characters who don’t have a mask on the face and we can clearly see the face of the character. Is this shirk? Because characters are made by graphic designer. Is it a “kabira gunah” or “saghira gunah” to play this game? Please guide.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.


It is not permissible to play the game counter-strike. It comprises of a combination of impermissible elements including the following;

1.      Pictures of animate objects

2.      Music

3.      Time which is wasted

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mawlana Ali bin Cassim

Student Darul Iftaa
Los Angeles, CA (USA)

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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