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Can i play Electronic Arts games?

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Respected Mufti
there is company called Electronic Arts which made a game called Battle field 4 at last mission of the Battlefield 4 game the cartoon character said verbally “what the f***? Christ! Where did that come from?” also the game show written dialog which is “IRISH: what the f***? GARRISON: Christ! Where did that come from?” They did not censor the word f*** verbally and in written foam. I also add the link which is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PPOGFHvEGRo please fast forward to 15:43 to see and hear the dialog. So my question is did they disrespected Prophet Jesus Christ in Battlefield4 game or is it just a dialog As Muslim can I play Battle field 4 game or other games of Electronic Arts

Answer

Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wabarakatuhu,

It is not be permissible to play such a game. Besides the vulgar and disrespectful language, it is also not permissible to play any game which has animate objects, music or violence.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best

Wassalaam,

Ismail Moosa (Mufti)

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