Home » Hanafi Fiqh » Mahmoodiyah » Computer Games And Bad Friends

Computer Games And Bad Friends

Answered as per Hanafi Fiqh by Mahmoodiyah


Q1-Is it permissible to play computer games  with animate pictures if Salaat etc is not missed because if  they have nothing to play or do at home then they go with bad friends?



In Fatwaa no. 067/04 we made mention of the various harms of playing computer games and that the Shari’ah disapproves of it.  The greatest harm is of addiction which causes a person to become neglectful to ones Salaah.  The time lost in playing computer could rather be utilised in attaining Islamic knowledge. 

If it is feared that the child will choose bad company if not kept in the home,, then it will be permissible for the child to play such computer games as long as Salaah and all other Shar’i duties are not neglected, money is not wasted on it and one does not become addicted to it.  Today computer games can be more harmful than bad friends; therefore parents should ensure that the children do not play such games which will be detrimental to their upbringing.  (Aapke Masaail aur Unkaa Hal, Vol. 7, Page 336)

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

Ebrahim bin Zainul Abedeen Backus

Attested to as correct by:

Mufti Muhammad Ashraf

Darul Iftaa

Jameah Mahmoodiyah


06 April 2004

15 Safar 1425

Read answers with similar topics: