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Buying in-game money for real world currencies

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Buying in-game money for real-world currencies

Question: Is it permissible to buy in-game money for real-world currencies? Do the rules of interest apply to in-game money?

Answer:

Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

Dear questioner,

Thank you for your important question.

Buying in-game money for real-world currencies is just like paying for an added service in the game and is permissible.

Exchanging in-game money for in-game money is not subject to interest rules as it is not considered a recognized currency.

I pray this helps.

[Ustadh] Farid

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

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