assalamuwalaikum okay my question is basically about videos games.we all live in a world where video games are common.I know that video games depicting falsehood,adultery,pornography or anything illegal are sin.now my question is can we play character controlling games (probably superhero stuff) or any other game which do not consists of the above prohibited things.I'm talking about playing games for a short duration and not for hours.yea I know that we shouldnt be playing games during salah times and salah is primary.I talking about leisure and as mentioned before only for a short duration.next thing is about the music present in the game.we know that music is haram.how about putting the music to mute and playing.I searched around the internet a bit but couldn't find a you know kinda appropriate answer.do give your views supportEd by some good links. P.S:of course we all need to keep our Nafs under control this question is basically to explain and convince me and my friends who are engrossed in video games.though I have largely reduced gaming but still sometimes my nafs overpowers me. jazakallah

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@inclined2truth - okay but still a clear cut answer is awaited on Islamic ruling so that the picture gets clearer!

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Yes, Allah knows better my brother in the path of Allah. We are truly at an age of big Fitna.. and I hope you will be careful from the poisons and sometimes satanic messages in some of such games.. so please be careful in choosing which game you are playing. salaam:)

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@inclined2truth - okay I agree with your point of view that playing games to get some stress off are okay. but if you could read my question again,you would see that I predominantly stress on the TYPE of game permissible. we all know that drawing images of animals,humans or any other living creatures are not allowed.now in a game like 'the dark Knight rises' (taking as an example for character oriented games) we completely control the character movements and his superpowers like reincarnation. aren't we doing something unusual like we humans aren't capable of giving life or anything for we are just one of Allah's creatures and Allah alone has the capability to induce life. I read a few posts about these but there are a few contradictions and still the answer isn't clear-cut

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we iyakum (and may Allah reward you too). exactly this is what I meant taking stress off to clear your mind and so strengthen your relation with Allah. :) Al Salamou alaikum (peace upon you)

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I liked your lines " one hour for your world and one hour for your lord". I do not find or probably have not found any game which will strengten my relation with Allah. these are just taking some stress off,and the thing is once started playing I'm eventually getting hooked on to them. anyways jazakallah

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Allah knows better.. it is not haram as long as it is not making you busy from the remembrance of Allah. and if your intention that it will strengthen you in your relation with Allah then it is good. one hour for your world and one hour for your Lord :) Islam is easiness and not extreme/hard religion. and as you said controlling the nafs and keep relation with Allah is very/most important intending always to avoid the sin and doing the good.. and when we fall in the sin, we return back to Allah by repentance and forgiveness. May Allah never prevent us from His mercy.

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