Fiction Novels or Games Including Things in The Past or The Future
Fatwa No: 376096

Question

alsalam alaikumi have 2 questionsfirst one is about time travel (which i know is impossible) in fiction novels and game for exampe a character going to the past ? and is it kufr to enjoy such fiction?about game set 2030 or some other time in which they say for example this game is set in the near future so is this haram or halal?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

What you mentioned about the games and fictional novels about matters in the past or the future does not necessitate the prohibition by itself. Rather, what can make them prohibited is when these fictional matters involve Islamic violations, such as claiming some of the characteristics of Ar-roboobiyyah (the Lordship of Allah) or Al-Uloohiyyah (The divinity of Allah; which means that Allah is One and is worthy of true worship) or other matters that contradict sound creed and belief.

In any case, playing with games that include what contradicts the belief does not necessitate, at all, that the one who plays them becomes a disbeliever, as long as he believes that they are false and he does not believe in them.

Finally, we advise you to avoid whispers and not pay any attention to them.

Allah knows best.

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