Played a Lot of Games by Hacking
Fatwa No: 435544

  • Fatwa Date:22-1-2021 - Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 9, 1442
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Question

Assalamu 'Alaikum. I have hacked a lot of games and saved more than 700 QAR by this. When I came to the right path, I realized that I did wrong. In this situation, it is impossible for me to donate so much money or send it back to the game companies(I dont know how to send money to the game companies). What should I do now?

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.

You must ask the rights holders to forgive you by writing to them. If they forgive you, then you are acquitted from sin, otherwise, you have to compensate them for the value of playing through hacking, and you have to find a way to deliver the money to the company – you will be able to do so if you are serious about that.

If we assume for the sake of argument that you are completely unable to deliver the amount to the company that owns the games, then you should give the amount of money on their behalf in charity.

If you do not have the amount right now, then it remains a debt that you owe until you are able to pay it off.

Allah knows best.

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