Video games with animated cartoons
Fatwa No: 95009

  • Fatwa Date:23-4-2007 - Rabee' Al-Aakhir 6, 1428
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Bismillahi.As salamu alaikuunion Pls can someone play video games that involve animate objects.Pls consider that at a stage in thedevelopment of these games,the developers have to actually draw these pictures.Thank you.


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


We have already issued Fataawa 86146 and 83778 clarifying that in principle cartoons are forbidden as they are included in forbidden pictures because it is considered as imitating Allaah's Creation. We have also issued Fatwa 87864 clarifying that such cartoons are permissible when used in children's games for the purpose of teaching them and the like; so please refer to the above Fataawa. 

The ruling about these cartoons does not change according to the different means through which they are broadcasted, whether through a video or some other means.

Allaah Knows best.

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