Is It Permissible To Play a Coding Game?


Assalamu ‘alaykum. I am doing a coding game/competition/website in school. Completing a challenge earns you points in this game. There is one challenge in particular which involves something called the tower of Hanoi. ( I was wondering if I could still participate in this coding game if I just skip this level/challenge, or would this make the entire thing haram?


Wa ‘alayum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barkatuh.

I pray you are well.

Yes, playing such games is permissible. It does not entail doing or believing anything impermissible.

Participate, and show thanks for your success, knowing that it is from Allah.  You will only get more success through it.

May Allah grant you the best of both worlds.
[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim


Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.