Can I Delete the Video Games from My Brother’s Computer That Makes Fun of Islam?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel

Question

I introduced my brother to a video game that is mocking Islam, now I want to repent but if I delete it, he’ll cry if it’s gone. He is 9 so I intend to delete games when the family goes on their next vacation, and for now, I advised him to delete them many times and he gets very mad. Should I delete it behind his back as I know a way where no one will know I did it?

Answer

In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

Don’t worry, you will not be sinful as you realized later that it had content against Islam. Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (Allah be pleased with him) reported, the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “Regret is part of repentance.” [Ibn Maja]

Just delete the video game when it is possible for you to do that. I am sharing a Reader on misgivings and doubts, please go through it, will be helpful.

Check this reader:

A Reader on OCD and Waswasa (Baseless Misgivings) (seekersguidance.org)

I pray this helps with your question.

May (Allah Most) ease all of our affairs and protect us all from the plots of Shaytan, amin

[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied within UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan and Turkey.

He started his early education in UK. He went onto complete hifz of Qur’an in India, then enrolled into an Islamic seminary in UK where he studied the secular and Alimiyyah sciences. He then travelled to Karachi, Pakistan.

He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for a number of years. He has taught hifz of the Qur’an, Tajwid, Fiqh and many other Islamic sciences to both children and adults onsite and online extensively in UK and Ireland. He was teaching at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences.

He currently resides in UK with his wife. His personal interest is love of books and gardening.