Can We Play Games Developed by Racist Entities?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


If there are game developers who support Trump or are racist, can we play their games and enjoy their work without agreeing with them? Also, are horror games with hints of murder haram?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate.

I pray you are in good faith and health.

Yes, one can play their games without agreeing with them. However, it is better to avoid it. A believer should always look for entertainment free of foulness and impropriety.

Shaddad ibn Aws (Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “The wise man is one who holds himself accountable and performs good deeds to prepare for what comes after death. The foolish man is one who gives into his lowly desires and seeks their indulgence from Allah.” [Tirmidhi]

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

Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied in the UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey. He started his early education in the UK. He went on to complete the hifz of the Quran in India, then enrolled in an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied the secular and ‘Aalimiyya sciences. He then traveled to Karachi, Pakistan. He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for several years. He has taught hifz of the Quran, Tajwid, Fiqh, and many other Islamic sciences to children and adults onsite and online extensively in the UK and Ireland. He taught 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 the UK with his wife. His interest is a love of books and gardening.