Is it permissible to Look at the Nakedness of Animated Characters?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


Some video games/content expose the nakedness (‘awra) of the characters; for example, the video game FIFA and some content have animated women/men in it. Is such games or content permissible to play or watch?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate

I pray you are in good faith and health.

Any video game/content that has the nakedness (‘awra) shown, even in cartoon form, will be impermissible to watch and must be avoided.

The nakedness (‘awra) for men includes the area from the end of the navel down to and including the knee.  So the nakedness (‘awra) does not include the navel but includes the entire knee.  [Ibn ‘Abidin, Radd al-Muhtar]

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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 hifz of the Quran in India, then enrolled into an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied the secular and Alimiyyah sciences. He then traveled 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.