Is Watching Sports Like Soccer Permissible?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani


Is watching sports like soccer permissible?

A sports game itself is considered a wholesome matter, assuming it does not involve people dressed in sexually provocative ways or the sexualization of certain athletes.

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, a distinguished scholar in the Islamic sciences, is the Founder and Executive Director of SeekersGuidance. He studied under renowned scholars globally for ten years, beginning in Damascus and continuing in Amman, Jordan. Notable mentors include Shaykh Adib al-Kallas and Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi. After completing his studies, Shaykh Faraz returned to Canada in 2007 and established SeekersGuidance, dedicated to spreading reliable, relevant, and inspiring Islamic knowledge online and on the ground.