Category: Business Matters
Fatwa#: 40810
Asked Country: United States

Answered Date: Sep 06,2018

Title: Working on gaming product

Question

Assalamoalaikum,

I am working for a software company which provides solutions to different clients such as state department, chemical and gaming industries. The company assigns me tasks based on timeline to the clients. My work is to write logic for applications and sometimes I work on gaming products which collects information of patrons solely for background checks and licensing. So, my question is it permissible to write this kind of software. 

Answer

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

 

We apologize for our belated response.

Game logic refers to the internal mechanism of a game in order to perform all the tasks needed for it to work such as pressing a certain button will bring about a specific outcome[i].

If our understanding is correct, then the permissibility and impermissibility of writing game logic will depend on the content of the game. If it contains sinful elements and you have to write its logic, then it will not be permissible[ii].

For more details on the conditions for the permissibility of game programing refer to the following link http://islamqa.org/hanafi/askimam/80512

Collecting information for licensing and on patrons for back ground checks is permissible.

 

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best

Muhammed Al-Ameen Bin Moulana Ismail Akoo

 

Student, Darul Iftaa

Newcastle; KZN, South Africa

 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim



[ii]

أحكام القرآن – (196 / 3)

وحاصل الكلام ان ترويح القلب وتفريحه وكذا تمرين البدن من الاتفاقات المباحة والمصالح البشرية لا تمنعها الشريعة السمحة برأسها.

 

أحكام القرآن – (201 / 3)

ان اللهو علي أنواع: لهو مجرد ، ولهو فيه نفع وفائدة ولكن ورد الشرع بالنهي عنه ، ولهو فيه فائدة ولم يرد في الشرع نهي صريح عنه ، ولكنه ثبت بالتجربة أنه يكون ضرره أعظم من نفعه ملتحق بالمنهي عنه ، ولهو فيه فائدة ولم يرد الشرع بتحريمه ولم يغلب علي نفعه ضرره ولكن يشتغل فيه بقصد التلهي ، ولهو فيه فائدة مقصودة ولم يرد الشرع بتحريمه وليس فيه مفسدة دينية واشتغل به علي غرض صحيح لتحصيل الفائدة المطلوبة لا

بقصد التلهي . فهذه خمسة أنواع لا جائز فيها إلا الأخير الخامس

 

و لمزيد من التفصيل أنطر أحكام القرآن لمولانا طفر أحمد العثماتي من صفحة رقم 194 الى 202

 

فتاویٰ دار العلوم زکرییا\ج 7\ص 640  

 

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