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Friday Freaky Fatwa..Games the scholars play


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A Muslim asks a scholar

I read a hadeeth which says, “Whoever plays with dice, it is as if he dipped his hand in the flesh and blood of a pig.” And I read that what this means is that playing with dice is haraam. So an important question came to my mind, namely,

Are all kinds of games haraam, even if they are beneficial? Especially since there are Islamic games which are based on use of dice. Are all these games haraam? Or does the prohibition apply only to specific games? Please explain this matter, may Allaah reward you with good?

And the scholar replies

Praise be to Allaah.
Games fall into two categories:
The first category is games which help in jihaad for the sake of Allah, whether that is physical jihaad (fighting)
Jihad means struggle. A game of struggling to fight for the sake of Allah? Oh no, no, no! You don’t want to play games that can get you blown up, jailed or sent to the hellfire for killing yourself or innocent people! I’ll be that scholar doesn’t play that game…but I bet he’d watch.

Or verbal jihaad ( knowledge), such as swimming, shooting, horse-riding,

How is swimming a verbal struggle? It is the drowning part? So don’t talk when you’re swimming. But what kind of game is that? Ditto for verbal struggle while horse riding or shooting. Shut up and concentrate.

And games which involve developing one’s abilities and Islamic knowledge, etc.

Games of Islamic knowledge, eh? The Wheel of Fortune game with Arabic letters and hadith?
And monopoly if your abilities are in business?...oh wait, there’s dice in monopoly. Must be very hard to have fun if you’re a Hadithian.

So what else do they have?

These games are mustahabb (good) and the one who engages in them will be rewarded so long as his intention is good and he seeks to support the religion thereby.
I googled halal Islamic games. Nothing came up.

The Prophet said: “Shoot, O Bani Adnaan, for your father was an archer.” Shooting or archery includes by analogy all similar actions.

Yo Adnan, string up your bow we’re gonna play a game of shoot the dice with an arrow :D
Seriously, I don’t know how this lame Hadith answers the guys questions on dice.

The second category is games which do not help in jihaad. These are of two types.
Uh duh. The word jihad means struggle. Are they struggling to make a game out of this?

The first type is games which are specifically forbidden in the texts, such as playing with dice as mentioned in the question. These games should be avoided by the Muslim.
Games of chance are NOT forbidden in the Quran. Allah told Gabe to tell Muhammad to tell the first believers in one God to set limits on gambling. I cite my source.

2:219 They ask thee concerning wine and gambling. Say: "In them is great sin, and some profit, for men; but the sin is greater than the profit."
They ask thee how much they are to spend; Say: "What is beyond your needs." Thus doth Allah Make clear to you His Signs: In order that ye may consider
So you can gamble, just do go beyond your needs.

5:91 Satan's plan is (but) to excite enmity and hatred between you, with intoxicants and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah, and from prayer: will ye not then abstain?
Remember to pray as you gamble. It might help you win, just don't play with Satan, he cheats.

Btw, did anyone see the word Forbidden in either of these ayat’s? The word ‘dice’ isn’t even in the Quran. Where do they get these scholars from? A street corner?
Moving on

The second type is games which are neither enjoined nor forbidden in the texts. These are of two kinds:
This should be good.

The first kind is games which include something that is haraam, such as games that involve statues or images of living beings, or which are accompanied by music, or games which lead to arguments and conflicts among people and result in their saying or doing something bad.
These scholars have a pretty low opinion of the believers. Maybe it because they think today’s believers were as stupid as the one’s in the 7th century. Guys, I’d be real offended if I were you! Or not. So I’ll ask you believing men. If you lose the game and don’t like the music, are you going to beat up the winner and change the radio station? Free advice. Don’t do that. Be a good loser..pass that on. There, problem solved.

What else?

These come under the prohibition because of the haraam consequences to which they lead or because they are a means to something that is haraam. If something is the means that usually leads to something that is haraam, then we should refrain from it.
Re-cap-- just in case there really are some stupid believers. The Quran does not forbid games, whether they be gambling or 52 card pick up. For those who don’t know what that game is, one person takes a deck of cards and throws them up in the air, and then you pick up all 52 cards. I know, dumb game, but it goes alone with the dumb scholar.

Allah, there’s more…?

The second type is games which do not involve anything haraam, and which usually do not lead to it, like most of the games we see of football (soccer), volleyball and table-tennis etc. These are permissible, subject to the following restrictions:
let me guess, you can’t have illegal sex while you are playing any of these games…yes? No?

1 – They should be free of gambling, i.e., betting between the players.
Even though gambling is not forbidden, that’s good advice.

2 – They should not form an obstacle to the obligatory remembrance of Allah, or to prayer, or to any obligatory act of worship, such as honouring one’s parents.
Most thank Allah when they score a goal or whatever. That’s gotta be a good thing, right? And parents are always proud when their kid does well in a game. And if they’re all believers someone will remind them of prayer time. So why put this restriction on the games?Oh right. The scholars think you’re idiots. Fix that.

3 – They should not take up a lot of the player’s time, let alone taking up all of his time or causing him to be known among the people for that, or becoming his job, because then there is the fear that the aayah (interpretation of the meaning) “

7:51 Who took their religion as an amusement and play, and the life of the world deceived them. So this Day We shall forget them” may become applicable to him.
Are you fricking serious? Scholars-make up laws to prevent amusement! They back it up with Hadith and make them equal to Quran and deceive many believers! That’s a losers game. How hard will it be to re-educate those who follow this advice?

And hey—will any of you that emailed me, saying I take the ayat’s out of context; will you have the guts to tell these nuts the same?And the scholar ends with

The last condition does not have a set limit, but should be referred to what is customary among the Muslims- English translation for that Arabic word, believers;
whatever they regard as excessive is not allowed. A person should set a limit for the time spent playing and for the time spent in serious pursuits; if (the time devoted to playing) is half or one-third or one-quarter, then this is too much.
Hey good news. He now thinks you have some sort of a brain!

And Allah knows best.
yeah? I’ll ask Allah about that later.

Shaykh Khaalid al-Maajid (Faculty Member, College of Sharee’ah, Imaam Muhammad ibn Sa’ood Islamic University)
A Muslim asks a scholar

Does swearing invalidate wudoo’?

And the scholar replies

Praise be to Allaah.
Swearing is not one of the things that invalidate wudoo’. But it is mustahabb for the one who commits a sin to do wudoo’, because wudoo’ expiates for sins, as is proven from the Prophet.
He already answered the question, and he even answered it correctly. Saying shit and having shit in your drawers at prayer time are 2 completely different things. One involves a word then other involves stinky, icky stuff. Pretty much a no brainer, right? Ha! As if. Read slowly so you can understand how Hadith are rated for authenticity.

It was mentioned by al-Shiraazi in al-Muhadhdhab (2/73) and Ibn Hazm said in al-Muhalla (1/241), narrating from ‘Aa’ishah, Ibn Mas’ood and others among the Sahaabah (may Allaah be pleased with them), that it is enjoined to do wudoo’ after speaking bad words.
That sounds like it would be an authentic Hadith and should be followed by the Hadithians, yes? No.

The correct view is that it is mustahabb to do wudoo’ after saying bad words, such as backbiting, malicious gossip, lying, slander, false speech, immoral speech and the like. The purpose of that is expiation for sins, as is proven in the Hadith, but that is not obligatory.
So how does this answer his question? Yes or no or it doesn’t matter? What?

Ibn al-Mundhir said in his books al-Ishraaf and al-Ijmaa’: The scholars are unanimously agreed that it is not obligatory to do wudoo’ after saying bad words such as backbiting, slander, false speech and the like… al-Shafaa’i, Ibn al-Mundhir, al-Bayhaqi and our companions quoted as evidence the hadeeth of Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him), according to which the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever says in his oath ‘By al-Laat and al-‘Uzza,’ let him say ‘Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah,’ and whoever says to another, ‘Come and gamble with me,’ let him give charity.” Narrated by al-Bukhaari and Muslim. End quote. i.e., he did not tell him to do wudoo’.
And there you finally have your answer. Because of this Hadith the Hadithians do not have to wudoo after swearing…I think

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said in al-Ikhtiyaaraat (p. 15):

Aw nuts, they’re not done!

It is mustahabb ( good) to do wudoo’ immediately after committing the sin. End quote.
Holy shit!

A Muslim asks a scholar

Is it permissible for Muslims to make kites? As there is no religious basis for this matter.

And the scholar replies

Praise be to Allaah.

Here is my answer. Well of course there is no religious basis for this matter. Allah was hoping your brain worked. Seriously, what do you think will happen to you if you make or fly a freakin kite?Step away from the computer and go pray for common sense.
Good, right? Well, let’s see what the other guy says

Playing with kites comes under the general basic sharia principle having to do with games, which is that if it is not a game that is forbidden, such as playing with dice, then it comes under general stipulations such as the following:

1. It should not distract one from remembering Allah and praying
2. It should not distract one from doing some essential duty
3. It should not involve extravagance, because that is blameworthy
4. It should not involve any haraam betting between competitors.
5. In the case of kites in particular, they should not be in the shape of animate beings or animals or birds, unless the one who is playing with it is a small child, because there is a concession for small children that is not made in the case of adults.
Pffft!My answer was way better. A kite and dice, huh? Idiot.
And Allah knows
Seems to me that these scholars are playing games with your lives. They think you’re all stupid.
My advice….use your brains, not theirs.

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