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  • Playing Games With Vulgar Language

    Posted by Saad Aamir on August 6, 2023 at 12:57 pm

    In my situation, I have video games where sometime characters do speak abusive language (e.g the F-word) in their normal conversations. But not always.

    Now I am aware that if you skip what is haram, rest of the content is allowed. But in my situation, you can’t skip these audio parts (these video game characters use vulgar language automatically, without my control, as soon as they face any danger). Only option is to disable the entire audio (or maybe change the language to something that I can’t understand) which may be a bit extreme.

    So should I still indulge in such entertainment as it is intended (with full audio on) because I can’t skip what is haram in it or should I just disable the character voices (or change the language to something I can’t understand) in order to remove what is partially haram?

    Abdul Sattar Ahmed replied 1 week, 4 days ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Playing Games With Vulgar Language

    Abdul Sattar Ahmed updated 1 week, 4 days ago 3 Members · 2 Replies
  • Faisal Haroon

    Moderator August 6, 2023 at 1:57 pm

    You should be asking you own self that if you have other decent games and other entertainment readily available, then why should you indulge in things that you yourself know to be wrong? Constant or long term exposure to such things makes us insensitive about them. I would recommend that you find other games to play. If you must play the same game, then as you suggested, you can mute the volume or switch to a different language.

    I would like to add that in general, before we seek religious opinions about such matters, we already know the right and wrong from common sense.

  • Abdul Sattar Ahmed

    Member September 20, 2023 at 11:13 am

    Perhaps an argument can also be made with the intention you have in mind?

    If your intention is to seek entertainment from the elements gameplay/asthetics/story experience then you can just ignore those particular profane words/dialogues and be mindful as to not be influenced by them or any other immoral elements. In this case it’s fine I guess.

    However situation would be different if you were to seek entertainment from those indecent elements in which you would go out of your way to seek entertainment by those very immoral elements then in this case it could be considered Haram.

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