Bowing down to a statue in a game

Q: I was brought to know that kurdidish union of Islamic scholars has released a fatwa on game pubg by writing that the players have to bow infront of statues to become more powerful. This was an event in pubg in February 2020 and when we knew we have to do this in the game we stopped playing it, including all pakistan and pubg had to remove this event because we didn't like it. So the event of bowing infront of the statue in pubg game was removed. After 5 days, now it is October and no event has come like the statue event but after 5 to 6 months now they are giving a fatwa. I don't understand this? Even call of duty is a game similar to pubg but no one talks about it, so why pubg?

A: We have not heard of this game. However, if any game amounts to bowing down to a statue as an act of worship then obviously this is not only haraam but it will amount to disbelief.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)