Buying properties in the metaverse

Q: A new virtual world like the real world has been created and I think it's called metaverse. On the virtual earth, we are allowed to buy properties and plots of lands or famous landmarks around the world. We can even buy Makkah and Madina. Thus we will be the owner of those places in the virtual world. You can sell it later at higher prices.

Are we allowed to do such purchase properties that are virtual, non-tangible with real money?

A: There is no physical existence of these types of things. When there is no actual tangible existence then there is no such a thing like buying and selling it. Don't go behind illusions and imaginations.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)