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Is it allowed to watch movies or play games which talk about existence of many gods and other type of lies?

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Is it allowed to watch movies or play games which talk about existence of many gods and other type of lies?


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Watch movies Shirk

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Beloved brother in Islam, shirk (believing in or associating other gods with Allah Subhanah) like Tawheed (believing in the Supreme and Unique Oneness of The Lord Creator) is a system of belief; and just as one does not automatically become guilty of crime simply by watching or witnessing a crime, one cannot say that one who saw or witnessed someone doing shirk is guilty of the unforgivable abomination of shirk!

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 25 Surah Furqaan verses 72-76:

72 Those who (intentionally) witness no falsehood, and if they pass by futility they pass by it with honorable (avoidance);

73 Those who when they are admonished with the Signs of their Lord droop not down at them as if they were deaf or blind:


74 And those who pray "Our Lord! grant unto us wives and offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes and give us (the grace) to lead the righteous."

75 Those are the ones who will be rewarded with the highest place (in Paradise) because of their patient constancy; therein shall they be met with salutations and peace

76 Dwelling therein; how beautiful an abode and place of rest!

 

Abu Basrah reports that the Prophet (saws) said: "Part of a man's good observance of Islam is that he leave alone that which does not concern him."

Related by Tirmidhi and Ibn Maajah.

 

Islam guides that one should not intentionally be a witness or willingly participate in acts of falsehood, especially if the falsehood is as heinous and as monstrous as shirk! But if one does unintentionally happen to witness or pass by a gathering or a place where such an abomination is taking place, he should pass by with an honorable avoidance.

 

Your Question: Is it allowed to watch movies or play games which talk about existence of many gods and other type of lies?

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 31 Surah Luqman verse 13:

13 Behold Luqman said to his son by way of instruction: "O my son! Join not in worship (others) with Allah: for shirk is indeed the Highest Wrong-Doing."

 

Allah says in the Quran: Chapter 4 Surah An-Nisa Verse 48
Shirk (associating other deities with Allah) is the only sin that Allah does not forgive, and He forgives, whomsoever He pleases, sins other than this. For whosoever associates any other partner with Allah, does indeed forge a big lie and commits the most heinous sin

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumar verse 65-66:

If you commit shirk all your works will be rendered vain and you will be among the losers. Therefore, you should worship Allah Alone, and be among His grateful servants.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 72:

Whoever commits shirk (invoking anything with Allah), Allah shall forbid for him Paradise, and Hell shall be his abode. And for such wrong doers there will be no one to help.

 

Beloved brother in Islam, when a believer knows with certainty the rank of the abomination and crime of shirk in the Sight of his Lord Most High, how is it possible that one who sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day would intentionally indulge in watching movies or playing games which propagate the falsehood of associating other gods with Allah Subhanah, The One, The Only, the Absolutely Unique???

 

A believer who sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day must absolutely strive to abstain from intentionally indulging himself in any falsehood or lies, leave alone the biggest lie and falsehood of all lies and falsehoods: ie. shirk!!!

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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