Is Playing Roblox haram in Islam?

Roblox has gained tremendous popularity among players in the Middle East recently, and you are probably one of them or about to start playing it, hence you are reading this article.

Without a doubt, if you’re a Muslim and playing Roblox, you may have questioned some aspects of the game, and asked yourself, if Roblox is Haram according to Islam teachings.

In this article, we will try to answer this question with the current knowledge available to the public.

Does Roblox offend Islam?

Roblox as a game or the company cannot directly offend Islam or harm Islam as a religion, but the question remains, how do the players behave in the community, that may make his behavior questionable according to Islam? It is the player’s responsibility to pay attention to what content they are creating and engaging within the game.

Roblox is taking action against harmful content and misbehavior that may offend certain groups of people, regardless of their background. Though it’s still a community-based game most content is created by the community and the players. So it’s highly advised to keep cautious as it will be your actions that will determine the level of harm you cause yourself and others in the game.

Is it haram to create or customize your avatar on Roblox?

There is no straightforward answer to whether it’s haram to create, change, and customize avatars in Roblox, as answering this question may vary based on different Islam scholar’s interpretations and individual beliefs.

Some may argue that Avatar creation and customization in Roblox is haram, based on the fact that such action mimics the creation, as the Roblox avatar has the same appearance and features as a human, face, hands, legs and can talk and sing, etc.

And there are authentic hadiths that forbid the creation of images and come with serious punishment about it.

“Whoever makes a picture will be punished by Allah till he puts life in it, and he will never be able to put life in it”

The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam)

“The most severe punishment will be to those who try to create something like the creation of Allah”

The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam)

Many scholars of the current generation do not consider such character customization, in roblox or other video games in general to fall under this prohibition. Because the avatars are digital and temporary forms does not involve real-life implications, Moreover; Avatars are not Idealized and kept and kept dear in the heart.

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