On Tuesday, an Islamic cleric has imposed a fatwa against the online game PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) after a person asked him “Does anyone who plays a PUBG game fall out of the realm of Islam?”
To which the cleric replied,
“It is unlawful to play this game and the person playing it will be excluded from the realm of Islam.”
The news spread like a fire on social media and netizens started to criticize the Islamic scholar for imposing a fatwa against the game.
What is a Fatwa?
A fatwā is a nonbinding legal opinion on a point of Islamic law given by a qualified jurist (cleric/mufti) in response to a question asked by a private individual, judge, or government.
Waqar Zaka’s Response:
Soon after the news about the fatwa started to make rounds on the internet, well-known social media personality and reality show host Waqar Zaka came forward to clarify the facts and uploaded a video related to it.
BOL Entertainment’s host requested people to stop bashing the Islamic scholars, as technology has no religion.
Waqar further said that strict action should be taken against the person who provided the wrong information about the game and asked such a question.
The Champions host went on to say that the cleric is not at fault, but the person who provided the wrong information.