Pokémon Go, Soon To Be Banned in KSA?

According to an old fatwa, of the General Presidency for Scholarly Research and Ifta, banning the popular online and GPS powered game, Pokemon Go, has been explicitly renewed.

In the the old fatwa with decree No. 21,758 that was issued 16 years ago, yes, way back 2001, this kind of game is considered a form of gambling, which is strictly  forbidden in Islam.

Sheikh Saleh Al-Fozan, a member of the Council of Senior Scholars, said that “the current version of the game is the same as the old one.”

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