Abbas Shouman, the Deputy Chief of the Al-Azhar Islamic School, told Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) during an interview on Thursday that the mobile phone game “Pokemon Go” is prohibited by Islamic law.

Shouman claimed playing the game is equivalent to drinking alcohol, which is also forbidden by Islam.

“It negatively influences the mind and harms the player or others without being aware of that,” Shouman told the DPA on Thursday.

Al-Azhar School is considered one of the most prestigious scholastic facilities for Islamic studies in Egypt; it is also located near the historical Al-Azhar Mosque.

The Deputy Chief of this school said that playing this game is a sin, citing its obsessive nature as the primary reason for its ban.

Pokemon Go is not yet available in Egypt.

 

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Cyrjill Canon
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Cyrjill Canon

they want wahabbimon go

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux

Whatabout the obsessive nature of bigots in ruling other’s life (and pumping their money too in order to fund their idleness)?

Korra
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Korra

MujahidGo – run around the forests of caucasus and capture remains of wilayat Kavkaz with your smartphone

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux

And flee the spestnaz. Err, f**k, they killed you and there’s no respawn…

Marko Sket
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Marko Sket

Egiptovsko “religiozno telo” prepovedalo igranje #pokenmongo, ker se je Mohamed igre hitro naveličal https://t.co/3XO4ZDbzuu

Muslim Esfahani
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Muslim Esfahani

Not big deal, life goes on

Goran AbiYah
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Goran AbiYah

Good! People should not waste the their lives on chasing digital demons! This is a distraction from satan to make people embrace occultism and to distract them for important issues of existence. Away with this world’s entertainment, which is spiritual poison most of the time!

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux

Stupidity is much more a spiritual poison.
All these hypocrites bigots p**s me off, so time for launching my fatwa :
“Abbas Shouman, shot your mouth and take a trip to Amsterdam’s red light district to have a f**k and smoke pot!”

ErikWar19
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ErikWar19

going to the toilet
sin for muslimic law
It negatively influences the mind and harms the shitter or others without being aware of that, like alcohol…..nailed it

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The islamic word is hopeless.

Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux

Guess why 70 to 75% of the arabs that come to live in the west become atheists or agnostics… And a good % convert to other religions too… In fact, if there weren’t laws that strongly punish apostasy, even sometimes by death, in a lot of muslim countries, you’d see that in fact, there are many less muslims than the claimed 1.4bln… 6M are converting every year to catholic church only. Most of them do it secretly in order to not be rejected by their families or much worse depending of the country, not always because of the law :… Read more »