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Wednesday, 01 February 2023 06:01 GMT

Egypt raises awareness of possibly harmful effect of mobile games on youths


(MENAFN) One of Egypt’s top Islamic organizations, Dar Al-Iftaa, is trying to increase consciousness of the possibly harmful effect of mobile games and apps on youths.

A new document by the Global Fatwa Index read that 33 percent of the fatwas on technological affairs released in 2022 were linked to the subject and that many of them underlined the importance to protect children from abuse and violent or other harmful content.

“Video games and modern applications are a double-edged sword,” Sheikh Awaida Othman from Dar Al-Iftaa, the Egyptian government’s principal Islamic lawful institution for issuing fatwas, informed Arab News.

“Despite their ability to develop minds, they come with many disadvantages, most notably mobile addiction, spreading violence, social isolation, and the incidence of unrest and psychological disorders.

“The latest preemptive fatwas of the Egyptian Dar Al-Iftaa dealt with the issue of buying and selling currencies in video games because it is legally permissible, but with controls that must be taken into account … the game should not become a daily habit that devolves into an addiction that causes health and psychological issues and mental exhaustion.”

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