One of the biggest draws to games like PUBG Mobile and Mobile Legends: Bang Bang is the opportunity to create viral moments and experience adventures with your friends.
The concept is quite simple: players compete for resources, attack each other with acquired guns and ammo, and set out to eliminate everyone else from the arena. Once a player is eliminated, they typically cannot respawn (there are exceptions in certain games) and need to jump into a new match. If you’re the last one standing, you’re the victor.
Both games make use of loot boxes. This means that players can spend real-life currency to get in-game money to buy a surprise item that they will only know the content of once they have already made the purchase.
But just yesterday (14 Oct), the Malaysian Mufti announced on their Facebook page that spending money on purchasable in-game loot boxes is haram or not permissible under Islam as it is akin to…