The Ruling on Serious Students Of Knowledge Playing Soccer Once a Week – Shaikh Abdul-Muhsin al-‘Abbaad

Question: A group of youth from the students of knowledge who are eager [in seeking knowledge] gather every week and play soccer after isha. Is there any shortcoming or blame in thier action?

Answer: “By Allah as long as they are eager, serious, and hardworking, then let them make all their affairs serious. Let them not make a share for amusement and game because it is possible this duration drag on, generate, and widen until the games dominate over the seriousness. So a person should accustom himself upon seriousness and not games”..

[Sharh Sunan Nasaai no. 519]

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan

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