Q: Would it be permissible to work in the IT division of a gaming company such as King (producers of popular game, Candy Crush Saga)?Also, please elaborate on the nature of working in general for any gaming company that produces games for mobile, PC, tablet etc. Is it considered Halal or not?
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A: Permissibility will depend upon the exact function of the role. If it is game development then, at best, the role will involve developing games that fall within the mubah (simple permissibility) category. The likelihood though is that the role will either exclusively, or predominantly, involve developing games that fall within the prohibited category. In the latter case the role will not be permitted.