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Among Us – Haram

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Yusha Evans

Channel: Yusha Evans

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Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu Welcome back to the channel. If you are not a member, please like and subscribe right there in the below. And we are going to talk today about the game among us. Among Us is a game that we stream on Fridays. I'm currently streaming on Fridays and there's a lot of Muslims who play this game and this is become quite a popular game. But the question keeps getting asked is that is not among us impermissible to play because you have to lie in order to win. Now, this is what we're gonna discuss. Number one lying in Islam is impermissible. It is haram. Even in joking the Prophet alayhi salaatu wa sallam said is impermissible to lie even

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if one is joking, even if one is joking. So wouldn't it be impermissible to play the game among us, the game of among us is a premise based game, there is an imposter one two or three imposters and the rest of the people in the lobby are crewmates. The imposters job is to try to kill as many of the crew mates as they can or sabotage the game sabotage certain key components of the map in order to win, and their job is to not get caught while doing so. And the crew mates job is to complete tasks. And if they complete all the tasks, they win, or if they catch all of the imposters and move them out of the map, then they win. So it is true that most people who play this game is an imposter

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in order to when they lie in order. When they lie they say it's not me. It's not me. But that's not a rule of the game. Nothing when you log on to among us to play it and there is no rule that says in order to win as an imposter, you must lie.

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I have been the imposter myself. Many, many times we were on stream every Friday and we streamed for an hour, sometimes two hours. And I have been the imposter many times and I have one as the imposter many times, never once have a had to lie to do. So. The goal as an imposter is to either kill everyone else, or sabotaging of components of the map that do not get repaired so that you went, the way you can do that is by being by being deceptive by being deceptive by, you know, saying things that are not lies, but that are omitting certain facts. For instance, if I was if somebody calls an emergency meeting, or somebody finds the body, and they say,

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Brother, you show where were you? And I say, oh, what I was just over here, and it's true, I would I and when you guys call the emergency meeting, I was all the way over here. No lie about that. I'm not saying anything about being the imposter. And if somebody asked a direct question, I just remain silent. I remain silent. I don't say anything. Like I'm looking at chat or something like that. And I don't respond. And if I get caught, guess what? It is a game. Brothers and sisters, it is just a game. If you get caught, you get caught. That's it. There's no, there's no you know, it is just a game. At the end of the day. There's no need to get all extra and say, Oh, you know, I need to line

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out and I get if you get caught you get caught If you win, you win handily. But nowhere in the premise of among us, does it say that you must lie in order to win as an imposter. If you were if it was a rule of the game that you must live, then I would not be playing this game, I would not be streaming this game, I would not be allowing other Muslims to jump on this game and play it with me. The premise of the game is not to get caught. You can do that by any means that are within the rules of permissibility you can be deceptive you can you know you can say something other than what you were asked, you can just be good at the game and not get caught. And if you do get caught. It is

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just a game. And literally, literally 10 seconds later we'll be starting another round and you may or may not be the imposter. So that is all I'm gonna say about this game, because it keeps getting brought up every stream every comment that I see every video we put up about it. There's at least one comment that it is hard, because it involves lying. No, it involves lying if you lie, you do not have to follow how everyone else plays the game. And we say this about other games as well, that if there are impermissible parts of this game that cannot be removed. For instance, if there is shadow worshipping other gods Norse gods mythology and don't play the game, there's no need to don't play

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the game. If there's music in the game that cannot be turned off. We don't play the game. I only allow games to be streamed or we talk about in our Muslim League, Muslim gamers league discord, which the link is right below in the description. We only play those games that those things can be removed out of them. There's no blatant Showtek if there's no nudity, if there's no music that can't be turned if there's no if you turn the music off, that's fine because there's always usually a set

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In the audio settings in menus to turn off music to turn off adult content scenes and all of this. So we try it that is the goal of ngl is to try to create the most halau space that we can, it does not mean that everything is going to be perfect. And we're going to make every single right decision and we're going to not miss everything that goes on. No, they're going to be things but we want to be front and center and clear about the things that we are trying to do create the most Hello space that we can for the Muslim youth. A lot of these youth are coming from non practicing environments, you have to understand this, a lot of our youth that are joining NGO, are coming from an environment

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where they're not encouraged to practice the deen. They're coming from an environment where they don't have a connection to the religion of Islam and we're providing that connection for them. Even if it is through gaming or the chatting streams or whatever it is that we're doing through the discord server. We're reminding each other about Allah subhanho wa Taala reminding each other then it's time to pray, it's time to go pray. We're reminding each other to remember

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our F God we're reminding each other about Hadith of the Prophet alayhi salatu was Salam their Quran groups where people are reciting for every single day. So we are trying our best to create an environment where youth can come to and feel open enough to talk about their problems, talk about the things that are going on in their life, and we can try to help them go closer to the deen of Allah subhanho wa Taala. And if they go close to the deen of Allah subhana wa tatlin beside the gaming and this whole thing is not for them and they want to focus on their their their their religion alone and leave this alone at hamdulillah than our job has been fulfilled. But as long as

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there is this space to create this environment for Muslim youth 2000 members we hit today within three months on discord 2000 members shows us that we are heading in the right direction as long as the need is there, I will seek to fulfill that need. And for those of you who don't know, we also run a second channel called path to peace. The link is in the description as well, as well as the bottom of my homepage. If you go to my YouTube homepage to the very bottom it links path the pieces The only other channel that is officially linked to the channel beyond the content creators for mgL. We produce Islamic content over there two to three times per week we stream Tuesdays and Thursdays.

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So this is not all live. This is not all I'm doing this is not what I have turned over to doing. It's just this is very popular right now. So we are riding that wave of momentum to be able to help our youth understand the religion of Allah subhanho wa Taala while doing something that we all enjoy as a hobby, so among us, you don't have to lie. You don't have to lie. You do not have to lie and you don't swear by Allah subhanho wa Taala you don't need to it is just a game. If you win at hamdulillah if you lose at hamdulillah you get nothing from either one of them. It is a pastime in a way for us to spend time with one another in sha Allah who to Allah with brotherhood and sisterhood

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away from the toxicity away from the negativity of the modern world and social media. So if you want to join us on Fridays we stream among us at Fridays at 4pm. Eastern Standard Time. That is 9pm GMT. We'll see you on that one. And we'll see on the next video video here at the home of Muslim gamers league. I am your dear brother Lucia Evans telling you keep it as helpful as possible and take your life one day at a time. See you on the next one said Mr. Aiko warahmatullahi wabarakatuh