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Malaysian Mufti Bans Pokémon Go

Citing fears about Pokémon Go social and religious concerns, the Malaysian Mufti Zulkifli Mohamad al-Bakri issued a statement earlier this week, warning Muslims against playing the smartphone-based augmented reality game.

Pokémon Appears in Ka`bah, Triggers Debates

The appearance of Pokémon fictional characters in the Grand Mosque in Makkah has angered many Muslims after making their holiest place on earth a battle ground for players while others said it was merely an entertainment game.

Saudi Denies Fatwa on Pokemon GO

Religious authorities in Saudi Arabia denied on Thursday, July 21, the renewal of a 15-year-old edict declaring that the Pokemon game was un-Islamic, adding the old fatwa made no mention of the mobile game.

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