In 2019, Prof. Dr. Basri Ibrahim published a paper on The Ruling of Football Watching According to Contemporary Islamic Scholars. The question was whether football was harus or haram, permitted or not. “Data were collected according to document analysis by referring to books on Quranic interpretation, Prophet’s traditions, classical books of Islamic jurisprudence, contemporary Islamic jurisprudence, current fatwas and views of contemporary Islamic scholars from various countries.”

Ultimatly, the scholar came to the conclusion that according to the majority ruling, “there is no authentic and concrete evidence that prohibits [football] and the harms only involve external factors outside of the is football match rather than from the football game itself.”

To all the women in Afghanistan and anywhere: Football is harus!

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