“This application is a type of craze that leads to undesirable consequences,” he explained. “Do these images really show what will happen to people? No. Only God knows that,” he added.
Al-Roubi referred to several passages from the holy Quran in a bid to prove that using the application goes against religion.
One of them is part of verse 119 of Surat al-Nisaa. It states: “I will command them so they will change the creation of Allah.”
Another is verse 70 of Surat al-Israa, which reads: “And We have certainly honored the children of Adam and carried them on the land and sea and provided for them of the good things and preferred them over much of what We have created.”
The cleric explained that because the application allows a person to change so much of how God created them (even though it’s in the virtual world), it, therefore, goes against Islam.