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What is the the Maisir/Gharar distinction from business?

All business involves risk, so is all business Maisir/Gharar? Please clearly delineate the difference between gambling/insurance and trade?
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Are “Stacker” games which give prizes considered haram?

Yesterday I went to the arcade with my wife, and they had a game whereby you have to stack up a series of blocks. These blocks will move horizontally across the screen. The blocks need to be placed on ...
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What is the definition of gambling in islam

I know gambling is 100% haram. But other things become gambling. And i use general rule that anything that is based on chance of something random due to which i'll gain or lose is haram. but then ...
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Is bitcoins a halal investment instrument

Is this bitcoin internet currency halal considering the fact that it has no intrinsic value and is almost randomly mined(Chance? and hence gambling source). Excessive computational power is required ...
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Are raffles halaal or haraam? (Shia view please)

Recently I saw a Shia mosque holding a fund raising raffle ticket competition where the winner would get a fully paid for umrah trip. What is a raffle? Wikipedia - A raffle is a gambling ...
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Are products which offer a chance for free gifts permissible?

Marketers often lure customers with special offers on products, allowing consumers to win prizes by luck. For example, lucky gold coins in detergent powder or chances to win a holiday with "XYZ" ...
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Is playing with backgammon Haram?

There is a hadith from Burayda by Imam Muslim in his Sahih, "Whoever plays Backgammon is as one who dipped his hand in swine's blood". I gather from this that, games of chance & playing with ...
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Is participating in the game show “Deal or No Deal” haram?

There is a game show called Deal or No Deal, where people are presented with a number of boxes containing unknown amounts of token money, and the contestant has to try and eliminate boxes which have ...
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Is it halal to place stakes on a sports challenge?

Consider: a couple of friends gather together and organize a football match, where the losers would buy (non-alcoholic) drinks for the winners. Is this kind of challenge acceptable in Islam? I am ...