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Gambling in video games?

So this video game i know has these packs. You can either buy them, or earn them by playing the game, you get it nearly every level, sometimes you dont, but it’ll show if you will get it or not. From ...
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Is cheating in gambling also considered as gambling?

I found an exploit to hack an online casino mobile app which of course I never played before because it is haram. If not then why do I bother asking here ? But if I use the exploit, it will plots me a ...
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Received my lent money which the debtor acquired from haram source. Is it halal for me?

Some years ago, I've lent some money to my cousin who was in need. He had trouble paying me back for a long time until last week after I knew he got a lot of money enough to pay me back in full. But ...
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Is making market research for gambling companies haram?

Assalam aleykum, I started working last week for a company that does market research for all types of businesses. This company I work for has main clients in the gambling industry. I am employed as ...
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if money is involved, is a multiplayer game gambling?

I am a owner of a game development company. Currently our team is working on a multiplayer shooter game. In that game, the user will purchase coins and play with others with some portion of that coin. ...
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Is it Haram to bet on fixed games/matches?

Assalam Aleikum. I have a question to anyone who has a better understanding on this and please feel free to shade light on this..I know a source where people bet on fixed matches /games and win, ...
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Are raffle drawings or lotteries considered gambling in Islam?

Let's say you pay a small fee, e.g. £5, to enter a competition where you have to answer a maths question. If you answer correctly, your name is put in to a hat and randomly someone is picked to win a ...
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Is it still gambling if one can increase their chances to winning to 90%?

Maisir [gambling] is prohibited by Islamic law (shari'a) on the grounds that "the agreement between participants is based on immoral inducement provided by entirely wishful hopes in the participants' ...
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Ethereum Casper and Proof of Stake

Ethereum is a blockchain technology that allows code to run on it called smart contracts. Its base currency is $ETH. You can think of the ethereum blockchain as a super computer that you can run ...
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Is a tournament with an entry fee and first- and second-prize money gambling?

My friends invited me to participate in a football tournament (FIFA) competition. A participant will have to pay 200 taka (less than $US 3) for entering. The winner will get 600 taka and the runner up ...
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Is giving prize money on an Islamic quiz considered gambling?

I'm a 13 year-old Muslim. I study and read the Quran with an Islamic scholar that lives near me with a few other people in my neighborhood. Recently, this scholar went to perform Hajj, and he said ...
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Are the prizes we win from buying things halal?

We buy so many things daily which offer you prizes, such as Lays crisps. For example, I might buy a biscuit, which promotes offers like: if you find a paper with a code inside your biscuit packet, ...
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Is it haraam to play a game with free entry but with the possibility to win money?

If there is a game that is free to play but at the end if you win, you win money, is this considered haraam (gambling)? There is zero initial cost, the only thing is the chance you may win money, if ...
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Are random rewards haram?

Lets say you where shopping in some store one day, once you've arrived at the tills to pay, the operator says congratulations there is nothing for you to pay, as a form of promotion or marketing ...
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Is arbitrage betting haram?

Sometimes betting companies (who are of course bad) offer special promotions which gives you the chance to do arbitrage betting, meaning that it is possible to bet such that you win the same amount of ...
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Gambling: is it haram if i dont keep the profit gained? Is it haram if my loses are protected?

I don't know what came over me, all of a sudden i felt greed i never have before and went on this website and gambled. I lost my money and in desperation i kept playing in hope to just regain my money ...
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Is a “loser pays bill” scheme halal?

In a game like snooker where multiple people set a rule that loser will pay the bill of playing, is halal or haram? I am skeptic about this cause this is very close to gambling and betting.
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Is 8 Ball Pool from Miniclip Legal According To Islamic Teachings

As-salamu alaykum my Brothers and Sisters in Islam. I have a question that Is 8 Ball Pool from Miniclip Legal According To Islamic Teachings. Its a online game i play and one day a close relative ...
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Is playing free lotteries haram?

Is it haram for Muslim to play lottery without paying any pine and win money? I mean just pick numbers for free without paying money and win money.
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Is gambling prohibited in Islam?

Is it prohibited in Islam for an orphan to earn money by gambling, based on which s/he wants to become independent in life and not to ask others for help?
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Is lottery haram if I don't lose anything?

Say for instance, I found a lottery ticket on the ground, would it be haram if I used it? Because right now, I'm using a rewards website that gives me surveys to fill, and rewards me points which I ...
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Is participating in surveys with rewards halal?

Sometime back I got a message from Google which is below "You have personally selected to participate in our 2015 Annual Visitor Survey! Finish our quick 30-second survey, and to say "Thank You", we ...
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Are app-based reward programs halal?

There is an app called Giftiz which rewards you with points for downloading apps. In order to get the points, you just have to launch the app or pass a certain level, get a certain score, etc. My ...
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Is playing cards Haram?

I have heard that playing cards is Haram even if you play it without gambling. (According to Shia, actually in accordance with the Fatawa of many Maraja' such as Ayatollah Khamenei) playing cards is ...
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How is investing different from gambling?

How is investment a different thing to do than gambling (which is haram)? Both can... make you profit or cause loss depend on skill and chance. be very risky and very likely to be profitable. be ...
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Are “stacker” arcade 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 a marketing activity that involves contributing one's participation for a chance to win a prize gambling?

I know about purchasing something for a prize (Are products which offer a chance for free gifts permissible?), but what about you instead actually engage in promotion with the business? For example, ...
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Is Bitcoin a halal investment instrument?

Is the Bitcoin internet currency halal, considering the fact that it has no intrinsic value and is almost randomly mined? There is chance (?) and hence could be interpreted as gambling. Excessive ...
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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 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 ...