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Is playing cards Haram?

Many scholars -mostly from the athar school (ahl al hadith wal athar)- have forbidden to play cards and/or to play chess. And mostly the reason behind this is that it could lead to distraction from ...
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How is investing different from gambling?

It depends on your intention in the end. Value/long-term investing is hardly gambling, or you're saying that buying real estate is gambling. Short-term/speculation is generally viewed as bad - even ...
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What is the definition of gambling in islam

“O you who believe, intoxicants, Maysir, sacrificing for idols and making decisions based on games of chance are filth from the work of satan, so avoid these things and you may prosper. Satan desires ...
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Is 8 Ball Pool from Miniclip Legal According To Islamic Teachings

Asalamualaikum Brother... As far as real money is not involved & your niyyat (intentions) are not of gambling, One cannot consider it Haram at all. Its just a game with nothing wrong. Its all ...
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Is a "loser pays bill" scheme halal?

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad , is His Slave and Messenger. So, People can give different ...
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Are raffle drawings or lotteries considered gambling in Islam?

Yes, because gambling is defined as any game of chance where you pay an amount and have a random chance of getting more or less back. This can be derived from this ayah: You are forbidden carrion ...
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Gambling: is it haram if i dont keep the profit gained? Is it haram if my loses are protected?

Gambling is forbidden. O you who believe! Intoxicants (all kinds of alcoholic drinks), and gambling, and Al-Ansab , and Al-Azlam (arrows for seeking luck or decision) are an abomination of ...
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Is a "loser pays bill" scheme halal?

I opened a club and though it was running on the rule of loser to pay there were few games like snooker table tennis and hand soccer but after few months some Islamic scholars came to me and told me ...
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What is the difference between investment and gambling?

Gambling is basically time based so when someone gambles they have no control over the returns and the money put into gambling is either lost or won back on the same day. There’s no guarantee and it ...
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Gambling in video games with virtual currency

This is highly makruh in Islam. Even though the gambling is in the game, it can lead one to pay for the in-game purchases and literally gamble their REAL money. And this virtual gambling can lead one ...
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IS IT permissible to use money won from gambling

No. Gambling is forbidden in Islam, therefore the money is as well.
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Is making market research for gambling companies haram?

Is making market research for gambling companies haram? As a semi-direct/related answer: to the best of my knowledge, working/helping in the related jobs of gambling is haram, and its income will be ...
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if money is involved, is a multiplayer game gambling?

As per your description of the system, what you're referring to comes under competitions with prize-money. This is haraam except for few cases: Al-Tirmidhi (1700), al-Nasaa’i (3585), Abu Dawood (2574)...
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Is it still gambling if one can increase their chances to winning to 90%?

Allah sometimes gives reasons for the prohibition of some things like gambling: Shaitan (Satan) wants only to excite enmity and hatred between you with intoxicants (alcoholic drinks) and gambling, ...
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Are the prizes we win from buying things halal?

Gambling is haram, so the question is: Is this gambling? Ordinarily, the answer is no. The key distinction is the lack of entry fee, without which scholars consider it halal: ... if entry into the ...
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Is it haraam to play a game with free entry but with the possibility to win money?

This question was asked almost precisely like this on islamqa; the ruling is that this is halal to engage in for all parties involved. The prohibition on gambling applies when there is a person that ...
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Are random rewards haram?

The first part is from my answer to Are the prizes we win from buying things halal? Ordinarily, since there's no entry fee, it's not gambling. One fatwa writes: ... if entry into the prize-draw ...
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Is 8 Ball Pool from Miniclip Legal According To Islamic Teachings

With great respect, I am not Muslim but have found interest in the popularity of players from Muslim regions so I googled it and found this link. I understand that sometimes money may indirectly be ...
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Is playing free lotteries haram?

If you're not putting out any of your wealth and you have no chance of losing it, then it's not haraam and you can play it. Something being called "lottery" doesn't necessarily make it haraam. We ...
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Is lottery haram if I don't lose anything?

Briefly speaking, generally, the response would be yeah if this sort of lottery is counted as a kind of the gambling. Then, it is a haram act even though you don’t lose anything. Of course this matter ...
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Is participating in surveys with rewards halal?

It's a scam. To check if this is has any relation to Google or not, type into Google "2015 Annual Visitor Survey". Unsurprisingly, we find that this is a scam. This particular scam is described in ...
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How is investing different from gambling?

your question is incorrect; A) gambling (in it's broadest sense) is based 100% on chance, no skill required: A mentally retarded person can gamble; all they have to do is pick what to bet on. If you ...
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Is a marketing activity that involves contributing one's participation for a chance to win a prize gambling?

As it seems you already know what's gambling and gambling is haram in Islam. So, let's only focus on discussing if this case is gambling or not. This has everything to be declared as gambling, ...
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Is playing backgammon Haram?

As long as gambling is not involved, the only possible criteria can be "wasted time," which is, of course, nothing special to backgammon.
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