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عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صلى الله عليه وسلم قَالَ ‏"‏ لاَ سَبَقَ إِلاَّ فِي نَصْلٍ أَوْ خُفٍّ أَوْ حَافِرٍ ‏"‏ Narrated Abu Huraira: That the Prophet (saws) said: "No stake is acceptable except in archery, racing a camel, and racing a horse." [Jami` at-Tirmidhi ] This hadeeth indicates that it is permissible to make money only in a ...


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I'm a lawyer who studies Islamic law. Muhammad Umer is correct, and Mustafa is mistaken. When engaging in business, you certainly do expend a definite cost with the chance of profit or loss. This is no different from Mustafa's definition of gambling. However, the quran says this is permissible (Qur'an 2:275). This verse permits trade (read: murabahah) and ...


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Generally speaking, gambling (called quimar or mayser) is defined as: A definite cost in exchange for possible gain غرم محقق في مقابل غُنم محتمل Which (as you mentioned) includes all sorts of improper acts that result in a gain or a loss due to chance.


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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 doing the prayers at time and from the remembering of Allah. For Imam Malik and Ahmad it would fall under sad a-dhra'i سد الذرائع: "Prohibition of what may lead ...


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“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 to create enmity and hatred amongst you through intoxicants and gambling and to stop you from praying and remembering Allah. So will you abstain from these ...


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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 among economists and traders considering how it brings very little value to the economy - and something a good Muslim should not really take part in. That said, ...


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Extracts taken from fatwa: Abu Dawood (4938) and Ibn Maajah (3762) narrated from Abu Moosa al-Ash’ari that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever plays with dice has disobeyed Allaah and His Messenger.” Classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood. ... It was also narrated by Ahmad (19519) in ...


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First let's get some misconceptions out of the way. Is BitCoin mining chance based? No. BitCoin mining is a cryptographic process that has a finite, well defined and deterministic. It does require a lot of computational power, but there is no luck involved. If it was luck based, then there would be a chance (however small) for your tiny ARM processor to ...


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no matter what the purpose is, if you're giving money for the CHANCE to win, and the win is not definite, then it is haraam, whether it's to help the poor, cure a sickness or even to stop war, no competing with your money!


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If you're paying money to play a game with the hope of winning a prize, that's gambling and gambling is considered abhorrent in Islam. O you who have believed, indeed, intoxicants, gambling, [sacrificing on] stone alters [to other than Allah ], and divining arrows are but defilement from the work of Satan, so avoid it that you may be successful. What ...


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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 virtual money/coins so you are good. JazakAllah


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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 opinions on this but it depends on you which person's opinion you want to follow. Any random person giving his opinion or a proper fatwa given by proper person. I ...


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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 Shaitan's (Satan) handiwork. So avoid (strictly all) that (abomination) in order that you may be successful. Do you see any conditions or concessions attached to ...


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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 and blood, the flesh of swine and of that animal which has been slaughtered in any other name than that of Allah, and of the strangled animal, and of that ...


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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 that it is haram in isalm that only loser pay the rent of game so then I changed the rule of game and it was set to be both the persons must have to pay but few ...


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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, and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah and from As-Salat (the prayer). So, will you not then abstain? (5:91) But it has to be remembered that this is not ...


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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 prize-draw is free and no money is demanded, then that would not constitute gambling, hence permitted. Darul Iftaa If a sweepstakes is merely ...


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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 is uncertain whether he will win something or lose something based on the outcome of one uncertain event. The following are halal for that reason: you promise ...


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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 is free and no money is demanded, then that would not constitute gambling, hence permitted. Darul Iftaa And other fatawa are quoted in the question. As for ...


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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 involved but I do not believe any players can cash out. Without the cash out I don’t think we can consider it gambling. It’s purchasing credits to play. I’m not ...


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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 have to see what's involved.


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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 could be surveyed from different aspects, but as a significant one, let’s see why Qomar or gambling is called Myser (میسر) too? It is called like that since ...


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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 various forms at e.g. Fake Google Chrome Questionnaire - "2015 Annual Visitor Survey" and Malware Tips describes how to remove this: If you are seeing random ...


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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 are just buying stock in any company you think is doing good and you assume they'll continue on that trend without reading up on them, then that is identical to ...


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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, although company is not playing in it, it will give away the prize anyway, its the people participating who are gambling. But, company is CONDUCTING this gambling ...


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A game is considered gambling in Islam (as defined by most Sunni scholars) if the participant(s) have contributed to the winning pot. According to some scholars, something as small as an entry fee is enough to make a game into a gambling game. In other words, if the participant(s) risk losing money (however small the amount) when they play the game then it ...


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gambling is totally haram. some years ago (about 5-6), in I.R.Iran some NGO's made some raffles for orphans and poor people but almost all of shiah's marjas(it the same as 'marja taghlid' or greatest religious men) banned it and declared it as HARAM. but certainly not all people do as they told.


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