Supporting a football team

Q: I know you are not allowed to watch football but are you allowed to support a football team?


A: In our opinion, this is futile and a good waste of time for which there is no worldly gain nor any gain in the hereafter.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

وَمَا هَـٰذِهِ الْحَيَاةُ الدُّنْيَا إِلَّا لَهْوٌ وَلَعِبٌ وَإِنَّ الدَّارَ الْآخِرَةَ لَهِيَ الْحَيَوَانُ لَوْ كَانُوا يَعْلَمُونَ ﴿العنكبوت: ٦٤﴾

أَفَحَسِبْتُمْ أَنَّمَا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ عَبَثًا وَأَنَّكُمْ إِلَيْنَا لَا تُرْجَعُونَ ﴿المؤمنون: ١١٥﴾

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)