Is It Allowed to Participate in a Contest with a Cash Prize? (Maliki)
Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour
Is it allowed to participate in a contest whith a cash prize such as in track and field competition?
Answer: Wa alaykum as salam wa rahmatullah,
The Chapter of Musabaqa (Races) mentions very specific races and competitions that one may include a cash prize on. Foot races are not included according to the Maliki school. Also, the prize has to be put up by people not participating in the race.