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Modern Day Sports

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Q: Is it ok to play soccer, cricket and other non Muslim sports?

A: The hadith states that the sport of a Believer is baatil (i.e. devoid of benefit and false)  except his archery, horse-riding, and fore-play with the wife. Other hadith excludes swimming and sword fighting. From this we realize that modern day sports is a futile indulgence.

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Mufti Siraj Desai

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