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Playing Monopoly


In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.




Mufti Mahmood Saheb has mentioned the following principle for the permissibility or impermissibility of games:


  1. The game should not be an exclusive symbol of the disbelievers and immoral people
  2. No elements of gambling should be involved
  3. Ones religious obligations are not omitted
  4. It should not contain anything that is contrary to the Shariah
  5. The games should be such where ones health is maintained and increased


(Fatawa Mahmoodiyah p.364 – p.365 v.15)


From the aforementioned principle we can deduce that playing monopoly is not strictly unlawful but should be avoided as it wastes ones time.  The Prophet of Allah Sallallahu Alahi Wasalam has said, “Every lahwe of the world is false except three things: that you practice with your bow and arrow, you train your horse and that you play with your wives because these are among acceptable rights.  (Mustadrak al-Hakim)


Only Allah Knows Best


Mohammed Tosir Miah


Darul Ifta Birmingham

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