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Is playing cricket professionally and income of a professional cricketer halal

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Is playing cricket professionally and the income of a professional cricketer halal?

Answer

Wa’alaykum as Salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu,

Cricket is not a valid proffession, and hence it will not be permissible to make it a source of one’s income. There are many other evils associated with proffessional sports, example: intermingling, music, photography etc. Due to all these factors, it is not permissible to play cricket on a proffessional level.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best

Wassalaam,

Ismail Moosa (Mufti)

References

Imdaad al-Muftin, 2/1001,

Aap ke Masaail, 7 / 330

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