Working in an Auction, etc.

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Mahmoodiyah


Is working in Auction business or buying from auction permissible?
Is betting Allowed in Islam?

Jazakallah Khair




It is permissible to work in an auction business and buy items there from, as done by Nabi (S.A.W.). (Al-Hidayah, Vol. 3, Page 67)

To risk money or property against another’s on the basis of the outcome of an unpredictable event such as a race or game or in the event where the loser pays the winner a certain sum of money, etc, are two forms of betting which take the ruling of gambling, and is therefore Haraam. Allah mentions: O you who believe! Indeed, intoxicants, and gambling, and idols, and divination by arrows are sheer filth, from the handwork of the Shaitaan, therefore abstain from it; perchance you prosper.”

(Surah Al-Ma’edah, Verse 90)

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

Ebrahim bin Zainul Abedeen Backus

Attested to as correct by:

Mufti Muhammad Ashraf

Darul Iftaa

Jameah Mahmoodiyah



10 August 2005

04 Rajab 1426

This answer was collected in 2012 from the website of Jameah Mahmoodiyah, South Africa. The original website no longer exists.

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