Paying an entrance fee to enter a soccer tournament

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Q: I wanted to enter Hartley soccer tournament. There’s an entrance fee of R700 per team to cover the costs of the tournament. A person is donating a prize for the winner. Is it permissible to play in such a tournament?


A: This is pure gambling.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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