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.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)