Entering competitions with free airtime

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I would like to know if a person fills airtime in his phone and receives some free airtime. Can this free airtime be used to enter competitions (E.g. Competitions found on food packets, etc.) via sms or phone calls?


A: If the sms or phone call is being charged more than the normal rate then it will not be permissible.

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.

Find more answers indexed from:
Subscribe to IslamQA Weekly Newsletter

Subscribe to IslamQA Weekly Newsletter

You will receive 5 Q&A in your inbox every week

We have sent a confirmation to you. Please check the and confirm your subscription. Thank you!