Purchasing a ticket to enter into a competition

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: I want to know that buying ticket in Dubai duty free , Abu Dhabi duty free or any other scheme is allowed in Islam or not. Pls clarify whether it is halal or haram. If I Purchse ticket and I win then I want to give the money to needy muslims . Is giving this money to muslims correct or wrong. Pls clarify.


A: If it is a ticket to enter into a competition and you have a chance to win a prize then this is a type of gambling.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)