Purchasing a ticket to enter into a competition

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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.


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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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