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Playing games with a dice

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1. Is it permissible to play a game which involves rolling a dice?

2. Is the following hadith sahih? It was narrated by Muslim (2260), Abu Dawood (4939), Ibn Maajah (3763) and Ahmad, from Buraydah (may Allah be pleased with him), that the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever plays with dice, it is as if he were dipping his hand in the flesh and blood of a pig.”



1. These types of games that bring about no benefit whatsoever must be avoided, more especially when it has some resemblance with gambling.

2. There is a hadeeth of dipping the hand in the flesh and blood of a pig, but in the hadeeth there is no mention of dice.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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