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Is Cryptocurrency Day Trading Halal?

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Q: Is day trading in cryptocurrencies halal? Day trading basically means buying and selling your shares within a day. Note, I have knowledge concerning this subject and for me it is not like gambling. What I do (and almost everyone else does) is checking the chart and based on the chart’s movements, I make a decision whether or not it could be a good trade. However, what made me doubt the legitimacy was gharar and maysir. I have done so much research about these terms and it still remains kind of unclear whether it is a form of gharar and/or maysir.


A: The Ulama have not yet regarded crypto currencies as a valid currency.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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