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Lottery scheme to win a house

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Q: In India there is lottery scheme. We can get house on a low budget. First we have to pay some amount then there will be a draw. Whoevers name comes out will win the house. Is participating in this scheme halal or haram.


A: This is gambling and gambling is haraam.

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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