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.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)