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Q: I want to ask a few questions about gambling

1. If two teams play cricket for money and the one who loses the match will have to give money, is this permissible?

2. If two teams play cricket for money and the looser will have to give money and the winner uses this money for cricket material, this way both teams will get benefit. Is this permissible?

3. If two teams play cricket for money and the one who loses will have to give food/party to all the teams. Is this permissible?

Bismillaah

A: This is pure gambling.

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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