Fundraising dinners

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Q: Many Muslim organisations have fundraising dinners. The people attending these dinners pay a fee e.g. R300 per person. The names of all the attendees are entered into a draw. After enjoying the dinner, the names are drawn, and the winners of the draw are given prizes e.g. umrah ticket, etc. Is this permissible?


A: This is a type of gambling.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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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