Q: I did a survey and got 50 points and I took 1 point to join a competition. So if I win I will get prize, is that halaal? Many will participate but only few will be winners and the losers will get nothing.
A: Yes, provided there is no entrance fee for the competition.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
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.