Q: My question is about gambling. In my country, we have something called Big Sweep.
How to play:
1. Buy a ticket at $3 each.
2. Draws on every first Wednesday of each month at 6pm.
If your ticket number matches any of the 133 winning seven-digit numbers drawn, you win a prize of at least $1,000 and up to $2.3 million. If the last two digits of your ticket number match any of the nine winning two-digit numbers drawn, you win $6.
Is this considered gambling? Many of my Muslim friends are playing.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)