Paying to enter into a competition

Q: I would like to find out if I enter a weight loss competition, can I do so, there is a fee to join? The winner will receive a portion of the fees collected.

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A: This is not permissible.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)