Playing poker without money

Q: When one plays poker without money involved for fun, is this allowed in accordance to sharia law?

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A: If this game is generally played with money then such games should be left out for the semblance it has with gambling.

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

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)