Playing poker without money

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

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


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)

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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