Q: Is “Chess” Haraam Or Halaal? If it is Haram then for what reasons?
A: It is not permissible.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
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- WHY is chess haraam?
- Bismillaahir-RaHmaanir-RaHiim.As-Salaamu `alaykum wa RaHmatullaahi wa Baarakaatuh!1. Is it true that Imaam MuHammad ibni Idriis ash-Shafi`i played chess often and said that it is good for the intellect, or is this just another WaHaabi myth used to discredit this great imaam???2. Is chess actually haraam? I saw a Hadiith in SaHiiH Muslim that says in English that those who play chess are cursed. I want to know if it is a mistranslation, insha’Allaah, and should actually be about a different game which the translators possibly thought chess is the closest known game to it in the West. And what is the meaning of this Hadiith???It seems a little strange to me that chess existed in Makkah and surrounding areas in that time, and seems unlikely that the Prophet, `alayhi Salaatu was-Salaam, would have said such a thing about chess, Allaahu allim, so I feel intrigued to ask you about this!If chess is haraam then I guess the answer to the above question about Imaam Ash-Shafi`i is probably that it is highly likely an attempt at majorly discreditting him invented by the so-called Salafis!
- Playing chess
- What is the legal ruling for playing chess? It is rumoured that a hadith by the prophet SAWS, specifically prohibits both playing chess as well as any other game with dice.
- Playing chess
- Status of Chess