Are Raffle Tickets Permissible?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaykum

Are raffle tickets permissible when it doesn’t require any sort of purchase?

Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,

Yes, it is permissible to use raffle tickets to identify the winner of a gift. This is on condition that anybody who walks through the door can receive a ticket without having to pay for it.

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And Allah Most High alone knows best.

[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam

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Ustadh Tabraze Azam holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Leicester, where he also served as the President of the Islamic Society. He memorised the entire Qur’an in his hometown of Ipswich at the tender age of sixteen, and has since studied the Islamic Sciences in traditional settings in the UK, Jordan and Turkey. He is currently pursuing advanced studies in Jordan, where he is presently based with his family.

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