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Is It Allowed to Participate in a Contest with a Cash Prize? (Maliki)

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour

Question: Assalam’aleykum,

Is it allowed to participate in a contest whith a cash prize such as in track and field competition?

Answer: Wa alaykum as salam wa rahmatullah,

The Chapter of Musabaqa (Races) mentions very specific races and competitions that one may include a cash prize on. Foot races are not included according to the Maliki school. Also, the prize has to be put up by people not participating in the race.

Rami Nsour

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