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Ruling on Prizes Given on Match Tickets

Answered as per Shafi'i Fiqh by Darul Iftaa Jordan
What is the ruling of Sharia on issuing match tickets whose revenue goes to the Jordan Olympic Committee? This is knowing that the tickets include cash and in kind prizes and sold for different prices.


All perfect praise be to Allah the Lord of the Worlds. May His peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions.

It is permissible to issue match tickets that include incentive prizes under two conditions:

First: The price of the ticket bought for the prize is the same as that of the ordinary ticket.

Second: The event itself doesn`t involve any violations of Sharia, such as uncovering of private parts, women sports or harmful sports like boxing. And Allah the Almighty knows best

This answer was collected from the official government Iftaa Department of Jordan.

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