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Lottery and Gambling

Posted on May 14, 2010 at 3:40 PM

Lottery and Gambling



All types of gambling, including lottery are forbidden in Islam. Don't let the powerball turn into fireball for you. Do not gamble. Do not buy lottery tickets. Do not buy raffles either. Give money for charity, but don't taint it with raffle tickets. Are you giving the money for the sake of Allah or for the sake of the prize? Do you believe in Allah and want to obey Him? If the answer is yes, read on........




Here are a few verses from the Quran to help us.



002.219 They ask thee concerning wine and gambling. Say: "In them is great sin, and some profit, for men; but the sin is greater than the profit." They ask thee how much they are to spend; Say: "What is beyond your needs." Thus doth Allah Make clear to you His Signs: In order that ye may consider-



005.093 O ye who believe! Intoxicants and gambling, (dedication of) stones, and (divination by) arrows, are an abomination, of Satan's handwork: eschew such (abomination), that ye may prosper.



005.094 Satan's plan is (but) to excite enmity and hatred between you, with intoxicants and gambling, and hinder you from the remembrance of Allah, and from prayer: will you not then abstain?



005.095 Obey Allah, and obey the Apostle, and beware (of evil): if ye do turn back, know ye that it is Our Apostle's duty to proclaim (the message) in the clearest manner.



005.101 Know that Allah is strict in punishment and that Allah is Oft-forgiving, Most Merciful.


005.102 The Apostle's duty is but to proclaim (the message). But Allah knows all that you reveal and you conceal.



005.103 Say: "Not equal are things that are bad and things that are good, even though the abundance of the bad may dazzle thee; so fear Allah, O you that understand; that (so) you may prosper."

Categories: Prohibitions

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