whether Lottery is halaal

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Question

Please tell me whether Lottery is halaal or haram? Also, please give me the

Reasons for your answer.

Answer

Muhtaram / Muhtaramah

 

In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.


Lottery is Haraam. Lottery i.e gambling has been explicitly been forbidden by Allah S.W.T in the Holy Quran.

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ إِنَّمَا الْخَمْرُ

وَالْمَيْسِرُ وَالأَنصَابُ وَالأَزْلاَمُ رِجْسٌ مِّنْ عَمَلِ الشَّيْطَانِ فَاجْتَنِبُوهُ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُفْلِحُونَ

O ye who believe! Wine and games of chance and idols and divining arrows are only
an infamy of Satan’s handiwork. Leave it aside in order that ye may succeed. (5:90)

 

And Allah knows best

 

Wassalam

 

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