Fatwa: # 16343
Category: Business Matters
Country: Pakistan
Date: 28th February 2008

Title

Money won through lottery

Question

i want to ask a simple question. any money won through lottery , prize bonds or similiar schemes is halal or haram?

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatuh

Lottery is haram. Any money won through a lottery is haram. In order for us to issue a ruling prize bonds schemes, kindly explain the rules of the scheme.

And Allah knows best

Wassalam

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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