Tuesday 5 Rabi‘ al-awwal 1440 - 13 November 2018
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Selling tickets and offering prizes to the winners from among the exhibits

Question

In one of the book fairs, they sold tickets for money to be given to the mujaahideen, and those who answered a question correctly were entered into a draw to be given prizes bought from the dealers who were taking part in the exhibition. 

Answer

Praise be to Allaah.

We put this question to Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him), who answered:

It is not permissible, because the way in which it is done is haraam.

Source: Islam Q&A - Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid

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