Gambling for charity

Is it permissible to play chance games in order to give the winnings to charity?

No, it is not. Chance games are gambling and gambling is unlawful.

According to a principle in Islamic law, “Good intentions do not make unlawful actions permissible”. Therefore it is not permissible for a Muslim to play chance games no matter what his/her intentions are.

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Date: Dec 6, 2014