Islam and the Quran

Gambling for charity

Question: 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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