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Playing games with a dice and playing cards

 

Question:

I read somewhere dice are haram, but what if you only do it for entertainment. And card games are those ok?

 

 

Answer:

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

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

In principle, it is haram to play cards and board games that have dice if gambling is involved.

If no gambling is involved it will be permitted only if it does not distract one from Allah’s remembrance, and it does not prevent one from fulfilling his/her Shar’i  duties, and does not have any elements which are against the Shariah.

However, generally cards have pictures of animate objects which would cause it to be disliked in Shariah. In such a case, one must efface the head and face of the picture before playing.

See the following Fatwas:

The Hadīth on Playing with Dice – JKN Fatawa

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And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

(Mufti) Abdul Azeem bin Abdur Rahman

 

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