Playing Cards (FATWA)
Are cards which are generally played without gambling permissible or some sort of sin? Please explain and be rewarded.
It is ḥarām and a severe sin to play cards. To place a bet in it and gamble in it is ḥarām on top of ḥarām. It is an extremely disgusting and disgraceful act.
Allāh E knows best.
[al-Muftī al-A`ẓam] Imām Muṣṭafā Raḍā Khān al-Qādirī V