Playing Cards (FATWA)

Playing Cards (FATWA)

The Question


Are cards which are generally played without gambling permissible or some sort of sin? Please explain and be rewarded. 

The Answer


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.

Answered by:


[al-Muftī al-A`ẓam] Imām Muṣṭafā Raḍā Khān al-Qādirī V

Shaykh Salman al-Nuri

Shaykh Salman al-Nuri

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