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Board games

Fatwaa ID: 1340

Question:
Is it permissible to play board games?
Eg. Monopoly, ludo etc…
Is there anything mention about rolling a dice regarded as gambling

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

It is permissible to play board games such as Monopoly, Ludo, etc. provided that there is no gambling involved. Likewise, one must ensure that the games do not lead to violating any of the laws of Shari’ah or neglecting or delaying one’s salaah and other obligations. The permissibility is afforded even if the game includes playing with dice. The ahaadith that make mention of dice are in reference to a specific game that was played in the earlier times which Nabi ﷺ forbade.

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
askthemufti.us

11/23/1444 AH – 06/12/2023 CE | 399

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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