Monthly Archives: February 2012

Football (soccer) competitions

Is it permissible to play football and participate in competitions, in which we collect money from all players, then we play three rounds, and then the money we collect is to be given as gifts to the winning team? Is … Continue reading

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Ruling on playing poker when it is not for money

Is it permissible to play poker on the internet? Please note that it is just playing for points and not for real money. Praise be to Allaah. Poker is a common card game. It says in al-Mawsoo’ah al-‘Arabiyyah al-‘Aalamiyyah: A … Continue reading

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Ruling on kites

Is it permissible for Muslims to make kites? As there is no religious basis for this matter. Praise be to Allaah. Playing with kites comes under the general basic shar‘i principle having to do with games, which is that if … Continue reading

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Ruling on working in a company that sells toys that have music

I am working in a company that distributes toys and stationery. I want to know the Islamic ruling on selling toys, knowing that most of the toys that we sell involve cartoon characters which have movies that are shown on … Continue reading

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Selling PlayStation to non-Muslims

I live in New York and I run an online business that sells Playstation portables and its accessories. I saw on your site the ruling on selling playstations, and am wondering what is the ruling on selling it to a … Continue reading

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Is it permissible to use a kohl stick made of gold?

How valid is the view that using a kohl stick made of gold for putting kohl on the eyes will make the vision stronger? Is it permissible to use a kohl sick made of gold? Or is that subject to … Continue reading

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Ruling on eating meat slaughtered by kaafirs and using their vessels

I heard – before I came to China – that the animals that are slaughtered by atheists or rather are killed by them are not permissible for Muslims to eat. Here in the university we have a small restaurant for … Continue reading

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