Playing Chess

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Playing Chess

 

In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.

 

Answer

 

It is severely disliked and a grave sin to play chess.  The reason is that playing chess wastes a lot of time and distracts one from his or her religious and worldly obligations  (Hidayah p.475 v.2)

 

Saaiduna Abu Musa Al-Ashari Radiallahu Anhu has said, “Only a sinner plays chess”  (Baihaqi in his Shuab al-Iman)

 

Only Allah Knows Best

 

Mohammed Tosir Miah

 

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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