Fatwa ID: 04135
Answered by: Maulana Sibghat Ullah
Is it Halal to earn through squadhelp (there you enter a competition and give the name for companies if the company chooses your name you get paid)?
الرَّحِيْم الرَّحْمنِ اللهِ بِسْمِ
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
If you are unsure of whether or not they will receive the money, it will be considered to be gambling. In Islam, all forms of gambling are forbidden.
In the scenario provided, if you as each individual/team pay an entrance fee and may or may not win the prize at the end then this will also be considered as gambling and will not be permissible.[i][ii]
Only Allah knows best
Written by Maulana Sibghat Ullah
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham
[ii]Raddul Muhtar, Book of Transaction, Page 551-552, Maktabatul Waheediyyah:- You cannot attach transaction to the future and cannot attach a condition as there is a danger of gambling in it.