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Raffles for charity

Nasihah (Advice): Sayyiduna Uthmaan (Radiyallahu Anhu) narrates that the Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) said: “Whoever builds a Musjid, Allah will build a house for him in Jannah.” (Tirmizi, Hadith #: 318)




Question and Answer:


  1. I want to know is it permissible to buy or sell raffle tickets for charity or otherwise?


 (Query published as received)



A. Raffles are not permissible due to the element of gambling. A ticket is usually purchased for a sum of money and the result is unknown.


And Allah Knows Best



Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed



Fatwa Department
Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) 

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