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What if one wins a prize without lottery or money?

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What about if one enters a game or compitition without paying any money and wins free money or a prize.  

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What if one wins a prize without lottery or money

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If one enters a game or competition, and wins a prize or money for his efforts, that money is halaal for him to use.


But if a person actually pays money to buy a ticket like in the lottery, etc. and wins money or prizes in a draw of chance; that money would be haraam for the believers.


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