Is Selling Lottery Tickets Permissible?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas

Question: Is selling lottery in your store forbidden, haram?

Answer: assalamu `alaykum

It would not be permissible for an individual to sell lottery tickets in his or her store. This would be considered directly assisting in sin, which is prohibited.

Gambling is decisively prohibited in the Qur’an when it states, “O you who believe! Intoxicants and gambling, dedication of stones, and divination by arrows, are an abomination of Satan’s handwork: Abstain from such (abomination), that you may prosper.” (4: 90)

Thus, it is impermissible to partake in the practice and assist others in partaking in it.


Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani