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Is playing chess haraam or halaal??

asked 407 Yuna's gravatar image

Brother u must be very well knowing that playing chess takes a lot of time..and sometimes we even dont offer salah because of it..we are so engulfed and concentrated in it that we dont listen to the person whois sending salaam on us and forget to reply him which is not at all accepted..this life ofoursE is very short and we have to manage our time properly for each and everything we do as all these things are going to be accountable for us on the day of judgement..and remember bro chess is worse than backgammon(a game of dice which is completely haram / jua(in urdu))(al-Mughni, 14/155), I would like to share certain hadith and verses of the HOLY QURAN in accordance toyour question- Sahih Muslim Hadith 5612Narrated by Buraydah ibn al-Hasib Allah's Messenger MUHAMMAD(PBUH) said: 'He who played chess islike one who dyed his hand with the flesh and blood of swine. Holy Quran Chapter 70 SurahMairaj verses 42-44: Therefore,leave them engrossed in their vain talk and play,until they encounterthat Day of theirs which they are being promised;when they shall be rushing out of their graves as though they are racing towards the shrines of their deities.Their eyes shall be downcast and abasement shall be covering them.That is the Day they are being promised. Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anam verse 32: This worldly life is but a sport and an amusement.In fact, the abodeof the Hereafter is better forthose who desire to be safe from harm.Will you not, then, use your common sense? Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraaf verses 50-51: (On the Day of Judgement) The inmates of Hell will cry out to the people of Paradise: "Pourupon us a little water or throw down a bit of the provisions Allah has bestowed upon you."The people of Paradise will reply,"Allah has forbidden both these things to the disbelievers,who had made their religion a sport and a pastime,and who had been deluded by the worldly life."Then Allah will say,"Today We will forget them just as they forgot the meeting of this Day,and rejected our Revealation. Al-Muwatta Hadith 52.7 Yahya said that he heard Malik say, "There is no goodin chess, and he (the Messenger of Allah (S.w.t)) disapproved of it."Yahya said, "I heard him disapprove of playing it and other worthless games. He recited this ayat, 'What is there after the truth except going the wrong way.' " (Sural0 verse 32). Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 4920 Narrated by AbuMusa al-Ash'ari The Messenger of Allah MUHAMMAD (P.b.u.h) said:"He who plays backgammon disobeys Allah and His Messenger MUHAMMAD (P.b.u.h)." Al-Muwatta Hadith 52.6 Yahya related from Malik from Musa ibn Maysara from Said ibn Abi Hind from Abu Musa al-Ashari that the Messenger of Allah MUHAMMAD (P.b.u.h) said,"Whoever plays games of dice has disobeyed Allah and His Messenger Muhammad (P.b.u.h)." AND Allah {S.w.t} KNOWS THE BEST..!!

answered 1.2k517 Ubi's gravatar image
edited Feb 20 '13 at 08:49

Thnks brother...between this is a sister...anyways..thnx..

answered 407 Yuna's gravatar image

Sory sister..well if u r satisfied,then u can accept the answer by clicking on tick option,also u can vote up..or if u r nt satisfied,then u can vote down.. Also,please change this answer into comment as i cant do it right now.. Fee-Amaanillah.

(Feb 20 '13 at 09:04) Ubi ♦ Ubi's gravatar image
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