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Card Playing Without Gambling

If playing cards does not prevent one from praying, and if playing cards does not involve gambling, is it unlawful?

Card playing is unlawful, even if it does not involve gambling, because it is a frivolous activity that prevents one from both remembering Allaah Almighty and praying. Furthermore it is an activity that leads to gambling, which is definitely unlawful Allaah Almighty says: O you who believe! Intoxicants (all kinds of alcoholic drinks), gambling, Al-Ansab (stone altars), and Al-Azlam (arrows for seeking luck and decision) are an abomination of Shaytans handiwork. So avoid that in order that you may be successful. [1] And with Allaah is the facilitation to do what is right. May Allaah send peace and blessings upon Muhammad, his family, and his Companions.

[1] Al-Maidah 5:90

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Fatawa Islamiyah Vol. 8 Page 262
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