Topic #55: Playing dice games in Islam. Playing ludo in Islam. Playing chess in Islam.
Playing dice games in Islam. Playing ludo in Islam. Playing chess in Islam. [dice games in islam; ludo khelna in islam; playing dice games islamqa; islam mein ludo khelna kaisa hai; kya ludo khelna haram hai; kya chess khelna haram hai; chess in islamqa]
Islam guides that the most expensive commodity one has been blessed with and will be held accountable for is the time one has been allocated with in the short and transient life of this world as a test and trial from Allah.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 5197 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Mas'ud, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, "On the Day of Resurrection the feet of the son of Adam will not move away till he is questioned about five matters: on what he spent his life, in doing what he made his youth pass away; whence he acquired his property, on what he spent it, and what he did regarding what he knew"
Islam guides that just as a student in an exam utilizes his time to make sure he scores the maximum he can in his results, the precious time allocated by Allah to each individual in the short and transitory life of this world as a test must be utilized to further ones cause of existence rather than being wasted on worthless deeds and acts.
The deen of Islam does allow some level of amusement or entertainment which are good and wholesome like spending quality time with family and friends, or some sport which benefits one physically, etc.; but to waste a commodity as precious as time on useless and worthless deeds and games which bring absolutely no benefit to oneself or others is absolutely discouraged in Islam.
Yahya related from Malik from Musa ibn Maysara from Said ibn Abi Hind from Abu Musa al-Ashari that the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said, "Whoever plays games of dice has disobeyed Allah and His Messenger (peace be upon him).
Thus even though useless and worthless games like chess, backgammon, ludo or games which involve dice are not mentioned by names as discouraged and prohibited in Islam; the truth is that all such acts which bring oneself or others absolutely no benefit except killing or wasting time are discouraged in Islam.
And Allah knows best!
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