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  • Is Playing Chess Haraam according to Islam?

    :salams,

    The Question is clear enough and doesnt require any further explanations. Please post your comments regarding this with some good references.

    :jkk:
    :lailah:

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    Re: Is Playing Chess Haraam according to Islam?

    ..so they say
    i dont know though, id like to know too :S
    "Do not lose hope in adversity and complain that God singled you out for punishment, remitting others guilty of worse sins.Your present state could very well be His intent to elevate your spiritual station; or He could just be testing your faith. Everyday that you persevere, you grow closer to perfection.Thus your present despair may be beginning of an infinite blessing.":love:

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    • #3
      O you who believe! Do your duty to Allah and fear Him. Seek the means of approach to Him, and strive hard in His Cause as much as you can. So that you may be successful. (Al-Maeda, Chapter 5, Verse 35)
      Verily, man was created very impatient; irritable when evil touches him; and stingy when good touches him. Except those who are devoted to Salah. (70:19-22).

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      • #4
        Re: Is Playing Chess Haraam according to Islam?

        “When chess distracts us from what we are obliged to do both inwardly and outwardly, it is haraam according to the consensus of the scholars – such as when it distracts from an obligatory duty such as prayer or anything that is necessary in the interests of oneself or one’s family...
        :wswrwb:

        I guess that includes 99.9% of things we do (sports, internet, family, video games etc..) - anything can distract us from our obligations. Seems odd that chess is singled out.
        'Nor say of anything,"I shall be sure to do so and so tomorrow" without adding, " if Allah (SWT) Wills" (18:23-24)

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        • #5
          Re: Is Playing Chess Haraam according to Islam?

          :jkk: brother for giving a detailed answer to this problem. :jkk:
          :lailah:

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          • #6
            Re: Is Playing Chess Haraam according to Islam?

            Originally posted by Peacenik View Post
            :wswrwb:

            I guess that includes 99.9% of things we do (sports, internet, family, video games etc..) - anything can distract us from our obligations. Seems odd that chess is singled out.
            :start:
            YEah any sports if it distracts but then if the sahabahs (RA) and tabieen and great scholars have specifically singled out this, there must be some reason in it. May be chess involves those images. Allahu alam. Let Allah help us to please Him always. Ameen
            O you who believe! Do your duty to Allah and fear Him. Seek the means of approach to Him, and strive hard in His Cause as much as you can. So that you may be successful. (Al-Maeda, Chapter 5, Verse 35)
            Verily, man was created very impatient; irritable when evil touches him; and stingy when good touches him. Except those who are devoted to Salah. (70:19-22).

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            • #7
              Re: Is Playing Chess Haraam according to Islam?

              “Dice” refers to what is used nowadays for playing backgammon, which is played on a special table. It was narrated in the ahaadeeth that it is haraam.
              Hey...Isn't there a dice involved while playing Ludo, Snakes & Ladders & other board games as well?

              If dice is forbidden, then all those games also become forbidden .

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              • #8
                Re: Is Playing Chess Haraam according to Islam?

                Originally posted by Peacenik View Post
                :wswrwb:

                I guess that includes 99.9% of things we do (sports, internet, family, video games etc..) - anything can distract us from our obligations. Seems odd that chess is singled out.
                You are absoluely right, in this case will all those thing become haram? Especially we get indulged in internet so badly that we forget many things, care not the orders of parents, call of Salaah, etc. May Allah protect us from those acts which he forbids. Ameen..
                :lailah:

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                • #9
                  Re: Is Playing Chess Haraam according to Islam?

                  Originally posted by amaankhan View Post
                  You are absoluely right, in this case will all those thing become haram? Especially we get indulged in internet so badly that we forget many things, care not the orders of parents, call of Salaah, etc. May Allah protect us from those acts which he forbids. Ameen..
                  :start:
                  Yeah disobeying parents is a great sin. SubhanAllah! look how far we are from. Naudhubillah!
                  Watching cricket, football for hours all will fall in this category of taking us away from remembrance of Allah I think and also spending hrs in chatting in internet all will fall under vain talk. Subhanallah!
                  O you who believe! Do your duty to Allah and fear Him. Seek the means of approach to Him, and strive hard in His Cause as much as you can. So that you may be successful. (Al-Maeda, Chapter 5, Verse 35)
                  Verily, man was created very impatient; irritable when evil touches him; and stingy when good touches him. Except those who are devoted to Salah. (70:19-22).

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                  • #10
                    Re: Is Playing Chess Haraam according to Islam?

                    Originally posted by Peacenik View Post
                    :wswrwb:

                    I guess that includes 99.9% of things we do (sports, internet, family, video games etc..) - anything can distract us from our obligations. Seems odd that chess is singled out.
                    That is not true. Prophet SAW promoted things like archery, wrestling and horse riding. Sports is good for physical fitness and should be done. However excessive sports like athletes who do it for a living or obsessive indulgence is not liked.

                    The view on such things are if you learn something useful and enjoy yourself then that is best. Chess is just a game to waste time as is board games, video games etc as it is not productive and waste of time making you heedless to your duties.

                    Internet ... depends what you use it for. If you use if for deen or business or reaserach of some sort then there is no harm. Use it to pass time... then probably yes

                    Attending to family is a parents / family members obligation. Even checking on your neighbour is an islamic duty aswell. Fulfilling islamic duty comes under deen and not distraction.

                    I dont thing it is not possible to lead a life without some sort of entertainment or time-off but it must be semi productive.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Is Playing Chess Haraam according to Islam?

                      All games involve an element of luck...if money is involved they become gambling and irrefutably haram.

                      If they don't - then they are all essentially the same, in that they involve an element of brains and some luck.

                      To be honest chess is one of the few that is least likely to involve luck and hence gambling, it's virtually all strategy (there are no dice involved).

                      It seems the scholars who considered chess to be gambling either had a different form of chess or misunderstood the game. For instance the statement I've highlighted is almost completely wrong.

                      Even if it is not played for money it is still gambling
                      Last edited by Joha; 27-09-09, 07:57 PM.
                      ...sermons from this minbar come with tongue planted quite firmly in cheek.


                      "Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need -
                      a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends,
                      worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you,
                      a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear,
                      and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing."

                      -- Jerome K. Jerome
                      (Three Men in a Boat)

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                      • #12
                        Re: Is Playing Chess Haraam according to Islam?

                        Originally posted by Joha View Post
                        All games involve an element of luck...if money is involved they become gambling and irrefutably haram.

                        If they don't - then they are all essentially the same, in that they involve an element of brains and some luck.

                        To be honest chess is one of the few that is least likely to involve luck and hence gambling, it's virtually all strategy (there are no dice involved).

                        It seems the scholars who considered chess to be gambling either had a different form of chess or misunderstood the game.
                        :start:
                        Thats a pretty bold statement when those are sahabahs (RA). They understand deen better than us sister. Its clearly given if the dice or chess is prohibited even gambling involves or not. Alllahu alam. Better avoid it.
                        Last edited by rahamath; 27-09-09, 07:59 PM.
                        O you who believe! Do your duty to Allah and fear Him. Seek the means of approach to Him, and strive hard in His Cause as much as you can. So that you may be successful. (Al-Maeda, Chapter 5, Verse 35)
                        Verily, man was created very impatient; irritable when evil touches him; and stingy when good touches him. Except those who are devoted to Salah. (70:19-22).

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                        • #13
                          Re: Is Playing Chess Haraam according to Islam?

                          In my family Chess was is a very popular. Also, Chess was very popular where I grew up. Majority of the guys played chess. Some played just a game or two while others where more involved.... in essence I know chess.

                          However, I never heard of chess as gambling, until reading this post. I find it rather odd that someone would consider in Haraam. It is all skill and logical and strategic thinking. Only time luck comes into play is when you are lucky when your opponent makes a mistake.
                          Last edited by Dantae; 27-09-09, 08:00 PM.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Is Playing Chess Haraam according to Islam?

                            Originally posted by rahamath View Post
                            :start:
                            Thats a pretty bold statement when those are sahabahs (RA). They understand deen better than us sister. Better avoid it.
                            Well the statement I've made bold in the post below is demonstrably wrong. They understand the deen, that doesn't mean they understand the game. If someone has said that chess is gambling even when money isn't involved then they have made a mistake.

                            It might be disliked for other reasons, like wasting time but gambling can't be one of them. There's about as much luck (think gambling) involved in Chess as there is in holding a debate.
                            Originally posted by Joha View Post
                            For instance the statement I've highlighted is almost completely wrong.
                            Even if it is not played for money it is still gambling and haraam
                            Last edited by Joha; 27-09-09, 08:05 PM.
                            ...sermons from this minbar come with tongue planted quite firmly in cheek.


                            "Let your boat of life be light, packed with only what you need -
                            a homely home and simple pleasures, one or two friends,
                            worth the name, someone to love and someone to love you,
                            a cat, a dog, and a pipe or two, enough to eat and enough to wear,
                            and a little more than enough to drink; for thirst is a dangerous thing."

                            -- Jerome K. Jerome
                            (Three Men in a Boat)

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                            • #15
                              O you who believe! Do your duty to Allah and fear Him. Seek the means of approach to Him, and strive hard in His Cause as much as you can. So that you may be successful. (Al-Maeda, Chapter 5, Verse 35)
                              Verily, man was created very impatient; irritable when evil touches him; and stingy when good touches him. Except those who are devoted to Salah. (70:19-22).

                              Comment

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