Knowledge gives life to the soul - Imam Ali
Wafat of Masumah-e-Qum (A.S.)
Nov, 13 2018
4 Rabi Al Awwal 1440


القِمارُ


GAMBLING




النَّهيُ عَنِ القِمارِ / Gambling

1ـ الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): لمّا أنزلَ اللّه‏ُ عزّوجلّ على رسولِ اللّه‏ (صَلَّيَ اللهُ عَلَيهِ وَ آلِهِ): «انّما الخَمرُ والمَيسِرُ»قيلَ: يا رسولَ اللّه‏ِ، مَا المَيسِرُ؟ قال: كُلُّ ما تُقُومِرَ بهِ حتَّى الكِعابُ والجَوزُ .
قيلَ: فما الأنصابُ ؟ قالَ: ما ذَبَحُوهُ لآِلِهَتِهم . قيلَ: فما الأزلامُ ؟ قالَ: قِداحُهُم التي يَستَقسِمُونَ بها.
1– The Prophet (SAWA), in answer to a question about games of chance when the verse: “indeed wine, gambling…” was revealed, said, ‘It is anything that can be gambled with, even dice or walnuts.’ He was asked, ‘So what is the dedication to idols (ansab)?’ He said, ‘What they sacrificed for their gods.’ He was then asked, ‘And what is divining with arrows?’ He said, ‘Their arrow shafts that they swear by
[These were all pagan pre-Islamic practices of gambling and games of chance (ed.)].’
[al-Kafi, v. 5, p. 123, no. 2]

2ـ الإمامُ عليٌّ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): كُلُّ ما ألهى عن ذِكرِ اللّه‏ِ فهُو مِن المَيسِرِ.
2– Imam Ali (AS) said, ‘Anything that distracts one from the remembrance of Allah is gambling.’
[Amali al-Tusi, p. 336, no. 681]


القِمارُ


GAMBLING




3ـ الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ لـمّا سُـئلَ عـنِ اللـعبِ بالشَّطرَنجِ ـ: إنّ المُؤمِنَ لَمَشغولٌ عنِ اللَّعِبِ.
3– Imam al-Baqir (AS), when asked about playing chess said, ‘A believer is too busy to play.’
[al-Khisal, p. 26, no. 92]

4ـ الإمامُ الصّادقُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ) ـ في قولِهِ تعالى: «ولا تَأْكُلُوا أموالَكُم بَينَكُم بالباطِلِ»ـ: كانَت قُرَيشٌ تُقامِرُ الرجُلَ بأهلِهِ ومالِهِ، فَنَهاهُمُ اللّه‏ُ عَزَّوجلَّ عَن ذلكَ.
4– Imam al-Sadiq (AS), with regard to Allah’s verse in the Qur’an: “Do not eat up your wealth among yourselves wrongfully” said, ‘The people of Quraysh would gamble their families and their money away, and Allah Almighty prohibited them from doing so.’
[al-Kafi, v. 5, p. 122, no. 1]

5ـ الإمامُ الباقرُ (عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ): أنّهُ
[الإمامَ زينَ العابدينَ عَلَيهِ الّسَلامُ
[ كانَ يَنْهى عَنِ الجَوزِ الذي يَجيءُ بهِ الصِّبيانُ مِن القِمارِ أنْ يُؤكَلَ، وقالَ: هُو السُّحتُ.
5– Al-Sakuni narrated, ‘Imam al-Sadiq (AS) would condemn the eating of walnuts that children had won from gambling, saying, ‘It is illegally earned (suht).’
[al-Kafi, v. 5, p. 123, no. 6]

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