Auto gambling

13 Jan 2022 Ref-No#: 4249

Assalaamu alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh, I am 24 years old and am from a poor family, live is some how difficult for my parents and I and I really want to get married but I don’t have money, so I started searching for a way to make money online then I met someone who introduced me to a software where you make 3k everyday by investing 50k, i borrows money from a friend and I joined, when I joined I didn’t know it was an auto betting software, when I found out I wanted to quit it but I don’t know how to get money to survive and pay for my bills so I decided am gonna start up a business with it and quit. I want to know if the money I earn from my business is haraam, because I invested the auto gambling software money in it?

Answer

Wa ʿAlaykumus Salām Wa Raḥmatullāhi Wa Barakātuh

In principle, the profits from such business will be permissible.

However, the capital contribution towards the business was unlawful and would therefore have to be disposed of by returning it to the original owners, or in the case where that is not possible, then to distribute it amongst the poor without the intention of gaining any rewards therefrom as one cannot derive any benefit from unlawful wealth.

Together with the above, one should also turn to Allāh ﷻ in repentance, because the act of gambling has been made forbidden upon us.