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The Egyptian Football Federation seeks to implement a betting system for the Egyptian football league, but the Muftī says betting is forbidden and a form of gambling.
The author criticizes fatwas that prohibit football and discusses her personal experience while delivering a lecture at one of Saudi Arabia’s universities.
The author investigates the practice of an international football referee, Muhammad al-Sayyīd, who has reportedly stopped several games in the football league to listen to the adhān.
There is nothing wrong, from a sharī‘a perspective, with football provided that players are not distracted from prayers on due time, students from studying or workers from seeking income to support their families, said Dr. Yousuf al-Qaradāwī, a celebrated Muslim cleric, in an interview.
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