I want to ask a question regarding the prize winning without our consent.

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Assalaamu alaikum w.r.w.b.h
Dear Brother in Islam,

I already asked this question on 25th of dec. please answer immediately...


I would like to thank you for given a instant response for my previous question. May allah subhanah will reward all of us in this world and hereafter.

I want to ask a question regarding the prize winning without our consent. Recently I have received an email from some agent which says that I am the winner of sum amount (whihc I can`t even imagine in my dreams) for the compilation of 2,50,000 emails and my email has selected as best amongst those emails. I don`t believe this will be a geniune offer even though since I heard this offer I am loosing concious by dreaming of this amount. By the grace of almighty allah I am try to be pious as much I can. But I scared now where this much amount (if it is genuine) will turn me path of shaitan. I seek refuge from allah subhanaha. Please guide me whether this kind of prize awards are acceptable in Islam or I need to refuse? Please respond immediately.


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Claim award by chance

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


To the best of our knowledge brother, such random selection of awards are nothing but scams invented by con-artists who make a living by playing with the gullible nature of greed and innocence of the recipient.  For often than not, such unscrupulous people announce with much fanfare that one has been randomly selected to receive a huge amount as an award….and once they have ‘hooked’ the recipient, they ask that a percentage of the amount needs be pre-paid by the recipient to enable them to process their reward….and once the innocent and gullible person transfers the said amount, that is the last time he hears from them!!!!


But if the reward is indeed genuine, there is absolutely no harm in Shariah if one were to accept it.


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,






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