Selling World Cup tickets at a higher price
Fatwa No: 156335

  • Fatwa Date:12-5-2011 - Jumaadaa Al-Aakhir 9, 1432
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Is selling world cup match tickets for black market price haram ?


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

It is permissible to sell the tickets of sports matches provided these matches are lawful, and selling such tickets by other than authorized vendors is permissible even at a higher price.

However, if the matches are not lawful for involving showing the ‘Awrah (parts of the body that must be covered in Islam) and sinful mixing between men and women, and the like, then it is neither permissible to sell the tickets nor to buy them either at its original price or at a higher price.

Allaah Knows best.

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