Is Ludo Star Halal or Haram?

Ludo Star, a mobile game that features everyone’s favorite board game, has taken over our lives.

It’s grown immensely popular in to Pakistan and even India. As we grow ever more reliant on smartphones and tablets for our entertainment, the board game culture has started to disappear from our lives. Ludo Star allows us to play with friends and throw that virtual ‘chakka’ (dice) alongside a healthy dose of nostalgia, which explains its viral popularity.

Just as Pokemon GO and fidget spinners, it has been at the center of memes and other jokes as well.

So it’s no surprise that Ludo Star has been downloaded millions of times to date.

Controversy

Complicating our love for this game is a recent video in which a man named Raja Zia ul Haq says it’s haram and should not be played. Haq claims to be the CEO of a youth club and his video gained a lot of attention on social media.

In the video, he says that he has received hundreds of questions from people asking whether the game is halal or not.

He further claims that all scholars consider games of such kind to be haraam. Finally, he concludes his point view with a hadith.

The Prophet (SAW) said: “Whoever plays with dice, it is as if he were dipping his hand in the flesh and blood of a pig”

You can watch the video down below for yourself:

Since then, people on social media have started to debate on the latest time-waster of the day. Opinions have been divided on this topic where some are actually supporting Raja’s claims while others seem to think that the hadith he is quoting does not fit in the context, saying that while there are dice involved, there is no money in it so there’s no reason for it to be haram.

What do you think of Ludo Star being called Haram? Let us know in the comments below!


  • M Waseem Akhtar

    One must read full context of Hadith before making judgement. A sentence without any context cannot make something Halal or Haram.
    If one play any game (including this one) without betting, its Halal. Please note that I am neither a religious scholar and nor idealize any scholar. For me, Holy Quran is true words of Allah and Hadith are not 100% true as these have been noted after passage of many decades and some are in contradiction to other Hadiths.

    • faithful

      Who said that hadith noted after passage of time….. Sahaba used to write down hadith…. Few of them have their own books of hadith. Before commenting on hadith authenticity please read science of hadith….

    • Abdal Pti

      اللہ نے فرمایا ہے کہ میری عطات کرو اور میرے رسول کی اطاعت کرو، جوحدیث کو نا مانے تو وہ پانچ نمازوں کو پڑھنے کا طریقہ تو دور کی بات ان کے نام بھی قران میں نہیں دکھا سکتا، اس ک علاوہ بہت سے مسائل کے حل کے لیے مسلمان ہمیشہ حدیث ہی کی طرف دیکھتا ہے ، کیونکہ حدیث ایمان کا لازمی حصہ ہے

      • M Waseem Akhtar

        What about contradictory Ahadith?

        • abdul basit

          Bhai sahih aur zaeef ka consept nae jante

    • Temoor Wali

      if you are neither a religious scholar and nor idealize any scholar so how can you analying … :p

      • M Waseem Akhtar

        Well, it’s a commonsense thing.

    • Osama Xubair

      Well when we talk about ludo star!!
      It involves betting.. Though they are needed for starting the game but still if we think a bit deeper it is just like betting.. from 250 to 10M coins… its all betting

  • ask

    criticize something more its get trending

  • Yes It’s Haaaram In Islam : But Agar Bet Lagao to
    But Haaaram Aur Gunha Aur Bhi Cheeze Hai :
    Jinko Hum Jaan Bojh K Nahi Manna Chahte Hai :
    Simple Na Mahram Ko Dekhna Bar Karna (Totally Haaaram Hai ) Magar Ye Bohat Aaaam Hai.

  • Mazher

    People should discuss ,travelling in Aeroplane ,Cars ,Ships ,watching movies ,using mobile phones ,Computers ,Cricket,Football ,Tennis Matches are Halal or Haram,what a discussion ,we should get out of it .

  • Shaykh ul Islam Tahir ul Qadri

    It is “Chess” not “Dice”:
    Buraida reported on the authority of his father that Allah’s Apostle (Peace be upon him) said: He who played chess is like one who dyed his hand with the flesh and blood of swine.

    Sahih Muslim Vol. 5, Book of Poetry, Hadith 5612

  • Shahzad Zameer

    یٰۤاَیُّہَا الَّذِیۡنَ اٰمَنُوۡۤا اِنَّمَا الۡخَمۡرُ وَ الۡمَیۡسِرُ وَ الۡاَنۡصَابُ وَ الۡاَزۡلَامُ رِجۡسٌ مِّنۡ عَمَلِ الشَّیۡطٰنِ فَاجۡتَنِبُوۡہُ لَعَلَّکُمۡ تُفۡلِحُوۡنَ
    (90) سورۃ المائدۃ:

    اے ایمان والو! شراب اور جُوا اور بت اور پاسے (یہ سب) ناپاک کام اعمال شیطان سے ہیں۔ سو ان سے بچتے رہنا تاکہ نجات پاؤ۔ ‏

    یہ سورۃ المائدۃ کی آیت نمبر 90 ہے۔ اس میں پانسہ (Dice) سے بچنے کا حکم ہے اور جب قرآن میں حکم ہے تو پھر چاہے رقم لگی ہو یا نہ لگی ہو اس سے بچنا ہی چاہیئے۔ اس میں کوئی دو رائے نہیں ہونی چاہیئے۔اور یہ حکم ہر پانسہ والے کھیل پر لاگو ہوتا ہے صرف لڈو پر نہیں۔

  • Eli Ehsan
  • Saqib Mufti

    Its freaking is me koi mental attraction nahi.. even speaker told… even monkey can play ludo… hows stupid logic….

  • Jaun Raza

    es molvi ki video dkehnai key bhad mainai ludo star download ki aur us ko khyel raha houn warna pehlai i was not interested
    .