Saudi Grand Mufti denounces or declares chess

Saudi Grand Mufti denounces or declares chess

World January 21, 2016 23:07

riyadh - Chess is forbidden under Islam. That Sheik Abdullah al-Sheikh, the Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, yesterday on the Saudi television announced.

According to the sheikh puts the ancient mind game until 'waste of time and money and it is also a reason for hatred and enmity between players.' The Grand Mufti bases its view on a Koranic verse in which 'bedewelmdende agents, gambling, worshiping idols and divination' be banned. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the highest Shiite religious authority in Iraq, et game had already been banned.

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