#1
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jan/21/chess-forbidden-in-islam-rules-saudi-arabia-grand-mufti

Saudi Arabia’s grand mufti has ruled that chess is forbidden in Islam, saying it encourages gambling and is a waste of time.

Sheikh Abdulaziz al-Sheikh was answering a question on a television show in which he issues fatwas in response to viewers’ queries on everyday religious matters.

He said chess was “included under gambling” and was “a waste of time and money and a cause for hatred and enmity between players”.


Ban sports, ban competitions, ban democracy because it causes hatred and enmity!

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#2
It should just be banned for being shit.
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#3
Of course a game of logic is Haram
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#5
^

"Chess forbidden in Islam, rules Saudi mufti, but issue not black and white"

ffs Guardian. anyhow it doesn't surprise me - if you're taking music out of culture you may as well commit mass-suicide - what difference does calling chess bad too, do?
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#7
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I feel like every fatwa ever has been motivated by salt

like this dude got his ass whooped in chess and decided nobody else could play it



i can see that

I used to love chess as a kid until I moved to a new house and played the neighbour kids a bunch of times and they destroyed me constantly. was 100% done with the game and wishing I had the power to ban it for everyone.
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#8
do you think music is banned/looked down upon in these climates because an extreme muslim and a buddhist had a rock off and the buddhist did the tenacious d thing, and they're still hella butthurt about it or something?
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#10
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Isn't everything remotely fun banned in islam?

well, not chess, but yeah


Muslims don't actually have to listen to that dude btw. I've never been too bothered about fatwas. Very few preachers draw a large enough base to listen to.
#11
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i can see that

I used to love chess as a kid until I moved to a new house and played the neighbour kids a bunch of times and they destroyed me constantly. was 100% done with the game and wishing I had the power to ban it for everyone.


I'm sorry you had to go through that traumatizing experience, son.
#12
fuck off mufti man, chess is gr8

tho i suck at it :<


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#13
I think its because they are afraid that people are going to start resortig to gambling which is forbidden in the Islamic faith.
And as usual, anything they are afraid of, either gets banned or killed.

Time for the Arabs to get the Checkers Board ready
#15
Guess that's why it's radical Islam, no dorks allowed.
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#17
I can't believe people are that stupid. Chess is the best game ever invented. I'll probably be a chess grandmaster before a professional musician.
#19
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I can't believe people are that stupid. Chess is the best game ever invented. I'll probably be a chess grandmaster before a professional musician.

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#22
Funny thing, Chess was first got widespread in Persia at 600's and was widely accepted in first Muslim lands.

Huh. We came a long way.
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The only thing chess related that should be haram is people that don't know and whinge about the en passant rule.

definitely
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