Muhammad & Chess:-
In his wisdom,
forbade his followers most of the pleasures of the world
- except murder, plunder, booty & rape - such as music, poetry, dancing, drinking, games of intellect, gambling and more.
It is typical of
the semi-literate and unlearned, who could not have seen let alone known what a game of chess is all about, make such an arbitrary and unwarranted prohibition.
Sahih Muslim HadithHadith 5612
Narrated byBuraydah ibn al-Hasib
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.
*** One of the most intellectually stimulating games ever conceived is prohibited by the
'best representative of manhood'
was not his
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