The Ruling on Wasting Time and Money on Sports – Shaikh Muhammad bin Hizaam

Question: What is your advice for the Muslims who follow sport teams and waste a lot of their time in following it. They waste money in purchasing newspapers, magazines, and tickets to watch matches…?

Answer: “It is not allowed for a mature person to waste their time in what is not beneficial.

لا تزولُ قدما عبدٍ يومَ القيامةِ حتَّى يُسألَ عن أربعِ خِصالٍ : عن عمرِه فيما أفناه ، وعن مالِه من أين اكتسبه ، وفيما أنفقه ، وعن عِلمِه ماذا عمِل فيه

The two feet of the son of Adam will not move from near his Lord on the Day of Judgement until he is asked about four (matters):- 1) about his life – how he spent it; 2) about his wealth – how he earned it; 3) and where he spent it; 4) and about that which he acted upon from the knowledge that he acquired

Reported at-Tirmidhi on the authority of Abu Barzah al-Aslami (may Allah be pleased with him)

If he ponders on this Hadith, then it is sufficient for him as a rebuke from wasting time in the likes of these actions”


Translated by

Faisal bin Abdul Qaadir bin Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan

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