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Questions on the two topics
Date: Sunday, 13 January 2019, 7:25 pm

Salaam dear teachers and dear friends,

1- Maisar is usually translated as easy money. But, what is easy money and its criterion:

Sometimes it is not easy to determine it. For instance, is earning from playing video games as a professional player (as a job) a kind of Maisar, another example can be playing chess or even card as a sport (as a job) and taking money or prize from it, or taking prize from a TV family entertainment program, are all easy money and Haram?

2- Is remembering/pronouncing God's Name before eating (5:3, 6:118-119) compulsory or it is optional, will food be Halal *only* after this act?

Thank you all in advance for your valuable guidance