Al-Maisir

Posted on 05/20/2012 by marina

AL-MAISIR الميسر
A game of chance forbidden in the Qur’an, Surahs ii. 216; v. 92, 93. It signifies a game performed with arrows, and much in use with pagan Arabs. But the term al-maisar is now understood to include all games of chance or hazard.

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam