Lots, Drawing of

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LOTS, Drawing of
There are two words used to express drawing of lots— maisir مصيرand قرعةqur’ah. The former is used for games of chance, which are condemned in the Qur’an (Surahs ii. 216; v. 92); the latter the casting of lots in the division of land or property. (Hiddyah, vol. iv. p. 17.)

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam