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GACHA: an Islamic study on the element of gambling (maisir) and uncertainty (gharar) in micro-transaction

Mohd Kifly, Muhammad Khairul Iman and Mat Jubri@Shamsuddin, Mustafa (2023) GACHA: an Islamic study on the element of gambling (maisir) and uncertainty (gharar) in micro-transaction. Journal of Islamic, Social, Economics and Development, 8 (53). pp. 149-160. E-ISSN 0128-1755

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GACHA micro-transaction by taking into account forbidden transactional elements like gambling (maisir) and uncertainty (gharar). GACHA, also known as a game-of-chance, is one of the newer monetization mechanics adopted by video games developer and its implementation can be witnessed in various digital games. Through this, players may acquire virtual items, albeit ambiguously, and this uncertain nature will profit the developers massively. Thus, this research aims to provide clarity on the definition of GACHA, by studying its attributes and features through past studies and theses. Additionally, this research will examine the characteristics of gambling (maisir) and uncertainty (gharar), which is extremely important when it comes to the comprehension of the ruling deduction provided by Islamic scholars and contemporary Fatwa. Additionally, the researchers will also attempt to study the reality of GACHA in today’s world, such as the shapes and forms of GACHA, and its significant impact on society backed by pieces of evidence from recent years. Thus, the research method that has been used for this research is the qualitative method which is a library method, and an analytical review of the gathered data. It was established that the Islamic rulings on GACHA are that it is impermissible to be practised as it involves forbidden transactional elements.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Gambling, Uncertainty, Micro Transaction, Video Games, GACHA
Subjects: BPC Science and Technology in Islam
BPH Islamic Economics > BPH111.4 Halal issues. Fatawa
BPH Islamic Economics > BPH114 Consumption. Halal issues
BPH Islamic Economics > BPH186.5 Gharar - Deception
BPK Islamic law. Shari'ah. Fiqh > BPK36 Islamic law (General) > BPK78 Usul al-fiqh > BPK109 Sources of Islamic law > BPK121 Ijtihad > BPK125 Applicability of Ijtihad. Instances of application
K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh > KBP490 Furūʻ al-fiqh. Substantive law. Branches of law. > KBP639 Muʻāmalāt
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh
Depositing User: Dr. Mustafa Mat Jubri @ Shamsuddin
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2023 16:20
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2023 14:51
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/106010

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