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Sejak lama dahulu, permainan judi telah dikenal oleh manusia. Pada zaman jahiliah, masyarakat Arab sangat gemar bermain judi. Mereka menyebut permainan itu sebagai al- Masyir.
Pada masa itu, mereka tahu dua bentuk judi, iaitu al-mukhatarah dan al-tajzi'ah. Para ulama bersepakat bahawa judi adalah haram dalam hukum Islam, sesuai dengan firman Allah SWT dalam surah al-Baqarah ayat 219.
Bentuk permainan al-mukhatarah, seperti yang diriwayatkan oleh Ibnu Abbas, merupakan permainan yang melibatkan dua orang atau lebih yang mempertaruhkan harta dan isteri mereka dalam sesuatu permainan.
Orang yang menang berhak mengambil harta dan isteri pihak yang kalah. Harta dan isteri yang sudah menjadi milik pemenang dapat diperlakukan sesuka hati. Jika suka, dia boleh mengahwininya. Jika tidak, wanita itu hanya dijadikan hamba atau gundik.
Dalam at-tajzi'ah, 10 orang bermain kad daripada potongan kayu. Ada 10 keping kad, 7 kad diberi angka 1-7, dan 3 kad kosong, sehingga semua angkanya berjumlah 28. Kemudian seekor unta dipotong menjadi 28 bahagian.
Setiap peserta diundi untuk mengambil potongan daging sesuai dengan angka pada kad yang didapatinya. Tiga peserta yang mendapat kad kosong dianggap kalah dan harus membayar harga unta.
Mereka yang menang saling membanggakan diri dengan menyebut nama suku mereka. Permainan ini sering kali berakhir dengan perselisihan, bahkan peperangan.
Kesan terhadap masyarakat
Amalan judi dan minum arak telah diterima oleh sebahagian besar masyarakat sebagai amalan yang boleh memudaratkan institusi kekeluargaan.
Judi bukan sahaja boleh menjejaskan kemampuan kewangan seseorang individu tetapi juga boleh melalaikan dan melekakan seseorang itu daripada menunaikan tanggungjawabnya kepada Allah SWT dan mereka yang di bawah tanggungan seseorang itu.
Para ulama setuju bahawa hukum berjudi adalah haram dalam Islam. Hal ini didasarkan pada firman Allah SWT yang bermaksud: Mereka bertanya kepadamu (wahai Muhammad) mengenai arak dan judi. Katakanlah: ada keduanya ada dosa besar dan ada pula beberapa manfaat bagi manusia, tetapi dosa keduanya lebih besar daripada manfaatnya… (al-Baqarah: 219)
Dalam ayat lainnya disebut bahawa judi termasuk dalam perbuatan syaitan, sehingga kita mesti menjauhinya sebagaimana firman-Nya yang bermaksud: Wahai orang-orang yang beriman! Bahawa sesungguhnya arak, dan judi, dan pemujaan berhala, dan mengundi nasib dengan batang-batang anak panah, adalah (semuanya) kotor (keji) dari perbuatan Syaitan. Oleh itu hendaklah kamu menjauhinya supaya kamu berjaya. (al-Maidah: 90)
Alasan diharamkan judi juga dijelaskan dalam ayat berikutnya yang bermaksud:Sesungguhnya syaitan itu hanyalah bermaksud mahu menimbulkan permusuhan dan kebencian di antara kamu dengan sebab arak dan judi, dan mahu memalingkan kamu daripada mengingati Allah dan daripada mengerjakan sembahyang. Oleh itu, mahukah kamu berhenti (daripada melakukan perkara-perkara yang keji dan kotor itu atau kamu masih berdegil)? (al-Maidah: 91)
Dalam bahasa Arab, judi disebut al-Maysir, yang berasal daripada akar kata yasira atau yasurayang bererti menjadi mudah atau yasara (memudahkan).
Hal ini dapat difahami kerana judi menjanjikan keuntungan tanpa melalui cara yang wajar sebagaimana diajarkan dalam Islam.Muhammad Rasyid Ridha, cendekiawan Islam yang berasal dari Mesir menafsirkan katamaysir dalam al-Quran sebagai permainan untuk mencari keuntungan tanpa menggunakan akal dan bekerja keras
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have read almost all the posts here, and I can say that what we think
and feel is the same when we start to gambling. I am a university
student. I started online gambling and went to those illegal shops for
gambling for the last two years, which means I am just 18 years old.
From the start when my friend took me to the illegal shop for gambling
and taught me play baccarat, in one week I had won almost 800MYR
(Maylasian Ringgits) and a day later, I lost all of it including my
pocket money. After that, I asked my parents to give me some money for
dinner and I went to the illegal gambling shop alone.
At first, I bet 30MYR and I lost all of it. After that, I bet 15 MYR, which was the last 15 bucks in my pocket. By betting from 15-50 ringgit in each match, within a couple of hours I had won around 1k and I left the gambling shop.
After that day, I told myself I would put the 1k into my bank account as my savings, but a week or two later, I went back to the online gambling stall and I lost the 1k along with my pocket money – about 600MYR. After that day, I was not satisfied, so every time I got money from my parents, I go right to that shop and play and I don't stop until I lose all my money – and it happens every time.
Then I stopped going to that gambling stall. After few months, I heard from a friend who said that online gambling was an easy way to win money, so I opened an account. The first day I got my account, I won 3k in an hour's time and after that I went to bed and when I got up the next morning, I continued betting and I won another 1k, so my total winnings were 4k. I stopped playing for a week or two and I walked around with that money for a week. Then I continued with the online gambling and I won 2k again that week so my total winnings were 6k.
Even though I had won 6k, I still wasn't satisfied because I felt playing Baccarat was an easy way for me to earn fast money so I could buy things, eat and enjoy things anytime I wanted. Within a month, I started losing all the money that I had won and I started owing the bookies money, but I still didn't feel that was problem because I knew if I continued gambling, I would win back all the money that I lost, but today I am still in the same position.
I win back 2k sometimes, but then in a week or two, I will lose it all. Now the total that I owe the bookies is 6.5kMYR and the total I've lost the past two years is about 12k. I admit that I am really wrong and I feel ashamed. How did I change and become like that? I hope I won't be gambling anymore in my life, seriously, because gambling wastes time, energy, money and if I am losing that day, it makes me angry and I suffer all day long.
I hope every one of us, including me, will stop gambling so that every day will be a great day for us.
|I have read all your comments and to feel like life is not worth living anymore.
How do you rebuild what you have saved over 20 years and gambled away in under six months? I too am impulsive gambler, and the more I lose the more I think I can make it back, but it never happens that way.
I lost my job last year after almost 20 years and took my entire pension and gambled it away. I'm now left with nothing -- not even a job. I have kids and I feel so ashamed of myself. How can I get my self esteem and the will to rebuild what I have lost?
I just feel that's its way too late for me to start again. I am 43 years old, so where do I start?
|I have realized and accepted I have an addictive personality like most here; it is just who we are. I have done at least a pretty good job accepting this and shifting to productive (rather than destructive) things. (I run ultra-marathons, I am a pretty extreme saver of money now, etc).|
|Let go of the past. Forgive yourself and the past mistakes you've made. Forget about getting money through gambling to make yourself feel good. Stop chasing shadows, concentrate on the moment and the future good will happen. Go for it! I certainly am.|
|Another thing I'll add is to us it's like a drug
addict who has cocaine in front of him. If they have 10 lines in front
of them, they'll keep going until it's all gone; it's just a matter of
time. They need more to get the same high.
If we have 20k, we won't stop at just betting 1 or 2. Maybe at the beginning, but as the binge and urge intensifies, we'll keep going until it's all gone. We won't be satisfied with just winning a bit; we want more and more. Then we lose it all.
Walk away and salvage a life. It's still possible. Quit focusing on the past and what's lost and dig in and do the hard yards. There's no quick fix. It's all about hard work and being patient. A lot of us want it all straight away. It won't come easy. Be strong, grit your teeth and fight it out and keep fighting until things are good, then fight some more. No excuses.
|And by the way, if you think it couldn't get any worse, it will. If you're upset at being 20k down or so, if you keep going, you'll wish you were down only 20k. That could quite easily turn into 200k or 2 million. It can always be worse. You'll lose more than money. You'll lose time, friends, relationships, family and even your sanity! Your livelihood will also disappear.|
|I started betting small then years later bet
thousands on games. I had good success and won over 60k, only to lose
most of it on one game. The pattern would repeat three years later when I
won 38k lost it all. Six months later, I won 155k and lost it all. Six
months later, I won 80k and lost it all. It always happens.
You'll get screwed over one way or another. The bookies will hold out your withdraws so you'll eventually use the money and lose it. I stopped for a year but went back to it out of boredom. I won money and have now lost it, so I changed my bets. The original choices won but the ones I took lost.
Gambling is a living hell and self torture, really. I'm going to quit -- this time, for good. Life is way better without gambling in terms of happiness and living a stress free life. Your brain chemistry changes, as well. It's harder to make rational decisions and think clearly, hence you take stupid bets in your right mind you wouldn't normally make.
At the end of the day, there is nothing rational about betting large sums of money on games/casino/online/pokies. Oh -- not to mention the time lost and being angry and depressed on this crap. It's a waste of time!
Be strong and walk away for good. I am. Good luck, people. Actually no, it's not about luck. You make your own, so do it. Be strong and quit. It's all on us, not some stupid game. Rely on yourself and nothing or no one else. The best bet is yourself. It's a sure thing.
|Gambling is like any other addiction and takes a lot of effort and restraint to let go. Let me give you my story.
I started playing online blackjack and had a good start, and made a decent amount of money in a very short period of time - nothing life changing. A year on, I calculated how much I won or lost. I have lost 5k GBP in total of my own money and lost what I had won.
So the story goes like this, in my opinion: bet big - win big, but be prepared to lose and feel like crap. Bet big, win big and then move on to small bets or take time out for a few months.
So gambling works out OK for the rich folks who can afford to lose or cover their losses and make a profit. But for average guy, gambling causes undue stress, tension and grief. I think gambling fills some sort of void in one's life and the thrill of gambling feels like a form of relaxation, but only when you're not losing.
Overall, unless one has deep pockets and some self control, one would always end up losing as the house has a edge.
|I've been addicted to slots for nearly 20 years
and have lost well over £200,000.00! It's all a con! I control it now
and spend within my means.
When at my worst, I would spend £1000 in one hour on the £500's. The arcade I went to have a technician who is bent and fixes all the machines so they can be remotely controlled to pay out the punters that they select! This is so the addicts like me can never win and newbies who walk in off of the street will always win a £500 jackpot from just a few pound coins in!
People, these jerks are there to rip you off. Get revenge on them today and don't go back!
|I've gambled in the U.K. What bums me out is I've never won big: 600 was my biggest, but I've lost 100000 /200000 easy throughout my life. I lost 50 tonight and have spent two hours reading this whole page in detail. I thought it was the best page I've ever read about addiction to gambling and the consequences. If you're reading this and you gamble, don't steal other people's money. Only gamble your own and you won't feel half as bad.|
|Like a lot of you, I'm a gambling addict. In the
last 10 days, I lost 2,600€ (1,000 just in one penny slot in five
hours!), and in the past seven years, about 50k€.
I read all of your comments and they gave me a lot of support. I just want to stop now, want to sleep well, want to buy what I want. I want to please me with a trip or just some clothes (things I can't buy now because my money is in the slots).
Unfortunately, there is no GA here in France,so I'll go and see a psychiatric. I hope he'll help me stop with this drug.
|I'm 27 and have only gambled since I met my
partner. He loved gambling. Up until now I've mainly gambled small
amount and usually always lose, but never stops me as I chase. I signed
up to an online gambling site after reading a newspaper article about a
woman who won nearly a million on the online slots.
I only planned to gamble a tenner, maybe twenty just to see. I ended up chasing and lost over £500 in a single session. I feel physically sick when I think about it, not to mention embarrassed and ashamed of myself, I only earn about £700 a month so a huge amount for me, especially as I'm saving to buy my first house. I really feel I've let my partner and family down.
It's been a massive wake up call, and I realised how much I throw away through gambling, banned myself from the sites and will never visit an arcade or machine again. I have two weeks of working overtime scheduled to make up the money I lost.
|I just won $6000 from the online casino. I was feeling depressed because of some personal issues, so I went on to blackjack and played $100 initially, after a while losing all eventually. I am currently a student on exchange and I lost all my living expenses. I'm not sure what to do. Gambling stinks.|
|I have posted here before and have come to the
final decision on gambling and the losses that I have incurred in the
past five years.
It wasn't enough to just pray and plead to God. It wasn't going to happen as I just kept going back, even after all my posts here.
So, I decided to literally shut the door on it and am now 'self barred' by any casino that is within a 100 mile radius of me on both sides of the border, Canada and the US. This is the only way I've been able to keep away from it all.
Just keep it simple: shut it down and close the doors!
Then, think about how much you're gaining by not entering into these 'traps'. The trap is in the first 'jackpot' or 'win' from any table or slot machine.
Close it down and shut the door! Walk in and tell them you want to be self-barred from the place. Shut the door to temptation. It's the only way!
|I am 50 and have been gambling for 28 years now
and have lost over $800,000. My last venture was 120 days ago where I
went from up $50K to down $38K. It is extremely depressing even now 120
days later. |
Recently, I have strong urges to go back and have been fighting these off daily. I am not sure if I will make it. I have been going to GA. It helped a lot during the first two months, but lately I do not even want to go to the meetings.
It seems as though I win 90 percent of my trips, but it is the 10 percent of losing trips which seem to suck all my bank accounts and credit cards dry. I cannot seem to stop trying to get it back until I have exhausted all of my available funds.
I always keep enough to pay the bills, but the savings are constantly drained, and I always seem to have 50-100K in credit cards mostly from cash advances.
A lot of these posts are helpful, others seem to be plants from the casino urging you to keep trying. One post even says to "let the casino make the mistake". Earth to nimrod: casinos don't make mistakes in blackjack; they have a set of rules to conform to. It is the players that make mistakes due to the choices they have. The casino does not have choices.
I wish I could play and know when to walk away, but after 28 years I am afraid of myself. Honestly do not know if I will make it to 150 days or not.