Some companies arrange a lot without requirements to answer any questions. The form of the lottery is done by collecting the packages of products sold by the companies, then send it back to them. The lucky one will get prize from them. Is this kind of lot allowable in sharia?
For information, I buy the product daily, whether there was a lot or not.
It is allowed to join such lot for the regular/daily customer, with conditions as follow:
First, they buy the product not to get the prize;
Second, it is known that the company arranged such lot so that more people will buy their products, and the products’ sales will be increased.
The company then will take an amount of profit to provide prizes for the winners. And by them collecting the product’s packages, it is a must that they had bought the products.
This is undoubtedly one of the tricks of the sellers who do not prioritize quality of their products. Due to that, I firmly state to all people, do not buy this kind of product to get the prize! And if there are people who were disadvantaged by such practice, please report it to the authority.
Author: Abu ‘Ukkasha Aris Munandar, S.S.