SHAFAQNA – The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei answered questions regarding making, buying, selling and playing chess.
Question: What is the ruling about chess for the following cases?
Making, buying and selling
Playing chess with or without betting
Allocating centres in public places or others for teaching, playing and encouraging people to play chess
The Grand Ayatollah Khamenei: If a person can determine that chess at the current time is not counted as gambling, there is no problem in making, buying, selling and playing it without betting. Also considering the above condition there is no problem with teaching it.