Gambling Instruments 6item Suppose the people in two different countries have divergent views as to treating certain games as being/not being among gambling instruments. Is it permissible to engage in such games? Should a group of people take to playing with cards without contemplating betting or winning, for that matter, but only for passing time and amusement, would they be deemed guilty of committing a ḥarām act? And what is the ruling on those attending such gatherings but not taking part in the playing? What is the ruling on playing with Unu [play cards]? What is the ruling on playing with gambling instruments, such as cards, on a computer? Is it permissible to bet money or anything else on games in which there is no gambling instrument? Is it permissible to use cards, without betting, in mind-stimulating games, which could have scientific as well as religious connotations? And what is the ruling on a jigsaw puzzle, where betting may be used?