Camel races at weddings

Q 1: During wedding celebrations camel racing is held then the bridegroom distributes prizes amongst the owners of the winning camels whether in the form of money or bags of barley. It is worth mentioning that most of the bridegrooms incur debts to afford for their marriage celebrations. Is this a valid practice?

A: Holding camel races during wedding celebrations is impermissible because of the involved unsuitableness, the extra costs that the bridegroom bears, and other evils. (Part No. 19; Page No. 140) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.