Prizes for competitors

Q 4: Two men had a bet with each other on the result of an interview, agreeing that the loser will buy a meal for the winner. What is the ruling on eating this meal?

A: This betting is not permissible, as the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, Competitions are allowed only in three (activities): Shooting arrows, camel racing or horse racing. Betting is gambling and it involves consuming property unlawfully. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.