The following question and answer by Sheikh Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo attendees of the Dow Jones University Courses on Islamic Investement.
Question:: Is there an area where buying and selling stock, even if it is acceptable stock, when itbecomes like gambling? Especially when it is short-term speculation. If it is, then where is thedividing line? And is day trading allowed by the Shari'ah in the qualifying stocks?
Answer: There is a well known hadith of the Prophet, upon him be peace, which is also an important