The following question and answer by Sheikh Yusuf Talal DeLorenzo attendees of the Dow Jones University Courses on Islamic Investement.
Question:: In the topic of Gharar, could it be safe to say that investing in the stock market is Gharar? There is a certain amount of risk involved in investing in the stock market without any assured returns so does this qualify as Gharar?
Answer: In section five of Lesson Two I wrote:
"Obviously, if we equate gharar to uncertainty and risk, then these are things