Building an Islamic Center through Lottery

In this context, we would like to cite what was issued by the Fiqh Council of North America, which goes as follows:
“The Fiqh Council of North America sees no way to make such kind of resources permissible to establish an Islamic center, because the lottery is a form of gambling, which is forbidden. Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, quoted the Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, as saying: “Allah Almighty is good and accepts only that which is good. Allah has commanded the faithful to do that which he commanded the Messengers, and He Almighty says: “O ye Messengers ! Eat of the good things and do right…”. And Allah also says: “O ye who believe! Eat of the good things wherewith We have provided you…”. Then he mentioned (the case of) a man who, having journeyed far, is dishevelled and dusty and who spreads out his hands to the sky [saying] : “O Lord! O Lord!” – while his food is unlawful, his drink unlawful, his clothing unlawful, and he is nourished unlawfully, so how can he be answered! ” (Reported by Muslim)
Thus, we advice the Islamic community to be patient and persistent in their efforts and to raise funds among Muslim individuals and organizations.