a. I was wondering if it was haram to read your daily horoscope and believe what it tells you? What about quizzes and games that predict your future? Is it bad to be superstitious? b. while i was on a trip with my mother it happened to meet a fortune teller.he was calling people to see the fortune.actually we didn't go to him because its prohibiden. But while me and mother passing him he saw us and he just told to my mother that she speaks like loudspeaker(speaking loudly) and she will suffer from her one child. actually my mother speaks loudly.but now actually she worried about my brother.because he is unemployed.


May Allah bless you with piety (Taqwa) and purity, strong Imaan, forgiveness of sins, have mercy on you, elevate your status, and bless you with knowledge of Deen and generosity. Ameen!

Allah says in the holy Quran, "Pursue not that which you have no knowledge of" (soorah Israa,verse 36)

The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) has said" whoever goes to a psychic or fortune teller, and believes what he says, has disbelieved in what has been revealed to
Muhammed" (Aboo dawood)

And further, the Prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) has said, "whoever goes to a psychic, asks him about something and believes him, his salaah of forty days will not be
accepted" (Muslim)

As Muslims, our belief is in Taqdeer (fate), whatever good or bad happens to man, is destined by Allah . By going to a psychic or fortune teller, palm reader, horoscopes etc .one's belief in taqdeer is weakened by their
words, naturally, if he tells you that your life-line is short, one will become agonized and worried that you may die soon. But in reality one may live on for years.

There is a reason why Allah did not disclose the time of death/ taqdeer etc. of a person to him from before hand, and this is in fact the wisdom and mercy of Allah, man would be terrified in anticipation of the bad things about to happen to him. So, when Allah has been merciful in
hiding the agonies from us, why would we want to change that?

Also, keep in mind that the fortune teller is just a human like us, there is much room for error and mistakes!

Let us follow the example of our prophet (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam), follow his commands and stay away from his prohibitions, we will attain great happiness and success, insha-Allah

And Allah knows best.

Ask Alimah Team

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