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The zodiac in the eyes of Islam

by I Need Allah


It has already been mentioned that the practice of astrology is not the only haram but it is also forbidden to go to an astrologer and listen to his predictions, buy books on astrology or check one’s horoscope. Since astrology is primarily used for divination, those who practice this science are considered astrologers or fortune-tellers.

As a result of seeking horoscope, Safiyya reported from some of the wives of Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ) Allah’s Apostle (ﷺ) having said: He who visits a diviner (‘Arraf) and asks him about anything, his prayers extending to forty nights will not be accepted. (Sahih Muslim 2230)

Even though the astrologer’s statement is doubtful, the punishment for just going to him and asking questions is described in this hadith. If one doubts the truth or falsehood of astrological information, he may doubt that others besides Allah may be invisible and know the future. It is a kind of shirk.

“And with Him are the keys of the unseen; none knows them except Him. And He knows what is on the land and in the sea. Not a leaf falls but that He knows it. And no grain is there within the darknesses of the earth and no moist or dry [thing] but that it is [written] in a clear record. “ [ surah al an’am ayat 59 ]

No matter what astrology says or whatever is in the book of astrology, if one believes in the predictions given in his zodiac, he is a direct disbeliever.  “ And he (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever has intercourse with a menstruating woman or with a woman in her back passage, or goes to a fortune teller and believes what he says, has disbelieved in that which Allaah revealed to Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).” Narrated by Abu Dawood

Like the hadith narrated earlier, this hadith literally mentions fortune-tellers but applies equally to astrologers. Both claim to have knowledge of the future. The claim of astrologers is like the opposite of common fortune tellers to Tauhid. He claims that human personality is determined by the stars and that their future activities and significant events in their lives are recorded in the stars. The common calculator claims that the formation of tea leaves on the bottom of a cup or the line of the palm of the hand says the same thing. In both cases they claim the ability to explain the knowledge of the unseen in the actual arrangement of the created material.

Belief in astrology and testing the zodiac is clearly against the teachings and beliefs of Islam. That is the true empty and destitute soul that has not tasted pure faith (faith) and seeks all these paths. Essentially, all of these roads symbolize a futile effort to break free from preconceived notions. Ignorant people think that if they know what is in their destiny tomorrow, they can prepare for it from today. That way they can avoid evil and ensure good.

However, Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) was told:Say, “I hold not for myself [the power of] benefit or harm, except what Allah has willed. And if I knew the unseen, I could have acquired much wealth, and no harm would have touched me. I am not except a warner and a bringer of good tidings to a people who believe.”[ Surah Al-A’raf: 188 ]

Thus, true Muslims are morally obliged to stay far away from all these areas. Similarly, if there is a zodiac sign on the ring, necklace, etc., it should not be worn, even if no one believes it. This is part of a fabricated method that spreads kufr and should be abandoned altogether. No believing Muslim should be asked what the zodiac is or try to disrespect its symbol. Newspaper by any man or woman

It is also inappropriate to read or listen to the zodiac column. A Muslim who uses astrological predictions to determine his activities should seek forgiveness from God (repentance) and renew his faith in Islam.

May Allah grant us all the Tawfiq to stay way from Shirk and Kufr.


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