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Palmistry Astrology

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is it true that if u get
ur palm read, then ur duas arent accepted by Allah for 40 days? is it a sort of shirk?

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Palmistry Astrology

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imran verse 160: If Allah helps you, none can overcome you! And if Allah forsakes you, who is there, then, after Allah that can help you? Therefore, the true believers should trust in Allah Alone.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10 Surah Yunus verses 106-107: And do not call besides Allah, any being that can neither do you any good nor any harm. For if you will do so, you shall be one of the doers of wrong. If Allah afflicts you with a calamity, there is none to remove it, but He Himself. Likewise, if Allah wills to bestow a favor on you, there is none to withhold Allahs bounty. He bestows His bounty on anyone of His servants He wills. And He is The Forgiving, The Merciful.


 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 31 Surah Luqman verse 34: Verily, the knowledge of the Hour is with Allah Alone. He it is Who sends down the rain, and He Alone knows what is taking shape in the wombs of the mothers. No living being knows what he will earn the next day, nor does any know in what land he is to die! Verily Allah is the All Knowing, Wise.

 

Sahih Muslim Hadith 133 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah

The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: Don't you know what your Lord said? Your Lord observed: I (Allah) have never endowed My bondsmen with a favor, but a section amongst them disbelieved it, and said: stars, it was due to the stars.

 

It is absolutely prohibited for a believer to seek his fortune, or find out about his future, through palmistry, or astrology, or the movement of the stars, or star signs, or any other thing or device! The Messenger of Allah (saws) called the people who claimed to read the future liars ; and invoked the curse of Allah on the ones who tried to read the stars, and the ones who went to them to seek their fortune or future.

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.232 Narrated by Aisha

Some people asked Allah's Messenger (saws) about the fore-tellers. Allah's Messenger (saws) said to them, "They are nothing (i.e., liars)." The people said, 'O Allah's Messenger (saws)! Sometimes they tell something which comes out to be true." Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "That word which comes to be true is what a jinn snatches away by stealing and then pours it in the ear of his fore-teller with a sound similar to the cackle of a hen, and then they add to it one-hundred lies."

 

The so-called knowledge of palmistry, or the deciphering of the happenings of the future by studying the position of the lines or marks in ones hands are nothing more than absolute lies, whims, conjecture, and guess-works of ignorant and unscrupulous people. There is absolutely no reality and relation between the lines and marks on ones hands and the events that take place in a persons life!

 

Everything that happens in the heavens and the earth, is in the Absolute Control and Sole Domain of the All Powerful, All Knowing Lord of the Worlds. No star, no sun, no moon, no marks or lines on ones palms, and absolutely nothing and no one in the universe has the power to bring about any good or evil on anyone. All Power and All Strength is vested in the Hands of Allah Subhanah Alone.

 

To believe in palmistry or any form of astrology , and to believe in the supposed prediction of the star-signs, palm-reading, etc. is a form and manifestation of the heinous sin of shirk; and all the believers must abstain from this evil deed.

 

To even believe a part of what the astrologer or the palmist has said, is to disbelieve in the Divine Decree and Qadr of our Lord; and a heinous sin. Thus the believers must absolutely abstain from such false beliefs; and put their full trust and belief in the Power and Might of the One Lord Alone! Allah Alone has the Power and Knowledge of everything that is in existence, and absolutely no one else.

 

Trust and believe in the Lord that Created everything in existence. If He helps you, no combination of people can hurt you! And if He forsakes you, there is none in the Universe who can help you. Therefore, put your trust in Allah Subhanah Alone.

 

Your question: is it true that if u get ur palm read, then ur duas arent accepted by Allah for 40 days?

To the best of our humble knowledge there is no mention in the Quran or the Sunnah for a particular consequence or punishment for the specific act of palm-reading.

 

Your question: is it a sort of shirk?

Sahih Muslim Hadith 133 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah

The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: Don't you know what your Lord said? Your Lord observed: I (Allah) have never endowed My bondsmen with a favor, but a section amongst them disbelieved it, and said: stars, it was due to the stars.

 

Trying to figure out the future through palm-reading is a definite manifestation of the heinous crime of shirk and disbelief.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 

 


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