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al-Kahaanah - Fortunetelling

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You must know not to indulge in fortunetelling. The Kaahin is the one who claims that he knows what will happen in the future or that he knows the Ghaib (the unseen). He performs al-Kahaanah – predicting the future. Allah informed us in the Qur’an

“No one in the heavens and the earth knows the Ghaib only Allah (knows it) and they do not know when they will be ressurected.” al-Qur’an, Surah al-Naml, 27: 65

No one knows the Ghaib, even the Jinn (spirits created from fire), even the messengers, even the angels, only Allah exclusively knows the Ghaib, Allah said,

“Allah knows all the Ghaib and he did not let anyone know of it.” al-Qur’an, Surah al-Jinn, 72: 26

Mu’awiyah ibn al-Hakam al-Sulamee (ra) said,

“I said (to the Prophet): ‘O Messenger of Allah! I am new coming out of ignorance and now Allah has guided me to Islam. Verily, there is among us men who go to fortune-tellers (al-Kuhaan),’ he (saw) replied, ‘do not go to them’, I said, ‘and there are among us men who are pessimistic (or superstitious i.e. al-Teerah).’ He said, ‘that is something they only find it in their chests but it (those superstitions) should not prevent them (from doing anything).’ [or in another narration, ‘so do not let (those superstitions) prevent you.’]” Saheeh al-Muslim, Kitaab ul Salah

The Prophet (saw) said,

“He is not one of us, the one who is pessimistic, or the fortune-teller or the one who he predicts for, nor the one who makes magic or the one who he makes magic for.” Tabaraani, Jami’ Saheeh for al-Albaani 5435








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1. Polytheism

You must know not to associate anything with Allah.

2. Disbelief

You must know the things which make you a disbeliever.

3. Apostasy

You must know not to commit apostasy (i.e. to become an apostate [Murtad] after you had Imaan).

4. Hypocrisy

You must know the things that make you a hypocrite. The hypocrite is the one who disbelieves in Islam in his heart and yet he shows outwardly his Imaan.

5. Mocking the Prophets

You must know not to insult any Prophet or Messengers.

6. Rejecting what is known by necessity

You must know not to reject anything known by necessity in Islam.

7. Fortunetelling

You must know not to indulge in fortunetelling. The Kaahin is the one who claims that he knows what will happen in the future or that he knows the Ghaib (the unseen). He performs al-Kahaanah – predicting the future.

8. Going to Palm Readers

You must know not to indulge in palm reading.

9. Horoscopes

You must know neither to believe in horoscopes nor to deal with people involved with them.

10. Superstition / Pessimism

You must know not to be pessimistic/superstitious.

11. Negativity

You must know not to be negative.

12. Oaths upon other than Allah

You must know not to take an oath except if you invoke Allah's name.

13. Showing off

You must know not to show-off.

14. Innovation

You must know not to innovate anything in the Deen.