Is asking about future by putting hand on stone shirk or not?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by
Near my village there is a small Mazar. Outside of the Mazar, one stone is kept for breaking coconuts. By putting hand on that stone everybody even me too ask questions about future. Did I do shirk or not? Please let me known.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 985/960/SD=11/1437)

It is shirk and Hindu practice to put one’s hand on the said stone and question about future. It is unlawful and haram totally. If you have done then you should do true taubah and istighfar and should avoid this practice in future completely.


عن عبدالله بن عمر رضي الله عنهما قال : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم من تشبه بقوم فهو منهم (سنن أبي داؤد ، لباس / باب لبس الشهرة 2/ 25 رقم: 4031، مشكوة المصابيح 375) قال العلامة المناوي رحمه الله تعالى: “من تشبه بقوم” أي تزيا في ظاهره بزيهم ، وفي تعرفه بفعلهم ، وفي تخلفه بخلقهم ، وسار بسيرتهم وهديهم في ملبسهم وبعض أفعالهم . (فيض القدير شرح الجامع الصغير للعلامة المناوي 11/ 5743).

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband


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