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Statements about predictions

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by DarulUloomTT.net

Question

 I have a question about predictions. If someone asks me when computers will replace the way we work or in our daily lives, if I answer 5-10 years as a guess or estimate, and the questioner agrees with me, is this considered acting like a soothsayer, in terms of predicting the future?


Answer

 No, this does not fall under ‘predictions’ and it is not like soothsaying. Your statement is based on your experience and it is permissible to use such statements.

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Waseem Khan

This answer was collected from DarulUloomTT.net, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.

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