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Checking my Horoscope

Q: By curiosity I went on the net and check the characteristic of my horoscope but not what they predicts. for example they say that scorpio is strong by nature etc. Some were true but did i do shirk? I have promised not to read these things again.


A: All these things (Scorpion, Leon, Capricorn, etc.) have no basis in Islam. It is a serious sin for one to believe that his future will be determined through astrology. The knowledge of the future is known to Allah (الله تعالى) alone. Hence a Mu’min should not get involved in these baseless things nor place his reliance upon them. You should sincerely repent to Allah (الله تعالى) and make a firm resolve that you will not return to this sin in the future. Since this action is close to the actions of shirk, you should recite the kalimah excessively. 

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

وعن زيد بن خالد الجهني قال : صلى لنا رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم صلاة الصبح بالحديبية على أثر سماء كانت من الليل فلما انصرف أقبل على الناس فقال : ” هل تدرون ماذا قال ربكم ؟ ” قالوا : الله ورسوله أعلم قال : أصبح من عبادي مؤمن بي وكافر فأما من قال : مطرنا بفضل الله ورحمته فذلك مؤمن بي كافر بالكوكب وأما من قال : مطرنا بنوء كذا وكذا فذلك كافر بي ومؤمن بالكوكب (مشكاة #4596)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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