Should I Take Bad Omens from Things Happening to Me?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Question: Assalamu alaykum

I am getting marry soon. But these days I see strange things. Is it a bad omen?

Answer:  Walaikum assalam,

I hope you’re doing well, insha’Allah.

The Beloved Messenger of Allah (peace & blessings be upon him & his folk) forbade taking bad omens from things.

The greatest spiritual protections in our religion are:
(1) renewing one’s commitment to the five daily prayers, and to strive for presence of heart in them;
(2) leaving sins, both open and hidden—including busying oneself with watching and listening to sinful modes of entertainment; and
(3) seeking Allah’s protection through reciting the 3 Qul, Ayat al-Kursi, and the Fatiha, regularly.

Please also refer to the following answers for more suggestions and supplications:

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And Allah is the giver of success and facilitation.

[Shaykh] Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersHub Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh Faraz returned to Canada in the Summer of 2007. In May 2008 he founded SeekersHub Global to deal with the urgent need to spread Islamic knowledge—both online and on the ground—in a reliable, relevant, inspiring, and accessible manner. He has been repeatedly listed as one of the world’s 500 most influential Muslims (The Muslim500).

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