Consulting diviners and soothsayers and wearing amulets


A: Firstly: It is not permissible to consult soothsayers and fortune-tellers. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: Anyone who visits a diviner and asks him about anything, his Salahs (Prayers) are not accepted for forty nights. (Related by Imam Muslim in his Sahih 'authentic' Book of Hadith). The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: If one wears an amulet, Allah will not accomplish his affairs for him and if one wears a cowrie shell, Allah will not protect him. In another narration Whoever wears an amulet commits an act of Shirk 'associating others in worship with Allah'. Secondly: The proper opinion is that wearing amulets is impermissible. Thirdly: Visiting graves to seek the blessings of those who are buried there is prohibited. Believing that dead people can bring benefit, cause harm, cure a diseased or insane person or anything similar is tantamount to Al-Kufr-ul-Akbar (major form of disbelief). We advise you to treat your mother through Shar`y (Islamically lawful) Ruqyah (reciting Qur'an and saying supplications over the sick seeking healing) and lawful drugs.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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