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Can our future be seen and read by a Soothsayer?Is Fortune-telling Permissible?

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Asked by truth exposed, 03 Dec '12 11:47 am
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The Noble Quran refuses soothsaying by declaring that nobody can know what will happen in the future by those verses:

And with Him are the keys of the unseen. None knows them but He.one No one knows what he shall
earn on the morrow.two Say: No one in the heavens and the earth knows the unseen but Allah.three

The Noble Prophet, who had prohibited all kinds of soothsaying, also prohibited listening to soothsayers and approving them.
Answered by Psycho, 03 Dec '12 11:50 am

 
  
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Events that will happen in the future have always engaged peoples minds. In the stressful times in which social agitations are severe, people have recourse to several ways in order to predict what will happen in the future. Superstitions such as estimating fortune according to zodiac, soothsaying, and several fortune-telling games are only some of them.
Besides many superstitions, soothsaying was also in vogue among Arabians before Islam. Apart from people who claimed that they were in touch with jinn and they took news from jinn, there were also some others who claimed they could predict events that would happen in the future from some signs. Besides some soothsayers who said they knew who had taken some stolen or lost things and where they were, there were also some soothsayers who believed that they knew who would do what and what kinds of events would happen in the future.
Furthermore, supposedly telling news from the unseen and the future by looking at palms of hands, playing ...more
Source: google search
Answered by anil garg, 03 Dec '12 11:59 am

 
  
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The Noble Prophet, who had prohibited all kinds of soothsaying, also prohibited listening to soothsayers and approving them

The Prophet, who disapproved going to soothsayers and asking them news about the future, prohibited applying to them after the following question of Muawiya. One day, when Muawiya (may Allah be pleased with him) said O, Messenger of Allah, we used to do some things in the age of Ignorance. We used to go to soothsayers, the Noble Prophet stated: Do not go to soothsayers anymore.5

ref hadith 6
Answered by iqbal seth, 03 Dec '12 11:50 am

 
  
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There are many people for whom everything, foretold by a Soothsayer, have turned out to be true. But all persons who claim to be a Soothsayer are not genuine.
Is Fortune-telling Permissible? You should know better as to what is permissible and not permissible in your faith
Answered by Vikram, 03 Dec '12 12:38 pm

 
  
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If our fortune can be read and remedy found , the soothsayers themselves will be free of ailments , they will be reach and also avoid impending dangers
but alas ! they cannot do so as they only con people and there was an astrologer here in qna as well. he was a good man as a friend. but his astrology could not save him and he died of a sudden attack i suppose.
he could not foresee his own dangers then how will he be a sooth sayer to others

that is why our prophet pbup him said it is haram and shirk to follow that
Answered by Ataur Rahman, 03 Dec '12 11:56 am

 
  
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