Visiting a soothsayer (fortuneteller)

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I pray that you are well in shaa Allah

Firstly a reminder to myself along with the other post I submitted and then to everyone else

It is a grave sin in Islam to visit a soothsayer apart from where one visits them as to warn people against their lies and deceit, as mentioned below, and to believe the fortuneteller is disbelieving in Allah’s words where He makes very clear that no one knows of the unseen aspects of the heavens and earth apart from Allah alone

Aisha (may Allah be pleased with her) said as narrated in Al-Bukhaari and Muslim: ‘“Some people asked the Messenger of Allah (SAW) of the soothsayers”. He (SAW) said “they are of no account”. Upon this they said to him: “O Messenger of Allah! But they sometimes make true predictions.” There upon the Messenger of Allah (SAW) said: “That is a word pertaining to truth which a jinn snatches (from the angels) and whispers into the ears of his friend (the soothsayers) who will then mix more than a hundred lies with it”’

This would explain why sometimes their predictions come to pass but other times they don’t.

The angels descend in the cloud and mention matters which has been decreed in heaven: Satan steals a hearing (listens to it stealthily) and communicates it to the soothsayers who tell along with it a hundred lies." (Bukhari and Muslim)

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen said:
Those who go to fortunetellers fall into three categories:

1 – The one who goes to a fortuneteller and asks him things without believing in what he says. This is haraam, and the punishment of the one who does that is that his prayers are not accepted for forty days, as it is narrated in Saheeh Muslim (2230), that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever goes to a fortuneteller and asks him about something, his prayer will not be accepted for forty days.”

2 – When a person goes to a fortuneteller and asks him about something and believes what he says. This is disbelief in Allaah (kufr), because he is believing the fortuneteller’s claim to have knowledge of the unseen, and believing a human’s being claim to have knowledge of the unseen constitutes disbelief in the verse in which Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“Say: None in the heavens and the earth knows the Ghayb (Unseen) except Allaah” [al-Naml 27:65].

Hence it says in the saheeh hadeeth: “Whoever goes to a fortuneteller and believes what he says has disbelieved in that which was revealed to Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).”

3 – When he goes to a fortuneteller and asks him questions so that he can explain to the people what he is really doing, which is deceiving people and leading them astray. There is nothing wrong with this. The evidence for that is the fact that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) went to Ibn Sayyaad. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) though of something to himself. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) asked him what he was thinking of and he said, “Al-dukh” meaning al-dukhaan (smoke).

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May Allah protect us from deviating from the truth after He has guided us to it, and to not allow any of our righteous deeds to go to waste. Ameen :palms_up_together:t3:

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