A horoscope is an astrological chart or diagram representing the positions of the Sun, Moon, planets, astrological aspects and sensitive angles at the time of an event, such as the moment of a person’s birth. The word horoscope is derived from Greek words hõra and scopos meaning”time” and “observer” (horoskopos)
Astrology is a means of divining earthly events according to the position and movement of the stars, sun, and moon
WHAT DOES ISLAM SAY ABOUT HOROSCOPE?
Allah says in the Qur’an: “Say: None in the heavens and the earth knows the ghayb except Allah, nor can they perceive when they shall be resurrected.”
Not only is the practice of astrology haram, but also visiting an astrologer and listening to his predictions, buying books on astrology or reading one’s horoscope are also forbidden.
Since astrology is mainly used to predicting the future, those who practice it are considered “fortune-tellers”.
Consequently, one who seeks horoscope comes under the ruling contained in the Prophet’s statement:
“The salah (daily prayer) of whoever approaches a fortune-teller and asks him about anything will not be accepted for forty days and nights.”Sahih Muslim , vol. 4, p. 1211, no. 5440
۞ وَعِندَهُۥ مَفَاتِحُ ٱلْغَيْبِ لَا يَعْلَمُهَآ إِلَّا هُوَ ۚ وَيَعْلَمُ مَا فِى ٱلْبَرِّ وَٱلْبَحْرِ ۚ وَمَا تَسْقُطُ مِن وَرَقَةٍ إِلَّا يَعْلَمُهَا وَلَا حَبَّةٍۢ فِى ظُلُمَٰتِ ٱلْأَرْضِ وَلَا رَطْبٍۢ وَلَا يَابِسٍ إِلَّا فِى كِتَٰبٍۢ مُّبِينٍۢ
And with Him are the keys of the unseen; none knows them except Him. And He knows what is on the land and in the sea. Not a leaf falls but that He knows it. And no grain is there within the darknesses of the earth and no moist or dry [thing] but that it is [written] in a clear record.
قُل لَّا يَعْلَمُ مَن فِى ٱلسَّمَٰوَٰتِ وَٱلْأَرْضِ ٱلْغَيْبَ إِلَّا ٱللَّهُ ۚ وَمَا يَشْعُرُونَ أَيَّانَ يُبْعَثُونَ
Say, “None in the heavens and earth knows the unseen except Allah, and they do not perceive when they will be resurrected.”
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If, one believes in the predictions of their horoscope, whether spoken by an astrologer or written in books of astrology, he falls directly into kufr (disbelief) as stated by the Prophet, (peace be upon him)
“Whoever approaches an oracle or fortune teller has disbelieved in what was revealed to Muhammad.” Sunan of Abu Dawud , vol. 3, p. 1095, no. 3895
Belief in astrology and the casting of horoscopes are in clear opposition to the letter and spirit of Islam.
You can’t know your destiny until it happens or unless Allah Himself shows it to you.
We should be more concerned with the state of our deens than with external events in the dunya.
“[He is] the Knower of the Unseen, and discloses not His unseen to anyone except to a messenger with him He is please” (Qur’an 72:26-27)
Iman (belief) that seeks out these paths. Essentially these paths, represents a vain attempt to escape Qadr (fate). The ignorant believe that if they know what is in store for them tomorrow, they can prepare from today. In that way, they may avoid the bad and ensure the good. Allah revealed to his Messenger to say:
قُل لَّآ أَمْلِكُ لِنَفْسِى نَفْعًۭا وَلَا ضَرًّا إِلَّا مَا شَآءَ ٱللَّهُ ۚ وَلَوْ كُنتُ أَعْلَمُ ٱلْغَيْبَ لَٱسْتَكْثَرْتُ مِنَ ٱلْخَيْرِ وَمَا مَسَّنِىَ ٱلسُّوٓءُ ۚ إِنْ أَنَا۠ إِلَّا نَذِيرٌۭ وَبَشِيرٌۭ لِّقَوْمٍۢ يُؤْمِنُونَ
Say, “I hold not for myself [the power of] benefit or harm, except what Allah has willed. And if I knew the unseen, I could have acquired much wealth, and no harm would have touched me. I am not except a warner and a bringer of good tidings to a people who believe.”
ZODIAC SIGN AND HOROSCOPE
Believing in star sign TRAITS not future…
The zodiac has twelve constellations based on ancient Greek myths, one of which is assigned to you according to your birth date— this is your “sign,” something that’s supposed to give astrologers the capacity to describe your personality and chart your life’s journey for you in advance.
If you believe in horoscopes then it is kufr (disbelieving). There is no point believing in star sign traits as that is nearing Kufr and a pathway to Kufr (disbelieving).
Who said that Aries and Saggitarius cannot go along in life? My dear brother and sister Allaah decides who can get along and who cannot. He did not reveal to Muhammad that crap. He revealed to Muhammad the Qur’an which says that only Allaah knows the future and only He legislates Destination of each one of us.
No one knows the future except Allaah, all forms of prediction about the future comes from Shaytaan and jinns. If you believe other than Allah knows the future then you have commited Kufr.
In the Quran it is clearly stated that Allah is the one and only master of the universe. The universe and everything in it bears the stamp of His divine beauty and majesty. The stars have no control over or influence on your destiny.
Indeed, your Lord is Allah, who created the heavens and earth in six days and then established Himself above the Throne. He covers the night with the day, [another night] chasing it rapidly; and [He created] the sun, the moon, and the stars, subjected by His command. Unquestionably, His is the creation and the command; blessed is Allah, Lord of the worlds. [Quran, 7:54]
True Muslims are therefore obliged to stay far away from these areas. Thus, rings, chains, etc., which have the signs of the zodiac on them should not be worn, even if one does not believe in them. They are part and parcel of a fabricated system which propagates kufr and should be done away with entirely. No believing Muslim should attempt to guess his sign, Nor should he or she read horoscope columns in newspaper or listen to them. And any Muslim who allows astrological predictions to determine his actions, should seek Allah’s forgiveness and renew his Islam.
Besides, the signs of Allah are so rich with meaning and consolation that we have no excuse for turning to pagan traditions.
وَءَامِنُوا۟ بِمَآ أَنزَلْتُ مُصَدِّقًۭا لِّمَا مَعَكُمْ وَلَا تَكُونُوٓا۟ أَوَّلَ كَافِرٍۭ بِهِۦ ۖ وَلَا تَشْتَرُوا۟ بِـَٔايَٰتِى ثَمَنًۭا قَلِيلًۭا وَإِيَّٰىَ فَٱتَّقُونِ
And believe in what I have sent down confirming that which is [already] with you, and be not the first to disbelieve in it. And do not exchange My signs for a small price, and fear [only] Me.
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