Astrology/tarot reading/ stars

Question ID: 27563

Respected Mufti, As Salaamualaikum,

Please enlighten me regarding astrology/tarot reading/ stars, from the Shari perspective.

1.I understand it to be Haraam falling into the category fortune telling, however some argue that it is different?

2.also, if it is read in a newspaper, just in passing, will this be allowed in Shariah?

3.also, i was told that if a person reads their star sign column, 40 of their accepted Salaah will be ‘wiped out’?

4.if so, does Qadah become necessary?

5.if the stars are read in passing or just out of interest, without belief in them etc, will this to be sinful?

6.i publish a community paper weekly, it goes to people of all Religions, can i have a ‘stars’ column?

please comment further if you wish.

JazakAllah, Was Salaam

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Asked on February 9, 2009 12:00 am
Private answer

1) No difference

2) It will be detrimental to ones Imaan.

3) Not correct.

4) No

5) As (2)

6) No

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Answered on February 9, 2009 12:00 am