Assalamu’alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh

السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُ اللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُه

May the peace, mercy, and blessings of Allah be with you

The dangers of visiting fortunetellers (Bokas, Psychics)

The dangers of visiting a fortune-teller (Boka, Psychics)

I begin with the Name of Allaah, the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.

The Muslims are encouraged, nay obliged to be watchful of their Iman lest Shirk and Kufr creep in. Nothing is worth protecting more than ones Tauheed. Once corrupted, the chances of ever attaining salivation becomes grossly jeopardized.

Of the commonest negators of ones faith, is going to a fortune-teller for assistance. And without fear of contradiction, it can safely be said that majority of Muslims today are guilty of this unfortunate, disastrous trend.

Our love for Jannah dictates that we desire same Jannah for one and all. Hence, I relate with you the sayings of the Prophet (peace be upon him) regarding the gravity of going to a fortune-teller.



“Whoever goes to a fortune-teller and asks him anything, Allaah will not accept his prayers for forty days.” Sahih Muslim 2230

The implication is that he will have to perform those prayers but he will not be rewarded in them.

فيالحديثِ: Ø§Ù„نهيُعنإتيانِالعرَّافين.

‏وفيه: Ø¨ÙŠØ§Ù†ÙØ¬Ø²Ø§Ø¡ÙÙ…َنأتَىعرَّافًافسألهعنشيءٍ.

From the hadith, we understand the prohibition of visiting the fortune-tellers

Likewise, it contains an explanation of the recompense of anyone that visits a fortune-teller and asks him anything.

This is the punishment for just visiting him and asking him anything, what then is the punishment of he who believes in what the fortune-teller says?

Nothing can paint the ugly image of the condition of one who visits and believes the fortune-teller than the perfect statement of the Prophet (peace be upon him).


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“Whoever goes to a fortune-teller and believes in what he says, has disbelieved in what was brought by Muhammad (ie Islam).” Musnad of Ahmad authenticated by al-Albanee in Sahih at-Targheeb

‏فيهذاالحديثِيُخبرُالنَّبيُّصلَّىاللهعليهوسلَّمأنَّ"مَنأتىكاهِنًا"،أي: Ù…َنجاءإلىمَنيَزعُمونعِلمَالغيبِالذياستَأثرَاللهُبعِلمِه،"فصَدَّقهبمايَقولُ"؛بأنِاعتَقَدصِدْقَقولِه،وعِلمَهللغَيبِمعَاللهِسبحانَهوتعالى

In this hadith, it is clearly stated by the Prophet (peace be upon him) that whoever visits a fortune-teller (he who claims to have the knowledge of the unseen which Allaah has exclusively kept for Himself and then believes in him in what he claims of the knowledge of the unseen has disbelieved.

This is grave sin that makes one to become a disbeliever in what the Prophet (peace be upon him) came with (ie Islam) or kufr Ni’mah (disbelief manifesting itself in ungratefulness for Allaah’s blessings) or a strong warning against anyone guilty of such sin as it is very close to kufr (disbelief).

My respected readers, I implore you to cling a deal with the following verse of the Qur’an and it has the full potential of rescuing us from the clutches of shirk and ungratefulness for Allaah’s favors.

“Whatever of mercy (I.e good), Allaah May grant to mankind, none can withhold it, and whatever He may withhold, none can grant it thereafter. And He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise.” Qur’an 35:2

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