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Ramadan: Does this hadith definitely rule out astrology in Islaam?

Praise be to Allaah.

Al-Bukhaari said in his Saheeh: Qutaadah said: “Allaah created these stars for three purposes: to adorn the heavens, to stone the devils and as signs by which to navigate. Whoever seeks anything else in them is mistaken and does not benefit from them, and he is wasting his time and effort in seeking something of which he has no knowledge.” (Saheeh al-Bukhaari, Baab fi’l-Nujoom, 2/240)


  • UM. Not really. Basically I think the message is that focus on Islam. And it says that if your doing anythin for school or a job work, its not considered haram.

    This is interesting !! Ok, Im glad your not mad @ me anymore !!

    U NOE WAT I MEAN !!!

  • Islam is a religion based upon knowledge for it is ultimately knowledge of the Oneness of God combined with faith and total commitment to Him that saves man. The text of the Quran is replete with verses inviting man to use his intellect, to ponder, to think and to know, for the goal of human life is to discover the Truth which is none other than worshipping God in His Oneness. The Hadith literature is also full of references to the importance of knowledge. Such sayings of the Prophet as “Seek knowledge even in China”, “Seek knowledge from the cradle to the grave”, and “Verily the men of knowledge are the inheritors of the prophets”, have echoed throughout the history of Islam and incited Muslims to seek knowledge wherever it might be found.

  • I don’t think it rules out astrology for scientifc purposes, but it definately does for all the horoscopes, and the constellations and people taking signs from the stars, etc. Retarded things.

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