Stars have no connection with luck

Astrology or the ilm of stars is very well known to all of us. People are connected to 12 stars with respect to their dates of birth. These starts are said to be based on 12 pillars on sky which are also mentioned in Quran. But the fact is that Islam does not own such theories and it does not allow anything like that.

The ilm of astrology is ages old. It started thousands of years ago and it got its peak and tuned shape in the Babylon which was the city to start magic. The kafirs and idle worshipers used to follow their stars to predict about their future and their luck. In pre Islamic Arabia, the practice of connecting luck with stars and good and bad omens was common and people used to consult their stars from experts before they start their important works.

When Islam came, it did not only rejected any such practices but made them haram and equivalent to shirk. ALLAH swt said that those who consult ghair ALLAH for their future, they will commit shirk because they will be consulting someone else or something else to predict their future.

ALLAH swt said on several places in Quran;

027.065: Say: None in the heavens or on earth, except Allah, knows what is hidden: nor can they perceive when they shall be raised up (for Judgment).

035.038: Verily Allah knows (all) the hidden things of the heavens and the earth: verily He has full knowledge of all that is in (men's) hearts.

049.018: Lo! Allah knoweth the Unseen of the heavens and the earth. And Allah is Seer of what ye do.

059.022: Allah is He, than Whom there is no other god;- Who knows (all things) both secret and open; He, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

009.078: Know they not that Allah doth know their secret (thoughts) and their secret counsels, and that Allah knoweth well all things unseen?

018.026: Say: "Allah knows best how long they (people of the cave) stayed: with Him is (the knowledge of) the secrets of the heavens and the earth: how clearly He sees, how finely He hears (everything)! They have no protector other than Him; nor does He share His Command with any person whatsoever.

All these verses describe only one thing i.e. the knowledge of future and unseen is known to ALLAH only. There is no one else who can claim to know the future. It is only ALLAH who wishes for things to happen and everything happens due to HIS will.

The practice of predicting luck or attempts to change it with stars is prohibited in Islam because people who perform act of associating their lucks and their future with stars, it means that these people do not trust ALLAH in their matters and seek other ways to sort their mess out. But in doing so, they forget that whatever happens in this world and in universe is only by command and will of ALLAH, nothing happens without HIS will.

Prophet Muhammad s.a.w.w. said about people of stars;

Muslim Book 001, Number 0133:
It is reported on the authority of Abu Huraira that the Messenger of Allah (may peace and blessings be upon him) said: Don't you know what your Lord said? He observed: I have never endowed My bondsmen with a favor, but a section amongst them disbelieved it and said: Stars, it was due to the stars.

Similarly in another hadith prophet Muhammad s.a.w.w said;

Muslim Book 004, Number 2033:
Abu Malik al-Ash'ari reported Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: Among my people there are four characteristics belonging to pre-Islamic period which they do not abandon: boasting of high rank, reviling other peoples' genealogies, seeking rain by stars, and walling. And he (further) said: If the wailing woman does not repent before she dies, she will be made to stand on the Day of Resurrection wearing a garment of pitch and a chemise of mange.

Thus, the stars are nothing but creation of ALLAH and they are as helpless in their own matters as plain stones. They cannot predict or sort out any problems, it is only ALLAH that has created us and we are HIS slaves only.
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