The Importance Of Superstitious Belief In Islam

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Before knowing and understanding whether superstitious belief is allowed in Islam or not; we have to first understand what superstition actually is, how it affects one, and what it does to one’s beliefs. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, superstition is “a belief or a way of behaving that is based on fear of the unknown and faith in magic or luck; a belief that certain events or things will bring good or bad luck”. Overall, superstition is primarily a faith-like understanding and belief that a certain event happens because of another seemingly unrelated one. The cause-and-effect’s valid justification is not logically based on either science or religion. Even though there is no logical explanation behind superstition; sadly, regardless …show more content…
This is what superstitious people believe in, they believe that a specific something can remove adversity or problems from someone, whereas no one except Allah can do so. Some people believe that if they put a black dot on the face of a child, no evil eye will touch the child. When in reality, that black dot has no power or ability to do anything for itself, let alone a helpless child! There are an endless number of verses in the Qur’aan where Allah says to rely on and believe in Him alone, for help and worship – where He says not to fear anyone or anything except Him. These verses can be used to show how wrong superstitious beliefs are in Islam. Before continuing with a few ahadeeth on superstition, a few more verses of the Qur’aan are listed below:
• “If Allah should aid you, no one can overcome you; but if He should forsake you, who is there that can aid you after Him? And in Allah let believers put their trust.”

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