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assalam alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh
i want to ask a question can we or any people trust in stars? is it shiq or not? do you have any proof from quran and hadith ? jaza kumullahu khairan
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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imran verses160:
If Allah helps you, none can overcome you! And if Allah forsakes you, who is there, then, after Allah that can help you? Therefore, the true believers should trust in Allah Alone.
To believe that stars, its movements, or its location, or anything or anyone else other than Allah Subhanah Alone can bring about any good or evil in the ‘unseen’, or benefit or harm anyone in the ‘unseen’, or has any bearings on one’s life in the ‘unseen’, etc. would indeed be a clear manifestation of the heinous abomination and sin of ‘shirk’, and the believers who sincerely fear Allah and the Last Day must absolutely abstain from such ignorance. Everything, absolutely everything, is in the Sole Control and Domain of none save Allah Subhanah, The Lord, Protector, Provider, and Sustainer of the Worlds.
Sahih Muslim Hadith 133 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah
The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: “Don't you know what your Lord said? Your Lord observed: ‘I (Allah) have never endowed My bondsmen with a favor, but a section amongst them disbelieved it, and said: stars, it was due to the stars.’”
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 1.807 Narrated by Zaid bin Khalid Al Juhani
The Prophet (saws) led us in the Fajr prayer at Hudaibiya after a rainy night. On completion of the prayer, he (saws) faced the people and said, "Do you know what your Lord has said (revealed)?" The people replied, "Allah and His Messenger (saws) know best." He (saws) said, "Allah has said, 'In this morning some of my slaves remained as true believers and some became disbelievers; whoever said that the rain was due to the Blessings and the Mercy of Allah had belief in Me and disbelieved in the stars, and whoever said that it rained because of a particular star had no belief in Me but believes in that star!' "
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.232 Narrated by Aisha
Some people asked the Messenger of Allah (saws) about the ‘kaahins’ (astrologers, fortune-tellers, etc.) The Prophet (saws) said to them, "They are nothing (i.e., liars!)."
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,