Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
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Brother in Islam,
I have 2 questions for you today,
1. Is it a sin to have a umbrella opened up inside a home or roof? Or is it a superstitious belief?
2. A insect which looks like a butteryfly a bit, brings glad tidings of a deceased one or such, is this true?
Kindly please answer.
Jazak Allah Kheyran.
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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 none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Dear and Beloved brother in Islam, believe with absolute and total faith and conviction that absolutely nothing, and we reiterate absolutely nothing and no one in creation has the power to bring about even an iota good or bad luck or good or bad omens in the ‘unseen’ ….. for it is Allah Subhanah Alone Who has the Power and Strength to bring about any condition upon anyone He Wills and Pleases.
Allah Says in His Holy Quran Chapter 35 Surah Fatir verse 2:
2 What Allah out of His Mercy doth bestow on mankind there is none can withhold: what He doth withhold there is none can grant apart from Him: and He is the Exalted in Power Full of Wisdom.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verse 51:
Say: "Nothing will happen to us except what Allah has Decreed for us: He is our Protector"; and on Allah let the believers put their trust.
The opening of the umbrella inside or outside one’s home, or the sight of an insect or butterfly or the movement or sound of anyone or anything in creation by itself does not bring about any good or bad in the ‘unseen’…..these are just absolutely and totally baseless fears and superstitions which have been created and invented by the ignorant, for they have absolutely no basis to the truth or reality!
Believe with total and absolute conviction that absolutely everything, and we reiterate absolutely everything that happens in the Universe happens with the Precise Will, Permission and Knowledge and according to the Perfect Plan and Decree of Allah Subhanah Alone! No cat, no dog, no donkey, no bird, no insect, nor umbrella, and no movement of the sun, or the moon, or the stars, or absolutely anyone or anything in creation has the power to bring about any good or evil upon anyone in the ‘unseen’!!!!!
If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,