Fatwa: # 18451
Category: Hadith
Country: South Africa
Date: 25th January 2010

Title

The Salah of whoever approaches a fortune teller and asks him about anything will not be accepted for 4- days and nights (Reported by Hafsa and collected by Muslim) Is this hadith correct?

Question

The Salah of whoever approaches a fortune teller and asks him about anything will not be accepted for 4- days and nights (Reported by Hafsa and collected by Muslim)

Is this hadith correct?

Answer

 

In the name of Allāh, Most Gracious, Most Merciful


Assalāmu ῾alaykum wa Rahmatullāhi Wabarakātuh

 

The hadith mentioned is authentic and is found in Al Saheeh Al Muslim.

 

حدثنا محمد بن المثنى العنزي حدثنا يحيى ( يعني ابن سعيد ) عن عبيدالله عن نافع عن صفية عن بعض أزواج النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم: عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال من أتى عرافا فسأله عن شيء لم تقبل له صلاة أربعين ليلة

 “Whoever approaches a fortune teller and asks him anything, his salaah will not be accepted for forty nights.”

 (Al Saheeh Al Muslim V-2, P-233 Rasheediyah)

 

And Allāh Ta῾āla Knows Best

Wassalāmu ῾alaykum 

Ml. Ebrahim Desai,
Student Dārul Iftā

Checked and Approved by:

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Dārul Iftā

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