Fatwa: # 28660
Category: Miscellaneous
Country: New Zealand
Date: 20th March 2014


Is it bad luck to grow plants with thorns?


Are we allowed to plant rose in our front garden or any other plants with thorns on it? Will planting thorns around  around the house will bring in bad luck?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is permissible to plant any plant with thorns in one’s garden. The concept of bad luck has no basis in Islam[1].


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Immad Bin Arshad

Student Darul Iftaa
California, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1] لاَ عَدْوَى وَلاَ طِيَرَةَ، وَيُعْجِبُنِي الفَأْلُ» قَالُوا: وَمَا الفَأْلُ؟ قَالَ: «كَلِمَةٌ طَيِّبَةٌ

صحيح البخاري (11/ 569) دار البشائر الإسلامية


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