Ruling on going to soothsayers and believing them

Question: Is it permissible for Muslims to go to a soothsayer and consult him about their illness and the latter informs them that they are bewitched? Then the patient asks the soothsayer to break the spell, and the soothsayer pours lead over their heads with a vessel full of water and gives them the name of the person who bewitched them! Also, is it permissible for a woman to ask a soothsayer to tell her the name of her future daughter in law, or ask whether her daughter in law loves or hates her husband’s family?

Answer: It is permissible for Muslims to visit an internist, a surgeon, or a neurologist, etc., to diagnose their cases and treat them, based on their medical knowledge, using medicines sanctioned by Sharee‘ah (Islaamic law), because all this comes under implementation of ordinary means… read more here.


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