Is owl considered an evil omen?

Question 365: What should a man who finds an owl in his home do? What is the ruling on believing that it is an evil omen? What supplication should be said on hearing its sound? May Allaah reward you well!

Answer: Believing in Islam indicates total submission to, reliance on, heading toward and dependence on Allaah in bringing benefit and averting harm. Allaah (Exalted be He) said, You (Alone) we worship, and You (Alone) we ask for help (for each and everything). He (Exalted be He) also said, So worship Him (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه و سلم) and put your trust in Him. And your Lord is not unaware of what you (people) do. Thus, it is obligatory for Muslims to dedicate all forms of worship to Allaah Alone (Glorified and Exalted be He). They also have to have hope in Allaah Alone regarding achieving what they aspire to, bringing their benefits, and removing their fears and averting harm. This is to be accompanied by adopting all the lawful worldly means which Allaah had destined to lead to their inevitable results... read more here.

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