July 9, 2010

Octopus Paul From German " Prediction " during World Cup 2010 - Islam Follower have to be more careful

This is just my own worry after witness the second time the "prediction" came to reality, a " prediction " by football's " psychic " sea creature - Paul The Octopus.

I did not say it so but this is just my worry about the " magic panorama " of what they call as " psychic " or what so ever during this world cup 2010.

Worry if the panorama can be fallen into these hadiths

From a Hadith by Muslim, the Prophet (s.a.w.s.) once said:

Whoever approaches a fortune-teller, inquires him/her and acknowledges him/her, his prayers will not be accepted for forty days.

A Hadith by Abu Dawood relates:

Whoever approaches a fortune-teller and acknowledges him/her that person has committed kufr to revelation from Allah

In another hadith :

"Whoever partakes in one part of astrology (the art of the stars), verily he has partaken in sorcery."
(Abu Dawood)

The right is from Allah, the wrong is from me- rb

Two year-old octopus Paul, the so-called "octopus oracle" predicts Spain's victory in their 2010 World Cup semi-final soccer match against Germany by choosing a mussel, from a glass box decorated with the Spanish national flag instead of a glass box with the German flag, at the Sea Life Aquarium in the western German city of Oberhausen July 6, 2010.

RussiaToday | July 06, 2010

Football's psychic sea creature - Paul The Octopus - is making yet another World Cup prediction. But this time, the eight-tentacled oracle is betting on Spain winning the semi-final against his home country, Germany. Paul has a perfect record when it comes to predicting the outcome of Germany's World Cup matches. So fans better keep their fingers crossed for Wednesday's clash. The psychic cephalopod's even gained a few worldwide followers of his own. And there's no truth to the rumour that if Paul turns out to be right this time, he could end up on the sushi menu.

Islamic view on palm-reading & fortune-telling by Abdur Raheem Green

ISLAMIC0NTENT | September 25, 2008
Not only is the practice of astrology Haraam, but also visiting an astrologist and listening to his predictions, buying books on astrology or reading ones horoscope are also forbidden! Since astrology is mainly used for predicting the future, those who practice it are considered fortune-tellers. Consequently, one who seeks his horoscope comes under the ruling contained in the Prophets statement: "The Salaah (daily prayer) of whoever approaches a fortune-teller and asks him about anything will not be accepted for forty days and nights." [Reported by Hafsah and collected by Muslim (Sahih Muslim (English Trans.), vol. 4, p. 1211, no. 5440).]

The punishment in this Hadeeth is simply for approaching and asking the astrologist, even if one is in doubt about the truth of his statements. If one is in doubt about the truth or falsehood of astrological information, he is in doubt about whether or not others know the unseen and the future besides Allaah. This is a form of Shirk because Allaah has clearly stated:

"With Him are the keys to the unseen and none knows it except Him" [Soorah al-An`aa,m 6:59]

"Say: None in the heavens or earth knows the unseen except Allaah." [Soorah an-Naml 27:65]

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Cheqna said...

Alhamdulillah, good and timely reminder Rad..

Semoga kita tak terjebak dlm mempercayai ramalan2 ni..

rb said...

Thanks Cheqna, just my worry. thanks again for your kind comment cheqna. :)