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1113 Is it blasphemous to wish someone good luck, since we don't believe in luck?
There are many phrases that are ingrained within the western culture, such as touch wood, fingers crossed etc which we Muslim use with regularity yet do not understand the double meaning behind them. These phrases are mainly referred to pagan ritual or Christian beliefs and go against the teachings of Islam. Some phrases are such that if one was to believe in the proper meanings of the word would lead to Kuffar.

You are right to state that we as Muslims do not believe in good luck rather we believe that everything is written for us by Allah (S.W.T). However I would like to add that generally “good luck” is used in the context of encouragement to other.

There is a Hadith in Bukhari Shareef, where the Holy Prophet (S.A.W) has said "Innamal A'amal U Bin Niyat", Translating "Every action is judged by intention."

So if your intentions are pure and things are done out of ignorance then Allah (S.W.T) will forgive our shortcomings. Inshallah.

Others alternative to using “good luck” can be to say "Inshallah all will be well” “Allah will make it easy", "May Allah bless you", or any other custom catered Dua for the task at hand.

And Allah (S.W.T) Know best.

(Answered by: Hafiz Mohammed Akhtar)
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