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753 What is the view of Islam on superstition?
(E.g. a black cat walking across your path is bad luck, walking under a ladder is bad luck, cracking a mirror is bad luck etc)
Islam does not acknowledge the concept of superstition. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said ‘there is no such thing as superstition.’

In the time of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him), Arabs had many of their own rituals and superstitions. Islam condones such behaviour because it affects a Muslim’s belief in Tawakkul (dependence of Allah) and a Muslim’s belief that Allah Almighty alone controls the outcomes of all things.

(Answered by: Alims at Islamic Centre, Leicester, UK.)
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