The reason why Islam is considered the most complete religion is because it is supposed to be miles away from superstitions and blind beliefs forced in by people who are ‘responsible’ for the religion’s integrity. Hence, we consider it our duty to educate the masses about the rights and the wrongs – you can research on these prohibited points and find out for yourself.
Here are some of the superstitions that are prohibited in Islam but Muslims follow blindly.
1. Fortune telling is actually prohibited in Islam – however, Muslims tend to be very eager to know what their luck holds
2. Astrology is also prohibited in Islam – judging destiny through planets and stars is not one of Islam’s bylaws
3. Vaastu Shaastra – Vaastu is the science of architecture that Muslims have recently found very attractive – however, it is not very attractive to know that it is a Hindu tradition
4. Putting a black dot on your child’s face so he stays away from evil eyes – definitely not mentioned in the Quran
5. Palmistry; the claim of characterization and foretelling the future through the study of the palm is practiced by Muslims but prohibited by the religion
6. Hanging Taveez around your body or your vehicle is very heavily practiced by Muslims; but you’d be shocked to know that it is not allowed in Islam
7. Reading horoscopes in Islam is also prohibited – even though our morning shows and newspapers are full of this practice
8. Black magic or any other form of magic is definitely prohibited – even though Muslims use these practices to cause each other trouble and pain
9. Visiting Pir Babas for help with Jinns to find things or get rid of ‘foreign’ elements in the soul is also prohibited
10. Worshiping graves, mazaars, shrines or any other form of the dead is also prohibited in Islam – you can ask through their vaseela, not through them
11. Placing nails on walls for protection against evil spirits – prohibited
12. Wrong concept of believing that clipping nails at night brings harm to your existence
13. Considering some days in the month not good to start business is also a Hindu practice and not one meant for Muslims
Have you been following any of these superstitions? If so, has this article changed your school of thought? We definitely hope so.