Fortune telling

Q: I am a high school student and I am applying abroad for undergraduate degree in engineering law. Today my father called a religious person in another city and my father asked him about my elder brother's future and then about me, that I applied abroad. He asked my father about my name and date of birth and then he told my father that I will go to Army or police in future.

So I wanted to know if I should apply abroad or not for engineering because if I have to go to to the army or police then what is the point or purpose of doing engineering or law? Also, can a person tell about someone else future ?

A: No one has the knowledge of the future besides Allah Tala. It is totally impermissible to ask any person regarding the knowledge of the future. Even Rasululallah (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam) informed the Sahaaba that he did not possess the knowledge of the future. Therefore, don't pay attention to what the person said.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)