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Omen of Faithlessness

" Cultures around the world in all times believed in many omens, many signs which would either bring them good luck or bad luck.

Eclipses would bring famine, comets would bring war, paths crossed by a black cat would bring bad luck, sighting of the moon on the third of the month would bring death and so forth. Can my destiny be written on the basis of which side of the bed i get up from? Is the misfortune which befell one me only because I had cut my nails on a Thursday night when clearly my elders forbade me to do so?

Maybe, cross-pathed by a black cat may bring me some harm after all. If i believe in the omen, this beleif of mine would over-ride my beleif that Allah is the eventual protector and giver of grace. Because i have given my destiny in the hands of a black cat, maybe Allah withdraws his protection from me and I eventually end up falling into trouble, strengthening my paganistic faith that the black cat does bring bad luck.

Allah has said in the Quran [4:79] that Whatever benefit comes to man is from Allah where as the misfortunes which befall on us are from ourselves.

Let the believers rely on Allah. What can happen without his will and permission? If Allah helps you, no one can harm you, and if He leaves you alone, then who can help you?

Prayers can change destinies but belief in omens is just a reflection of one's weakness in faith."

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