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Sacred Numbers

Sacred Numbers

Sacred Numbers-App-alhikmah

Everything happens in the universe because of the will of Allah 'Azza Wajalla. Nothing can benefit or cause harm, except because Allah Ta'ala has willed it to happen. As stated in His words,

وَمَا هُمْ بِضَارِّينَ بِهِ مِنْ أَحَدٍ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ

"And they (sorcerers) do no harm with their magic to anyone, except by Allah's permission." (QS. Al-Baqarah: 102)

When explaining the verse above,

فَإِنَّهُ نَزَّلَهُ عَلَىٰ قَلْبِكَ بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ

"So, Jibril has lowered it (the Qur'an) into your heart with the permission of Allah."

Sheikh Abdurrahman bin Nashir As-Sa'di Rahimahullahu said,

وفي هذه الآية وما أشبهها أن تابعة للقضاء والقدر ليست مستقلة في التأثير

"In this verse or something like it, it is explained that the causes that Allah determines, no matter how influential, will still follow the provisions of Allah 'Azza Wajalla and do not stand alone. (Tafsir As-Sa'di, p. 61)

Allah 'Azza Wajalla created several types of causes,

First, because of kauniy, such as eating as a cause of getting satiety and hunger suppression, drinking as a thirst quencher, and so on.

Second, because of syar'iy, such as immorality is the cause of an accident, obedience is the reason someone gets goodness, and so on.

Making numbers a benchmark of success and bad luck

When a person attributes something to something he judges as a cause, even though it has no causal connection, then he may fall into error. Like the prohibition of thiyarah in Islam, that is when someone associates something that is not related to success and failure.

Including when someone associates bad luck with some numbers. And it's really unfortunate, this is what we see a lot in several places. An elevator that eliminates button 4, the number 13 which is considered a symbol of bad luck, and the like.

Rasulullah shallallahu 'alaihi wasallama said,

لا عَدْوَى وَلا طِيَرَةَ وَيُعْجِبُنِي الْفَأْلُ قَالُوا وَمَا الْفَأْلُ قَالَ كَلِمَةٌ طَيِّبَةٌ

“There is no disease that is contagious by itself, there is no thiyarah. And what amazed me was al fa'lu." (The Prophet was asked), what is al fa'lu? (He shallallahu 'alaihi wasallam replied), namely good sentences." (Narrated by Bukhari no. 5776 and Muslim no. 2224)

In another word, the Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu 'alaihi wasallam said,

الطِيَرة شرك

"Thiyarah is among the shirk." (HR. Ahmad no. 4194, Abu Dawud no. 3910, At Tirmidhi no. 1614, and Ibnu Majah no. 3538)

Confidence with numbers like this will not result in good for the culprit. Even Sheikh Muhammad bin Shalih Al-'Utsaimin Rahimahullahu mentioned the bad effects,

God bless you all

"When a Muslim's mind responds to a matter like this, it cannot be separated from two conditions:

First, he justifies so that maybe (because of that) he does something or cancels it. Really he has associated something with things that actually do not exist.

Second, he does not justify, but there is still anxiety when doing the opposite. Even though this condition is lighter than the first, it is still obligatory for a Muslim to avoid it and surrender only to Allah 'Azza Wajalla." (Majmu' Al-Fataawa, 1: 113)

Thus, the belief that certain sacred numbers, whether they are believed to bring good luck or bad luck, is not an Islamic creed. And a Muslim should take refuge in Allah from the birth of a belief like this in his heart.


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