In India some Muslim people goto a person and inquire whether their marriage will work out properly or not. Its called Faal Nikalna (somewhat similar to astrology).

Does this practice have any legitimacy in Islam ???

  • What is 'faal'? Apr 11, 2017 at 18:59

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Believing Fortunetellers and Astrologers is major sin number 46 in Imam Shamsu ed-Deen Dhahabi, Al-Kaba'ir (translated) or Major Sins in English (pdf). Among other ayat and ahadith listed, we have:

[He is] Knower of the unseen, and He does not disclose His [knowledge of the] unseen to anyone -- Qur'an 72:26

Instead, Muslims ask Allah for guidance through istikhara:

Salat al-Istikharah is a prayer recited by Muslims when in need of guidance on an issue in their life.

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