Palmist
Question :

Is it true that if a person goes to a palmist (for hand reading) such person’s dua is not answered for 40 days? If yes, what is the kaffara for it. What is the ruling for going there in the first place?

Answer :

It is not permissible to visit such people or believe in their information. Believing them is one of the great sins. It does not have a Kaffara. One should seek the forgiveness of Almighty Allah when he commits such a sin.

Astrology
Question :

Is it forbidden to learn Ilm-ul-Nujoom (Astrology) in Islam?

Answer :

Learning astrology is permissible, but depending on it in informing about metaphysical matters is prohibited.

Numerology
Question :

If after marriage a numerologist says that both the husband and wife are not suitable for each other and there will be lot of problems in their lives, do we believe it or not? Is numerology true?

Answer :

It is not permissible to believe in metaphysical information through depending on such means, nor is it permissible - for the informer - to tell them with certainty.

Ilm-e-Jufar
Question :

Can I rely on "Ilm-e-Jufar" and "Ilm-e-Adad" to make my life decisions?

Answer :

It is not permissible to inform others of information from such sources in a sure way, nor is it permissible to believe in information derived in such a way, and we advise you to avoid such issues.

Spirits of Past Relatives
Question :

Is it permissible to conduct or summon spirits of our past relatives, considering it is done through the Quran?

Answer :

The mentioned act is permissible by itself, but it is not permissible to believe in the information that can be retrieved by such ways. It is probable that the contact made by such ways is not with the intended spirits, but one could be a victim of the mischief of the devils and jinn so we warn from such things.

Ilm Raml
Question :

Is Ilm Raml and Ilm Hisab permissible in the school of the Ahlul-Bayt?

Answer :

Learning and teaching such knowledge is not prohibited, but believing in its result and implementing them is prohibited.

Soothsayers
Question :

What is the position of soothsayers who predict the future?

Answer :

They are not allowed to inform about metaphysical issues with certainty based on their sources; also they should not be believed.