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Birth stone cracked and superstitions

Fatwaa ID: 2195

Question:
My birthstone opal ring been wearing for about 27yrs not a wedding or engagement ring. The stone has cracked a bit. Any significance in Islam gemstones, any ominous ?
Or it’s just fabricated ?

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

It is haraam, rather shirk, to believe in birthstones. They have no basis or significance in Islam. Allaah Ta’aala is all powerful and He alone has control over everything. Birthstones do not hold any power at all nor can they benefit or harm anyone.

If one wears birthstone jewelries with the belief that they will benefit or that they have some significance, then that is impermissible and may tantamount to shirk. If one however wears a stone or gem solely because of its looks without any belief attributed to it, then that is permissible. As for a gem or stone cracking, there is no meaning to that. To believe otherwise is impermissible.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

08/23/1445 AH – 03/04/2024 CE | AML3-3932

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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