Fatwa: # 23679
Category: Misc. Fiqh
Country: India
Date: 22nd December 2012


Can diamonds be lucky or unlucky?



Mufti Saheb, can diamonds be lucky or unlucky? I have heard that diamonds are lucky for some people (good things happen in their life if they own/wear it), while it is unlucky for some people (bad things happen in their life if they own/wear it). Can you please answer in the light of Quran and Hadith?

Jazak Allah Khair


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.


As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.


Diamonds are simply precious stones with values varying according to their strengths and qualities.


It is a superstitious belief that diamonds are lucky for some people and unlucky for others. [i] 


As Muslims, we believe, that every good and bad is with the Will of Almighty Allah



And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best



Saeed Ahmed Golaub


Student Darul Iftaa


Checked and Approved

Mufti Ebrahim Desai




[i] تحفة الأحوذي (6 / 186): 

قَالَهُ جَمَاعَةٌ وَحَكَاهُ الْقَاضِي عَنْ أَبِي زَيْدٍ الْأَنْصَارِيِّ الْإِمَامِ فِي اللُّغَةِ قَالَ وَفِيهَا تَأْوِيلَانِ أَحَدُهُمَا أَنَّ الْعَرَبَ كَانَتْ تَتَشَاءَمُ بِهَا وَهِيَ الطَّائِرُ الْمَعْرُوفُ مِنْ طَيْرِ اللَّيْلِ وَقِيلَ هِيَ الْبُومَةُ قَالُوا كَانَتْ إِذَا سَقَطَتْ عَلَى دَارِ أَحَدِهِمْ فَرَآهَا نَاعِيَةً لَهُ نَفْسَهُ أَوْ بَعْضَ أَهْلِهِ وَهَذَا تَفْسِيرُ مَالِكِ بْنِ أَنَسٍ وَالثَّانِي أَنَّ الْعَرَبَ كَانَتْ تَعْتَقِدُ أَنَّ عِظَامَ الْمَيِّتِ وَقِيلَ رُوحُهُ يَنْقَلِبُ هَامَةً تَطِيرُ وَهَذَا تَفْسِيرُ أَكْثَرِ الْعُلَمَاءِ وَهُوَ الْمَشْهُورُ

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