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Knock on wood to protect against envy

Knock on wood to protect against envy Question: When we remember and mention one of Allah’s bounties and graces onto a person, some people would knock on the wood fearing envy for him. What is the ruling on this behavior? Answer: This is an unacceptable behavior. It should not be practiced. It is a wrong belief. In fact, we should be thankful and grateful to Allah for that bounty and every other bounty. All ...

What is the sentence of touching on the wood, as people do?

What is the sentence of touching on the wood, as people do? If this is practiced by non-believers it is unlawful to imitate them in their practices. Magicians may make illusions to the minds and eyes of viewers. Their actions are either like sooth-Sayers or they are performed by the Jinns they employ. All such actions are unlawful. Pulling a car with one’s hair, picking up a great tree trunk or moving a big ...