The Arabs in the medieval era took a keen interest in the study of stars and constellations. They believe in astrology and astronomy both have a significant in human life. They considered the celestial bodies to be divine. Also they thought that travelers while traveling in the desert relies upon the directions of constellations. Moreover, the prayer timings, beginning of the holy month Ramadan, Kaaba directions also led Muslims to have belief in the science of astrology. Many times Islamic astrology is also considered as renaissance astrology. In astrology, the part of fortune is recognized as the most vital of the Arabic part. It represents the ancient elements of Islamic astrology.
Heavenly bodies are influential upon the humans as well as all the earthly beings. Islamic people believe astrology (In Arabic: علم النجوم Ilm an-Nujūm) is a scientific study and part of astronomy (more broadly known as علم الفلكIlm al-Falak). From an Islamic perspective, astrology is bifurcated into areas: lawful and polytheistic. The rooting principles of these studies were from Persia, Arabia, Babylon as well as India.
Astrological indications nevertheless required a fair amount of exact scientific expertise and the quest for such knowledge within this era helped to provide the incentive for the study and development of astronomy. Only a pure hearted person with indepth understanding of soothsaying can be trusted.
Allah says in the Qur’an:
“(He Alone is) the All-Knower of the ghayb (unseen), and He reveals to none His ghayb (unseen), except to a Messenger (from mankind) whom He has chosen. (He informs him of unseen as much as He likes), and then He makes a band of watching guards (angels) to march before him and after him.” [Al-Qur’an 72:26-27]
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