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IslamQA: An astrologer predicted the future accurately for their mother

Salam! Please help me I'm very scared! My mom went to an astrologer back when she was in college and didn't know better, and she never really believed in it! But she told me what was said to her, most of which became true and we often find ourselves saying in awe so and so happened just like the palm reader said, even though we also believe that astrologers lie even if they tell the truth! She was also told of some future things like me getting married and having a house abroad… (1/2)

Alaikumassalam wa rahmatullah,

Sorry to read that. It looks like the second part of your question didn’t come through. Thinking of it logically, considering an astrologer’s predictions regarding 1000 customers, they may get it completely wrong with 999 customers and right with 1 customer, meaning they have a 0.1% chance of getting the predictions right. This is just how probabilities work. So I wouldn’t worry about it.

Even if you were to see 1000 people and make predictions for them, you too may have a 0.1% chance of getting things exactly right for one of them.

And God knows best.
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