Angel numbers, often regarded as a mystical phenomenon, have gained popularity in various spiritual and New Age circles. These numbers are believed to possess significant symbolism and convey messages from the spiritual domain.
Although angel numbers have been present for as long as planet Earth, the concept of “angel numbers” was introduced by Doreen Virtue, an American writer, in 2005. Consequently, many people tend to question and doubt the credibility of angel numbers due to their association with contemporary times.
For the past twenty years, I have personally experienced the occurrence of recurring numbers. However, my belief is that these occurrences are more indicative of messages from the universe or a form of energetic synchronicity rather than being connected to angels or any religious connotations.
Are Angel Numbers Haram In Islam?
The concept of angel numbers in Islam is a subject that generates debate and worry. Many Islamic scholars and followers view angel numbers as haram, or prohibited, because of various theological and cultural factors.
Associating Partners with Allah (Shirk)
The core principle of Islam centers around the concept of Allah’s unity, commonly known as Tawhid. Associating partners with Allah, known as shirk, is strictly prohibited. Angel numbers are often associated with supernatural or divine forces apart from Allah. This association can be seen as a form of shirk, as it diverts one’s attention and devotion away from the singular worship of Allah.
In Islam, it is emphasized that all acts of worship, seeking guidance, and supplication should solely be directed towards Allah. Additionally, angel numbers are a branch of numerology which is regarded as a form of divination and is also considered haram in Islam.
Lack of Islamic Basis
Angel numbers are not rooted in Islamic teachings or the Quran. While Islam acknowledges the existence of angels as messengers of Allah, there is no mention of specific number sequences carrying hidden messages or guidance.
The concept of angel numbers is not supported by authentic Islamic texts, leading many scholars to view it as an innovation (bid’ah) that deviates from the pure teachings of Islam.
Diverting Focus from Authentic Practices
In Islam, the focus is on monotheism, the worship of Allah alone, and following the teachings of the Quran and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Islamic beliefs do acknowledge the existence of angels as messengers of Allah, but there is no specific concept of assigning hidden meanings to numbers.
Muslims believe that guidance comes directly from Allah through the Quran and the Sunnah (the teachings and practices of Prophet Muhammad). The Quran serves as the ultimate source of guidance and contains all the necessary information for a believer to lead a righteous life.
Engaging in the interpretation and pursuit of angel numbers can divert Muslims from focusing on authentic Islamic practices. Devoting time and energy to the study of angel numbers can lead to neglecting essential acts of worship, such as daily prayers, fasting, and charity.
Islamic tradition also encourages believers to seek guidance and blessings through established practices rather than unverified or dubious methods, such as numerology or other divination forms.
Risk of Superstition And Misguidance
The fascination with angel numbers can easily lead to superstition and misguidance. Islam places a strong emphasis on rationality, critical thinking, and reliance on divine revelation. Engaging in practices that lack a clear basis in Islamic teachings opens the door to misunderstanding, misinformation, and adopting beliefs that may contradict core Islamic principles.
It is important for Muslims to safeguard their faith from influences that can lead them away from the path of truth and authenticity.
My Final Words
With that being said, I have been encountering “angel numbers” for over half of my lifespan. I am aware and perceive that they function as a form of reaction to my thoughts or vibrations, yet I do not constantly regard them as a signal from celestial beings or some superior force.
Whether we are referring to numerology, astrology, or other forms of divination, we must understand the importance of establishing healthy boundaries and distinguishing between reality and illusion..since there is a delicate balance between these two concepts.