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Aslan M.

Hikmet - Akademik Edebiyat Dergisi, no.14, pp.217-240, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


From the beginning of history people wanted to know what would happen in the future; For this, they have used various methods. One of them is to read fortune telling. Many things such as coffee, daisies, leaves, hands, books, playing cards, letters and numbers were used for fortune telling purposes. The basic working principle of these elements is based on coincidence. According to Islam, gnostic things can only be known by God; He says that the only exception to this is those who are given information about the gnostic things through revelation or inspiration. Knowing the gnostic things, which is one of the perfect attributes of God, is possible only in accordance with His will. Seizing the gnostic information by force through prophecy and fortune-telling practices is considered haram by Islamic scholars. Nevertheless, Muslims chose to this practices to satisfy the urge to know the future; As a result, they invented fortunes such as Qur'anic Horoscope and Cafer-i Sadık Horoscope. One of them is Tefe'ul-name-i İmam Suhreverdi. In the article, the work of Sadik Vicdani, who translated and published the work named Tefe'ül-name-i İmâm Sühreverdî, was introduced and transferred to Latin letters. How Islamic culture approaches fortune has been briefly examined in the specific work, and this work has been shown as an example of legitimizing the practice of fortune telling on an Islamic basis.