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Is Tarot Haram? ⋆ Tarot Nova
Tarot, generally can be quite contentious through religions, especially Abrahamic religions. The question as to whether Tarot is Good or Evil comes up quite a lot. Some view any form of divination as abhorrent, others see it more of a game, nothing to be taken seriously. Some religions have a core concept of what is right and wrong, permitted or forbidden. Islam and Judaism are two well known examples of this. Their followers use rules to guide their lives into what acts and foods are allowed, and which ones are not. Tarot is not explicitly mentioned in the great texts of either, which is not surprising, as Tarot was invented over a thousand years after the Qu’ran was written, and many more years after the Tanakh. This article will explore Islam and it’s stance on divination. (Spoiler: it’s not a positive one). Both texts from Judaism and Islam mention soothsayers. Divination has been practised in one form of another for thousands of years, possibly even the length of human history. There are some interesting passages about divination in religious texts; usually negative. To start with, it is safe to say that Tarot is considered Haram (not permitted to be practised) …