Is It Permissible for Me to Ask Allah Most High for Signs?

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch


Is it permissible to ask for signs? For example, “Oh Allah, if X thing is meant for me, please send me Y sign,” I asked some people, and they said this is not true adab, but superstition. Please advise.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate.

It is permissible to ask Allah Most High for signs. There is no preventative in the Sacred law for asking Allah for a sign.

Allah Most High says, “Zachariah said, ‘My Lord! Grant me a sign.’ He responded, ‘Your sign is that you will not (be able to) speak to people for three nights, despite being healthy.’” [Quran, 19:10]

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Hope this helps
Allah knows best
[Shaykh] Yusuf Weltch
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Yusuf Weltch teaches Arabic, Islamic law, and spirituality. After accepting Islam in 2008, he completed four years at the Darul Uloom seminary in New York, where he studied Arabic and the traditional sciences.

He then traveled to Tarim, Yemen, where he studied for three years in Dar al-Mustafa under some of the most outstanding scholars of our time, including Habib Umar Bin Hafiz, Habib Kadhim al-Saqqaf, and Shaykh Umar al-Khatib.

In Tarim, Shaykh Yusuf completed the memorization of the Quran and studied beliefs, legal methodology, hadith methodology, Quranic exegesis, Islamic history, and several texts on spirituality. He joined the SeekersGuidance faculty in the summer of 2019.