Forbiddance of Believing in Ill Omens

Imam Al-Nawawi’s Riyad-us-Saliheen
Chapter 304
Forbiddance of Believing in Ill Omens

1674. Anas (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “Not the transmission of disease of one person to another and no evil omen, but I am pleased with good omens.” He was asked: “What is good omen?” He replied, “A good word.
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

1675. Ibn `Umar (May Allah be pleased with them) said: The Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, “There is no infection and no evil omen; but if there is anything (that may be a source of trouble) then it could be a house, a horse, and a woman.”
[Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

1676. Buraidah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet never took ill omens.
[Abu Dawud].

1677. `Urwah bin `Amir (May Allah be pleased with him) said: When talking of omens was mentioned in the presence of the Messenger of Allah (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) he said, “The best type of omen is the good omen.” He added, “A Muslim should not refrain from anything because of an omen.” He (sallallaahu ’alayhi wa sallam) told them, “When any of you sees anything which he dislikes, he should say: `Allahuma la ya’ti bil-hasanati illa Anta, wa la yadfa`us-sayyi’ati illa Anta, wa la hawla wa la quwwata illa Bika (O Allah ! You Alone bring good things; You Alone avert evil things, and there is no might or power but in You).”’
[Abu Dawud with Sahih Isnad].