CoincidenceIs using the word coincidence  shirk or not

Question: Is using the word coincidence haraam or shirk?

Answer: The words of a person saying, ” I meet so and so by coincidence “, isn’t impermissible or considered shirk. Reason being, the intended meaning when these words are used is, I meet him/her without any previous agreement for a meeting. Therefore in this meaning there isn’t any harm.

Fatawa for the Permanent Committee for Research and Religious Verdicts-Volume 1-Verdict number 4800

Translated by: Abu Aaliyah Abdullah ibn Dwight Battle

Doha, Qatar © 1434 Hijah

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