On the prohibition against believing in bad omens

Riyad as-Salihin (The Meadows of the Righteous)

by Imam Nawawi

304. Chapter: On the prohibition against believing in bad omens

1674. Anas reported that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "There is no infection and there are no bad omens, although I am pleased by a good omen." They said, "What is a good omen?" He said, "A good word."[Agreed upon]

1675. Ibn 'Umar reported that the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, "There is no infection and there are no bad omens. If there is bad luck in anything, it is in houses, women and horses."[Agreed upon]

1676. Burayda said that the Prophet did not look for omens. [Abu Dawud]

1677. 'Urwa ibn 'Amir said, "Divination was mentioned in the presence of the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. He said, "The best of it is omens, but they do not deter a Muslim. If one of you sees something he dislikes, he should say, 'O Allah, none but You can bring good things and none but You can repel evil things. There is no power nor strength except by You.'" [Abu Dawud]