Shooting Star And Baseless Beliefs

• Do not follow the shooting star with your gaze:

Ibn Sīreen Raḥimahullāh narrated: “Abū Qatādah al-Anṣārī (رضي الله عنه) came down upon us when a star fell so we followed (the shooting star) with our gaze, and we were forbidden to do that (by him رضي الله عنه).”

● [رواه ابن أبي شيبة في مصنفه ٢٦٦٣١]

• Do not wish upon the falling star:

Ibn Mufliḥ رحمه الله said: “And as for the actions of disbelievers and from resembling them is when one closes his eyes upon the shooting of star and makes a wish in his heart, this is baseless rather it is Kufr (disbelief) for that (action) originates from the belief that the existence of stars affects the Qadr (decree) of a person and that the star holds the knowledge of what is in the heart of the one wishing upon it so reflect for this (belief upon stars) is heresy..” (abridged)

● [الآداب الشرعية]