Fatwa ID: 03035
Answered by: Maulana Tahsin Alam
Assalamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah
When people say cross your fingers, is that reference to the Christian cross?
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakaatuh
Some might argue that the act of “crossing fingers” was originally a reference to the Christian cross, although today that connotation has been completely superseded with the sole meaning of “wishing good luck.”Therefore the act of crossing fingers holds no religious Christian significance today.
Only Allāh Ta’ālā knows best
Written by Maulana Tahsin Alam
Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
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