In my previous post ‘PALMISTRY-AN ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE’ I have explained in the light of the Holy Quran how Allah (swt) has tied our fates to our neck. This clearly proves that if there is some part of our body where our destiny has been inscribed by Allah (swt), (in one way or the other), then it is our neck and not our palms, for sure.
Moreover, Allah (swt) says in the Holy Quran:
‘Verily the knowledge of the Hour is with Allah (alone). It is He who sends down the rain and it is He who knows what is in the wombs. Nor does anyone know what it is that he will earn tomorrow and no person knows in what land he will die. Verily, Allah is All-Knower, Al- Aware of things’. (TMQ-31:34)
This verse makes it amply clear that even if our fates have been tied to our necks, it does not mean that we are supposed to scan our necks deep and peep into matters related to our future. All these efforts will definitely go vain because as verse 31:34 declares, Allah (swt) is All-Knower. The human beings ought to live in the present and focus their energies towards it, instead of the past or the future.
Allah (swt) says in the Holy Quran, 26:65:
‘Say (O Mohammad): None in the Heavens or on the earth knoweth the Unseen save Allah and they know not when they will be raised (again)’.
The verses mentioned above make it clear that Allah (swt), who is the Creator of the earth and the Heavens, knows everything. The human beings are a part of His Creation. Definitely, they cannot get access to every realm of knowledge, such as the Unseen. A major part of Allah (swt)’s Creation, such as the angels, the Heavens, the departed souls and the genie cannot be seen by human beings. Then how can man foretell anyone’s future, since the future is also unseen?
Now, let us discuss the main point of this post. In the field of medicine, the lines on our palms can actually predict about our future. The lines on our palms are referred to as creases in the medical jargon. On the birth of a child, the doctors observe the palms of the newly- born children and then make some predictions about the child’s future. However, unlike palmistry (which is based on speculations and conjecture) the predictions of the doctors are realistic and not fake or baseless.
Usually, the palm of our hands has three creases or strong lines, which are also called the palmar flexion creases. However, in some cases, the two horizontal lines merge to form a single crease. Such a crease is known as a single palmar crease or a transverse palmar crease. The doctors check the palm lines of the newly born babies in order to ascertain whether their palmar creases are normal or not. Sometimes, due to hereditary factors, some children have a transverse palmar crease, which is usually linked with the Down syndrome and many other genetic disorders. Research shows that many children who had a single transverse palmar crease also suffered from chromosome disorders. If a single transverse palmar crease occurs in isolation then the matter does not need any further evaluation.
So, basically the doctors need to look out for the abnormalities, which are usually associated with a single transverse palmar crease, in a newly-born infant. If unfortunately, some other symptoms are also found, then the doctors need to diagnose the problem on the basis of a family history and complete physical check-up. Since a stitch in time saves nine so an early detection of the health problem and a timely treatment can protect the future of the infant to some extent because health is definitely an important factor.
In a nutshell, the first person who can observe the palm lines of an infant in a constructive manner is a doctor and not a palm reader.
We can, therefore, deduce from the above mentioned facts, that if the palm lines do hold some meaning in life, then it is from the medical point of view and not astrological.