In Islam it is forbidden to learn magic and astrology but nowadays the knowledge of magic and astrology has become so common that it is extremely widespread to the point that it has become unavoidable. Eg: in newspapers (there is an entire section dedicated to it ) So should even reading newspaper reading be prohibited ? As it is written in the hadith Narrated Abdullah ibn Abbas: The Prophet (ﷺ) said: If anyone acquires any knowledge of astrology, he acquires a branch of magic of which he gets more as long as he continues to do so. What if you read something about magic or astrology accidently. I was reading a book (a buisness book ) COMPLETELY NOT RELATED TO ASTROLOGY WHATSOEVER and suddenly while reading I read such and such thing is an astrological sign. Can this be considered as gaining knowledge of astrology even though i absolutely did not know The book contained some information about that such and such thing is an astrological sign . I tore the page which said that such and such thing is an astrological sign Can I continue to read the book and learn from it.(Learn the clean things )? As the other parts of the book are important for me to read and learn and memorise (which is related to concepts of marketing , which is free from anything related to astrology ) What is the ruling on this ?