Religious 8item How do we ascertain the first day of a lunar month? I would like to ask about Ilm e Jaffari. I don’t fully understand what this knowledge contains but i do know that numerology is part of it. Many people I know are having their names checked in accordance to Ilm e Jaffair. This has resulted in individuals either changing their names completely or they have made amendments to their name by either adding another name or removing an element of their original name. These individuals have stated to me that they have experienced significant changes in their lives since they have changed and amended their names. These changes are usually related to an improvement in health, job opportunity and in some cases the person is happier and calmer. Is there any merit to such knowledge? Elders say that after sunset, shouldn’t give water, salt and curd to any outsider. How it is related to Islamic law? What is the benefit of d ring SHARFU SHAMS? What is the significance of black seed KALONGI in Islam as I have received emails saying that our Prophet (PBUH) His holy progeny said that it is the cure of all diseases except death? Please tell me what Ilm Jafr is. What sort of knowledge is it and can it be used to seek help in difficult matters? There is a practice especially prevalent in the IndoPak subcontinent where people use Ilmi Jafr based on numbers and deduce answers to questions and associate it back to the Imams (a.s). What is the actual truth about Ilmi Jafr and does it exist today and can it be used for purposes such as mentioned above? Please explain the significance and value of the rings we wear, such as: dark red aqiq, turquoise, multicolored aqiq (babaquri stone/Sulaimani aqiq) and other stones with different colors. And also what do they represent and mean? What powers and forces do they possess? Is it true that some jinns have transformed into some of these stones? What does Islamic Science mean?