The word Ramal is an Arabic word which means “sand” because of the history whatever we found is came to from the time of Prophet Adam (AS) to Prophet Daniyaal (AS) it has been used on sand, that’s why it’s Ramal.
A few days ago I visited a few websites and blogs where the so called author relates Ramal with Feng Shui, iChing as these are also a kind of geomantic forms but not as pure and authentic as Ramal itself. Everyone should use a mind when writing some histories about such secret knowledge because off course Chinese history is not that much old as Prophet Adam (AS) in the history. So their geomantic version can be a replica of Ramal (The Islamic Geomancy) but it’s not as Ramal. However it’s a truth the Ramal always being a secret and hidden stuff because of its nature. Ramal teachers never tried to disclose its secrets due to keep hidden from a nonsense practitioner, in the same way the Indian version of this knowledge by the name of Ramal Shastra. I agree as Indian people still justified here as giving it the same name as Ramal and the word “Shastra” also used as science of sculpture & specialized knowledge in a defined area of practice. But my main reason of this clarification about the so called western “Geomancy” is not as Islamic Geomancy. The western Geomancy and Al Ramal has many differences, As in Ramal we use many geomantic circles “Dawair” for different kind of predictions and answers that is not the way of western geomancy process as they only can be defined by figures and astrological point of views.
But my main reason of this clarification about the so called western “Geomancy” is not as Islamic Geomancy. There are many differences.