String Over Which Verses of Quran Have Been Recited

Dear Brothers & Sisters,
As-Salaamu-Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
Is it permissible to recite the Quran over a piece of string etc, and tie that over a child's wrist to protect him from the evil eye or other diseases?
Alternatively, is it permissible to place Quranic ayah (verse) in a small metal capsule and tie it over the wrist of Muslims to serve as protection from the evil eye or mishaps?
People in my community do both of these very frequently. They get the local masjid imam to provide the service. I do not want to do this for my child unless there is a sound basis for it in the Shari'ah (Islamic law).
Please help me find out the truth.
(There may be some grammatical and spelling errors in the above statement. The forum does not change anything from questions, comments and statements received from our readers for circulation in confidentiality.)
Check below answers in case you are looking for other related questions:


Praise be to Allah

It is not permissible to tie this string or any other kind of amulets. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Whoever hangs up an amulet, may Allah not fulfill his need.”

And he said: “Whoever hangs up anything will be abandoned to its care,” and, “Whoever hangs up an amulet has committed shirk.”  

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) commanded us to tear away these things, as stated in the hadeeth (narration) narrated from ‘Imran ibn Husayn, which says that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) saw a man on whose hand was a bracelet of brass. He said, “What is this bracelet?” He said, “It is to prevent weakness.” He said, “Take it off, for it will only make you more weak.” This was narrated by Ibn Majah.

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah's Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

Related Answers:

Recommended answers for you: