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To what extent is use of "taweez" or amulets allowed in Islam

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To what extent is use of "taweez" or amulets allowed in Islam. My mom recently gave these taweez. In Islam if I am right, the concept of the evil eye is present. It is quite possible for a man to be under this "evil eye." What I want to ask is whether wearing this "tawwez" is allowed or not. About the evil eye I know Allah is protecting me. But the Prophet(SAW) was under spell. To break the spell the Prophet(SAW) used the Quran to break the spell. Is there a course of action which I can take in order to save myself from such a fate. People who know my family can and try to destroy my family using black magic. Can you please refer somehting in Quran that can help me.

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Your Question: To what extent is use of "taweez" or amulets allowed in Islam.

The Messenger of Allah (saws) strictly forbade the believers to wear any sort of ‘taaweedh’ or amulet on any part of their body. Anyone who does wear a ‘taaweedh’ or an amulet, starts seeking his trust and help from this ‘taaweedh’, rather than putting his full life and trust in the Lord of the Worlds!


Guidance is to worship, invoke, believe and keep one’s full and unconditional trust in none but Allah Subhanah, the Lord of the Heavens and the earth and all that exists in between!


If a believer, who sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day, seeks any protection for anything in life, all he has to do is seek refuge in Allah and supplicate Him for all His needs. For Allah Alone is the Owner of All Strength and Power; and no harm or no trouble can come to anyone without the permission of Allah Subhanah. Therefore, a believer must put his full and unconditional Trust in none but Allah Subhanah Alone.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imraan verse 160:

If Allah helps you none can overcome you: if He forsakes you who is there after that that can help you? In Allah then let believers put their trust.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzaab verse 3:

And put your trust in Allah Alone; and enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verse 51:

Say: "Nothing will happen to us except what Allah has decreed for us: He is our Protector"; and on Allah let the believers put their trust.


Uqbah ibn 'Amir narrates that the Messenger of Allah (saws) said: "If anyone wears an amulet (taaweedh), may Allah not help him in fulfilling his wish. If anyone wears a sea-shell around his neck, may Allah give him no peace."

Narrated by Ahmad and Al-Hakim.


An amulet (tamimah, taaweedkh, etc.) is a string of shells or beads that the Arabs used to put around their children's necks, believing that it would protect them from the evil eye. Islam absolutely abolished this and all other superstitious practices. The Messenger of Allah (saws) called it a manifest form of ‘shirk’ and invoked the curse of Allah upon those who wore a ‘taaweedh’ seeking its protection.


It is reported from Ibn Mas'ud that once, when he entered his home, he noticed his wife wearing a knotted object round her neck. He took it away and broke it. Then he remarked: 'The family of Abdullah has become so arrogant that they now associate with Allah those for whom He has sent down no authority.' I have heard the Messenger of Allah (saws) saying: 'Verily, incantations, amulets, and love charms are acts of shirk (associating gods with Allah).' The people said: 'O Abu Abdullah! We are familiar with incantations and amulets, but what is a love charm (altawlah)'?' He replied: 'It is a sort of magical formula by which women sought to gain their husbands' love'." (Related by Al-Hakim and Ibn Hibban).


Imran ibn Hasin reports that the Messenger of Allah (saws) saw a man wearing a bracelet of copper on his arm. The Prophet (saws) exclaimed to him: 'Woe be to you!' What is this? ' The man replied: 'I am suffering from weakness (al-wahinah).' (Al-wahinah is a disease that causes pain in the shoulders and hands. The man was wearing a copper bracelet believing it would relieve his pain and suffering). The Prophet (saws) prohibited him from wearing it because he regarded it as an amulet. The Prophet (saws) said: 'It will give you nothing but pain. Throw it away. Had you died while wearing it, you would never have achieved salvation! (ie. you would have died in the state of the unforgivable sin of ‘shirk’'" (Narrated by Ahmad)


Isa ibn Hamza said: I went to see Abdullah ibn Hakim and his face was red due to high fever. I said to him: 'Why don't you use an amulet?' He said: 'We seek refuge with Allah from it. The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: "Whoever wears anything as an amulet will be entrusted to it". (Narrated by Abu Daw'ud)


Your Question: In Islam if I am right, the concept of the evil eye is present. It is quite possible for a man to be under this "evil eye."

Sahih Muslim Hadith 5427 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Abbas

Allah's Messenger (saws) said: ‘The influence of ‘nazar’ (evil eye) is a fact; if anything would precede the ‘Qadr’ (destiny) it would be the influence of an evil eye.’


Beloved Brother, the influence of ‘nazar’ is indeed a fact as stated and declared by none other than the Messenger of Allah (saws); and Allah is our witness, every word uttered by the Messenger of Allah (saws) is nothing but the Truth.


But one should also know and believe with absolutely conviction that the ‘evil eye’ does not possess any power by itself, nor can it harm or hurt anyone in the least without the precise Will and Permission of Allah Subhanah. Thus one should not fear the ‘evil eye’, but rather fear Allah their Lord and keep their faith and trust in Him and Him Alone.


If all the ‘evil-eyes’ of the world were to get together and try to harm someone, they would not even be able to do so without the Permission of Allah Subhanah; for all Power and all Strength rests with none save our Lord Most High, Most Exalted.


Your Question: Can you please refer somehting in Quran that can help me.
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 4563 Narrated by Abu Sa'id al-Khudri

Allah's Messenger (saws) used to seek refuge in Allah from the Jinn and the ‘evil eye’ in men till the Mu'awwidhatan (113th Surah Al-Falaq and 114th Surah An-Naas) were revealed, after which he made use of them and abandoned everything else.


Dear and beloved Brother, if one fears any harm from any quarter whatsoever, the only remedies or dua one needs is to recite the 113th Surah Al-Falaq and the 114th Surah An-Naas and thus seek the refuge with Allah Subhanah from any and all evil ever approaching them; it is expected that their Lord Most High will protect them from every harm.


Once one has sought refuge with Allah Subhanah, they should keep their absolute trust and belief in the Power and Strength of their Lord Alone, and need not fear any harm approaching them from any jinn, or magic, or evil eye, or any other quarter of the unseen! Allah Subhanah Alone suffices as one’s Protector and Helper.


If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.


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


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,






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