Using Good Luck Charms or Amulets


 

In the name of Allah, the Most-Merciful, the All-Compassionate

“May the Peace and Blessings of Allah be Upon You”
Bismillah Walhamdulillah Was Salaatu Was Salaam ‘ala Rasulillah
As-Salaam Alaikum Wa-Rahmatullahi Wa-Barakatuhu
Tying a string over which verses of Quraan have been recited ?

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

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

This also includes hanging surahs from the Quran, especially Ayat ul Kursi with the intention that it will protect the home from evil.  Also hanging such just for a means of decoration is makruh.  If one delights to hang such things in the home it should be with the intention to read it, or as a reminder to read it. (s&s)

[Musnad Ahmad. This Hadeeth was classed as Saheeh by Shaikh al-Albanee in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah, (492)]

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) commanded us to tear away these things, as stated in the hadeeth narrated from Imraan ibn Husayn, which says that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah 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 Maajah

The evil eye is real as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) told us, and the way to protect oneself against it is by reciting the ruqyahs that are prescribed in shareeah and by reciting the words of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), not by using amulets or by using the charms written by liars and charlatans.

Ahmad (17440) also narrated that Uqbah ibn Aamir (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “Whoever wears an amulet, may Allaah never fulfil his wish and whoever wears a seashell, may Allaah never protect him from what he fears.” This hadeeth was classed as hasan by al-Arna’oot in his commentary on al-Musnad.

Seashells were worn to ward off the evil eye.

(source- islam-qa.com)

The correct scholarly view is that amulets are forbidden even if they are composed of words from the Quraan. As for those that contain unknown letters and words, there is no difference of opinion; they are haraam and there is no guarantee that they are not magic or that they are not seeking the help of the jinn.

(source – /www.islam-qa. com)

Allah says: “Verily, Allah will not forgive Shirk, but He forgives anything besides it to whomsoever He wishes.”[Soorah an-Nisa (4): 48]

Amulets / taweez as a means of Healing Sickness

Another popular use of charms is that it is regarded as a remedy to many diseases or protection from the evil eye. This kind of use is also prohibited, Imraan Ibn Hussain (radhiallahu anhu) reported that when the Prophet (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) saw a brass bangle on a man’s upper arm, he said to him, “Woe be on you. What is this?” The man replied that it was to protect him from a sickness called Waahinah (weakness). The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) then said: “Cast it off, for verily, it would only increase your weakness. And if you die with it on, you will never succeed.” [Musnad Ahmad and others]

Meaning Allah will not protect him, who hangs charms on his body, rather He would abandon him and assign him to the charm, which will avail him nothing. Allah’s Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam) said: “He who wears a thing shall be committed to it.” [At-Tirmidhee]

http://ahya. org/amm/modules. php?name= Sections&op=viewarticle&artid=161

He made an amulet with Quraanic verses for his wife to wear

The scholars are agreed that it is haraam to wearamulets if they are made with anything other than Quraan, but they differed concerning those that are made with Quraan. Some said that it is permissible to wear them and some said that that is not permissible. The view that it is not allowed is more likely to be correct because of the general meaning of the ahaadeeth, and so as to prevent the means that may lead to shirk.

Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah, 1/212

So you and your wife who asked you for this amuletshould remove it straight away and burn it. You said that you did that and you did not know that it was shirk, so you are not to be regarded as a mushrik or a sinner because of this action, since you did not deliberately commit an act of sin.

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“And there is no sin on you concerning that in which you made a mistake, except in regard to what your hearts deliberately intend”

[al-Ahzaab 33:5]

“Our Lord! Punish us not if we forget or fall into error”

[al-Baqarah 2:286]

And the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “My ummah is excused for their mistakes, what they forget and what they are forced to do.”

This evidence indicates that whoever commits a sin but does not know it is a sin, is not to blame, and that Allaah has forgiven him.

http://www.islam- qa.com/en/ ref/20207/ amulet

Wearing gold on which Aayat al-Kursiy is engraved or which is in the shape of an eye or hand
 

ayatul Kursi amulet

ayatul Kursi amulet

 

Firstly:

It is not prescribed to write Aayat al-Kursiy or the name of Allaah on pieces of gold that are to be worn, because that is a kind of disrespect. It may also be an imitation of the Jews and Christians who hang up or wear things that they revere, such as the cross etc.

There is a concession allowing writing names on rings, even if the name includes the name of Allaah, such as Abd-Allaah or Abd al-Rahmaan. Similarly there is nothing wrong with writing useful words on a ring even if they include the name of Allaah, such as al-hamdu Lillah (praise be to Allaah), tawakkaltu ala Allaah (I put my trust in Allaah) etc. Many such reports have been narrated from the Sahaabah and Taabieen.

The Standing Committee for Issuing Fatwas was asked: We sell hearts in which the name of Allaah is written, which are bought by Arabs and non-Arabs of every kind. We may tell the Arabs that it is haraam to take them into the toilet. Please advise us on the ruling on selling them.

They replied: Selling jewellery on which the name of Allaah is written is not permissible, unless it is erased from it.

They replied as follows: Since this jewellery has the name of Allaah written on it and is intended for Muslim women to wear around their necks, as Christian women wear a cross and Jewish women wear a star of David, and since things on which the name of Allaah is written may be worn to ward off harm or bring benefits, or for other purposes, and wearing it may expose it to disrespect such as if a person sleeps in it and rolls on top of it, or wears it in places where it is makrooh to take anything in which is written the words of Allaah or the name of Allaah, the committee thinks that it is not permissible to use this jewellery on which the name of Allaah is written, so as to avoid imitation of the Christians and Jews whom the Muslims are forbidden to imitate, and so as to block the means that may lead to evil, and so as to protect the name of Allaah from disrespect, and because of the general meaning of the prohibition on wearing amulets. End quote from Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah (13/473)

Secondly:

There is nothing wrong with wearing gold in the shape of a heart, but if it is in the shape of a hand or eye, or it contains blue beads, then it should not be worn, because they wear these things or hang them up in the belief that they ward off the evil eye or bring good luck. Even if a Muslim does not wear them on the basis of such corrupt beliefs, he still should not wear them, because by doing so he is imitating those who wear them for these reasons, and that may lead people to think badly of him, as they will think that he is wearing it to ward off the evil eye. So it is not permissible to wear them in that case. This comes under the heading of wearing amulets, which is forbidden.

Ahmad (17458) narrated from Uqbah ibn Aamir al-Juhani (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever wears an amulet has associated something with Allaah (shirk).” Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Jaami.

Ahmad also narrated (17440) that Uqbah ibn Aamir (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: “Whoever wears an amulet, may Allaah not fulfil his need, and whoever wears a sea-shell, may Allaah not give him peace.” Classed as hasan by Shu’ayb al-Arna’oot in Tahqeeq al-Musnad.

An amulet is something that is worn to ward off the evil eye and protect against disaster

Al-Khattaabi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: Anamulet is a bead that they used to wear in the belief that it could ward off disaster.

Al-Baghawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:Amulets are beads that the Arabs used to put on their children to protect them against the evil eye. This was declared false by sharee’ah. See: al-Ta’reefaat al-I’tiqaadiyyah, p. 121.

Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said: Sea-shells were taken from the sea and worn to ward off the evil eye. They say that if a person wears this shell he will not be affected by the evil eye or by the jinn.

With regard to the phrase “may Allaah not give him peace” it was said that it means, may Allaah not give him tranquility, and the opposite of tranquillity is anxiety and grief.

And it was said: May Allaah not let him achieve any good, thus he is given the opposite of what he was asking for..

The phrase “has associated something with Allaah (shirk)” refers to major shirk, if he believes that theamulet itself bring benefits or wards off harm without the command of Allaah. Otherwise it is minor shirk.

End quote from al-Qawl al-Mufeed Sharh Kitaab al-Tawheed (1/189).

Whoever is given a gold item of this type should not wear it. He may sell it but he should erase some of its markings before selling it so that it cannot be worn, and has to be melted down and made into something new.

http://www.islam- qa.com/en/ ref/91370/ amulet.

How can he get rid of an amulet without it causing any harm?

Correct way to get rid of amulet is to tear it up and burn it , and remind him to repent to Allaah from having worn an amulet. Even if you are sure it contains only Quraan Ayats , you can still go ahead and burn it.

http://www.islam- qa.com/en/ ref/20207/ amulet

Even Sahaabah Burned or Burned the Quraanic Ayats which they had written on paper

They buried Mus-hafs and they also burned them, when the Sahaabah united the people upon a single Mus-haf, which was the Mus-haf of Uthmaan (may Allaah be pleased with him), and they burned all other Mus-hafs.

http://www.islam- qa.com/en/ ref/105326/ burn

And Allaah knows best.

compiled by Adil Khan, may Allah reward his efforts.

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12 Responses to Using Good Luck Charms or Amulets

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  4. salman says:

    very good compilation brother,, these practices are very rampant in india n pakistan,,, n may be bangladesh,,we have to stop them from doing all this nonsensense

  5. hira says:

    i think that if u wear an amulet it is not haram because it depends on ur neyat or believe with which u wear it…

  6. Dear Hira,
    Most people believe this or are unaware of the meanings behind wearing amulets, but once we know and are educated about it, then we should stay away from it as many hadith are given to us that we should stay away from the grey areas which may lead us into the black which are known haram issues. We can choose from many other types of jewellery for ourselves and our children without having to deal with amulets. This is a major point. I once was given a beautiful two piece amulet with one half saying mashallah and the other tabarakallah because I had twin boys. I loved it so much but because I knew that it was related to shirk I forced myself to sell it and buy for them something else. Then I was at peace with my decision and this,, is what islam is about– peace by submitting to the will of God and what he has requested of us. Inshallah we will all come to a point where we can have strength to pass through grey areas and cling to the clear white areas that truly give us a sense of peace in our hearts.

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  8. aqsa says:

    Mashallah you have done a great job sir..,n i m really very happy that we have people like you.
    keep it up..as you have great knowledge and research on Islam so please provide us with that so we also follow a right path.
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  9. Thanks for your kind comment,, wa iyakum. inshallah Allah will give me more strength to continue to post good things..

  10. Samra says:

    Is it true that we should not wear the amulets? Can you please tell, is there anything which is permissible and can bring luck to us according to islaam?

  11. I think the article is very clear about this point: according to the research by Bilal Philips, wearing anything for good luck is haram, forbidden and a form of disbelieve in God almighty. Simply put, when we believe is a horseshoe, or a blue eye, or rabbits foot etc, we are placing power and ability into an object- often man made- which can and wll never help us nor provide us with good luck, protection from the evil eye or envy of others. Only trust and faith in God almighty, and reading His Verses can protect and offer us blessings.

  12. Shamima says:

    Mashallah, I am so clear about this after having gone through your article. There is so much that one does not know.

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