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Taweez

Posted by Abd Al Mustafa on Wednesday 13th June, 2007

Abu Dawud : Book 28 : Number 3884

Amr Ibn Shu’aib RadhiAllahu ‘anhu says,  

RasoolAllah (Sallallahu’ alaihi wa sallam) taught my Father and grandFather a Du’a which we would read before going to sleep, to protect us from fear and anguish.  We told our elder children to recite this Du’a before going to sleep as well.  But for those children who were not yet literate, we would write it and then put it around their necks.

This shows that it is perfectly ok to wear an amulet as long as it is of an Islamic nature & in accordance to Islamic shariah.

There are numerous hadith where sayyidina rasoolullah (saw) has instructed muslims not to use them, but it is perfectly clear to those of understanding that those amulets were from the pre-islamic period, the time of jahiliyya.

 

The majority of people in this day and age just copy a Taweez from a book without following the sequence and they charge money for this service. They sell the Ayats – Verses of the Quran for a small gain.

 

These days a lot of books are being printed with Taweez in them. These books are being printed for monetary reasons only. They are not checked by any person who understands Taweez. They are usually full of errors. And then these doubtful Taweez are copied by equally greedy people to give to other people who come to them. The former make their living out of copying Taweez for the latter.

*** my personal understanding on the issue is; for the young and not yet literate or the adult illiterate it is ok to wear quranic verses and duas from the ahadith as an amulet. for those that are literate, they should take those duas and recite them as prescribed by shaykh. (for example, when one visits the doctor, the doctor writes them a prescription which they take to the pharmacy and apply the prescribed medication. they don’t just take the prescription and file it away or hang it round their necks etc. so the taweez is basically a dua which the shaykh writes down for the person, which should be recited as prescribed). If the person/s memorise the dua or the quranic verse/s and recites it as prescribed then i do not see what harm there could be in wearing it as an amulet. there is no harm in wearing such amulets so to do both would be the best practice *** plz note: those were my words and i am not a scholar so plz do not take my words as anything more than my understanding of the issue.

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