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Country : Saudi Arab,
Name : Muhammad Ayyub Khan Qadri
Question:     Assalam Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakutuhu, Mufti Sahab, I want to ask you about wearing Ta?aweez  for Muslims.  Although, I myself wear amulets, I would be obliged if you would answer this question in the light of the Hadith.

Waiting for your reply,


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Answer:     Walaikum Assalam Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakutuhu, wearing the amulet is permissible in light of the Shariah.  

The amulets which are prohibited in the Hadith are those which have  “Shirk” (ascribing partners to Allah Most High) in them.

There is a Hadith in Jame’ Tirmidhi, Sunan Ibn Majah and Musnad Imam Ahmed:

Translation: Hadhrat Abu Khuzama (May Allah be well pleased with him) narrates on the authority of his father, he said that I asked the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam): O Prophet of Allah! (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam), please tell that the prayers which we recite, the medicines which we take and those things of protection, through which we protect ourselves, can all these change the fate decreed by Allah Most High?

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) said: These are all included in the fate decreed by Allah Most High.

(Jame’ Tirmidhi, Hadith No: 2206; Sunan Ibn Majah, Hadith No: 3563; Mustadrak Alas Sahihain, Hadith No: 87; Musnad Imam Ahmed, Hadith No: 15870; Zujajatul Masabeeh, Vol.1 Babil Imani Bil Qadr.

Also there is a Hadith in Sahih Bukhari:

Translation: It is narrated on the authority of Hadhrat 'Abdullah bin 'Abbas (May Allah be well pleased with them), he says that the Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) would give Imams Hasan and Hussain (May Allah be well pleased with them) in the protection of Allah with words:

Transliteration:  A’audhu Bi Kalimatillahit Tammati Min Kulli Shaitanin Wa Hammatin wa Min Kulli Ainin Lammatin.

Translation: Hasan and Hussain, I give you in the protection of the words of Allah (i.e. the Asma Husna (99 names) of Almighty Allah, the divine books revealed by Allah and which are pure of every defect) against every rebellious, harmful genie and human being and against the harm of every harmful animal and against the harm of evil eye.

The Holy Prophet (Sallallahu alaihi wa sallam) would say:
Your father i.e. Hadhrat Ibrahim (May peace be upon him) would recite the same supplication for Hadhrat Ismail and Hadhrat Ishaq (May peace be upon them)

(Sahih Bukhari, Hadith No: 3371; Zujajatul Masabee,Babi Iyadatil Mareez )

And Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) knows best.  

Mufti Syed Ziauddin Naqshbandi Qadri

[Professor, Islamic Law, Jamia Nizamia,
Founder-Director, Abul Hasanaat Islamic Research Center]
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