Hanging a piece of metal as a charm to bring about benefit or prevent evil

Question: When a woman gives birth to a baby, she would hang a metal rod for forty days thinking that this piece of metal will protect her from Jinn (creatures created from fire). Women believe that this metal will benefit them rather than Allaah Who has created them. I had a debate with my mother and wife about this. What is your advice to my mother and wife? I hope that your advice will solve this common problem among the tribes of Zefar.

Thus, please advise the Muslim women who think that this piece of metal can bring benefit or cause harm. Advise me in this regard in detail please, so I can invite people to adhere to the right path!

Likewise, a circumcised boy stays for forty days without Sawm (Fast) or Salaah (Prayer) wearing that piece of metal. I need advice based on religious evidence as soon as possible. May Allaah reward you with the best for the efforts you exert for Islaam and Muslims.

Answer: Among the kinds of Al-Shirk Al-Akbar (major form of associating others in worship with Allaah) that takes a person out of the fold of Islaam is the act of hanging a piece of metal by a woman during the postpartum period or by a circumcised person as a charm to bring benefit or prevent evil… read more here.

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