Wearing amulets and talismans containing Aayaat

Question: What is your opinion regarding wearing an amulet or a Hijaab (preserver) containing some Aayaat of the Qur’aan? What I mean is: Is it permissible for a Muslim to carry a Hijaab that contains some Aayaat of the Qur’aan or not?

Answer: The Salaf (righteous predecessors) disagreed about the ruling on writing an Aayah of the Qur’aan or the whole Qur’aan and wearing it on the upper arm or elsewhere to protect against feared harm or to remove adversity… read more here.


Wearing amulets bearing some Aayaat

Question: An Imaam (one who leads congregational Salaah) wears amulets on which Qur’aan is written and makes similar ones for others. However, he leads people in Salaah (Prayer). Is it lawful to appoint such a man as an Imaam and pray behind him or not?

Answer: Wearing amulets or other items containing Qur’aanic Aayaat is Haraam (prohibited) according to the more correct of two opinions held by the scholars… read more here.

Carrying pocket-sized copies of the Mus-haf for protection against envy or the envious eye

Question: What is the ruling on carrying pocket-sized copies of the Mus-haf (copy of the Qur’aan)for protection against envy or the evil eye on the grounds that they provide protection or prevent harm? What is the ruling if they are put in the car to prevent accidents? The second question is: What is the ruling on wearing an amulet which contains Aayaat (Qur’aanic verses) of the Qur’aan for protection against envy or the evil eye or for seeking success or recovering from illness or magic spells or other purposes? The third question is: What is the ruling on wearing gold necklaces which contain Ruqyah (a piece of paper with some Qur’aanic verses and supplications written on it) for protection from harm?

Answer: Allaah (Glorified be He) revealed the Qur’aan so that people could practice its recitation as an act of `Ibaadah (worship), contemplate its meaning, know its rulings and thereby act upon them… read more here.

Curing the feeling of envy toward others

Question: I sometimes feel hardness in my heart and something like inconspicuous Shirk (associating others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship) or envy, what is the remedy for this? Moreover, I used to invoke Allaah with the Du’aa’ (supplication) that was said by the Prophet (peace be upon him): O Allaah, I seek refuge with You from associating anything with You knowingly, and I seek Your forgiveness for what I know not. I make Du`aa’ to Allaah also to grant forgiveness and mercy to those whom I envy in order to expiate my sins towards them. Is there any other remedy that cures this dangerous malady?

Answer: You have to observe a lot of Thikr (Remembrance of Allaah), recite the glorious Qur’aan, do many supererogatory acts of `Ibaadah (worship) and keep the company of righteous people… read more here.

How to be cured from an evil eye

Question: Is it permissible to treat the harm caused by the evil (envious) eye using the incense of alum, herbs, leaves, and the like?

Answer: It is not permissible to treat the harm caused by the cast of evil eye with what was mentioned, as they are not among the usual means of treatment… read more here.

The reality of the evil or envious eye

Question: What is the reality of the evil or envious eye? Allaah (Exalted be He) says: “And from the evil of the envier when he envies.” Is the following Hadeeth authentic:One third of those who are in the graves are there because of the evil eye. ? What should someone do and say if they think that they are envied? Will it cure them if they use water with which the envier has washed themselves? Should they drink that water or wash themselves with?

Answer: The Arabic word `Ayn (literally, the eye) is derived from (`Aana – Ya`inu) and refers to when a person harms another by casting an evil eye on him. It usually starts with admiration for something felt by the person who casts an evil eye… read more here.