What is the ruling on carrying amulets or let people carry them?

Question 305: What is the opinion of Islaam on carrying amulets and saying charms?

Answer: It is not permissible to carry amulets or let people put them on; as the Prophet (peace be upon him) prohibited us to do this saying, If one ties an amulet, Allaah will not accomplish his affairs for him. The Prophet (peace be upon him) also says, [Illegal] Ruqyah, amulets and love-potions are acts of Shirk (associating others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship). The Ruqyah here means: All words that are not from Qur’aan and Sharee`ah-based supplications. Concerning Ruqyahs with (verses from) Qur’aan and Sharee`ah-based supplications, which are recited on the patient; they are permissible as the Prophet (peace be upon him) says, There is no harm in Ruqyah as long as it does not include Shirk. Amulets are: things carried or tied in order to get rid of the evil eye and relieve or get rid of affliction... read more here.

Digging a grave for anyone who is afflicted with an Evil eye or is incurably ill as a treatment

Question 304: Some people, when they or one of their relatives is afflicted with the evil eye and they despair of treating it, say that they dig a grave for the afflicted person thus he will recover if Allaah wills. Does this have an origin in the Islaamic Law; and if not, is the person who digs the grave for that purpose considered sinful? Would you please give us your opinion, may Allaah reward you!

Answer: Digging a grave to treat a person afflicted with the evil eye has no origin in the Purified Sharee`ah (Islaamic Law); rather it is definitely a superstition that should be abandoned and warned against... read more here.

Setting on a journey to visit the grave of the Prophet (peace be upon him)

Question 66: I was born in 13/4/1903 A.D.; I am now eighty years old, but Allaah has not willed it for me yet during this lifetime to visit the Honored Ka`bah or the Prophet’s Mosque. Out of my love for the Prophet (peace be upon him), I invoke Allaah’s blessings upon him day and night. I see him often in my dreams and the last was today. Today I only felt that I wanted to disclose this.I have a simple home and I am blessed with only one daughter and her orphaned child. They live with me to take care of me. I live on a modest income and I yearn so much to visit the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him). Should I sell this house to enjoy visiting the beloved Prophet?

Answer: First, We hope that your dreams be good dreams that come true. Second: It is not permissible to travel specifically to visit the grave of the Prophet (peace be upon him). What is permissible is to visit his Masjid (mosque) and pray there; and this visit is not obligatory. It is also permissible for any Muslim visiting the Prophet’s Masjid to greet him and his two Companions (‘Aboo Bakr and Umar, may Allaah be pleased with them both)… read more here.

Including a grave that is beside a Masjid in the Masjid for a certain purpose

Question 63: We have an old Masjid (mosque) surrounded by a very old cemetery ruined except for one grave. Inhabitants of the town want to expand the Masjid so that the graveyard will be included in it, bearing in mind that the place mentioned is the most suitable one for building a Masjid. Is it permissible or not?

Answer: It is prohibited to include the grave mentioned above or any part of the cemetery in the Masjid… read more here.