A woman wearing a Hirz on her chest when she gets pregnant in order not to miscarry

Question 308: Respected shaykh, I have an aunt, my father’s sister, her problem is that when she starts her pregnancy or even knows of her pregnancy, she wears a Hirz (protective amulet) on her chest, in the shape of a small book covered by a piece of cloth which is closed by stitches. If she happens to remove it or cast it away, she miscarries and the baby comes out as stillbirth.

My question is: What should we do about that? Would you please help us, may Allaah reward you for what you will do for us!

Answer: Wearing such a book on the woman’s chest when she gets pregnant; in order not to miscarry and the belief that if she removes this amulet or casts it away from her chest, she will miscarry, is considered one of the forbidden Shirk-based amulets.

If this woman believes that this amulet, and not Allaah, brings about good or evil, she will be guilty of major Shirk (associating others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship that takes the Muslim out of Islaam) that takes her out of Islaam, may Allaah forbid! Such belief contradicts Tawheed (belief in the Oneness of Allaah) and Tawakkul (putting one’s trust in Allaah). Good and evil are in the Hands of Allaah Alone…. read more here.

Cutting a fox’s face, skin & ears & hanging them as a Hirz in homes believing that they dispel devils

Question 307: Some people among us, when they find a dead wolf they cut the skin of its face and its ears and hang them as a Hirz (protective amulet) in their homes believing that they dispel devils (evil Satan’s). What is the ruling on such an act?

Answer: Hanging some parts of a wolf and its skin at home or at the doors as Hirz and believing that they dispel devils and prevent Jinn from entering homes is Bid`ah (innovation in religion) and has no origin in the Book of Allaah or the Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet) of His Messenger (peace be upon him). Believing in these things blemishes the Tawheed (belief in the Oneness of Allaah) of the Muslim because it is a kind of association with something other than Allaah and an act of seeking refuge with something other than Him. Keeping such things at home and hanging them on doors is, like wearing amulets, an act of Shirk (associating others with Allaah in His Divinity or worship); according to what was narrated by`Uqbah ibn `Aamir from the Prophet (peace be upon him) that he said... read more here.