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Is the use of taweez permissible in Islam?

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Allah Taãla says in the Noble Qurãn, ‘In the Qurãn is (spiritual, physical)
cure for people.’

The opening chapter of the Noble Qurãn, Surah Faatiha is also called the
chapter of Shifaa. It is recorded in the Bukhari Shareef vol. 1 p. , ‘A
ruler of a certain clan was stung by a creature, the people of the area
requested the Sahaaba to cure him, one Sahaabi read Surah Faatiha and blew
on the affected area and cured the ruler. The Prophet (Sallallaahu Álayhi
Wasallam) even praised the Sahaabi for doing so.

>From the above quotations, it is clear that the verses of the Noble Qurãn is
a means of cure. Treating oneself with Taweez containing verses of the Qurãn
is similar to treating oneself with medication. By using medication, one
merely places his trust in Allah Taãla and use the medication as a means of
cure. The effect in the means is with the Will of Allah Taãla so, too is the
usage of the Taweez.

The art of making Taweez is a science independent to other known sciences.
People who have studied this science are most knowledgeable to explain its
vast understanding. One thing must be outlined at the outset is that anyone
practising the making of Taweez cannot ascribe (in his method and
application) partners with Allah Taãla. Any act of Kufr is unacceptable in

The people during the time of Jaahiliyya had an incorrect belief that the
stars and planets cause rainfall, but the Prophet (Sallallaahu Álayhi
Wasallam) dismissed that. The drawings and illustrations used in Taweez are
like the concepts used in geometry, etc. to arrive at a solution.

In conclusion, consider the following Hadith: Abu Khuzaymah (Radhiallaahu
Ánhu) narrates from his father that he asked Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Álayhi
Wasallam), ‘Inform me about Rukan (blowing in water and Taweez), medication,
and means of security, does it change Taqdeer (predestination)? He replied,
‘They (all the above) are within Taqdeer. (Mishkãt pg. 22)

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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