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Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

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Q. What is the islamic viewpoint on EFT Emotional Freedom Technique? Is this correct for a muslim to use as I have now been introduced to this system and have started using it. However I still believe that it is only what Allah decrees for a person will happen, so how can this help me? Kindly guide me as I do not want to fall into shirk.

A. I have read about the EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) and have found that it is not allowed for Muslims to use.

There is no prohibition in Islam in having a positive focus in life about the things one wishes to achieve, and there is also no prohibition in having therapy to release stress etc.

However, this technique goes beyond that, and it seeks to establish a method and a belief which is in conflict with the teachings and belief system in Islam. You should refrain from using this technique.

And Allah knows best.

Mufti Waseem Khan

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