The use of numbers and codes in taweez

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Q: Can the respected Mufti please explain the use of blocks, numbers, and other characters and signs that Aamils use when writing out taweez? This appears to be the use of numerology and the use of black magic.


A: These are nothing but code words.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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