1. Is taweez (wearing along neck or arm giving by anybody and writing something on it) permissible? If someone believes in it that it can help him and he dies, does it lead to shirk?
2. Can we pray behind a Imam who wears these types of taweez and believes in it?
A: If the contents of the taweez is permissible and the purpose for which one is wearing the taweez is also permissible and one’s yaqeen (belief) is correct, then it is permissible to wear the taweez. However, if the taweez contains anything prohibited in Shari’ah or one’s yaqeen (belief) is incorrect or the purpose for which one is wearing the taweez is incorrect, then wearing such a taweez will not be permissible.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)