Is taweez shirk?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: Is taweez shirk?


A: It is permissible for one to use or wear a taweez provided the contents are permissible, the belief of the person wearing the taweez is correct, the purpose for which the taweez is being worn is permissible and there is nothing impermissible contained or associated with it.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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