Selling agharbatti and muti products

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1. Please advise if it’s permissible for one to sell traditional muti products, such as tokoloshe salts, oils, soaps, etc, many of which has the following phrases on them (go away evil, money drawing, sangoma, luck , etc.)?

2. Is it permissible for one to sell agarbattis with the same phrases as above?

3. I work for a wholesaler that sells these products together with many other cosmetic products, part of my job is to purchase, sell, capture on the system and promote these products, is my earnings haraam?



1 – 2. These are things of a superstitious nature which go against our Islamic principles and beliefs.

3. If most of the business is in halaal products we cannot say that your earnings are haraam.

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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