Tying black beads around the hand of a newborn baby

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Q: What is the shar’i perspective with regards to putting specifically black beads on the hand of a new born baby or small knives etc. in order to protect the child from any form of evil.

Also, what would be the best method to protect the child from forms of evil etc when the child is born.


A: There is no need to do this. There is no shar`ee basis for the black beads etc.

Recite the mu`awwizatain.

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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