إن الحمد لله نحمده ونستعينه و نستغفره ونتوكله إليه ، ونعوز بالله من شرور أنفسنا و سيئات أعمالنا ، من يهده الله فلا مضل له و من يضلل فلا هادي له ، وأشهد أن لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له ، وأشهد أنّ محمد عبده و رسوله ، - Indeed all praises are due to Allah, we praise Him, we seek His help, we ask for His forgiveness, and we rely solely on Him. We seek His refuge from the evil in our souls and from our wicked deeds. Whoever Allah guides, no one can misguide. And whomever Allah misguides, no one can guide. I bear witness that there is no one worthy of worship except Allah, He is One, with no partners, and I testify that Mohammad (pbuh) is His Messenger and His slave.
و صلي الله على سيدنا محمد و على آله و آصحابه و سلم - أما بعد :
As a general role in all and any Islamic practice is not to seek the help of Allah (swt) by disobeying or contradicting the Sunnah of his Messenger (pbuh). It makes no sense and that action is deemed to be of no consequence of help whatsoever, except driving us away from Allah (swt); instead of closer as intended. Intentions, many times mislead the person. However, the Sahih hadith of the Prophet (pbuh) “Any action that does not follow our practice is rejected” excluded intention as it does not count here. The action will be rejected if it does not conform with Sunnah.
Amulets (تميمه - tameemah, pl. تمائم - tamaa’im) are things made from pearls or bones that are worn on the necks of children or adults, or are hung up in houses or cars, in order to ward off evil – especially the evil eye – or to bring some benefits.
Ibn al-Athir said: “التمائم جمع تميمه: وهى خرزات كانت العرب تعلَقا على أولادهم يتقون بها العين في زعهم” – تمائم - tamaa’im plural of تميمه - tameemah meaning that those Amulet that Arab use to put on their Children to protect them from evil eye. It includes all those amulets, threads, rings, sticks etc that ignorant people wear to cure their ills. These include amulets with inscription of Kufr and Shirk and non-Sharii writings on it.
It is not permissible to use turquoise (as a charm) and amulets. A stern warning is used in the Saheeh Sunnah to the one who does that.
Believing this is ignorance, misguidance and association of others in worship with Allah (shirk).
There are many ahadith relating to this topic:
■ Hadith of Prophet (pbuh) dislike 10 things: (ما جاء في خاتم الذهب)
■ Hadith of wife of Abdullah ibn Masood (في تعليق التمائم)
■ Hadith of Uqbah ibn Aamir
■ Hadith of Uqbah ibn Aamir al-Juhani
There is scholarly consensus that it is HARAM to wear amulets if they contain something other than ayah of Quran. However, there are few differences concerning the amulets that contain pure Ayah from Quran. Some of them allowed wearing them.
The difference amongst scholars relates to the practice of Sahabah and Tabi’een, who differed whether it is permissible to wear amulets which contain only words from the Quran or names and attributes of Allah.
One group said that this is permissible. This was the view of Abd-Allah ibn Amr ibn al-Aas and others. This is the apparent meaning of the report narrated from Aisha and it was the view of Abu Jafar al-Baaqir and Ahmad, according to one report. They interpreted the hadeeth as referring to amulets which involve shirk; with regard to those which contain words from the Quran or the names and attributes of Allah, then they are like ruqyah which uses the same words.
Another group said that this is not permissible. This was the view of Ibn Masood and Ibn Abbas, and is the apparent meaning of the view of Hudhayfah, Uqbah ibn Aamir and Ibn Akeem. This was also the view of a one of group of the Taabieen, including the companions of Ibn Masood and Ahmad, according to one report which was chosen by most of his companions. It was also the view of the later scholars, who quoted this and similar ahaadeeth as evidence. The apparent meaning is that it is general in application and does not differentiate between amulets which contain Quran and amulets which contain other things, unlike ruqyah where there is a differentiation. This is supported by the fact that the Sahaabah who narrated the hadeeth understood it to be general in meaning, as was quoted above from Ibn Masood.
The second view deemed to be the most correct that wearing such amulets is not permitted because of the general inference of the meaning of the words of hadiths speaking about amulets, and in order to prevent any means that might lead to shirk (شرك) as we are obliged to protect the means as we protect the aims of Shariat.. As there is no doubt that wearing amulet on which Quranic Ayah were written is not a proven practice of the Messenger of Allah (pbuh).
Hence, it is not permissible to wear amulets even if they are from the Holy Quran, because of the general inference of the meaning of the words of the words of the Prophet (pbuh):
Making tawidhah and tameemah to cure and to ward of evil eye is a practice of ignorant times. Clearly the Prophet (pbuh) did not accept a Shahada from a person because he was wearing an amulet. Any amulet with non Quranic inscription is considered haram by consensus of all scholars.
Wearing amulet with Quranic inscription is clearly not a practice of the Prophet (pbuh) and most of Sahabah and Taabi’een considered it makrooh (hated). And there are many reasons for it:
■ The general prohibition of wearing them. Ibn Masood who disapproved the practice of Quranic charms said: "I heard the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) say: "Charms, Amulets and Tiwalah* are all acts of Shirk." [Abu Dawood and Musnad Ahmad]. [* Tiwaalah (bewitchment) is a spell, which is used to make a man love his wife, or the other way round.]
■ Such practice may lead of many unlawful actions of bidda, shirk and imitation of non-believers.
■ If one wears an amulet containing Quranic verses, he is apt to carry it with him to washrooms, while relieving or cleaning himself or the like.
■ The use of Qur'aan in such a manner is neither proved by the Sunnah of Allah's Messenger (sallallahu alaihe wa-sallam), nor the practice of the Sahabah. Therefore, using the Qur'aan as a charm is categorized as a Bidah (innovation in the religion), regarding which Allah's Messenger (pbuh) said: "Whoever innovates in Islam something which does not belong to it will have it rejected." [Sahih al-Bukhari (Volume: 3, Number: 861)] .
■ Also, making Tawidah contradict Prophet (pbuh)’s way of curing from sickness: It was reported that Aisha said: “When the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) went to his bed, he would blow into his hands and recite Qul Huwa Allahu Ahad (Surah 112) and the Mi’wadhatayn (Surah 113 and 114). Then he would wipe his hands over his face and his body, as far as they could reach.” Aisha said: “When he fell ill, He would ask me to do that for him.” [Sahih al-Bukhari, Sahih al-Muslim]
The right and correct way of seeking Allah’s help and protection from sickness, illness and evil is to follow Sunnah of Prophet (pbuh) by reading Quran and making Dua (supplications). Reciting Quran and blowing it on the sick person is the practice of Prophet (pbuh) known as “Ruqyah”, and it is proven from many authentic ahadeeth.
■ Narrated Anas bin Malik: Allah's Apostle allowed one of the Ansar families to treat persons who have taken poison and also who are suffering from ear ailment with Ruqya. Anas added: I got myself branded cauterized) for pleurisy, when Allah's Apostle was still alive. Abu Talha, Anas bin An-Nadr and Zaid bin Thabit witnessed that, and it was Abu Talha who branded (cauterized) me. [Sahih al-Bukhari]
■ Narrated Abu Said: Some of the companions of the Prophet went on a journey till they reached some of the 'Arab tribes (at night). They asked the latter to treat them as their guests but they refused. The chief of that tribe was then bitten by a snake (or stung by a scorpion) and they tried their best to cure him but in vain. Some of them said (to the others), "Nothing has benefited him, will you go to the people who resided here at night, it may be that some of them might possess something (as treatment)," They went to the group of the companions (of the Prophet) and said, "Our chief has been bitten by a snake (or stung by a scorpion) and we have tried everything but he has not benefitted. Have you got anything (useful)?" One of them replied, "Yes, by Allah! I can recite a Ruqya, but as you have refused to accept us as your guests, I will not recite the Ruqya for you unless you fix for us some wages for it." They agrees to pay them a flock of sheep. One of them then went and recited (Suratul-Fatiha): 'All the praises are for the Lord of the Worlds' and puffed over the chief who became all right as if he was released from a chain, and got up and started walking, showing no signs of sickness.
They paid them what they agreed to pay. Some of them (i.e. the companions) then suggested to divide their earnings among themselves, but the one who performed the recitation said, "Do not divide them till we go to the Prophet and narrate the whole story to him, and wait for his order." So, they went to Allah's Apostle and narrated the story. Allah's Apostle asked, "How did you come to know that Surat-ul-Fatiha was recited as Ruqya?" Then he added, "You have done the right thing. Divide (what you have earned) and assign a share for me as well." The Prophet smiled thereupon[Sahih al-Bukhari].
One should note that most practices of making Tawidhah today are marred with various brands of shirk and bidda. These people call women to meet the so-called sheikh in private who put tawidhah or ruqya on them. It is haram for these so-called sheikhs to meet women in private or to touch them. We must seek refuge with Allah from such satanic practices. They write devilish words and sentences with no meaning to fool common people. They deviate the population from putting their trust in Allah (swt) by making Dua (supplications) for their concerns; rather they trick people to make money off them. They memorize few verses from Quran and wear clothing to imitate righteous people to attract simple innocent Muslims.
Many a times they write words or verses that are not from quran, and this is pure shirk without a doubt. This is more like an Azlaam (practice of arrows from days of jahiliya for seeking luck or help in decision making). Such practice is far cry from Sunnah of Prophet (pbuh) and is condemned by Him (pbuh).
Instead of fooling oneself to such shirk, we must reflect upon the Sunnah of Prophet (pbuh) who never wore any such tameemah or tawidah, neither He recommended it to anyone. Such practices involve corrupt beliefs and go against the shariah and are far-removed from the characteristics of Islam. People who believe in pure Tawheed must keep as far away as possible from such practices.
Albani said: This misguidance is still widespread among the Bedouin, fellahin (peasants) and some of the city-dwellers. Examples include the pearls which some drivers put in their cars, hanging them from the rear-view mirror. Some of them hang an old shoe on the front or back of the car; some hang a horse-shoe on the front of their house or shop. All of that is to ward off the evil eye, or so they claim. And there are other things which are widespread because of ignorance of Tawheed and the things which nullify it such as actions of shirk and idolatry which the Messengers were only sent and the Books were only revealed to put an end to. It is to Allah that we complain of the ignorance of Muslims nowadays, and their being far away from their religion.
Tawheed (belief in the Oneness of Allah) is the core of Islam. One of the fundamental beliefs of Tawheed is that Allah alone has the Power to benefit and harm, it is He alone Who can bring good and avert evil. Any notion, belief or saying, which contradicts this belief, leads to the unforgivable sin of Shirk (associating partners with Allah). Allah says: "Verily, Allah will not forgive Shirk, but He forgives anything besides it to whomsoever He wishes." [Soorah an-Nisa (4): 48]
Some people who believe that wearing Charms or amulets can bring good luck or remove an evil are actually committing a shrik. Such a practice is attributed to days of Jahiliyyah and the Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) abolished these practices, as we have mentioned in the hadith earlier that the Prophet did not accept the Shahada of the person wearing amulet. These are pagan believes and practices that unfortunately continue to exists in the Muslim Ummah despite the strong rejections from the Prophet (pbuh).
A Muslim's attitude in times of sickness should be that he remain patient and seek help with Allah, as was demonstrated by Prophet Ayyub (pbuh)
Therefore, when someone is sick or ill, he or she must remain patient and seek refuge with Allah (swt) and pray to Him (swt) to relieve the pain or sickness, rather then restoring to practices of Jahilya and Shirk.
The Prophet (pbuh) said: فإن خير الحديث كتاب الله وخير الهدى هدى محمد وشر الأمور محدثاتها وكل بدعة ضلالة - "The best speech is the Book of Allah and the best guidance and example is that of Muhammad (pbuh). - And the worst of all things are the newly invented things (in religion), for every innovation is error and misguidance." and in another narration, فَإِنَّ كُلَّ مُحْدَثَةٍ بِدْعَةٌ وَكُلَّ بِدْعَةٍ ضَلَالَة "every newly invented matter (in religion) is a bid'ah and every bid'ah is a dalaalah (misguidance) and every dalaalah is in the (hell) Fire."
Curing from nightmares and haunted dreams.
There are many authentic ahadith to help us rid bad dreams. This can be achieved by reading verses of Quran or making Dua (supplications) before sleep.
■ Reading Ayat-al-Kursi
■ Reading last two verses of Surah al-Baqarah
Al-Nawawi said: “Concerning the phrase, ‘The last two aayahs of Soorat al-Baqarah – whoever recites them at night, they will be sufficient for him’, it was said that it means, they will be sufficient for him instead of praying qiyaam al-layl, or as protection from Shaytaan, or as protection from vermin. It could mean all of these things.” [Sharh Muslim, 6/91, 92].
■ Reading Surah Al-Ikhlas and Mi’wadhatayn
■ Making Supplications
■ Sleep on ride side and make Supplications
■ Making Supplications
■ Spit drily to left side and change the side
■ Making a short prayer
 (pbuh) is commonly used abbreviation for Peace be upon Him. صلى الله عليه وسلم
 The Prophet (pbuh) said: مَنْ عَمِلَ عَمَلًا لَيْسَ عَلَيْهِ أَمْرُنَا فَهُوَ رَد – “Whoever commits an act that does not conform with our matter (religion), then it will be rejected of him” (Sahih – Tafsir Ibn Khatir). In another warning the Prophet (pbuh) said: من أحدث في أمرنا هذا ما ليس فيه فهو رد - "Whoever introduces into this affair of ours something that we have not commanded, it is to be rejected. (Reported by Al-Bukhari and al-Muslim)
 Saleh Al-Munajjid
 Al-Nihaya, al-ibn al-Atheer
 Masnud Ahmad, 16969. This hadeeth was classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah, 492 (Dr.Salah Al-Sawy)
 This was related by Al-Hakim, who said, "Its chain of narrators is authentic and Al-Dhahabi agreed with him. Al-Albani mentioned it in his Sahih, no. 331.
 This was related by Imam Ahmad (4/156), Al-Silsilat il-Sahihah, (492).
 Sunnan Abu Dawood, 4222. Also by Sunnan an-Nasa’i, 50880; This hadeeth was classed as da’eef (weak) by al-Albaani in Da’eef al-Nasa’i, 3075
 Sunnan Abu Dawood, 3883; Also by Sunnan Ibn Maajah, 3530. This hadeeth was classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in al-Silsilat al-Saheehah, 331 and 2972.
 Masnud Ahmad, 16951. This hadeeth was classed as da’eef by Shaykh al-Albaani in Da’eef al-Jaami’, 5703
 Masnud Ahmad, 16969. This hadeeth was classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah, 492.
 Saleh Al-Munajjid
 Masnud Ahmad (17440); classed as hasan by Shu’ayb al-Arna’oot in Tahqeeq al-Musnad
 Shawana A Aziz (Ahya.org)
 Sahih al-Bukhari, 5416; Sahih al-Muslim, 2192
 Sahih al-Bukhari Volume 7, Book 71, Number 617
 Sahih al-Bukhari Volume 3, Book 36, Number 476
 Saleh Al-Munajjid
 Reported by al-Muslim
 Reported by At-Tirmithi
 Sahih al-Bukhari, 3101
 Sahih al-Bukhari, 3786; Sahih al-Muslim, 807
 Sahih al-Bukhari, 5416; Sahih al-Muslim, 2192
 Sahih al-al-Muslim, Book 035, Number 6551
 Sahih al-Muslim Book 035, 6554:
 Sunnan Abu Dawood, 5067; Sunnan at-Tirmidhi, 3392;
 Sahih al-Bukhari, 3118; Sahih al-Muslim, 2261
 Sahih al-Muslim, 2262
 Sahih al-Muslim, 2263