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Proof of Taweez from the Quran

Are wearing Taweez allowed in Islam? Are you able to wear Shirk to wear Taweez within Islam? What is the reason for Taweez used in Islam? Does it have any significance to wearing Taweez in islam? What is the status in the context of Black Magic in Islam? You may also have similar questions regarding Taweez (Amulet)

We bring you detail details on Taweez of the Quran and Hadiths. We also bring you videos in for of Audio to make it clearer by Mufti Shahid Barkati

What is Taweez?

Ta’weez is essentially “a Du’a written down,” that comes found in the Qur’an or Ahadith, and is for those who are unable to comprehend or have not memorized the particular Du’a. It appears on a bit of paper and is carried by the neck.

The Ahle Sunnah believe, to wear a Taweez around the neck is permitted if the du’a contained in it is written from the Qur’an or Ahadith. Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant him peace] used repeat du’a, and then blow into the patient. The companions of Prophet Muhammad (may Allah bless him and grant Him peace] did the same and they wrote the du’a down on a piece of paper and put it on the neck of that person in case they couldn’t be able to read it. Of obviously, the du’as of The Qur’an and Ahadith can cure the sick. Many people believe that wearing the Taweez you’re committing shirk. We will prove, through the help of Allah Almighty, that it is legal to wear a Taweez.

Taweez’s Proof from Quran

The Qur’an is a powerful source of healing

Allah Almighty says in the Qur’an,

“…We deliver in Qur’an that which is a salvation and a mercy to believers …”

(Surah bani Israeel Verse).

Qadi Shawkani says that If the Qur’an’s ‘du’as’ are recited and blown on patients, they will be cured. If the unbelievers recite Qur’an in their own blasphemy, they is cured. (Tafsir Fathul Qadir under Verse 82 Surah Bani Israeel).

The proof of wearing the Taweez

1) Hafidhh ibn Kathir and Qadi Shawkani writes:

Amr Ibn’Shu’aib RadhiAllahu’ affirms that ‘RasoolAllah’ (Sallallahu alaihi wa Sallam) taught my father and Grandfather a Du’a that we read prior to going to sleepto safeguard our minds from anxiety and fear. We would instruct our children to read this Du’a prior to going to sleep , too. But for those children who were still not literate and could not write it, we would write it and then wrap it around their necks.

[Musnad Ahmad Ibn . Hanbal vol.2, Abu Dawud in Chapter of Medicine, Tafsir by Hafidhh Ibn Kathir of verse 97 of Surah Al-Mu’minoon as well as Qadi Shawkaani in Fath-ulQadeer, under the same versein the same verse

It is permissible to read du’a and blow upon the sick

2.) Imam Bukhari and Imam Muslim writes:

When a person who was in a state of trouble, they would visit the Prophet (may Allah have mercy on him and grant him peace], who would apply his hand to the location of pain , then repeat an oath and blow on him.
(Bukhari, Muslim chap on Tibb).

3) Imam Muslim writes:

When the Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace] fell ill an extended period of time the angel Jibreel [May Allah bring him peace and blessings and grants him peace] came and said du’a and gave a blow the Prophet’s head [May Allah blessing him grant him peaceand grant him peace]. (Muslim Chapter on Tibb)

4) Imam Muslim writes:

Aisha (Radiall Hu Anhua) told us that when the Prophet [May Allah bless him and grant Him peace] was ill the last time, she read Surah Al-Falaq and Surah Al-Naas. Then she handed over the Prophet [May Allah bless him and grant Him peace]’s hands. After that, the Prophet blew onto his body and face, as his hands were blessed than Aisha’s (Radiall hu anha).

(Muslim chap (Muslim chap Tibb)

Based on the narrations above, it is clear that blowing after reading du’as on those who are sick, is Sunnah and the more pious someone is, more healing power is available to him because they are blessed more than people who are less religious.

5.) Hafidhh ibn Taymiyyah writes:

It is legal to repeat du’as, then] blow upon the sick in Islam However, the words must be derived from the Qur’an or Ahadith. If the words are not then it is not permissible.
Chapter on Al-Tawasul’s Blowing onto the sick by Hafidh ibn Taymiyyah[Al-Tawasul chapter on Blowing onto the Sick by Haf

FAQS of wearing Taweez

Q) Some people have said, “How is it allowed to blow dua’s on the sick when some Hadith declare that this is not permitted?”

Allama Sa’idi has written the answer to this query in full detail he’s also put the opinions of the other scholars of the world We will publish this here.

Allama Gulam Rasool Sa’idi writes:

The Imam Nawawi Rahmatullah in Sharh Muslim declares that there are two different Ahadith in relation to blowing. (Reciting the Du’a and blowing at someone.) One of these types are described in Bukhari which states: “There will be those who be able to enter Paradise without questioning they have not been blown upon’. The Imam Muslim Rahmatullah Also, he has composed a hadith that supports those who do not ask to be blown on. Imam Bukhari Rahmatullah , in his section of Tibb (Medicine) wrote a chapter on Tibb (Medicine). He has written Du’as, which our Prophet [May Allah bless His peace and grant him peace] recited when doing the ‘Damm’ (Reciting a Du’a and then blowing onto a person). Imam Muslim Rahmatullah states in the Chapter on the Virtues of Prophet Muhammad [May Allah bless His name and grant him peace] that, when our Prophet , [may Allah bless Him and grant Him peace] fell sick and was suffering from illness, the Angel Jibreel was with him and began blowing. The two types of Ahadith above may appear to contradict each the other, but in fact there is no contradiction.

The former type of Hadith refers to the prohibition of having read something which isn’t a part of the Qur’an and Sunnah (that is, something that contains pictures, diagrams, and words that are not in the Qur’anand blowing on an individual. The other types of Ahadith that allow Damm are referring to Kalimaat (words or passages) that have been given by the prophet (may Allah bless Him and give Him peaceThe Prophet [May Allah bless Him and grant Him peace]. The same way as previously mentioned, there are two kinds of Ahadith on Ta’weez. There are numerous stories which ban the use of Ta’weez and also many permitting their use. In the Imam’s book, Qurtubi Rahmatullah wrote in detail about the two types of Ahadith concerning Ta’weez: ‘The ones that are prohibited are those Ta’weez from the age of ignorance, those which are Satanic and contain some aspect of Shirk’. (Mantar, Voodoo and Magic etc.) Ta’weez that are allowed, are those that are made with Du’as. They can be seen in Qur’an and Ahadith only. These are the narrations showing that it’s allowed for one to wear a Ta’weez on the neck of a person.

Allama Alusi Hanafi, in his Tafsir of the Qur’an says”According to Imam Malik Rahmatullah ‘It is permitted to wear around the neck the Ta’weez engraved with an inscription of Allah? Imam Baqir further stated that it is permissible to wear a T’weez around the neck of children. [Rooh-ul-Ma’ani, chapter 15″ under verse 97 of Surah Mu’minoon].

Allama Shami Hanafi Rahmatullah writes:

It is permissible to create a Ta’weez, and wear it on the neck. He also states that it would be better if a person recites the Du’a as taught by Prophet Muhammad (Sallallahu alaihi wa salam.) If a person is unable to understand or has too little experience to recite then it is permitted for them to tie it on his neck
[Rud-ul-Mukhtar chapter Qirat, Sharah Sahih Muslim chapter on Tib by Allama Sa’idi].

To conclude , it can be said that those verses that do not agree with those of the Qur’an, Shari’ah, or the Sunnah are forbidden to read, and are also not permitted to wear around the neck. But as for the Du’as and the verses in that of Qur’an and Sunnah it is permissible to be written on and placed around the necks of child, an unliterate or a sick person.