Selling Gold Items with Eye-Shaped Blue Bead: Permissible?
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Selling Gold Items with Eye-Shaped Blue Bead: Permissible?

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Janet

Reply Date

Mar 02, 2018

Question

What is the Islamic ruling on selling gold items that contain the eye-shaped blue bead?

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Answer


Selling Gold Items with Eye-Shaped Blue Bead

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. 

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.


In this fatwa:

There is no harm in selling gold items such as bracelets, necklaces and the like, but if any of these items contained the eye-shaped blue bead, which people think that it wards off the evil eye and harm, then it isnt permissible.


Answering your question, the General Iftaa’ Department in Jordan, states the following:

There is no harm in selling gold items such as bracelets, necklaces and the like, but if any of these items contained the eye-shaped blue bead, which people think that it wards off the evil eye and harm, then it isnt permissible.

This is because once the seller or the buyer believes so, then he has fallen into the prohibited.

Even if they didnt think that, they have lured people to think so since most of them think that such item wards off the evil eye and harm while, in fact, it neither harms nor benefits.

This is supported by the following tradition: It was narrated from `Imran ibn Husain that the Prophet (peace be upon him) saw a man with a brass ring on his hand. He said: “What is this ring?” He said: “It is for Wahinah.” He said: “Take it off, for it will only increase you in weakness.” (Ibn Majah)

Some people tend to believe that the things that contain verses of the Quran, reported supplications and remembrances of Allah are the amulets, but they arent.

The amulet is the bead itself, and there is no harm in the mu`awwidhat so long as they contain Quranic verses or the beautiful names and attributes of Almighty Allah.

According to Ibn Al-Athir, “Tama’im is the plural of Tamimah (amulet), and they are beads that the Arabs, in pre-Islamic era, used to hang on their children, thinking that they repel the evil eye and harm, but after the advent of Islam, this belief was nullified.” (Hashiyat Ibn `Abdeen,  6/363)

It is worth mentioning that there is a huge collection of gold items to choose from so as to avoid the ones that contain the eye-shaped blue bead.

 Almighty Allah knows best.

Source: http://aliftaa.jo/Question2En.aspx?QuestionId=3230




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