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:
- Wearing something with the name of Allah written on it, or with verses of the Quran, was not done by Prophet Muhammad or the Companions.
- It is fine to wear something like that as long as you do not think the object itself protects you, because objects can neither harm nor benefit anyone.
Wearing something with the name of Allah written on it, or with verses of the Quran, was not done by the Prophet (peace be upon him) or the Companions (may Allah be pleased with them).
They did not hang up names of Allah or verses of the Quran as a way of seeking Allah’s protection. Instead, they ask Allah to protect them and that is what you should do.
It is fine to wear something like that as long as you do not think the object itself protects you, because objects can neither harm nor benefit anyone. It is best to ask Allah to relieve you from problems or illness as well as resort to medical treatment.
Prophet Muhammad said: “When any one of you stays at a place, he should say: ‘I seek refuge in the Perfect Words of Allah from the evil He created.’ Nothing would then do him any harm until he moves from that place.” (Muslim)
Imam Ibn Taymiyyah said:
“It is permissible for an ill or troubled person, that certain verses from the Quran are written with pure ink, then it is washed and given to the ill to drink. Ibn Abbas is reported to have mentioned a certain prayer that should be written and placed close to the woman who is experiencing hard labor at the time of giving birth.” (Majmu Al-Fatawa, 19:65)
Imam Ibn Abidin said:
“Using amulets will not be permissible if they are written in a non-Arabic language in that its meaning is not known. They may consist of black magic, disbelief or impermissible invocations. However, if they consist of Quranic verses or prescribed supplications, then there is nothing wrong with using them.” (Radd Al-Muhtar)
Although scholars technically allowed the usage of amulets with certain strict conditions, there are too many people today who violate those conditions and think that the object itself protects them.
These people do not ask Allah for help or seek medical/psychological treatment and rely on those objects. This is totally against Islam and therefore it is better to avoid this practice in general until the Muslim community becomes more aware of the strict conditions required to even consider using amulets.
Almighty Allah knows best.