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Can I Use Protective or Healing Words (Ruqya) and Amulets (Tawiz) Using Numbers?

Administrator February 11, 2022 3

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Please advise if a Tawiz (Amulet) is permissible if written in numbers?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate. May Allah alleviate our difficulties and guide us to that which is pleasing to Him.

Protective or healing words are permitted by Sacred Law and are called for when there is a need for them, provided that the three conditions below are fulfilled, and Allah knows best.

The numbers and symbols sometimes used in amulets are supposed to represent (a) below while preventing disrespect to the represented content, but as a precaution, you should avoid these unless you are sure about what they mean as they may infringe (b) below, or contradict the rules of Sacred Law, and Allah knows best.

Conditions for the Permissibility of Using Amulets (Tawiz)

(a)   that they consist of the word of Allah Most High, His names, or His attributes (the hadiths prohibiting amulets being interpreted as referring to the beads and so forth that were used in the pre-Islamic period of ignorance)

(b)   They must be in Arabic.

(c)   The user should not believe the words to have any effect on themselves (which is unbelief but are instead empowered to do so by Allah Most High

Amulets are like protective or healing words (ruqya) when the need arises. And Allah knows best. [Keller, Reliance of the Traveler]

Please refer to the following related answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani (may Allah preserve him):
Is Using a Ta’wiz (Amulet) Permissible?

I pray this is of benefit and that Allah guides us all.
[Shaykh] Irshaad Sedick

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani


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