Alternatively, is it permissible to place Qur'anic Ayat in a small metal capsule and tie it over the wrist of Muslims to serve as protection from the evil eye or mishaps.
People in my community do both of this very frequently. They get the local masjid imam to provide the service. I do not want to do this for my child unless there is a sound basis for it in the Shari'ah.
Please help me find out the truth.
Praise be to Allaah.
It is not permissible to tie this string
or any other kind of amulets. The Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever hangs up
an amulet, may Allaah not fulfil his need.”
And he said: “Whoever hangs up anything will be abandoned
to its care,” and, “Whoever hangs up an amulet has committed shirk.”
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) commanded us to tear away
these things, as stated in the hadeeth narrated from ‘Imraan ibn Husayn,
which says that the Prophet (peace
and blessings of Allaah be upon him) saw a man on whose hand was a bracelet
of brass. He said, “What is this bracelet?” He said, “It is to prevent
weakness.” He said, “Take it off, for it will only make you more weak.”
This was narrated by Ibn Maajah.