Wednesday, 4 May 2011

Using amulets, and how to deal with nightmares

Using amulets, and how to deal with nightmares
A friend of mine when he was younger could not sleep as he used to get nightmares...he was taken by his father to a peer (a holy man) who made him a necklace with a little box thingy ? which appareblty contained holy scriptures? is this allowed in islam? & his is now 24 so what woudl you recommend for him to do to escape thes nighmares?.


Praise be to Allaah.



It is not permissible to go to fortunetellers and soothsayers
and other such charlatans. Whoever goes to them and asks them about
anything, his prayer will not be accepted for forty days, and whoever
believes their claim to have knowledge of the unseen or to be able to
relieve hardship and bring benefits is a kaafir, as it says in the saheeh
ahaadeeth narrated from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be
upon him). 

It is not permissible to use turquoise (as a charm) and
amulets. A stern warning is used in the saheeh Sunnah to the one who does

It was narrated from ‘Uqbah ibn ‘Aamir al-Juhani that a group
of people came to the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of
Allaah be upon him), and he accepted the allegiance of nine and refrained
from accepting the allegiance of one. They said: “O Messenger of Allaah, you
accepted the allegiance of nine and not this one.” He said: “He is wearing
an amulet.” He put his hand in and took it off, then he accepted his
allegiance, and said: “Whoever uses an amulet has committed shirk (has
associated partners with Allaah).” Narrated by Ahmad, 16969. This hadeeth
was classed as saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah,

you will
find the details of the ahaadeeth which have been narrated concerning
amulets, and the rulings of the scholars on amulets containing verses from
the Quran and amulets consisting of other things. 

In that answer, Shaykh Sulaymaan ibn ‘Abd al-Wahhaab is
quoted as saying: 

“This scholarly difference was concerning hanging up amulets
which contain Qur’aan or names and attributes of Allaah, so what do you
think about the things which were innovated later on, doing spells (ruqyah)
using the names of shayaateen (devils) and others and hanging them up, and
even being attached to those shayaateen, seeking refuge in them,
slaughtering animals for them, asking them to ward off harm and bring
benefits – actions which are pure shirk? This is prevalent among many of the
people, except for those whom Allaah keeps safe and sound.” 

And Shaykh Haafiz Hukmi said: 

If they (amulets) contain anything other than the two
revelations and instead contain mumbo-jumbo from the Jews or worshippers of
the temple, stars or angels, or those who use the services of the jinn,
etc., or they are made of pearls, strings, iron rings, etc., then this is
shirk, i.e., hanging them up or wearing them is shirk, beyond a doubt. 


And Allaah knows best.


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