1.      Many amulets contain shirk, as the words written on them are invocations to others besides Allah, such as angels, magicians, jinn, Fir’aun and even Iblees. Such an amulet may also have the names of Allah or verses of the Qur’an, to mislead people into thinking the amulet is Islamic.


2.     Magicians, or magicians posing as raaqis, often attempt to treat cases of sihr using impermissible amulets in the guise of ta’weez and amulets. Treating sihr using magic is not permissible and usually involves shirk. This is similar to a Christian exorcist who attempts to exorcise a person in the name of Jesus (alaihis salaam) (which is shirk). Whether this is successful or not, you have already fulfilled the wish of the Shaytaan by committing shirk, thereby losing this world and the next, due to loss of imaan.


3.     Magic charms are often disguised as a ta’weez and amulets and given to a person to inflict them with sihr, while the person wearing it is convinced that it is of benefit.


4.     Many people are told not to open a ta’weez and amulets, the aamil insist on never opening a ta’weez and amulets this type of behaviour is truly suspicious. The person wearing such a ta’weez and amulets would never know if what they were wearing contained shirk, or if it was part of a magic spell cast against them. Often in these cases, the ta’weez and amulets is found to be a magic charm when opened.


5.     Ta’weez and amulets often contain grids with numbers inside them. It is argued that using these numbers is a way to represent different portions of the Qur’an. Regardless of whether this is permissible in the Shariah, it is well known that such grids are also used in the Jewish Kabbalah. One has no way to know for certain if such a ta’weez and amulets is black magic. Some of these ta’weez and amulets have been found to contain exactly the same number grids as the ones used in the Jewish Kabbalah.


6.     The writing on many ta’weez and amulets is illegible. Some of the text may be very messy or written in a pattern that makes it impossible to read. If the text cannot be read, it cannot be determined if the ta’weez and amulets contains shirk or black magic.


7.     Some ta’weez and amulets have the verses of the Qur’an written backwards. A magician may have to disrespect the words of Allah before the shayateen work for them.


8.     Some ta’weez and amulets have symbols like pyramids and the star of David, while others even have pictures of the human body. None of our Salaf have sanctioned this and it is not unreasonable to suspect that such ta’weez and amulets are used for black magic.


9.     Ta’weez and amulets are often given to people who are not practising Islam properly, who are not firm in their aqeedah and who may not be praying their salah. This is detrimental because the person may believe that the ta’weez and amulets itself has the power to cure, instead of believing that the cure is only from Allah. This is especially the case when children from a family who are not practising Islam are given ta’weez and amulets to wear. The child may grow up believing that the ta’weez and amulets is the source of protection. Even if this does not happen, it does not make sense for a person to be given a ta’weez and amulets, while they ignore basic Islamic obligations like the five daily salah, which is one of the most important means of protection.


10. Some of what is written on ta’weez and amulets does not make sense. At best, the writing is harmless gibberish, in which case it is pointless to wear it. At worst, it is black magic.


11.   It is very easy to print off passages of the Qur’an to make a ta’weez and amulets. One can only wonder why people who prescribe the use of ta’weez and amulets do not suggest this. Instead, there are many people who pay for ta’weez and amulets to be made for them, which have many of the defects mentioned in the previous points above.


12.  We have opened many ta’weez and amulets, with most of them being issued by imams, scholars, and so-called ‘people of knowledge’, less than a handful contained 100% Quran, the rest contained several of the elements we have mentioned above, with the majority mixing these elements with Quran to fool people.




Considering the above, the safest option is to avoid all kinds of ta’weez and amulets. Considering the present reality, this is simply sincere advice to our fellow Muslims.


None of our raqis prescribe ta’weez and amulets, and with the help of Allah, they have successfully treated many patients suffering from sihr and evil eye.


As this point is very important, we would like to mention it again, many people are not firm in their aqeedah, therefore giving them a ta’weez which does contain 100% Quran could be detrimental, as they may start to believe the ta’weez itself has the power to cure and protect.