Analysis Of Wearing Of Quranic Amulets

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Ihsan Abdur-Rasheed Professor: Yusuf Gassiep Aqueeda: 101 “Wearing of Quranic Amulets” Difference of opinion has always existed amongst the Muslim ummah. Having a difference of opinion is nothing wrong in Islam as this was known to occur even amongst the sahaba. This of course is applicable where there remains room for interpretation. However where there is clear evidence from Quran or Sunnah which goes against ones opinions then the clear evidence becomes the final ruling. The general rule In matters of worship is if there is no evidence for the practice of such an act of worship found in the Quran and/or Sunnah then it is invalid and not of Islam .Actually in matters of worship this may cause one to enter into innovations and/or bidah.…show more content…
However although Allah provided the use of Quran as a means of protection it is ultimately Allah who wills for a person to be protected or not be protected. To give even the Quran, which in itself is a miracle, the attribute to will something (quadr) gives precedence to the Quran over Allah. So this view of the wearing of Qur’anic amulets and charms to be permissible can’t be legitimate for a number of reasons. First the prophet Mohammad (pbuh) forbade the practice of wearing charms and amulets as a means of protection across the board. He (pbuh) did not single out the wearing of Quran being used in such a way as an exception to the rule. Since all evidence negates the use of amulets and talisman and no evidence gives permission in any circumstance to wear them as a cure and protection, this becomes a new matter in how the Quran was used because it is other than what Mohammad (pbuh) and his companions did. Second if the wearing of Qur’anic charms and amulets were a thing permissible then the prophet (pbuh) himself would have done so and so would have the companions. Furthermore the proper use of the Quran as a means of healing and protection from those intending harm was taught and demonstrated to us by the prophet (pbuh) in many occasions. One occasion Mohammad (pbuh) is quoted to have said “say Qul Hoo wAllahu Ahad and Muwaidaitain when you enter the evening and

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