Reliance On Taweez

Question

There is a developing trait wherein any issue arising in someone’s life, people are resorting to Taweez. 

For example, a child regularly misbehaves or is ill, people are resorting to Taweez, believing that someone has done something to the child. 

A further example is where couples don’t have children or to save oneself from nazar, they are told by family get Taweez.

1. I recognise that Taweez per se is permissible but is it correct to utilise for every perceived or genuine problem with the potential that people subconsciously develop the conviction that Taweez is the remedy for all issues?

2. What is the prophetic manner of dealing with the examples identified in paragraphs 2 & 3?

Answer

Unfortunately, this is now becoming a trend amongst people that any mishap that takes place, illness experienced or disobedience observed in our children is blamed on black magic. Our minds very seldom contemplate over the fact that many problems engulf us due to our sins and disobedience towards Allah Ta’aala. In the Kitaab Jazaaul Aamaal Hadrat Thanvi Rahimahullah quotes a pious person saying, “Whenever I disobey Allah Ta’aala I notice the effect of the disobedience in my wife, children and animals.” This proves that the negative behaviour of others towards us or the difficulties that we experience is a result of our disobedience to Allah Ta’aala. Yes, the extremely pious are put through trials and tribulations to elevate their ranks and attain extreme proximity to Allah Ta’aala.

Ulema have written that when a person is afflicted with difficulties and turns his attention to Allah Ta’aala, it is an indication that he is being drawn closer to Allah Ta’aala. On the other hand, if a person moves further away from Deen and from Allah Ta’aala when afflicted when difficulties, it indicates that such a person is being punished (for his sins). When bad behaviour is experienced in our children, we should repent and correct our relationship with Allah Ta’aala. 

Secondly, we have been blessed with the Quraan Sharif which is the greatest Kitaab of Allah, which includes particular verses that serve as treatment for various ailments and maladies when recited. These verses have been gathered and are presently found in book form. Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam had recited Surah Falaq and Surah Naas (the last two Surahs of the 30th Juz) when he was afflicted with Sihr (black magic) and was cured by the Command of Allah Ta’aala. The Manzil is a Kitaab that consists of a number of verses of the Quraan Sharif such as Aayatul Kursi, the final verses of Surah Baqarah, etc. which serves as protection from black magic, Jinn, Nazar, etc.

Similarly there are many Duas taught to us in the Ahadith by Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam for the various difficulties or illnesses that afflict us. We should act upon these prescriptions which are one hundred percent authentic and free of charge rather that opting for a Taweez. The pious Ulema that write Taweez for their patients inscribe the very same verses of Quraan as well, therefore it is more effective if we recite these verses. We should bear in mind that whilst utilizing Taweezes that have permissible Du’aas and Wazaaif inscribed in them may be fundamentally permissible, in order to benefit from these and any Wazaaif, one is required first and foremost to obey the Commands of Allah Ta’aala and abstain from all forms of sin.

Checked and Approved By:

Mufti Muhammed Saeed Motara Saheb D.B.

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