What is taweez?

The taweez is also known as tawiz, muska, vefk and so on. With simple words it is an talisman made in the ancient traditions of the arabs and the islam. According to the great sufi teacher Al-Buni, it contains a compressed energy. This energy could be use for good and bad. And this energy is so powerful that it can destroy the whole world.

Depend of the problem, those talismans are different every time. They could consist only with Islamic verses of the Holy Quran, other time – with empowered magic squares. Sometimes it has to be written with special ink, other time you have to burn them. It could be written on golden, silver or iron plates, on paper, on animal bones and so on. They could be tied on trees or bury in graves.


Permissibility of wearing talismans


Allah describes the Quran as a “Shifa” (cure). The words of Allah have so much power and force that they cure people from their physical and spiritual illnesses. Allah Almighty says in the Quran, “We send down in Quran that which is a healing and a mercy to the believers” (17:82).

Allama Alusi al-Hanafi, in his Tafsir of the Quran, writes: “According to Imam Malik It is permitted to put around the neck the amulet written with the name of Allah. Imam Baqir also stated that it is permitted to put such item around the neck of a child”

Imam al-Qurtubi wrote: “The amulet, which are permitted are those written with duas evidently from Quran and hadith only”

Fatawa al-Hindiyya (one of the primary references in the Hanafi school) : “There is nothing wrong with hanging amulet, but one should take them off before going to the toilet and before intercourse.” [5.356]

Musannaf of Imam Abu Bakr ibn Abi Shayba, the permissibility of hanging a taweez is reported from many of the Companions and early Muslims (Salaf), including: Said ibn al-Musayyib, Ata, Mujahid, Abd Allah ibn Amr, Ibn Sirin, Abayd Allah ibn Abd Allah ibn Umar, and others. [Musannaf, 5.439]

The great Hanafi Jurist, Imam Ibn Abidin states: “Using of such talismans will not be permissible if they are written in a non-Arabic language.”