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Wearing Ring, Twine or the like for Protection is Shirk – Dr. Saleh-As-Saleh [Audio|En]

March 18, 2016

Kitaab ut Tawheed – 20- Ch 07 – Wearing Rings For Protection Is Shirk

Posted from: The Beneficial Saying on The Book of Tawheed
Book by Shaykh Muhammaad bin AbdulWahhaab at-Tamimi rahimahullaah,
Explanation is based upon that of Shaykh Ibn Al-‘Uthaymeen rahimahullaah

The below is posted from the book by dar-us-salam


To wear a Ring, Twine, or anything similar to them for prevention or lifting of Harm or Affliction, is an act of Shirk

Allah the Almighty said:

“Say: Tell me then, the things that you invoke besides Allah, -if Allah intended some harm for me, could they remove His harm, or if He (Allah) intended some mercy for me, could they withhold His Mercy? Say: Sufficient for me is Allah; in Him those who trust (i.e. believers) must put their trust.” (39:38)

Imran bin Husain (May Allah be pleased with him) narrated:

The Prophet (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) once saw a man with a brass ring on his hand and asked him, “What is this?” The man replied, “To overcome the weakness of old age.” He said, “Remove it, for, it can only add to your weakness. Should death overtake you while you are wearing it, you would never succeed.”

[This Hadith was recorded by Ahmad (bin Hanbal) (May Allah be pleased with him) with a good chain of narrators.]

He also recorded a Marfu’ Hadith; Uqbah bin Aamir (May Allah be pleased with him) narrated that Prophet Muhammad (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) said:

“Whoever wears talisman or an amulet would never see his wish fulfilled by Allah. And whoever hangs a sea shell would never get peace and rest.”

In an another version the Prophet (May the peace and blessing of Allah be upon him) is reported to have said:

“Whoever wears a talisman has committed Shirk (polytheism).”

Ibn Abi Hatim reported about Hudhaifah (May Allah be pleased with him):

He saw a man with a piece of twine on his hand (as a protection or cure from fever) so he cut the twine and read the verse: “Most of them believe in Allah and still practise Shirk (polytheism).” (12: 106)

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