Ruling on Al-Hijab Al-Hasin


A: This paper contains some Ayahs and Surahs (Qur'anic chapters). It also contains about three pages that were written by the author concerning the benefits of this paper that he called "Hijab Al-Hisn Al-Hasin" (the amulet of the complete protection) and five pages from the sayings of some of `Arifs (Sufis who reached a high degree of worship) about the benefits of this amulet and making Tawassul (supplicating to Allah through a means) that Allah avails with it through the blessings of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). It also contains the Ayahs that are called Al-Sab` Al-Munjiyat (the seven rescuing verses) according to their own opinion. All that is an abhorred Bid`ah (innovation in religion) for certain reasons: (Part No. 1; Page No. 326)  Firstly: This paper contains Du`a's (supplications) to Allah with the blessings of the Prophet (peace be upon him) in order to bring benefit to and remove harm from whomever wears it as an amulet. This is forbidden as it is an avenue that leads to Shirk. Secondly: The claim made by the author of this paper along with some of the 'Arifin that this amulet brings benefits is just a conjecture that has no evidence. Such claim contradicts Shari`ah (Islamic law) as it is a kind of Shirk. Alleging that this paper is a complete protection is a falsehood. Allah is the only One Who gives protection. There is no true evidence in the Book of Allah or in the Sunnah (whatever is reported from the Prophet, peace be upon him) that this paper is a complete protection. Thirdly: Wearing this paper is like wearing an amulet. It is Shirk that contradicts perfect Tawakkul (putting trust in Allah) whether words from the Qur'an or other things are used. The paper in question does not contain only Qur'an but other things as well. Therefore, wearing it as an amulet is prohibited. Then, how is it that some people call it Al-Hisn Al-Hasin?May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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