Q 7: A man wrote only some Ayahs (Qur'anic verses) on a piece of paper for a sick person and told him: "When you return home, hammer a nail into every word of these Ayahs as
Alif-Lâm-Mîm. [These letters are one of the miracles of the Qur’ân and none but Allâh (Alone) knows their meanings.]
This is the Book (the Qur’ân), whereof there is no doubt
He pronounces some words upon the letter "A" (Alif) and then hammers it with a nail and so on. Then, he conceals this paper for ten or fifteen days. Is this a kind of Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship)? Is this considered a kind of amulet? Is it permissible to do so?
It is not permissible to do this as it is one kind of amulets that the Prophet (peace be upon him) forbade. He (peace be upon him) said:
Anyone who wears an amulet, may Allah not fulfill it (i.e., his want) for him, and anyone who wears a sea-shell, may Allah not give him peace.
It was said in another narration:
Anyone who wears an amulet commits an act of Shirk.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and his Companions.