The so-called Tasat Al-Sum

Q: We, the people of Wady Qadid, hope Your Eminence will guide us concerning the ruling on Tasat Al-Sum, which is believed by some people to have the Greatest Name of Allah in it and that it cures poisoning, by the Will of Allah, if an ill person drinks water from it or puts it in a pot of water, which has been brought to Your Eminence. Some people have been infatuated by it after (Part No. 2; Page No. 165) drinking water from it to the extent of saying that it treated them. As-salamu `alaykum warahmatullah wabarakatuh (May Allah's Peace, Mercy, and Blessings be upon you).

A: Having studied the writings engraved in Tasat Al-Sum in question, the Committee prohibits using it for many reasons, the gravest of which is that the use of this pot is a means leading to Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship) due to the names of Ahl-ul-Bayt (members of the Prophet's extended Muslim family) engraved in it, as well as pictures of animals and signs of the zodiac. In addition, it entails contempt of the Names of Allah (Glorified and Exalted be He).May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.