Q: We enclosed with our letter to your Eminence a locket on which the Name of Allah is engraved. Such a locket is worn by Muslim women as an ornament. A few days ago, brothers from the Committee for the Propagation of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice (CPVPV) notified us that it is unlawful to use such a locket because the Name of Allah is engraved on it. It should be noted that this locket is worn only by Muslims, to oppose
women wear lockets with the Cross or icons engraved thereon while
wear lockets on which the Star of David is engraved. Please, examine the issue and advise.
This locket that has Allah's Name engraved on it is made to be worn by Muslim women just as Christian women wear the Cross and the women of
the Jews wear lockets with a picture of the Star of David. Moreover, these lockets with Allah's Name on them may be worn by some people thinking they may bring good or prevent harm and may also be worn for other purposes. Such use may cause Allah's Name to be abused. For example, when sleeping or entering impure places where it is undesirable to accompany Allah's Words or (Part No. 24; Page No. 90) things with Allah's Names engraved on them. Reviewing these facts, the Committee is of the view that it is impermissible to
use a locket on which the Name of Allah is engraved to avoid imitating
the Christians and
Jews whom Muslim are enjoined to oppose in actions. Besides, this impermissibility blocks the means to sins and preserves Allah's Name from abuse and because of the generality of the prohibition of
wearing amulets. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.