Is Using Magical Objects
Magical object is a certain object in possession of other
benefits aside from it's physical one. For example, Prophet Solomon's ring.
Physically, it only served as a finger jewel, but God blessed it with His power
so it could perform various miracles. When it was stolen by Ifrit, the ring
enabled him to perform miracles as done by Prophet Solomon himself.
Societies and scholars have different views on magical
objects. But difference is mercy, not a reason to argue or fight. Opinion or
faith difference is a normal occurence in human life. Even in Islam, of which
holy book is accepted by all moslems, there is always opinion difference among
the scholars. The same thing happens in all other religions.
We hereby explain our view on magical objects usage, which is supported by hadith or lessons from prophetic stories. In
our opinion, using magical objects is allowed, as long as you believe that all
blessings come from God. It's also important to choose the source of those
magical objects. If they come from good source (e. g. from dhikr blessing), then
But using magical objects can be prohibited if you believe
that said objects are in possession of their own power aside from God's. And if
the magical objects come from dark magical practice, it's certainly forbidden.
We advise you to avoid any magical object with spirit in it, as we don't know
whether or not the spirit is a good one. Evil trickery is often so refined that
even a scholar can be fooled when he's off guard.
History and hadith prove that using magical objects is
allowed as long as our faith is settled. By which we mean all miracles happen by
God's will. Below we mention hadith and prophetic stories for your
Blessing of Zam zam water
In a hadith narrated by Bukhari-Muslim
was mentioned that after drinking zam zam water Prophet Mohammed PBUH uttered,
"The best water on the surface of the earth is that of Zamzam. In
it there is food for the hungry and a cure for the ill."
Prophet Joseph's clothes
Through a shirt, God healed blindness as explained in Surah
Yusuf verse 93: “Take this, my shirt, and cast it over the face of my father,
he will become seeing. And bring me your family, all together."
Prophet Mohammed's robe
Sayyida Asma bint Abu Bakr said : “This was God's
Messenger's cloak with A'isha (God be pleased with her) until she died. When she
passed away, I got possession of it. The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and
give him peace) used to wear it, and we washed it for the sick so they could
seek cure thereby." (Sahih Muslim, no: 2069)
Prophet Mohammed's hair.
Hadrat Safiya (ra) narrates that the cap (helmet) of Khalid
ibn Walid contained some (blessed) hair of Prophet (Peace be upon him). When
that cap (helmet) fell in some battlefield, he started to search for it, when
many Sahaba were martyred in that battle, the people strongly complained about
(what he did). At this he replied: I did not try so to find just the cap,
actually It contained the (blessed) hair of Prophet (Peace be upon him) and I
feared that It might get into the hands of Mushrikeen and I might lose the
Barakah of it (Qadhi Iyaadh in Ash-Shifa, Volume 1, Page 619).
Prophet Mohammed's Wudu Water
As Narrated by Abu Juhayfah: “When Bilal stepped out with
what was left of the Prophet's ablution water, the Sahabah (Companions of the
Prophet) rushed to take it; some of them took a little of it and others took
much. It was authentically reported that during the Treaty Of Al-Hudaybiyah,
whenever the Prophet (peace be upon him) spat, his spittle would fall into one
of hands of the Sahabah who would rub their bodies with it for the blessings it
Prophet Solomon's ring
As told in Surah Shaad verse 34, Prophet Solomon owned a ring
with holy sentence written on it. This enabled him to command the whole nature,
including human, animal and spirits. One day his ring was stolen by Ifrit,
making him shoved aside from his kingship and replaced by Ifrit in disguise. It
happened by God's will to remind Prophet Solomon who let his wife conduct
idolatry at that time. After a long process of repentance, Prophet Solomon
gained his ring back and ruled again in his kingdom.
Prophet Moses' staff
Prophet Moses owned a wooden cane blessed with miracles, such
as turning itself into giant snake to defeat Fir'aun's sorcerers. Another
notable miracle is when it split the Red Sea so Prophet Moses and his followers
could pass without drowning. It once hit a rock and from said rock emerged 12
water sources for 12 Israeli tribes. As a believer of God, you wouldn't believe
that the staff was divine. You believe that the staff was only a medium of God's
favour, the same goes for Tasbih Karamah.
Now you've read our explanation on magical objects usage. From now on, it's your decision to use Tasbih Karamah or to
reconsider it. As a free human, you have an absolute right to determine your own
view on Tasbih Karamah or any other magical objects.
Hope this could shed some light on this matter.
Walllahua’lam bissawab (God, the All-Knowing One).