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Wearing a Pendant that has Allaah's Name Inscribed on it

All praise is due to Allaah alone: The following question was addressed to the Permanent Committee for Scientific Researches and Religious Verdicts by Muhammad 'Abdul-'Aziz: Along with this letter, I am sending to you a piece of gold jewellery with Allaah's name inscribed on it; our Muslim women wear it for the sole purpose of adorning and beautifying themselves. For a time now the brothers from the Office for Propagating Good and Forbidding Evil have warned us that wearing jewellery with Allaah's name on it is unlawful. I would like to add that only the Muslim women wear this to adorn themselves in a way that differs from the Christians and Jews. The Christians inscribe the cross on their jewellery, and the Jews inscribe the Star of David. Please look into this matter for us.

Because this jewellery has the name of Allaah inscribed on it for the purpose of Muslim women wearing it on their chests like Christian women with the cross and Jewish women with the Star of David, because they might wear it as a charm to bring them good or ward off evil, and because they might debase something that has Allaah's name written on it by sleeping on it or taking it to filthy places (like the toilet), the Committee holds the view that it is not permissible to wear such jewellery.

This is in keeping away from resembling the Christians and Jews which the Muslims are forbidden from imitating. This is also out of the sense of preservation for Allaah's Name and its importance as well as the generality of the prohibition of wearing amulets.

With Allaah is the facilitation to do what is right. May Allaah send peace and blessing on Muhammad (sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam), on his family, and on his Companions.

Permanent Committee for Research and Verdicts
Fatawa Islamiyah, Vol. 7, Pages 386-387, DARUSSALAM
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