Question ID: 31723

Does a Muslim become a non Muslim or a murtad If he/she believes in the following or does any of the following to protect from Nazar and remove nazar(evil eye):

1) putting on a black tikaa/dot behind the ear or on cheek or anywhere on the body to protect from nazar.
2) wearing a black thread, string, bracelet, necklace or a black cloth on themselves, children, families, their cars or belongings to protect from nazar.
3) burning string or seeds(Pakistani people use the jamain seeds) to remove nazar
4) and when burning string to remove nazar, believing that if the string burns fast or makes a popping sound then there was nazar
5)burning chillis to remove ore ward off nazar.
6) wearing surma to protect from nazar.


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Asked on December 13, 2016 2:10 am
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السَّلاَمُ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَةُاللهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ

All these should be avoided. Most of these are akin to Hinduism. One must shun. No Kufr on the doer.

وَعَلَيْكُمُ السَّلَام وَرَحْمَةُ اللَّهِ وَبَرَكَاتُهُ وَمَغْفِرَتُهُ
Mufti Elias

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Answered on December 19, 2016 1:34 pm