The Ruling Concerning Putting a Knife On a Child in Order to Protect Him

1146 The Ruling Concerning Putting a Knife On a Child in Order to Protect Him

Posted on April 30, 2013 | Filed under Aqeedah, Faith

Question :
I have seen some people placing a knife on their small children and saying, " This is so the jinn do not come to him. " Is this practiice correct?

Answer :
This is an objectionable act and there is no sound source for it. It is not allowed to do such a thing. What is lagally sanctioned is to seek refuge from them by Allah's complete words from every devil and poisonous pest, as has been confirmed from the Prophet (S.A.W) . he used to seek protection by those words for his grandsons al-Hasan and Al-Husain ibn Ali. It is also sanctioned to make dua for them by saking Allah to protect them from every evil. As for puttingaknife or something similar, of iron, wood or other subtances, with the beleif that such will protect them from the jinn, it is an evil practice that is not allowed.
Similar is the ruling with respect to hanging an amulet over them, which is what is called al-tama`im. This is not allowed becuase the Prophet (S.A.W) said,

"Whoever hangs an amulet, Allah will not complete [his affair] for him."
Recorded by Ahmad, ibn Hibban and others. Salih al-Usaimi, al-Dur al-Nadheed fi Takhreej kitab al-Tauheed (Dar ibn Khuzaimi, 1413 A.H.), p. 38. ___ JZ
In another narration, the Prophet (S.A.W) said,

" Whoever wears an amulet has committee shirk."
Recorded by Ahmad and Al-Hakim Al-Usaimi also concludes that this hadith is hasan. See al-Usaimi, p. 39. ___ JZ
May Allah betow understanding of the religion upon all MUslims, and steadfastness in the religion. We seek refuge for ourselves and them
In English, the more proper manner is to invoke for others first and then for oneself. However, in Arabic, the opposite is considered the proper manner of speech. __ JZ
from everything that differs from His pure law. shaikh ibn Baz

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