Taweez are special amulets or talismans which are worn for protection against the evil eye, to bring good luck and for other purposes. They come in different shapes and colours, depending on what material they’re made from and what words are printed inside them. Some Muslims believe that wearing a taweez can help protect them from illness or misfortune as well as bring good luck.
The word Taweez comes from Arabic word “Tauzeh” that means recitation of Verses from Qur’an or Durood Sharif (a supplication). They are also known as amulets/talismans, that can be written on paper or cloth.
Most Muslims in Britain today will not wear a taweez. For example, most Muslims in Britain who come from South Asia will not wear one, although some people do.
A taweez is a Sufi necklace, with the name of Allah and other Islamic symbols engraved on it. It is believed to protect the wearer from evil spirits, if worn by their side, or to give them good luck.
It can also be referred to as:
- A talisman – an object that serves as an amulet for protection against evil and danger.
- A charm – something which is believed to have supernatural powers.
- An amulet – a good luck charm (especially one hung around the neck)
Those who wear a taweez in United Kingdom are likely to be influenced by Sufism, a spiritual movement within Islam which is popular among Sunni Muslims in particular. Sufism is a spiritual movement within Islam that focuses on the mystical side of the religion. Sufis seek to find direct, personal knowledge of God and of themselves through meditation, self-purification and other spiritual practices, including chanting prayers. Sufism is practiced by many different Islamic denominations, including Sunni Muslims in particular.
While some Sunni scholars believe that Sufism predates Islam, it developed as a result of what they say was an attempt to understand how to apply elements from other religions into Islam. The word “Sufi” means “wool” or “clothes.” It comes from an Arabic word for a type of cloak worn by early Muslim mystics who believed that wearing this garment reinforced their focus on God while they were engaged in spiritual practices like prayer or meditation (ibadat).
Some Muslims believe that the Qur’an contains many secrets to health and protecting oneself against disease and misfortune. For example, if you have a headache, you can read a verse from the Qur’an which says “And We sent down for you healing, and mercy from Us, for whosoever believes in God and the Last Day.” So the ultimate power is ALLAH, not other things can save you, Only ALLAH will protect you.
In this case, some people believe that reading this verse on a daily basis will cure your headache because it has been blessed by God.
Taweez are often worn around the neck. They can also be found on car dashboards as well as at home above doorways. The purpose of wearing a taweez depends on the words written inside it, which may include verses from the Qur’an or Hadith (sayings of Prophet Muhammad).
People who use these amulets believe that wearing one will help them receive protection from evil spirits and negative energy. Taweez may also be used to ward off sickness and disease, prevent bad things from happening during travel, or find success in business ventures (because they’re often given out at trade shows).
Taweez are sometimes made by Muslim priests (pirs) after someone has asked for their help with a problem such as illness or finding a job. They believe that the taweez will have supernatural powers to help them. However, not all people who make taweez are Muslim and some may not even be religious at all!
Taweez can be made by anyone that wants to use mystical practices instead of science to solve problems in their lives. This includes even people like fans of Harry Potter books.
Taweez may also be bought from Islamic shops and websites, with instructions about what they should be used for. Each type of taweez has its own shape and colour. You can find out more about this on several Islamic websites.
How to use a Taweez:
You must read the words aloud, so that you understand their meaning as well as the benefits that come from using it. Then you should place it somewhere in your house or workplace where you will see it often and remind yourself of its power to bring good luck and blessings into your life! If possible, hang it up where everyone can see it clearly – but not directly below an electric lightbulb as this might break the empowerment!
If someone gives you a Taweez as a gift, then make sure they know how important it is for them to read out all of the words aloud before handing over their present! This way their intentions will remain pure even though they do not know exactly who will be receiving their gift (Allah).