Category: Beliefs and Practices (Aqeedah)
Fatwa#: 39405
Asked Country: South Africa

Answered Date: Nov 24,2017

Title: Is islamic mantra proven according to Quran and Hadith?


what is islamic mantra and is it proven according to  quran and hadith.  i have been having problems at home with regards to my son and my personal financial issues...i was given this mantra to do salt in a durood over it n leave it in a cupboard.  that add handfull of this salt to my bathwater everyday.


i am a bith skeptical about this and would like to know if what is islamic mantra and whethet or not this very common practice is really an islamic practice according to quran and hadith


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

Life is full of challenges. Allah Ta’ala says:

وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُمْ بِشَيْءٍ مِّنَ الْخَوفْ وَالْجُوعِ وَنَقْصٍ مِّنَ الأَمَوَالِ وَالأنفُسِ وَالثَّمَرَاتِ وَبَشِّرِ الصَّابِرِينَ

Translation: Most definitely we will test you (to see whether you exercise sabr) with a (little) bit of fear, with hunger and with a shortage in wealth, life (the test is by way of illness, death, difficulties) and fruit (produce and products). So give good news (of entering Jannah) to those who exercise sabr.                                                [Verse 2:155]

When one faces challenges in life, he should regard it as a test of his Iman. The best way to overcome the challenges of life is to do the following:

1)    Submit to taqdeer and the decree of Allah

2)    Allah Ta’ala says:

وَاسْتَعِينُواْ بِالصَّبْرِ وَالصَّلاَةِ 

                      Translation: Seek assistance with sabr and salaah                 [Verse 2:45]

3)    Make dua to Allah. Allah says:

ادعوني استجب لكم

Translation: Supplicate (make dua) to me, I shall respond (in a manner that is most beneficial for you).

[Verse 40:60]


If you experience anything unusual and you suspect external interferences like black magic or jinn, then you should refer to an Aamil who is qualified in treating such issues.

We advise reading the manzil, blowing in water and drinking it. This is affective against all evil forces.

You may try the inquired mantra.[i] However there is nothing equivalent in repelling evil forces in comparison to a verse of the Quran & Duas.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Aboobakr Siddeeq bin Mufti Amjad Mohammad

Student Darul Iftaa

Azaadville, JHB, South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


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