Though I have some discussions with family members who still use amulets, I have to confess that I have used nazar for instance in the past. I have mixed feelings about it and I’ll tell you both reasons.
The first reason why I used it in the past is because I always thought it never possessed any kind of power. Ayatul Kursi, now that’s power. For me, nazar is like a deflecting object. A distraction to the person with the potential evil eye. For instance, if a person sees something they like on you and then they caught a glimpse of nazar on you, I have seen their attention go to the amulet. They quickly forget the thing they admired on you. They’ll focus their attention on that weird eye, lol. You know how you can deflect light with a mirror? Ok, this is how I saw nazar.
Now the reason I have mixed feelings about it is the other part of my dilemma. It’s an amulet and the scripture is clear on them. It’s shirk. Whether your intention for using it counts, only Allah is the judge of that. Besides, what protects you when you announce good news online. No one sees you. Nazar certainly won’t. Only Allah will if you pray for protection.
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Jazak’Allah khair for reading,