An amulet is an object believed to be endowed with certain magical or protective qualities. Different stones were originally worn as amulets in Uruk as early as the fourth millennium BC. And they continue to be used today by Muslims. In the Islamic world, the wearing of semi-precious or precious stones engraved with Quranic prayers, names of God and calligraphic texts is widespread.
It is believed that such a stone, which carries divine words, will protect its owner from all kinds of troubles and dangers or will endow him with certain benefits. Such amulet stones contain a wide variety of inscriptions, from religious texts, numbers, and astrological signs to magical symbols and characters, and intended to be carried in a pocket, wrapped in cloth, as pendants, mounted on rings or directly hung in homes for protection. Some are also used as seals or a personal sign. It is believed that the material from which they are made or the stone itself is particularly important since each is characterized by certain properties.
Stones also have their place in traditional medicine, where they are attributed to certain healing properties related to a given disease or health condition. Folk healers advise that each stone, according to its purpose, be permanently worn on a metal ring. Here we will give you examples for the most popular stones and minerals and their magical and mystical properties.
Agate – in the Arab world it is called aqeeq and is one of the most widely used stones for amulets. It is considered sacred because the Prophet Muhammad himself is believed to have worn an agate (in other versions of this narrative it is a Carnelian stone also called aqeeq) on a silver ring on his right hand. It protects against evil and misfortunes and even helps to cure scorpion and snake bites. The best are said to be red, yellow, and white agate because these three types are found in the Paradise Mountains.
Aqeeq Suleymani (Solomon’s agate) – also known as cyclops agate, round agate or cat’s eye is a type of agate that after processing acquires the shape of an eye. Considered a particularly strong amulet against evil eyes and dangers. Apart from protection, if worn as a ring on the hand it helps to increase intuition, concentration and personal power.
Carnelian – one of the most powerful and popular stones used for making talismans and amulets in the Islamic world, sometimes also called aqeeq. It is considered to bring good luck and protect against misfortune.
Emerald – worn to attract love, family happiness, and harmony. Considered one of the best stones to protect against infidelity, as well as increase the power of prayers.
Coral – White coral is used to treat body aches, physical exhaustion, genital infections and against bad luck. Red coral is a strong amulet against evil eye and negative influences, also worn for anemia, bleeding, and to relieve temper and outbursts of anger.
Moonstone – gives peace of mind and brings relief to the mind and mental state.©
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