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IslamQA: Is it shirk to believe in healing crystals?

Salam, I don’t believe that stones and crystals have “magic” abilities but rather any benefit comes from Allah s.w.t. Is there shirk in this? Is it true that Prophet Muhammad wore a ring with an aqiq stone, so it’s ok for us to use stones as well? thank you for any clarification

Alaikumassalam wa rahmatullah,

If you believe that the healing crystals contain a natural power to heal due to energy or magnetism (rather than due to supernatural powers), then there is no religious issue with that even though there is no scientific support for it. But if the stones are used for supernatural benefits, such as bringing luck, then that is shirk/idolatry, even if a person says the power ultimately comes from God.

And God knows best.
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