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Wearing a Zulfiqar pendant

Fatwaa ID: 321

Question:
3) is it wrong to wear a zulfiqar pendant/bracelet/etc bc it’s become a shia symbol even though you’re not shia? For example if someone is a sayed descended from Hassan r and wants to wear it as a symbol of their heritage and their religion bc they find wearing anything with Allah’s name or the ayaat on it disrespectful when you use the bathroom so this is something that can avoid that. Also not in a boastful “U am better than you” way but just in an appreciative way of their faith, background

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

There is no basis to the “Zulfiqar” pendant. It is a Shi’ah fabrication. It does not in any way represent Sayyiduna Hasan (R), Sayyiduna Husayn (R) or Sayyiduna ‘Ali (R). They are free from this fabrication of the Shi’ahs. Wearing such a pendant does not indicate to one’s noble lineage. The Ahlul Bayt (R) are far beyond and noble than such. The symbol you refer to has become a symbol of the Shi’ahs. It is not permissible to wear it. Rasulullaah (S) said, “Whoever imitates a group, he is from them.” May Allaah Ta’aala protect us and keep us from amongst the Muslims.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

06/15/1444 AH – 01/08/2023 CE | AML1-6810

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


You may refer to the following fatwaa for details:

Hadith: No sword except Zulfiqar

Question:
Assalamualaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatahu respected Mufti Saab,

I have a question based on Islamic History. I see that a lot of rawafidh including sunnis glorify the zulfikar sword. There is a hadith that Jibreel(AS) descended on Battle of Uhud and said to RasulAllah (pbuh) that “There is no youth except Ali and there is no sword except Zulfikar “. Is the Zulfiqar that we currently see , is it the actual zulfikar and is the hadith that I just mentioned is it a sahih hadith?

Answer:

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

Assalaamu ‘Alaikum wa Rahmatullaahi wa Barakaatuh.

The narration in reference is a fabrication of the Shi’ah. However, this does not diminish or lower the lofty status of Sayyiduna ‘Ali (R). He is not in need of fabricated narrations to elevate him. As for Zulfiqaar, it is established that Nabi (S) had a sword with this name. However, the glorification of it is unprecedented and futile.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/


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