The Ta’weez is thought to be associated with luck and protection to the people of Pakistan and they come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and materials. They can be made at home and given as gifts to people who you would like to be kept safe.
History of The Ta’weez Good Luck Charm
In ancient times a mother would often wrap a silver or gold coin and give it to their child when they needed to go on a journey. The coin was thought to bring luck and protection on what could often be very treacherous or demanding journeys. This would then be given away once the journey was over, either to whoever was taking in the traveler, or given away as charity.
Why the Ta’weez Charm Brings Luck
Whilst the Ta’weez is not a religious item or used in any religious practice, it is often associated with prayers and is thought to allow the saints to watch over the person wearing or in possession of it. This makes people feel protected and secure.
How to Use the Ta’weez Charm
The Ta’weez is usually either worn by a person as an item of jewelry such as a necklace or a bracelet, or it is carried by the person who the good luck and protection is aimed at. Buy one for yourself or give as a beautiful gift.
How the Ta’weez Charm Is Made
Many Ta’weez charms contain a small piece of paper with an inscription. This may be a prayer, a good luck script or for religious Ta’weez it may contain a verse from the Quran. They are made from a variety of materials.
How to Make the Ta’weez Charm at Home
If you want to make a Ta’weez at home then this is possible. You need to create your inscription – the easiest way to do this is to write it on a piece of paper. Then you need to encase the piece of paper. This could be placed inside a locket or a small pouch sewn together. These are then often put onto a piece of string or leather to create a fashionable necklace or bracelet.
Interesting and Fun Facts About the Ta’weez Charm
- There is some debate about whether the Ta’weez is a religious or cultural item. Many people believe it is religious because of the association with prayer, however, many Muslims discourage the use of Ta’weez because it is linked to superstition.