عن عبد الله بن مسعود -رضي الله عنه- قال: سمعت رسول الله -صلى الله عليه وسلم- يقول: "إن الرقى والتمائم والتِّوَلَة شرك".
[صحيح.] - [رواه أبو داود وابن ماجه وأحمد.]
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‘Abdullāh ibn Mas‘ūd (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) said: "Indeed, Ruqyahs, Tamā'im, and Tiwalah are polytheism.”
[Sahih/Authentic] - [Ibn Maajah - Abu Dawood - Ahmad]

Explanation

The Messenger of Allah (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) informs us that using these things with the intention of removing harm, or bringing about benefit from others than Allah is polytheism. This is because no one is able to harm or benefit except Allah, the Almighty. This report indicates the prohibition of such acts. Ruqyahs are also called ‘Azā'im (enchantments), and Tamā'im are amulets or charms made from beads and the like and are hung around children's necks. Tiwalah is made to make one of the spouses love the other. All these things constitute polytheism, which means associating partners with Allah.

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1: It urges us to preserve our creed from anything tarnishing it, even if it is common among people.
2: These things mentioned in the Hadīth are prohibited.
3: Is the polytheism highlighted in the Hadīth major or minor? We say that this depends on how a person views it. If he believes that this love is actually caused by Allah, his action is minor polytheism. If, however, he believes that it causes an impact of its own accord, this is major polytheism.
4: Ruqyah is prohibited and an act of Shirk, except the ones permitted by the Shariah.