Repenting from making bracelets that have signs of shirk

Q: I made thread bracelets for a school project and my family. Since we’re from the subcontinent, amulets are common.

Some of my cousins asked for bracelets and I made them for their children to wear. I made for others but some of those people have moved out of the country and I am no longer in contact with them.

Also I had wandered into astrology and zodiac signs and stuff, discussing it with those around me including my classmates of which some are kaafirs and some Muslims. I did not know these were acts of shirk and most lasted from before to mid puberty. I don't know what to do so I can give charity on their behalf even if they are kaafirs since I'm not in touch with them.

Before I rarely prayed and fasted but now I know alhamdulillah I’m more practicing and have realized that the shirk I have spread. Is there a way to resolve the issue? I have no idea of their intentions and some are requesting bracelets but what should I say. 

A: Make taubah and make it known that those bracelets must be abandoned for they were wrong and you are seriously remorseful about it, and it was done when you were ignorant about these issues.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)