Photo Essay: Talisman and Amulets in the Muslim World @Simergphotos

An amulet [similar to a talisman] is any object that is imbued with protective powers, and all cultures and faiths have manifestations of such objects. In the world of Islam, they bear Qur’anic inscriptions, and religious narratives. Many Muslims believe that an object that is inscribed with the word of God will protect the person who reads, touches, or sees it and that the word of God has the power to ward off evil…Read More

The Tradition of Amulets and Talisman in the Muslim World

 Wooden Koranic board with two leather amuletic cases, Nigeria.

Wooden Koranic board. Please click on image for photo essay.