It is haraam to wear ‘accessories’ to avoid blindness
The Turkish Institute of Religious Affairs has issued a fatwa stating that wearing accessories to avoid bad eyesight is forbidden in Islam. Citizens have expressed surprise at this, saying that a fatwa against something harmless is beyond comprehension.
Turkey has a national institution for religious affairs called Theology which you can consider as the Islamic Ideological Council of Pakistan. It guides the country and the nation in religious matters and is responsible for examining legislation in accordance with Islamic teachings.
In some Asian countries, including Turkey, it has been a tradition for people to wear pendants around their necks, chains around their wrists, dhaka, etc. to avoid blindness. In Turkey, especially for this, accessories are made in the shape of an eye.
According to the fatwa issued by the theologians, “In our religion (Islam) it is forbidden to have attitudes, practices or beliefs in which anything other than Allah is considered to be capable of the affairs of life. Therefore, it is not permissible to put eye amulets and similar objects around the neck or wear them anywhere.
According to Turkish experts, this tradition has been going on in the region since 3,500 BC. It is believed that wearing eye accessories can protect against magic and sorcery. Even in the subcontinent, the tradition of talisman hooligans and threads has existed for centuries.
Theology has also acknowledged in its fatwa that although there is no mention of the evil eye in Islamic teachings, some people can have a negative effect by ‘looking’.