What is the meaning of Ya Badooh?
The writing, hanging, and wearing of amulets (Tʿawīẓ) is normally permissible for protection or healing, provided the following conditions are met:
- That they consist of the names of Allah Almighty or his attributes
- That they are in Arabic
- That they do not consist of anything that is disbelief (kufr)
- The user does not believe the words have any effect but are empowered to do so by Allah Most High.
The word ‘Badooh’ violates the first condition. This is because it is not proven to be from amongst the names of Allāh, and the scholars have differed concerning whom it actually refers to.
It also violates the second condition since it cannot be proven to have originated from the Arabic language.
We, therefore, advise that the recitation of ‘Ya Badooh’ be avoided.
One may recite any of the beautiful names of Allāh which has been taught to us by Him, or His Messenger ﷺ.