Friday, March 9, 2012

Gemstones and jewels in the light of the Holy Quran


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Gemstones ,jewels and rock have been mentioned in the Quran at various points.

74 Thenceforth were your hearts hardened: They became like a rock and even worse in hardness. For among rocks there are some from which rivers gush forth; others there are which when split asunder send forth water; and others which sink for fear of Allah. And Allah is not unmindful of what ye do.

surah bakarah chaptor no 2 verse no 74

(1) O you who believe! Do not render in vain your Sadaqah (charity) by reminders of your generosity or by injury, like him who spends his wealth to be seen of men, and he does not believe in Allah, nor in the Last Day. His likeness is the likeness of a smooth rock on which is a little dust; on it falls heavy rain which leaves it bare. They are not able to do anything with what they have earned. And Allah does not guide the disbelieving people.
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #264)

(4) He said: "Do you remember when we betook ourselves to the rock? I indeed forgot the fish; none but Shaitan (Satan) made me forget to remember it. It took its course into the sea in a strange (way)!"
( سورة الكهف , Al-Kahf, Chapter #18, Verse #63)
(5) "O my son! If it be (anything) equal to the weight of a grain of mustard seed, and though it be in a rock, or in the heavens or in the earth, Allah will bring it forth. Verily, Allah is Subtle (in bringing out that grain), Well-Aware (of its place).
( سورة لقمان , Luqman, Chapter #31, Verse #16)

(6) And (with) Thamud (people), who hewed out rocks in the valley (to make dwellings)?
( سورة الفجر , Al-Fajr, Chapter #89, Verse #9)

4 Striking them with stones of baked clay.

surah fil verse no 4

(2) And (remember) when Musa (Moses) asked for water for his people, We said: "Strike the stone with your stick." Then gushed forth therefrom twelve springs. Each (group of) people knew its own place for water. "Eat and drink of that which Allah has provided and do not act corruptly, making mischief on the earth."
( سورة البقرة , Al-Baqara, Chapter #2, Verse #60)

(11) And We rained down on them a rain (of stones). Then see what was the end of the Mujrimun (criminals, polytheists and sinners).
( سورة الأعراف , Al-Araf, Chapter #7, Verse #84)

58 Like unto Rubies and coral.

surah rahman chaptor no 55 verse no 58

Huzur (saw) used to wear Aqeeq but males are permitted to wear a stone only up to 4 -4.5 masha and not more than that. Besides this, males are not allowed to wear rings made of gold.
The practice of wearing gemstones had developed from Huzur (saw) and Hazrat Ali (r.a). I have heard that Hazrat Ali (ra) used to wear 4 rings namely:- Opal (Yaqut) to enhance beauty and dignity; Turquoise (Feruz) for getting divine help and victory; Hadid Thin for power and Carnelian (Aqiq) to protect himself from his enemies and all types of hardships. The gemstones are an integral part of spiritual healing. Each one of them has a distinctive rhythm, substance, character and magnetism. This imparts them with different therapeutic properties. Their physical and spiritual benefits generate within us powerful and highly charged energy.
In many instances, during a trouble, the Aqiq stone absorbs most of the negative energies in the environment, and even break into pieces. Such stones are not used again as their powerful nature have been utilized.
Islam strongly recommends its followers to wear rings made from different stones in order to increase faith, piousness and endurance.

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The lure of gemstones and jewels


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People find the jewels and gemstones, precious or semi-precious, quite alluring and enchanting due to their sparkling appearance. There is a tradition of wearing them since time immemorial. Apart from looking dazzling the gemstones also have healing qualities. Just as an umbrella protects one from the sun rays, so these gemstones protect one from the negative influences. The gemstones are a creation of Allah (swt) and like his other creations they also worship Allah (swt). Hadees also proves that our Prophet Mohammad (saw) used to wear gemstones. Therefore his Ummah also tries to follow his footsteps.
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Selecting the right gemstone

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Certain gemstones are can make the one who wears them successful, overnight. On the other hand there are some which can destroy the life of the wearer. So why does this happen, when we know well enough that all the gemstones have therapeutic qualities? Well, the gemstone that causes harm is not harmful in itself. It is just that the gemstones suit some people and do not suit others. Hence it is very important to know about the ones that are going to suit us. There are two methods of finding this out. Firstly they can be selected according to the date of birth or else the star that governs the person. In the first method, if a person is born on a Sunday then he or she should wear a gemstone that is ruled by the sun, namely, Ruby.
In the olden times by whatever was confusing to the people was regarded as black magic or sorcery. Even today there are many people who do not understand how mere stones can possess healing properties and how they can benefit the wearer in any way. Well as the adage goes, “To each their own”. However, since wearing gemstones is a Sunnah of the Prophet (saw) then there can hardly be any room for doubt about the utility of gemstones, in the minds of the true believers of Islam.
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The power of the gemstones

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The critics of gemstone therapy claim that if these stones had some natural healing properties as is touted then why do some people not succeed in life in spite of wearing so many of them on their fingers? The critics should know that the gemstones are the creation of Allah (swt) and it is at the discretion of Allah (swt) whether he grants the wearer any benefit or not.
The traders of gemstones keep them in their shop only to earn their livelihood. Besides this they do not have any belief in them. However, the people who wear them do so out of their conviction that these stones are going to help them in some way or the other. It has also been proved that gemstone therapy works wonders for those who have faith in it.
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The characteristics of gemstones

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Some people wear any gemstone and start hoping to become rich overnight. Some people think that a particular person has started wearing a gemstone so he has lots of money but we are not getting wealth despite wearing the same gemstone. These are some myths regarding gemstones. The gemstones have different benefits. So they should be carefully selected according to the problem faced in our life. For example: Those people who have health problems should choose a gemstone that is good for health. The color of the gemstone should match the color of your governing planet. Those who have sun as their governing star should wear golden or orange colored gemstones. Those who have mars as their governing planet should wear a red aqeeq /agate.
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The scientific aspects of the gemstones

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Apart from the spiritual healing done by the gemstones they are also beneficial in the light of science. The gemstones absorb all kind of solar and cosmic energies and permit a certain type of energy to pass through them. This energy is then absorbed by our body. A particular stone absorbs all kind of solar and cosmic energy and allows a particular type of energy to pass through it and which is then absorbed by our body. Thus, we can say that these gemstones work as a booster and conductor of cosmic energy very much similar to a solar energy panel. The right kinds of gemstones absorb the essential cosmic energy in order to balance our body system. Our body cells continually absorb these cosmic energies. Hence we find that the gemstones work as a kind of a fertilizer and conductor for our cells and energies.
When used properly the gemstones can bring light into dark areas and counteract blockages within our being. Each type of gemstone has a different frequency; so it can address a different kind of blockage. As long as we wear gemstones, their energies incessantly flow into our aura and back again, working at very deep levels. In this way, they gradually dispel the energetic clouds and other blockages that obstruct our natural radiance.
The benefits of gemstones can be understood only when people actually select them prudently and use them. Simply criticizing them without any solid proof or investigation would not be sensible. The true believers of Islam also cannot simply write them off because Huzur (saw) and Hazrat Ali (ra) used to wear gemstones.
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Diamonds

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Diamond is a fascinating and versatile mineral. It has continued to bedazzle people, especially womenfolk, since ages because of its sparkle and beauty. Apart from its ethereal beauty it also happens to be the toughest element on planet earth. Industrial diamonds are widely used in cutting, drilling grinding and polishing
procedures.
Diamond is ruled by Venus, the planet which represents love, romance and monetary affluence. In Hindi and Sanskrit the Diamond is known as Heera, Vijra, Pavi, Kalish, Arks etc. In Arabic and Persian it is known as Almas.
Diamonds can be broadly classified under the categories of Natural Diamond, Synthetic Industrial Diamond and Thin Film Diamond, based on its process of origination. Natural Diamonds can be further classified into four categories, depending on the form and quantity of impurities in them. They are:
The Type 1a contains 0.3% of nitrogen and 98% of diamonds are of this type. They are either brown or light yellow colored because they absorb blue light.
The Type 1b contains 500 ppm of nitrogen and are yellow, brown, orange or green in color.
The Type 2a type contains only some nitrogen and is more or less free from all kinds of impurities. This is the purest type of diamond and is usually colorless.
The Type 2b type is an uncommon kind of natural diamond and contains very little quantity of nitrogen. The diamonds of this type have a bluish tinge and amounts for merely 0.1% of all the diamonds taken together.
Allah (swt) has made diamond so tough that cutting it is next to impossible. It can be cut only with another diamond. For a true believer of Islam, the structural brilliance of the diamond is another example of Allah (saw)’s supreme power and omniscience.
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Sapphire

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This gemstone has an alluring blue color which is quite fascinating. Those who wear it are benefited by it in several ways:
It makes the enemies less hostile
It breaks the black magic spells that are cast on the wearer by his or her enemies.
If a convict wears it then he gets released soon.
The house in which sapphire is used in a ring remains safe from outbreak of fire.
Sapphire brings purity in one’s thoughts
It drives away pain
It creates faithfulness and truthfulness
It brings in a lot of wealth and material prosperity.

While buying a sapphire one should be sure that it is original and not a fake or synthetic one. The difference between synthetic and fake gemstones is that fake ones are basically glass, whereas the synthetic ones are grown in a lab under the same chemical makeup and same conditions in which the real sapphires grow. Nowadays, a lot of fraud dealers of gemstones take advantage of the naivety of the buyers and sell away the fake ones. A layman will not be able to make out the difference between the fake ones and the original ones.
If you hold a sapphire with a pair of tongs and dip it in water then the colored as well as the uncolored parts of the stone will be clearly visible. The color of the blue sapphire will appear exactly as it is. This is an easy home-test that can help one make out whether the sapphire is an original or fake.
If you want to make out a Blue Sapphire from a man-made blue glass then remember that a glass is a good simulant for all gemstones. All types of man-made glass have "gas bubble" inclusions which are visible as round, oval or elongated. A layman might find it tough to identify these "gas bubbles" and make them out from crystal fingerprints initially. However, with practice they can easily differentiate between the gas bubbles and crystal fingerprints.
In order to test a white sapphire you should observe its interior color. A pure, naturally-occurring white sapphire can possibly be slightly cloudy, even off-white, or it may have a slightly yellow tinge. However, a synthetic one may be completely clear.
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Coral

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Coral is called Moonga in Hindi and its ruling planet is Mars. It comes in different colors such as red, white, pink, orange, and yellow. Red colored coral is widely used for astrological purposes. Tying a coral around one’s stomach protects the wearer from stomach-related diseases. Coral protects the wearer from black magic, evil spirits, curses and evil thoughts. It prevents nightmares also. It is quite effective in protecting infants from evil eye and waking up suddenly at night.
Those who wear red coral become courageous and they can defeat their enemies. Simply gazing at coral energizes a person. Red coral helps combat depression. If a pregnant woman wears Coral then she will have a safe delivery. Coral makes lethargic persons active and it increases physical strength. It protects the wearer from witchcraft, accidents, and lightning.
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Pearls

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Pearls are the oldest known gems to man. They have continued to enchant people due to their ethereal beauty, since eons and are governed by Moon. Pearl is the only jewel that is not produced by the Earth. When a parasite or some other foreign substance enters a wild oyster, the oyster swings into defense mechanism by and starts depositing coatings of nacre over the irritant. As the time passes the mollusk continues to deposit layers of nacre and this is how the pearl is created.
Besides its use in jewelry it also provides various health benefits. It protects its wearer from piles, ailments of the eyes, stomach and liver, burning sensation while passing urine, gall bladder stones, headaches and body ache. It also protects the wearer from evil thoughts and makes the person serene.
Pearls come in various colors. The color of the pearl is described as a combination of its body color and the overtone. Overtone is the overlying color that seems to float over the pearl’s exterior. Overtones are semi-transparent colors, which tend to change the body color to some extent. They also add depth and glow to the pearl. For example: a pearl may be of white color with rose overtones. Some pearls do not have any overtone.
However, it is the pearl's body color that is considered as its main color. This can be white, gold, silver, green, cream-colored, blue, or even black.
Apart from the natural pearls there are the fake ones or the cultured ones doing the rounds in the market. In order to tell the real from the fake ones you should check the drill holes. Natural or real pearls are drilled as tiny as possible to maintain their value, so fakes pearls will often have larger holes. Besides this, in fake pearls the coating around the edges of the drill holes may be flaked off, making it look ragged or rough.
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Zircon

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Zircon is also known as hessonite and cinnamon stone. It also called Cinnamon stone because it was initially found in Ceylon (the present day Sri Lanka), which is known for its spices. In Hindi it is known as Gomed while in Sanskrit it is called Gomedak.
Zircon has the characteristics of brilliance, uniform color, a high specific gravity and transparency. It comes in a wide range of colors such as red, blue, yellow, green, orange and hues of browns. It can be colorless also.
This gemstone helps to increase appetite, energy, prosperity, happiness and brings good health to the wearer. It adds sheen to the skin and enhances the faculty of thinking and reasoning. The wearer gets victory over his enemies and it expels evil spirits.
Real Zircon lacks concentric rings of air bubbles. Zircon happens to be one of the heaviest gemstones. Hence, a zircon gem appears to be
smaller in physical size as compared to other gemstones of the same weight.
Zirkon closely resembles diamonds because of its fire and luster.
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Cat's Eye

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Cat's Eye belongs to the chrysoberyl family and has inclusions of olive-green rutile. When the stone is moved a little, a narrow strip of light passes over its exterior. This effect resembles an eye of a cat. Therefore, the gemstone is known as cat’s eye.
Cat's Eye is known in Hindi as Lahsuniyaa. In sanskrit it is called by different names such as Vaidurya Mani, Hemvaiduriya, Vidooraja, Keturatna and Vidalaksha whereas in Arabic it is called Enulahara.
It occurs in a range of colors from yellow to yellowish green and dull green to brown and brownish yellow.

The cat’s eye has a number of metaphysical and healing properties.
It helps to prevent unforeseen disasters, accidents and secret enemies.
Chrysoberyl’s are known to be linked with discipline and self-control.
They promote concentration, the ability to learn and help the wearer to strive for excellence.
They bring peace of mind; contentment, clearer thinking and boost confidence levels.
They help the wearer gain insight, psychic powers.
Cat’s eye protects the wearer from evil eye and astral attacks.
It can reduce or eradicate genetic diseases.
. Cat's Eye is beneficial for persons with hypertension as it reduces blood pressure.
Cat’s eye promotes good, eliminates irritability and regulates the mood of the wearer.
Besides these healing and metaphysical benefits Cat’s eye gemstones and cats eye beads are used in jewelry items because of their visual appeal.
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Ruby

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Its Sanskrit name is manik and Persian name Yaqoot. It comes in a variety of colors such as scarlet and crimson and ranges from pink to deep reddish-violet colors. The light combination of chromium and iron imparts a red tinge to Ruby. Ruby is red variety of the mineral corundum, which is the toughest and the most durable mineral after HYPERLINK "http://en.mimi.hu/jewelry/diamond.html" diamond .
This beautiful and wonderful gemstone provides its wearer a number of benefits, such as:
It reduces negative thought patterns.
It helps to overcome exhaustion and calms down hyperactivity.
It eliminate toxins from the body and blood,
It makes the blood flow normal.
It enhances spiritual powers and prevents its wearer from satanic enticement.
Rubies enhance creativity, love and wisdom and love.
Rubies bring about self-reliance and confidence.

If you want to check the authenticity of Ruby then place a strand of hair on the stone and set it one fire. If the stone gets burnt and turns black then this means that is a fake.
The second test is to look at the sun through the gemstone. If the rays of the sun appear to be dim then it means that the stone is real. If the sun rays appear as bright as they actually are then it means the stone is a fake.
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Beryl

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Beryl is the general name given to a group of gemstones that have a similar chemical composition. There are six categories of Beryl:
Aquamarine , which is a light bluish green kind of beryl.
Bixbite is the red kind of beryl. It is found rare. The manganese content in the stone imparts a red tinge to it.
The-GemStone-of-Gemini-and-Virgo" Emerald , which is the most popular amongst all beryl’s, is green in color. The chromium and iron content in the stone imparts a green tinge to it.
Goshenite is a colorless type of beryl.
Heliodor is called the yellow form of beryl. Its yellow color is due to the presence of iron content in the stone.
Morganite, which is known as the pink form of beryl, has this color owing to the manganese and iron content in it.
Beryl has many metaphysical, emotional as well as health benefits. Aquamarine, which is a form of beryl, is used to ward off demons and evil spirits. It is also used to protect the wearer from perils of traveling. This stone is said to promote good fortune. The metaphysical attributes of this gemstone includes its ability to heal intestinal, stomach-related illness, disorders of the heart and spine. It also helps to overcome
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topaz

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In Hindi and Sanskrit topaz is called Pukhraj. Topaz comes in different colors such as light yellow or golden color, amber gold, peach color, warm browns and orange. A rare type of topaz can be pale pink to a sherry red. White topaz has a low value as a gemstone and is used in jewelry.
Topaz controls anger and depression and if worn on the arm, it dispels black magic effects. It helps the wearer control lavishness and is beneficial for kids.
Yellow topaz is beneficial for progress in business. It makes the wearer happy and wealthy. It helps to create marital bliss. The ruling planet of topaz is Jupiter.
Topaz is commonly used to enhance ones' financial status. The wearer gets abundance of wealth, good health, honor and fame.
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