Is It a Shirk to Believe That Certain Crystals and Colors Contain Positive or Negative Energy?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel


Based on the energy concept, “Everything is energy,” people use various crystals or stones to relieve anxiety. They also wear specific colors to feel lighter or to benefit from the type of rays they emit. Is it a shirk to use these items for such purposes?

However, all of this energy has its roots in the law of attraction. We know that some of this “loa” is also a lie, but some of it is true, and that is energy. People use specific stones to attract money, and they are successful. People may wear certain clothes to avoid certain things; for example, astrologists and some spiritual healers do not allow unmarried females to wear black or red. Is it a shirk?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful and Compassionate.

I pray you are in good faith and health.

Concept of Energy from Crystals and Stones

It is Allah Most High who can cause benefit and harm in all matters. As Muslims, we believe all forms of healing come from Allah Most High in reality. [Sanusi, Sharh al-Sanusiyya; Sawi, Hashiyat ‘Ala Sharh al-Kharida al-Bahiyya]

Many crystals and stones have energy and healing properties used in various ways. One may use them for their benefit, but seeing the benefit coming from Allah Most High while believing they do not benefit in themselves except through Allah created properties in them. Ultimately, one should thank Allah for seeing any benefit through them.


We do not believe that specific colors affect one’s personality or health except with the permission of Allah Most High, even though colors may mean different things to different cultures.  However, it would be advisable for you not to wear the above colors, not so because astrologists don’t recommend it, but to remove doubt and misgivings or negative thoughts entering your mind.

Some colors were favored by the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace), like white, green, and black, and they would have an impact on one’s life if one wore those colors with the intention of following the preference of the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace).

However, no color except for white is more emphasized, although the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) wore other colored clothing too. Women are allowed to wear all types of colored clothing.

White Color

Abu Darda’ (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) said, “The best thing in which to visit God in your graves and in your mosques is white (garments).” [Ibn Maja]

Green Color

Abu Ramtha said, “I saw the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) wearing two green garments.” [Tirmidhi; Nasai]

Black Color

Jabir (Allah be pleased with him) narrated the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) entered Makka in the year of the Conquest while he had a black turban over him. [Abu Dawud]

Wear the Preferred Color of the Prophet, Others too

All colors, whether highlighted or not in the Prophetic hadith, carry different meanings and importance to human life. It does not mean that we have to use similar colors used by the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) all the time and refrain from using other colors. However, it is encouraged to use the colors preferred by the Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) as a means to follow the sunna of the Prophet.

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I pray this helps with your question.
[Mawlana] Ilyas Patel
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Mawlana Ilyas Patel is a traditionally-trained scholar who has studied in the UK, India, Pakistan, Syria, Jordan, and Turkey. He started his early education in the UK. He went on to complete the hifz of the Quran in India, then enrolled in an Islamic seminary in the UK, where he studied the secular and ‘Aalimiyya sciences. He then traveled to Karachi, Pakistan. He has been an Imam in Rep of Ireland for several years. He has taught hifz of the Quran, Tajwid, Fiqh, and many other Islamic sciences to children and adults onsite and online extensively in the UK and Ireland. He taught at a local Islamic seminary for 12 years in the UK, where he was a librarian and a teacher of Islamic sciences. He currently resides in the UK with his wife. His interest is a love of books and gardening.