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Aqiq stone - Carnelian

If you were to walk along the streets of the Middle East, you would find many shops hosting an assortment of Aqiq rings. Ranging in colours from reddish liver colour, to yellow, white, and black. The Prophet SAW wore a Yemeni aqiq, which is dark reddish in colour. It is a tradition of the Prophet SAW to wear the stone hence it is 'thawab' (blessings) to do so.

It is called Carnelian in English and found abundantly throughout the world as well as in India which is reputed for developing the best gemstones. The Aqiq stone was the first stone to declare the oneness of Allah SWT.

Prayers done wearing an Aqiq carry more thawab. Amongst the signs of the believers is that he/she wear an Aqiq ring on the right hand. All stones carry energy and to wear a ring on the ring finger is better, infact it is Makroo (inadvisable) to wear the20rings on index, middle fingers, or thumb.

The black Aqiq is known for its properties to deflect bad energies or the evil eye.  Amongst other properties of the stone are that it is good for heart, eyesight and for fertility. It is associated with the Spleen Chakra which is the body's center for creativity, and emotional energies. It is said to be effective in clearing negative energies, give motivation, and redirection, and to bring harmonyy and balance to life. It also helps to keep oneself anchored and grounded.  Carnelian is a form of chalcedony which is a microcrystaline form of Quartz.


Turquoise - Firoza Stone

Distinct in its greenish blue colour  the turquoise it is one of the oldest stones. It is also a tradition of the Prophet SAW to wear a tuquoise, and therefore thawab (blessings).It is a source of protection.

It wards off bad energies, and said that it can crack from it, in which case it should be removed and replaced with another turquoise.

The negative vibrations from a person are drawn out, and allowed to go back into the ground.  It opens the heart chakra for giving and receiving, and it is=2 0said that one can overcome the evil eye from it. 

The colour blue is from the copper in it, and the green is iron. It is found in USA, Mexico, Iran,Israel, Afghanistan and China. It is said to overcome poverty as well.
The Persian scholar Qazwini said 'the hand that wears a turquoise and seals it will never see poverty.'

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