Here in our area and in some other old villages people do Circle "Daira" to find something which is missing/stolen or somebody who is missing and they says that they can know what is its condition. I don't know how do they do it.

Is there any information related to Circle "diara" from Qur'an or Hadith or story from Sahaba?

Circle "Diara"
I tried to Google about diara but couldn't find related information and don't know what is it called in English so I am considering it Circle which is its meaning from our language.

  • Daira? isnt that a tambourine?
    – Zohal
    Sep 28, 2014 at 17:33
  • Music Instrument?
    – Murtaza
    Sep 28, 2014 at 18:59
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    It would be easier to answer if you could tell us where "our area" and "our language" is.
    – aasheq
    Apr 22, 2015 at 8:25

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Daira is actually means something very close to circle as a mathematical term. The Turkish word used for daira is "daire". Daira is actually a circle with its inside area.

About what you actually asked, I heard that behavior before. And I also heard that its a superstition. Probably some tradition coming from ancient magic issues. Also I doubt it will really work.

Dua and physical search is the best solution my friend.


I have never heard of something as such. It sounds like something they made up and co-incidentally worked couple of times.

I know if you lose something and pray that you find it or say: "اعوذ بالله من الشیطان الرجیم" "A`ūdhu billāhi min ash-shaitāni r-rajīmi" the likeliness of finding it increases. But nothing specific.


The keywords you used seem to be regional.

If they pertain to some magic, then

The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Whoever blows on knots practices magic, and whoever practices magic is a mushrik (polytheist).” (Reported by At-Tabarani)

May the creator guide us all.

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