Is it haram to tie a tiny knot around your finger or wear a rubber band around your hand solely for the reason of trying to remember something constantly so that it becomes habit?

For example: A man ties a tiny string around his finger to remember him to make dhikr, and after three days, takes it off, for it has become habit.

Looking around, I have only found references to indicate that wearing ornaments such as these are normally haram to separate males from females.

Would the practice of using an ornament as a memory helper be halal or haram?

  • see my answer and link... alifta.org/fatawa/… – Mohammed Ali Dec 15 '14 at 17:45
  • That sounds like a good way to develop a habit you want. Why do you suspect it’s haram? Nothing sounds haram about it. – Shadi Mar 30 '18 at 23:30

As far as I know, it wouldn't be Haram (prohibited). Specially if you strive to use it for good deeds. (Of course, perhaps it would be Haram if it become such the matters which are Bid'ah, But on the whole, I reckon it is okay to do that for reminding your affairs, specially your positive affairs.)

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