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Amulets

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    Amulets

    In popular religion, worn or hung object on which Quranic verses, holy texts, or numerical or symbolic formula is written. Intended to ward off evil spirits, slander, and gossip; offer protection from ailments and physical dangers; provide security while traveling; ensure success and influence; protect pregnancy; promote intelligence; cure diseases; and provide therapeutic benefits.

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