Tawiz is sometimes worn by certain Muslims with the belief of getting protection or blessings by virtue of what is in it. In many cases, however, such amulets contain hieroglyphic signs or other written things indicating magical practices. 
Moreover, having superstitious beliefs was categorically prohibited by the Prophet Muhammad as the doer commits the act of Shirk. The same also applies to the early Muslim generations, such as his Companions, their followers and the Salaf  in general. 
The word ta'wiz, used in Urdu and Hindi comes from the Arabic. The Arabic word taʿwīdh, meaning "amulet" or "charm" is formed from the verb ʿawwadha, which means "to fortify someone with an amulet or incantation".
- Also t'aweez, tabiz and other variant transliterations
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