Making children wear Amber beads necklace for teething

Q: I would like to find out if it's permissible to make a baby wear an Amber beads necklace. It's been said to assist with teething troubles, prevent infections etc.

A: If the beads do have medicinal benefits and are proven to be helpful medically then it is permissible. And if it is merely a superstition then it should be avoided. 

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

فتاوى محمودية 28/292

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)