The Arabic word rizq refers to a person’s provisions. In Indonesian, rizq is written as ‘rezeki’, which can also refer to sustenance or livelihood. In this way, then, one’s financial income is also counted as rizq, for it is a means of living. Similarly, the outcome or results of one’s actions (be they wholesome or unwholesome) in order to sustain a living is called rizq as well. However, by no means is the conventional concept of rizq restricted to mere worldly gains, for indeed, rizq is considered a very sacred principle which is decreed by Allāh, thereby also indicating its importance to those striving to attain spiritual wellness.
Thus, the amulet mainly serves to attract wealth and fortune, but additionally can also contribute to a general sense of spiritual well-being. The multiple functions of this amulet are the result of a series of successful empowerment rituals performed by the renown Islamic mystics from Banten Province in West Java, Indonesia. On both sides of the amulet there are various magic spells and Arabic letterings combined to enhance the mystical power of the desired effects (i.e. wealth increase, windfall luck, etc.).
This Indonesian Islamic amulet can be used in order to increase one’s financial status, to obtain monetary welfare, to increase one’s income, to enhance material wealth, and to attract good luck and fortune. For this reason, the amulet is especially useful to improve business success as well as to improve one’s luck in stock market trading. Likewise, it is also possible to use the amulet for playing and winning games which involve great financial risk, such as gambling and lottery.