This Islamic talisman is a powerful taweez in the form of a waist belt. The taweez is made from sacred brass, which is obtained from the raw materials used for the building of a mosque near Yogyakarta in Central Java. Most mystical traditions in Southeast Asia consider metals to be the ideal material for making amulets and talismans, for it is believed to attract and absorb the power of ritual prayers and blessings. Thus, the sacred brass serves as a vessel which stores the mystical energies transmitted onto it. For this reason, the talismanic waist belt was stored for a month within the prayer room of the mosque during the sacred Suro month (Muharram 1433 H.), where it could absorb the angelic energies induced by the performance of the congregational salat prayers.
In addition, the sacred brass waist belt is empowered with various du’a prayers. The empowered belt was then given to a dukun, who performed another consecration ritual. The dukun used magic incantations in order to invoke Allāh’s merciful blessings. After he was granted Allāh’s permission, he then applied various magic spells in written form, using saffron ink to transcribe the mystical powers into the Arabic script. Hence, the talismanic waist belt is made and consecrated according proper method of Indonesian mystical tradition.
As a result, the talismanic waist belt possesses mystical powers which serve to protect the owner against physical and mental harm. Furthermore, the waist belt can enhance a person’s spiritual practice when one is wearing the belt whilst meditating, praying or reciting holy verses from the Qu’rān. Spiritual beings from the celestial realms will come to serve the person who is wearing this mystical object and knows how to use it to his own benefit. Such a person is likely to receive spiritual guidance by the angelic spirits who can help removing obstacles out of the way, thereby positively changing the outcome of one’s efforts. Also, they will assist the person to achieve his worldly goals and strive to make his wishes come true.
Hence, when wearing the talismanic waist belt, one will stay safe from harm. Evil jinns (spirits) cannot approach or even come near the person who wears a powerful talisman like this. Likewise, harmful ghosts and demons are unable to disturb the owner of the talismanic belt, nor can they interfere with that person. In this way, then, all negative energies are reversed, cleared, and sent back to where they came from. Thus, the sacred brass waist belt helps the owner to maintain in an auspicious environment at all times.
As the name already suggests, the talismanic belt should be worn around the waist. One way of doing this is by placing it inside one’s waist belt if it has a zipper on the inside. By keeping the talisman inside one’s waist belt, one thus will be able to enjoy continuous blessings of protection wherever one goes. In case one does not have a belt with a zipper, it is also possible to attach the talisman to the inner side of one’s favorite waist belt. There are, however, also other options for wearing or keeping this talisman, e.g. placing it inside a bag to carry the talisman with you when you leave the house, or you can store the talisman at home to keep harmful ghosts and spirits away.