The idea of the power is stemmed in what is told/ "marketed" to you. This doesn't mean you accept that it has power, but rather you would not want to even have the chance for your brain to think it did do to coincidence. Understood, but having been married some time now, I know there are things that pop up and instantly infuriate that neither of us ever considered before. I would also say the throwing out those things is absolutely a must from an Islamic perspective. Again regardless of the reason, it is forbidden to have, and in our household is one of the few places we can control. destroying ancient art is something that I don't fully agree with in many cases. I think it applies when one has possession of the "art," and when the art is not part of someone else's need for worship. From one standpoint I see the benefit in being able to keep it, say in a museum, etc. The other I also realize that much of it will never teach us anything that we need to know. I'd say more accurately an impact, not power. It mainly comes from our own Psychology. Someone says it will protect you, then someone tries to stab you and misses, falls on the knife themselves... all of a sudden that Lie the guy told you, (whether he believed it or not) makes sense to the person who thought it might have been fake... I don't know what that is, but I will accept that I used the name wrong, I apologize. I've met many here who see it as different, even some who pray to monkeys and cows and such as if they are godly manifestations themselves. I understand your situation, but from a religious standpoint I wouldn't suggest or expect a marriage to work, assuming he is truly believing and practicing. I don't think it would be the worst thing for him to try, but it certainly would be a sin as it is a deliberately disobeying action.