Magic

Question on Sihr asked to Shaykh Uthmaan Ibn Abdullah As-Saalimee
Translation by: Abu Sulaymaan Muhammad Bin Baker

8th day of Shawwal 1430 AH


قال  السؤال الثاني : ماذا يفعل رجلٌ إن كانت له إمرأةٌ تُصاب بالسحر و لا يُوجد مَنْ يَقْرأ عليها ؟

الجواب : إن كُنت قادراً – أيها الزوج – تقرأ بنفسك و تَرقي عليها بنفسك ما تيسر من القرآن من قراءة سورة الفاتحة , قراءة كذلك آية الكرسي , آخر سورة البقرة , آيات السحر , و هي أيضاً تدعو اللهَ سبحانه و تعالى و تُكثر من أذكار الصباح و أذكار المساء و تُكثر من قراءة المعوذات ( قل هو الله أحد) (قل أعوذ برب الفالق ) (قل أعوذ برب الناس ) و هي نفسها تستعين بالله سبحانه و تعالى و تُكثر من الصلاة , صلاة الليل و لعل الله سبحانه و تعالى أن يشفيها أو يُخفف عنها هذا البلاء , و السحرة قتلهم الله قد توسعوا في هذه الأزمنة في كثير من البلدان , فنسأل اللهَ أن يكسر شوكة السحرة و أن يجعلهم نكالا , لا بأس الإستخدام – بارك الله فيك – إستخدام المسجل بالقرآن في البيت و إستماع المريضة أو المريض لهذا القرآن سواءٌ سورة البقرة أو غيرها أمرٌ حسنٌ , أمرٌ حسنٌ – بارك الله فيك – من أسباب العلاج إن شاء الله , البيت الذي تُقرأ فيه سورة البقرة يَخرج الشيطان منه , لكن القراءة بالنفس هو المراد فإن كان لا يُوجد في البيت مَنْ يُحسن القراءة اتخذ مِنْ هذا أقل شيء و يُخرج المزامير و يُخرج الصور مِنَ البيت فإن هذا يُخفف الأمراض بإذن الله .

He (the questioner) says the second question,

“What should a man do if he has a wife who has been inflicted with Sihr (i.e. Black Magic) and there is no one present who can read over her?”

The Answer:

If you are able, O’ husband—to read yourself and are able perform Ruqiyah over her what is easy from the Quran (then you should do so). Pertaining to reciting Surah Fatihah, reciting like this Ayatul-Kursi (i.e. Surah Baqarah verse 255), the ending of Surah Baqarah (i.e. the last two verse of it), as well as verses that talk about Sihr (i.e. Black Magic).

Moreover, she (the wife) should also supplicate/invoke Allah the Glorified and One free of imperfection. She should increase in Adkaar (i.e. remembering Allah) in the Morning (i.e. after Salatul-Fajr) as well as in the evening (i.e. after Salatul-‘Asr).

Moreover, she should in reciting of the Sura (i.e. plural for Surah) Ikhlaas, Falaq, and Nas; in addition, she, herself, should seek assistance in Allah (alone), she should increase in Salatul-Layl (i.e. Tahhajud) and I hope that Allah the One Glorified and free from imperfection cures her or lightens this affliction from her (i.e. the Shaykh made a Du’a).

Moreover, the magicians, May Allah kill them (i.e. Du’a of the Shaykh), has stretched in these times throughout many of the countries. So we ask Allah that he breaks the thorn of the magicians and that he makes for them a punishment and chastisement (i.e. Shaykh making Du’a against them).

No problem, to utilize—May Allah bless you—the utilizing of recordings of the Quran throughout the house as well as the ones sick, female or male, to this Quran whether it is Surah Baqarah or other that that. Inshallah (i.e. Allah willing) it is an excellent matter to use the recording in the house—May Allah bless you—is from the means of curing Sihr Allah willing.

The house, which Surah Baqarah is recited in the Shaytan, will leave from it; however, the recitation of the person is the intent of (this hadith). So if there is none present within the house who is good in reciting, then take from this few things (mentioned) and he should get rid of musical instruments (i.e. music also), and images from the house for indeed this will lighten the illnesses (Sihr, etc.) by the permission of Allah. بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

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MUSLIMS AS EVIL MAGICIANS
By Halimah bint David

http://survivorsareus.blogspot.com/2008/10/muslims-as-evil-magicians.html


Bismillaah (In The Name of Allaah)

Dear Reader,

During this past Ramadan a friend of mine was sitting in the Masjid reading Quran in the hour before maghrib. She was sitting across from a stern looking woman, mother of of six trying to ignore the ever lasting glare and uncomfortable silence. She said, the air was so thick with hatred that she began to be filled with regret for asking the woman to remove her son from the sisters side, due to his constant staring in her face and hiding in places like the wudu room. She was feeling very uncomfortable to remove her face veil and sit comfortably anywhere on the sisters side.

The woman eventually got up and stood in front of my friend placing her finger on my friends Meaning of The Quran (which she was in the middle of reading) and began to move her hand about in a strange way and questioning my friend on things she said in past conversation as if she was a liar on those things. The woman questioned my friend in such a way that if you were listening and knew what the women were talking about you might think my friend had lied. My friend said her heart began to fill with terror and she found it hard to breathe while this woman was moving her hand about and the woman then walked away while my friend suffered severerly feelings of terror, anxiety, irriation (at being made out to be a liar when she was not) , concentration problems and difficulty breathing.

Upon hearing this story I recognized immediately what had happened. The woman, may Allaah guide her placed a type of magic on my friend I will call sihr of terror. It reminds me of the magic that was used by Firaun’s magicians to strike fear into the hearts of the children of Israel and anyone who would dare to question his authority.

The Messenger of Allaah, Muhammad said: “Avoid the seven destructing sins.” It was said (by the listeners), “What are they, O Messenger of Allaah?” He replied by mentioning seven things, the first of which was: “Associating anything with Allaah…” [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim]

Shirk can be committed regarding each category of tawheed; In terms of Sharee’ha or Islamic terminology, Shirk means ascribing a partner or rival to Allaah in Lordship (Ruboobiyyah), worship (Uloohiyyah) or in His Names and Attributes. Thus, Shirk of Uloohiyyah is by praying to others, supplicating to them, prostrating before them, slaughtering in their name, seeking their help in things which only Allaah Almighty can do, calling on them or devoting any type of worship to other than Allaah.

A noteworthy point to highlight is that seeking people’s help in matters that are not exclusive to Allaah is permissible, such as seeking someone’s help to carry something.

Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu alahyi wa sallam said: “Whoever dies claiming that Allaah has a rival, will enter Hell.” [Al-Bukhaari]

The types of Shirk:
The texts of the Quran and Sunnah (narrations of the Prophets sallallaahu alahyi wa sallam) indicate that Shirk sometimes puts a person beyond the pale of Islam and sometimes does not. Hence, the scholars divided Shirk into two types: major Shirk and minor Shirk.

Following is a brief description of each type:

Major Shirk
This means ascribing to someone other than Allaah something that belongs only to Allaah, such as Lordship (Ruboobiyyah), Worship (Uloohiyyah) and the Divine Names or Attributes (Al-Asmaa’ Was-Sifaat).

This kind of Shirk may sometimes be outwardly, such as the Shirk of those who worship idols and graves, or the dead or even living people. Other times, it may be hidden, such as those who put their trust in other than Allaah, or the Shirk of the hypocrites. For even though their (hypocrites’) Shirk puts them beyond the pale of Islam and means that they will abide forever in Hell, it is a hidden Shirk, because they make an outward display of Islam and conceal their disbelief and Shirk, so they are inwardly Polytheists but not outwardly.

Shirk in the form of beliefs, such as:
– The belief that there is someone else who creates, gives life and death, reigns or controls the affairs of the universe along with Allaah.
– The belief that there is someone else who must be obeyed absolutely besides Allaah.
– Associating others with Allaah in love and veneration, by loving a created being as loving Allaah. This is the kind of Shirk that Allaah does not forgive, and it is the Shirk about which

Allaah Says (what means):
“And of mankind are some who take (for worship) others besides Allaah as rivals. They love them as they love Allaah.” [Quran 2:165]

– The belief that there are those who know the Unseen that only Allaah Knows. This is very common among some of the deviant sects.
– The belief that there is someone who bestows mercy in a manner that is befitting only for Allaah, so he shows mercy as Allaah does and forgives sins and overlooks the bad deeds of his ‘worshippers’.

Shirk in the form of words:
Such as those who supplicate to someone other than Allaah, or seek his help or seek refuge with him with regard to matters over which no one has control except Allaah, whether the person called upon is a Prophet, a Wali (righteous person), an angel or a jinn, or some other created being. This is a kind of major Shirk which puts one beyond the pale of Islam.
Also, those who make fun of religion or who liken Allaah to His creation, or say that there is another creator, provider or controller besides Allaah are included in this type of Shirk. All of these fall under major Shirk and are grave sins that are not forgiven.

Shirk in the form of actions:
Such as one who sacrifices, prays or prostrates to something other than Allaah, or who promulgates laws to replace the rulings of Allaah and makes such laws the reference which people are obliged to refer to for judgement; or one who supports the disbelievers and helps them against the believers, and other acts that go against the basic meaning of faith and put the one who does them beyond the pale of Islam.

After this woman walked away my friend tried so hard to get back to reading her Meaning of The Noble Quran but found she could not and knew that some magic had just been placed on her to make her feel terror. My friend immediately placed her hand under her kimar on her heart and beagan to recite muadhatyn (The last three suras in the Quran) trying to extinguish the magic with the word of Allaah. Feeling desperate my friend then casually got up an dwaled away from the woman and her daughters and hid herself in another part of the masjid.

To Be Continued…

Thank You so much for your time. All the truth in here is from Allaah and mistakes are from satan the accursed and myself. Please forward this blog to your relatives & friends and may Allah (SWT) reward you. This post has been brought to you by: SurvivorsAreUs.com, TnT Islamic Books and SurvivorsAreUs Online Halaal Store!

Sincerely & Gratefully
Halimah bint David

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MUSLIMS AS EVIL MAGICIANS PART 2

Bismillaah (In The Name Of Allaah)

Dear Reader,

Feeling desperate my friend then casually got up and walked away from the woman and her many daughters to hide herself in another part of the masjid. Silently praying the woman would not see or think anything was amiss my friends heart trembled as she recalled her knowledge of sihr and the Ruqyah for it.

Finding no one in the prayer room she profusely thanked Allaah and hesitantly sat down feeling dizzy and with double vision. A cold sweat had slowly started affecting her and she felt it almost glistening on her skin. Gently placing her hand on her heart and and chest she prayed Surah Al Fatiha in Arabic (which I have translated into English):

Al-Fatihah, read meaning

“In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
All the praises and thanks be to Allah, the Lord of the ‘Alamin (mankind, jinns and all that exists).
The Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful.
The Only Owner (and the Only Ruling Judge) of the Day of Recompense (i.e. the Day of Resurrection)
You (Alone) we worship, and You (Alone) we ask for help (for each and everything).
Guide us to the Straight Way
The Way of those on whom You have bestowed Your Grace, not (the way) of those who earned Your Anger (such as the Jews), nor of those who went astray (such as the Christians).”

Her heart trembling and hand shaking she continued invoking Allaah praying,

‘Bismillaah, Bismillaah, Bismillaah. Ya Hayyul Qayyoom protect me from that which I find and I fear.’ she silently whispered seven times.

The double vision slowly shifted to regular sight as she rapidly binked her eyes a few times. Shaking her head in relief she continued with the ruqyah reciting the last three Sura’s of the Quran in Arabic known as Muadhytayn. Cupping her hands and drawing them close to her mouth she saught refuge in Allaah from shaytan and spat three times and then began to recite muadhytayn (I have translated them into English):

Sura Al-Ikhlas or At-Tauhid, read meaning

“He is Allah, (the) One.
Allah-us-Samad (The Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need, He neither eats nor drinks).
He begets not, nor was He begotten;
And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him.”

Surah Al-Falaq, read meaning
“I seek refuge with (Allah) the Lord of the daybreak,
From the evil of what He has created;
And from the evil of the darkening (night) as it comes with its darkness; (or the moon as it sets or goes away).
And from the evil of the witchcrafts when they blow in the knots,
And from the evil of the envier when he envies.”

Surah An-Nas, read meaning
“I seek refuge with (Allah) the Lord of mankind,
The King of mankind,
The Ilah (God) of mankind,
From the evil of the whisperer (devil who whispers evil in the hearts of men) who withdraws (from his whispering in one’s heart after one remembers Allah) ,
Who whispers in the breasts of mankind,

Of jinns and men.”

Ayat al-Kursi (i.e., Quran, 2:255), read meaning

“Allah! La ilaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He), the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists. Neither slumber, nor sleep overtake Him. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on earth. Who is he that can intercede with Him except with His Permission? He knows what happens to them (His creatures) in this world, and what will happen to them in the Hereafter . And they will never compass anything of His Knowledge except that which He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and He feels no fatigue in guarding and preserving them. And He is the Most High, the Most Great. [This Verse 2:255 is called Ayat-ul-Kursi. Kursi literally means a footstool or chair, and sometimes wrongly translated as Throne. The Kursi mentioned in this Verse should be distinguished from the ‘Arsh (Throne) mentioned in Verses 7:58, 10:3, 85:15 and elsewhere. Prophet Muhammad said: “The Kursi compared to the ‘Arsh is nothing but like a ring thrown out upon open space of the desert.” If the Kursi extends over the entire universe, then how much greater is the ‘Arsh. Indeed Allah, the Creator of both the Kursi and the ‘Arsh, is the Most Great.]”

Quran in general – links to read/listen/save all Quran chapters

Besides the above, repeat the following supplications on a regular basis both in the morning and evening three times or more:

1) Bismillahi alladhi la yadurru ma`a ismihi shay’un fi al-ardi wa la fi as-sama’i wa huwa as-sami`u al-`alim
(In the name of Allah; with His name, nothing whatsoever on earth or heaven can inflict any harm; He is All-Hearing and All-Knowing).

2) Hasbiya Allahu la ilaha illa huwa `alayhi tawakkaltu wahuwa rabbu al-`arshi al-`azhim
(Allah suffices me; there is no god but He; in Him I place my sole trust; He is the Lord of the mighty Throne).

3) Allaahumma ini a`duhu bika min hamazati ash-shayatin wa a`udhu bika rabbi an yahdurun
(O Allah, I seek refuge in You from the whisperings of Satan; my Lord, I seek refuge in You from their presence around me).

4) A`udhu bi `izzati Allahi wa qudratihi mimma ajidu wa uhadhiru
(I seek refuge in Allah’s glory and power from the affliction and pain I experience and suffer from).

[It is important to remember that supplication will only benefit when it comes from a heart that firmly believes in Allah with correct knowledge, and thus cherishes firm conviction in Allah’s power and sovereignty.]

After the reciting of Ayat ul- Kursiy and the last three surah’s of the Quran my friend said she felt better and the feeling of the terror and other discomforts had passed. She was so grateful that she had made her other daily dhikr’s that day which are also protection from envy and witchcraft.

Allah says in interpretation of Quran: “Therefore remember Me, and I will remember you. Be grateful to Me and never show me ingratitude” Quran 2:152

“Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest.” Quran 3:134

“And the men and women who remember Allah frequently, Allah has prepared for them forgiveness and a great reward.” Quran 33:35

“Whoever sits and does not mention the name of Allah (before he rises) will find it a cause of sorrow from Allah. Whoever lies down to to sleep and does not mention the name of Allah before rising will find it a cause of sorrow from Allah.” hadith Abu Dawud 4/264

“Or do you think you will enter Paradise without such (trials) as came to those who passed before you? They were afflicted with severe poverty, ailments and were shaken.” Quran 2:214

Sitting on her left leg with toes curled under she sadly wondered upon magicians and why they insiste upon causinh such harms to them selves and society for practising magic. A few tears were falling down her face as she reflected on the enormity of the sin to practise magic and even worse..Muslim’s practising magic on other Muslims!? We are killing eachother she sadly thought. The lack of knowledge of Allaah (Swt) and His final religion is so severe that they are commiting shirk and not even aware of the enormity of their sin 😦 May Allaah guide them and rectify their affairs blessing them with knowledge of how to follow the straight path of Islam.

A loud platter was slammed into the kitchen sink and she bagan to hear two women arguing amongst themselves.

To Be Continued..

Thank You so much for your time. All the truth in here is from Allaah and mistakes are from satan the accursed and myself. Please forward this blog to your relatives & friends and may Allah (SWT) reward you. This post has been brought to you by: SurvivorsAreUs.com, TnT Islamic Books and SurvivorsAreUs Online Halaal Store!

Sincerely & Gratefully

Halimah bint David

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BLACK MAGIC AND SATANIC POSSESSION

Question: My brother after returning from a trip starting acting very strange. He would say weird things and now doesn’t talk to anyone at all. He has been sitting outside for 2 months now. He has even spit on our mother. At first we thought there was something psychologically wrong with him. However when we took him to a mental doctor he talks as if he is fine. We think he is either possessed by a Jinn or some magic was done to him. How can you tell if someone is possessed or if magic was done to them? How do you remove it? My mother is getting very sick over this.

Answer: Praise be to Allaah

People who have had experience with such situations have related that the following are among the signs of a person who is possessed by jinn (or Satan):

  1. Strong repulsion when hearing Quraan or Aathaan (call forprayers).
  2. Episodes of losing consciousness and/or epileptic attacks,especially when Qur’aan is recited for the possessed person.
  3. Frequent nightmares during sleep.
  4. Tendency to avoid people accompanied by out-of-the-norm behavior.
  5. The jinn who possesses him might speak when Quraan isrecited for the possessed person.
  6. Madness, as stated in the Quraan (interpretation of themeaning): “Those who devour usury will not stand except as standsone whom Satan by his touch hath driven to [epileptic]madness (2:275)

As for a person struck by magic he might experience the following:

  1. Dislike of ones spouse, as indicated in the Quraan by the following verse (interpretation of the meaning): “And from these (angels) people learn that by which they cause separation between a man and his wife…” (Al-Baqarah, 2:102).
  2. Different attitude in the house from that which is outside the house. For example, a person will feel that he is missing his family when is outside the house but when he goes home, love changes quickly to extreme hatred.
  3. Inability to have sexual intercourse with ones spouse.
  4. Frequent miscarriage for pregnant women.
  5. Sudden change in behavior without obvious reason.
  6. Complete loss of appetite for food.
  7. Thinking or imagining one has done something when in reality one has not.
  8. Sudden obedience and/or love for a particular person.

It should be noted that if a person experiences some of the above symptoms this does not necessarily mean that he is either possessed by a jinn or struck by black magic. It might be due to physiological or psychological reasons.

As for curing this condition the following steps are recommended:

  1. Putting ones trust in Allah with sincere belief that He is the only cure for everything.
  2. Reading Quraan and known supplications expressing seeking refuge, the most important and effective of which is sura 113 and 114, Al-Falaq and Al-Naas, which were used to cure the Prophet himself. Surah 112, Al-Ikhlaas, is recommended along with them, as well as the opening chapter of the Quraan, Al-Fatihah. To cure black magic some have successfully used seven lotus-tree leaves. The leaves should be crushed, then mixed them with water enough for taking a bath. The following verses from the Quraan are then recited: verse Al-Kursi (2:255), surah Al-Kafiroon (109), surah 112, 113, 114; the verses which mention magic, which are: in surah Al-Baqarah (2:102), Al-Araaf (3:117-119), Yunus (10:79-82), and Taha (20:65-69). The possessed person drinks some of the water, and the rest is used to give him a bath.
  3. Removing the elements of magic as was done by the Prophet when he was struck by black magic by a Jewish man called Lubaid Ben Al-Aasim.
  4. Eating seven Aaliya Al-Barniy dates (among the dates of Al-Madinah) first thing in the morning; if not possible, any dates will suffice, by the will of Allaah.
  5. Cupping–removing excess blood.
  6. Supplications.

And we ask Allaah to cure your brother and ease your hardship and his, as He is the One who cures and there is no one else who can cure.

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RULING ON MAGIC, WITCHCRAFT, AND JINN PART 1

By The Islamic Email Circle

Praise be to Allaah.

Witchcraft or magic is knowledge that comes from the shayateen and is something that they do. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “They followed what the Shayaateen (devils) gave out (falsely of the magic) in the lifetime of Sulaymaan. Sulaymaan did not disbelieve, but the Shayaateen (devils) disbelieved, teaching men magic [al-Baqarah 2:102]

“And they learn that which harms them and profits them not. And indeed they knew that the buyers of it (magic) would have no share in the Hereafter” [al-Baqarah 2:102]

“and the magician will never be successful, to whatever amount (of skill) he may attain” [Ta-Ha 20:69]

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Avoid the seven sins which doom a person to Hell.” They asked, “What are they?” He said, “Associating anything in worship with Allaah (shirk); witchcraft;…”

And the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “He is not one of us who practices witchcraft or has it done for him.”

No doubt the Shaytaan appears to fortune-tellers and describes the thieves to them, and tells them where stolen goods are, whether this is seen in the dish of water or in some other way. It is not permissible to ask these people anything or to believe them. “Whoever comes to a fortune-teller and believes him, has disbelieved in what was revealed to Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him”. (Saheeh – narrated by Ahmad, 2/408; Abu Dawood, 3904; al-Tirmidhi, 135; Ibn Maajah, 639; al-Haakim, 1/8).

On this basis it is not permissible to appoint him to lead you in prayer, or to pray behind him, or to keep in touch with him in good times and in bad, or to give him anything even if he is in need, until and unless he repents. From al-Lu’lu’ al-Makeen min Fataawaa Ibn Jibreen, p. 19

It is not permissible to use witchcraft for any purpose whatsoever. Witchcraft or magic is falsehood, and all kinds of falsehood are kufr and evil doing. Sin cannot be a means of achieving something good. Beneficial things have to be sought through the prescribed means which involve no sin and whose consequences are safe. Allaah has given His slaves sufficient means in the things that He has permitted them, so they have no need for the things that He has forbidden. To Him be praise and thanks for His blessings. Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahmaan al-Barraak

The fact that jinn can enter human bodies is proven in the Qur’aan and Sunnah, and by the consensus of Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-Jamaa’ah, and by real-life events. No one disputes this apart from the Mu’tazilah who give priority to their own rational analysis over the evidence of the Qur’aan and Sunnah. We will mention a little about this below:

Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Those who eat Ribaa will not stand (on the Day of Resurrection) except like the standing of a person beaten by Shaytaan (Satan) leading him to insanity. That is because they say: ‘Trading is only like Ribaa’…” [al-Baqarah 2:275]

Al-Qurtubi said in his Tafseer (part 3, p. 355): “This aayah is proof that those people are wrong who deny that epilepsy is caused by the jinn and claim that its causes are only physical, and that the Shaytaan does not enter people or cause madness.”

Ibn Katheer said in his Tafseer (part 1, p. 32), after mentioning the aayah quoted above: “They will not rise from their graves on the Day of Resurrection except like the way in which the epileptic rises during his seizure, when he is beaten by the Shaytaan. This is because they will rise in a very bad state. Ibn ‘Abbaas said: the one who consumes ribaa will rise on the Day of Resurrection crazy and choking.”

According to a saheeh hadeeth narrated by al-Nasaa’i from Abu’l-Yusr, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to pray: “Allaahumma innee a’oodhu bika min al-taraddi wa’l-haram wa’l-gharaq wa’l-harq, wa a’oodhu bika an yatakhabatani al-shaytaan ‘ind al-mawt

( O Allaah, I seek refuge with You from being thrown from a high place, old age, drowning and burning; and I seek refuge with You from being beaten by the Shaytaan at the time of death).” Commenting on this hadeeth in Al-Fayd (part 2, p.148), al-Manaawi said: “[The phrase] ‘and I seek refuge with You from being beaten by the Shaytaan at the time of death’ means, lest he should wrestle with me and play with me, and damage my religious commitment or mental state (at the time of death) by means of his insinuating whispers which cause people to slip or lose their minds. The Shaytaan could take control of a person when he is about to depart this world, and misguide him or stop him from repenting…”

Ibn Taymiyah (Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 42/276) said: “The fact that jinn can enter human bodies is proven by the consensus of Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-Jamaa’ah. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): ‘Those who eat Ribaa will not stand (on the Day of Resurrection) except like the standing of a person beaten by Shaytaan (Satan) leading him to insanity. That is because they say: ‘Trading is only like Ribaa’…’ [al-Baqarah 2:275].

And in as-Saheeh it is narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘The Shaytaan flows through the son of Adam as the blood flows through his veins.’”

‘Abd-Allaah ibn al-Imaam Ahmad ibn Hanbal said; “I said to my father, ‘There are some people who say that the jinn do not enter the body of the epileptic.’ He said: ‘O my son, they are lying; the jinn could speak through this person.’”

Commenting on this, Ibn Qudaamah said: “What he said is well known, because a person may suffer an epileptic seizure and speak in a language that no one understands, and his body may be beaten with blows that would fell a camel, but the epileptic does not feel them at all, and he is also unaware of the words he is saying. The epileptic and others may be dragged about, or the carpet on which he is sitting may be pulled, and utensils may be moved about from place to place, and other things may happen. Anyone who witnesses such a thing will know for sure that the one who is speaking through the person and moving these things is not human.” And he said, may Allaah have mercy on him: “There is no one among the imaams of the Muslims who denies that jinn may enter the body of the epileptic and others. Anyone who denies that and claims that Islam denies it is lying about Islam. There is nothing in the proofs of sharee’ah to show that it does not happen.”

So the fact that jinn may enter human bodies is proven in the Qur’aan and Sunnah, and by the consensus of Ahl al-Sunnah wa’l-Jamaa’ah, some of whose comments we have quoted above.

As regards the aayah (interpretation of the meaning): “but they could not thus harm anyone except by Allaah’s Leave” [al-Baqarah 2:102], this is undoubtedly a clear indication that the jinn cannot harm anyone through witchcraft or epilepsy or through any other kind of disturbance or misguidance, except with the permission of Allaah.

As al-Hasan al-Basri said: “Whomever Allaah wills, He gives them power over him, and whomever He does not will, He does not give them power over him, and they cannot do anything to anyone except with the permission of Allaah.” The Shaytaan (who is the disbelieving jinn) may gain power over the believers by making them sin and by making them neglect the remembrance and Tawheed of Allaah and sincerity in worshipping Him. But he has no power over the righteous slaves of Allaah, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “Verily, My slaves (i.e. the true believers of Islamic Monotheism) — you have no authority over them. And All-Sufficient is your Lord as a Guardian” [al-Israa’ 17:65]

During the Jaahiliyyah the Arabs were well aware of this and mentioned it in their poetry. For example, the poet al-A’shaa likened his she-camel’s energy to that of one who was touched by the jinn, and said that it was the jinn who was giving her, her energy.

As regards the causes of epilepsy, Ibn Taymiyah explained (in Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 19/39) the causes. He said: “When the jinn touch a person with epilepsy, it may be because of desire or love, just as happens between one human and another… or it may – as is usually the case – be because of hatred and punishment, such as when a person has harmed them or they think that he has harmed them deliberately, either by urinating on them or pouring hot water on them or killing them, even if the person did that unknowingly. There are ignorant and wrongdoing ones among the jinn who may punish a person more than he deserves, or they may be playing with him and mistreating him, like foolish people among mankind.”

It is well known that Sa’d ibn ‘Ubaadah was killed by the jinn when he urinated in a hole in which was their dwelling place, and they said, “We have killed the leader of Khazraj Sa’d ibn ‘Ubaadah; we struck him with an arrow and we did not miss his heart.”

At the time of ‘Umar, a man was kidnapped by the jinn and stayed with them for four years, then he came back and told the people that some mushrik jinn had kidnapped him, and he stayed with them as a prisoner, then some Muslim jinn launched a campaign against them and defeated them, and brought him back to his family. This was mentioned in Manaar al-Sabeel and elsewhere. (See Manaar al-Sabeel, 2/88. The story of the kidnapped man was reported by al-Bayhaqi (7/445-446) and its isnaad was classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in al-Irwaa’, 6/150, no. 1709).

The way to save oneself from this is to remember Allaah and speak His Name at the beginning of all things, as it was reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to mention Allaah in many cases, such as when eating, drinking, mounting his riding-beast, taking off his clothes for any reason, having intercourse and so on…

As regards treatment (of one whose body has been entered by the jinn), Ibn Taymiyah said (Majmoo’ al-Fataawa, 19/42): “When the jinn attack a person, they should be told of the rulings of Allaah and His Messenger, proof should be established against them, and they should be commanded to do what is good and told not to do what is evil, just as should be done in the case of people, as Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): ‘And We never punish until We have sent a Messenger (to give warning)’ [al-Israa’ 17:15].”

Then he said: “If the jinn does not leave after being addressed in this manner, then it is permissible to rebuke him, tell him off, threaten him and curse him, as the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did with the Shaytaan when he came with a falling star to throw it in his face, and the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “I seek refuge with Allaah from you and I curse you with the curse of Allaah” – three times. (Narrated by al-Bukhaari).We may also seek help against the jinn by remembering Allaah (dhikr) and reciting Qur’aan, especially Aayat al-Kursi.

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever recites it will remain under the protection of Allaah and no shaytaan (devil) will be able to approach him until the morning.” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari). And al-Mi’wadhatayn (the last two soorahs of the Qur’aan) may also be recited.

As for psychiatrists who do not treat the epileptic in the manner described, they cannot do him any good at all. Reference: Masaa’il wa rasaa’il, Muhammad Mahmoud al-Najdi, p.23

It is not permissible to seek the help of the jinn in finding about what the problem is and how to treat it, because seeking the help of the jinn is shirk. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): “And verily, there were men among mankind who took shelter with the males among the jinn, but they (jinn) increased them (mankind) in sin and transgression” [al-Jinn 72:6]

“And on the Day when He will gather them (all) together (and say): ‘O you assembly of jinn! Many did you mislead of men,’ and their Awliyaa’ (friends and helpers) amongst men will say: ‘Our Lord! We benefited one from the other, but now we have reached our appointed term which You did appoint for us.’ He will say: ‘The Fire be your dwelling place, you will dwell therein forever, except as Allaah may will. Certainly your Lord is All-Wise, All-Knowing’” [al-An’aam 6:128]

The meaning of the phrase ‘We benefited one from the other’ is that the men venerated the jinn and submitted to them and sought help from them, and the jinn served them by doing what they wanted and bringing them what they asked for. That includes informing them of the type of sickness and its causes, because the jinn can come to know of things that humans cannot; but they may tell lies, because they cannot be trusted, and it is not permissible to believe them. And Allaah knows best. Al-Lajnah al-Daa’imah li’l-Buhooth al-‘Ilmiyyah wa’l-Iftaa’

Protection from the harm of the jinn:

Because the jinn can see us while we cannot see them, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) taught us many ways to protect ourselves from their harm, such as seeking refuge with Allaah from the accursed Shaytaan, reciting Soorat al-Falaq and Soorat al-Naas (the last two Soorahs of the Qur’aan), and reciting the words taught by Allaah in the Qur’aan (interpretation of the meaning): “Say: ‘My Lord! I seek refuge with You from the whisperings (suggestions) of the shayaateen (devils). And I seek refuge with You, my Lord, lest they may attend (or come near) me.’” [al-Mu’minoon 23:97-98]

Saying Bismillaah (in the Name of Allaah) before entering one’s home, before eating or drinking, and before having intercourse will also keep the Shaytaan from entering the house or partaking with a person in his food, drink and sexual activity. Similarly, mentioning the name of Allaah before entering the toilet or taking off one’s clothes will prevent the jinn from seeing a person’s ‘awrah or harming him, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, “To put a barrier that will prevent the jinn from seeing the ‘awrah of the sons of Aadam, let any one of you say ‘Bismillaah’ when entering the toilet.” (Reported by al-Tirmidhi, 551; Saheeh al-Jaami’, 3611).

Strength of faith and religion in general will also prevent the jinn from harming a person, so much so that if they were to fight, the one who has faith would win. ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Mas’ood (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: “A man from among the Companions of Muhammad met a man from among the jinn. They wrestled, and the human knocked down the jinn. The human said to him, ‘You look small and skinny to me, and your forearms look like the front paws of a dog. Do all the jinn look like this, or only you?’ He said, ‘No, by Allaah, among them I am strong, but let us wrestle again, and if you defeat me I will teach you something that will do you good.’ The human said, ‘Fine.’

He said, ‘Recite, ‘Allaah! None has the right to be worshipped but He, the Ever-living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists…’ [Aayat al-Kursi – al-Baqarah 2:255 – interpretation of the meaning].

The human said, ‘Fine.’ He said, ‘You will never recite this in your house but the Shaytaan will come out of it like a donkey breaking wind, and he will never come back in until the next morning.’” (Reported by al-Daarimi, 3247).

This is a brief summary about the jinn, and their nature and characteristics. Allaah is the Best of protectors and the Most Merciful of those who show mercy. For more information see ‘Aalam al-Jinn wa’l-Shayaateen by ‘Umar Sulaymaan al-Ashqar.

The practitioner of magic is the person who uses the shayaateen (devils) and gets close to the jinn by doing the things they like – such as sacrificing to them instead of to Allaah, calling upon them alongside Allaah, obeying them by disobeying Allaah by committing zinaa, drinking wine, eating haraam things, neglecting prayer, covering himself with najaasaat (impure things) and staying in dirty places – until the shayaateen respond to what he asks them, with a gentle and kind approach, to do, such as harming the people against whom he uses his magic, causing division between a man and his wife, telling him some unseen things, and telling him about stolen items and where lost things are. Such a person is a mushrik and a kaafir, because he worships both Allaah and the Shaytaan, which is major shirk (al-shirk al-akbar). So he is a kaafir, because Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning); “Sulaymaan did not disbelieve, but the Shayaateen (devils) disbelieved, teaching men magic” [al-Baqarah 2:102]

“but neither of these two (angels) taught anyone (such things) till they had said, ‘We are for trial, so disbelieve not (by learning this magic from us).’” [al-Baqarah 2:102]

There are many ahaadeeth which state that this is haraam, such as the hadeeth narrated from Safiyah bint Abi ‘Ubayd from one of the wives of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), who narrated that he said: “Whoever goes to a soothsayer and asks him about something and believes him, his prayer will not be accepted for forty days.” (Narrated by Muslim in his Saheeh).

Qusaybah ibn al-Mukhaariq said: “I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say: ‘Al-‘ayaafah, al-tiyarah and al-turuq [kinds of augury] are all part of al-jabt [witchcraft or idolatry].’” This was narrated by Abu Dawood with a saheeh isnaad.

Abu Dawood said: Al-‘ayaafah, al-khatt and al-turuq are all kinds of augury, whereby a bird is released and is watched to see whether it flies to the right or to the left. If it flies to the right it is taken as a good omen and if it flies to the left it is taken as a bad omen. Al-Jawhari said: al-jabt is a word which may be applied to idols, soothsayers, magicians, astrologers etc.

It was narrated that Ibn ‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) said: the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever seeks knowledge from the stars is seeking one of the branches of witchcraft…” Narrated by Abu Dawood with a saheeh isnaad.

It was narrated that Mu’aawiyah ibn al-Hakam said: “I said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah, I am still close to the time of Jaahiliyyah [i.e., I am new in Islam]. Allaah has brought Islam to us, but there are among us men who go to soothsayers (fortune tellers).’ He said, ‘Do not go to them.’ I said, ‘And there are men among us who practise augury [watch birds for omens].’ He said, ‘That is something which they make up. Do not believe them.’” (Narrated by Muslim).

It was narrated from Abu Mas’ood al-Badri that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) forbade the price of a dog, the fee of a prostitute and the payment of a soothsayer. (Narrated by al-Bukhaari and Muslim).

It was reported that ‘Aa’ishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: “Some people asked the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) about soothsayers. He said, ‘They are nothing.’ They said, ‘O Messenger of Allaah, sometimes they say something and it comes true.’ The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘That is a word of truth that the jinn snatches and whispers into the ear of his familiar, but they mix a hundred lies with it.’” (Narrated by al-Bukhaari and Muslim).

It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever comes to a soothsayer and believes what he says, or has intercourse with a woman in her back passage, has nothing to do with that which has been revealed to Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).” (Narrated by Abu Dawood).

… The scholars have stated that it is haraam to deal with such matters or to go to find out about them or to believe in them. It is haraam to pay them money, and anyone who is suffering from any of these things must hasten to repent from it. And Allaah knows best. Fataawa al-Imaam al-Nawawi, 230.

It was also commanded that the practitioner of magic should be executed, because of the hadeeth: “The hadd (prescribed punishment) for the practitioner of magic is a blow with the sword (i.e., execution).” (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 1460; al-Daaraqutni, 3/114; al-Haakim, 4/360; al-Bayhaqi, 8/136; see al-Silsilah al-Da’eefah, 3/641, no. 1446)

On this basis, he is a kaafir even if he prays, fasts, reads Qur’aan and makes du’aa’, because shirk cancels out all good deeds. And Allaah knows best. Al-Lu’lu al-Makeen min Fataawa Ibn Jibreen, p. 11.

Black Magic and Satanic Possession

People who have had experience with such situations have related that the following are among the signs of a person who is possessed by jinn (or Satan):

Strong repulsion when hearing Qur’aan or Aathaan (call for prayers).

Episodes of losing consciousness and/or epileptic attacks, especially when Qur’aan is recited for the possessed person. Frequent nightmares during sleep.

Tendency to avoid people accompanied by out-of-the-norm behavior.

The jinn who possesses him might speak when Qur’aan is recited for the possessed person.

Madness, as stated in the Qur’aan (interpretation of the meaning): “Those who devour usury will not stand except as stands one whom Satan by his touch hath driven to [epileptic] madness…”2:275

As for a person struck by magic he might experience the following:

Dislike of one’s spouse, as indicated in the Qur’aan by the following verse (interpretation of the meaning): “And from these (angels) people learn that by which they cause separation between a man and his wife…” (Al-Baqarah, 2:102).

Different attitude in the house from that which is outside the house. For example, a person will feel that he is missing his family when is outside the house but when he goes home, love changes quickly to extreme hatred.

Inability to have sexual intercourse with one’s spouse.

Frequent miscarriage for pregnant women.

Sudden change in behavior without obvious reason.

Complete loss of appetite for food.

Thinking or imagining one has done something when in reality one has not.

Sudden obedience and/or love for a particular person.

It should be noted that if a person experiences some of the above symptoms this does not necessarily mean that he is either possessed by a jinn or struck by black magic. It might be due to physiological or psychological reasons.

As for curing this condition the following steps are recommended:

Putting one’s trust in Allah with sincere belief that He is the only cure for everything.

Reading Qur’aan and known supplications expressing seeking refuge, the most important and effective of which is sura 113 and 114, Al-Falaq and Al-Naas, which were used to cure the Prophet himself. Surah 112, Al-Ikhlaas, is recommended along with them, as well as the opening chapter of the Qur’aan, Al-Fatihah.

To cure black magic some have successfully used seven lotus-tree leaves or (Beri leaves). The leaves should be crushed, then mixed them with water enough for taking a bath. The following verses from the Qur’aan are then recited: verse Al-Kursi (2:255), Surah Al-Kafiroon (109), Surah 112 Al Ikhlaas, Surah 113 Al Falaq, Surah 114 Al Nass; the verses which mention magic recite three times each, which are: in Surah Al-Baqarah (2:102), Al-A’raaf (3:117-119), Yunus (10:79-82), and Taha (20:65-69). The possessed person drinks some of the water, and the rest is used to give him a bath.

Removing the elements of magic as was done by the Prophet when he was struck by black magic by a Jewish man called Lubaid Ben Al-‘Aasim.

Eating seven Aa’liya Al-Barniy dates popularly known as Ajwa (among the dates of Al-Madinah) first thing in the morning; if not possible, any dates will suffice, by the will of Allaah.

Cupping–removing excess blood.

Supplications.

Allaah is the Best of protectors and the Most Merciful of those who show mercy. He is the One who cures and there is no one else who can cure.

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CURING MAGIC

By Shaikh Mash-hoor Hasan Salmaan

From His treatise Al-Ma’thoor fee ‘Ilaaj Al-Marboot wal-Ma’yoon wal-Mas’hoor (pg. 1-7) [An appendix to his checking on Imaam Al-Haitamee’s (d. 974H) book Al-Adhkaar alatee tahrus Qa’iluhaa min Kaid-il-Jinn]

Translated by Isma’eel Alarcon

The source for the prescription of removing and abolishing magic is what has been authentically related from the Prophet ( ) in Saheeh Al-Bukhaaree (no. 5765) when he removed the magic that was placed on him by Lubaid Ibn A’sam, a man from Banoo Zuraiq who was an ally to the Jews, while being amongst the Muslims as a hypocrite. The magic was put on his comb and the hairs on the comb – which is the hair that falls from the head or beard while combing – in a skin of pollen of a male date-palm tree under a well-stone – which is a rock that is placed at the top of a well and cannot be uprooted, and sometimes it is found in the bottom of a well – in the well of Dharwaan. So the Prophet ( ) proceeded to the well until he removed it. And he ( ) said: “This is the well which I was shown (in a dream). Its water looked like the infusion of henna leaves and its date-palm trees looked like the heads of devils.”

Magic can also be cured by vomiting in the place where its harm is found, for that has an effect on one’s physical nature and it has an effect in agitating the body’s components and disturbing its substances. So if traces of the magic appear in an organ (i.e. such as the stomach), and the harmful substance can be vomited or ejected from that organ, then that would be very effective.

From the most effective cures for it, as stated by Ibn Al-Qayyim, is what exists from An-Nushra, which is a type of ruqyah (incantation). This type of remedy is given such a name since the sickness that is harming the afflicted person is caused to scatter. This means that the strength of this magic, which is from the effects of the evil and wicked souls, is uplifted and terminated by the divinely cures, such as dhikr (words of remembrance), du’aa (supplication) and qiraa’ah (recitation of the Qur’an). So if the heart is filled with Allaah and flowing with His Remembrance, and it is has a permanent place for the dhikr, du’aa and consciousness (of Allaah), which is not forsaken, then this is from the greatest of means that prevent magic from affecting the person. He (Ibn Al-Qayyim) said: “The most strongest effect that magic has is on weak hearts. This is why a majority of the people that are affected by it are women, children and people who are ignorant (of the Religion). This is since the wicked and evil souls are only active and effective against souls that readily accept them and which are inclined to what confirms to them.”

But the magic that was placed by Lubaid troubled and disturbed the Prophet (saws), in spite of his great position, true consciousness of Allaah and strong heart. However, perhaps he ( ) can be separated from that in that what he (Ibn Al-Qayyim) mentioned referred to the majority case, while what happened to the Prophet (saws) was an exception to that. And Allaah knows best. This was stated by Al-Haafidh Ibn Hajr.

Nushrah is of two types: The First: Undoing magic with magic just like it. This is from the acts of the devils and the following statement of Al-Hasan (Al-Basree) refers to it: “No one undoes magic except for one who does magic (himself).” So the one who dos this type of Nushrah and the one he does it to both get closer to the devil by something that he loves. So his work on the one who is under the magic is of no use.

The Second: Nushrah by making incantation (ruqyah), ta’awaudhaat and the allowed supplications. This is all legislated in the Religion. From the reports that have been transmitted describing the legislated type of Nushrah is:

First: What has been reported by Ibn Abee Haatim and Abu Ash-Shaikh on the authority of Ibn Abee Sulaim, who said: “It has been conveyed to me that these verses are a cure for magic, by the permission of Allaah. They are to be recited in a bowl in which there is water, then that is to be poured over the head of the one afflicted with magic:

“Then when they (i.e. the sorcerers) cast down, Musa said: ‘What you have brought is sorcery. Allaah will surely make it of no effect. Verily, Allaah does not set right the works of corrupt evildoers.” [Surah Yoonus: 81-82]

“Thus, the truth was confirmed, and all that they did (of magic) was made of no effect. So they were defeated there and returned disgraced. And the sorcerers fell down prostrate. They said: ‘We believe in the Lord of the ‘Alameen (different worlds of jinn, mankind, etc.) – the Lord of Musa and Haroon.’ Pharoah said: ‘You have believed in Musa before I gave you permission. Surely, this is a plot which you have plotted in the city to drive out its people, but you shall come to know.’ Surely, I will cut off your hands and your feet from opposite sides, then I will crucify you all.’ They said: ‘Verily, we are returning to our Lord.’” [Surah Al-A’araaf: 118-125]

“And throw down what is in your right hand! It will swallow up that which they have made. What they have made is only a magician’s trick, and the magician will never be successful, to whatever amount of skill he may attain.” [Surah Taha: 69]

Al-Haafidh Ibn Katheer mentioned this narration in his Tafseer (2/443) but did not follow it up with anything (i.e. he did not grade it’s authenticity)!

Muhammad Haamid Al-Fiqee, may Allaah have mercy on him, opposed him by saying: “Such a thing should not be acted upon, whether it is from the opinion of Laith Ibn Abee Sulaim or from the opinion of Ibn Al-Qayyim or anyone else. Rather only the Sunnah that has been established from Allaah’s Messenger (saws) must be acted upon. And nothing has been reported on him (saws) from what Ibn Abee Sualim or Ibn Al-Qayyim said, nor from what has been quoted from Wahb Ibn Munabbih. So it based on the ways of the Jews and not the guidance of the best of messengers (saws). And from the door of this slackness has entered many innovations and then major shirk. So it is upon the Muslim that is sincere to himself to bite with his molar teeth onto the Sunnah of Allaah’s Messenger (saws) and the rightly guided Khaleefahs. And he must avoid the newly invented matters (i.e. innovations), no matter who it is coming from. For everyone can either have his saying accepted or rejected, except the Messenger of Allaah ( ).”

Shaikh ‘Abdul-‘Azeez Ibn Baaz, may Allaah have mercy on him, refuted him and clarified that nothing that goes against the Religion was mentioned in what was stated by Ibn Abee Sulaim, and that his words fall under the general principles. He said: “I say that Shaikh Haamid’s opposition to what was stated by the commentator relating from Ibn Abee Sulaim, Ibn Al-Qayyim and Wahb Ibn Munabbih is not proper, but rather a mistake on the part of the Shaikh Haamid. This is because curing oneself by means of the Noble Qur’aan, sidr (herbs) and its types from the allowed forms of cures is not from the area of innovations, but rather from the area of medicine and healing remedies. And the Prophet ( ) said: ’O Servants (of Allaah)! Heal yourselves and do not heal yourselves with (things that are) Haraam (unlawful).’

And it is established in Sunan Abee Dawood, in the Book of Medicine, that the Prophet ( ) recited Qur’aan in a bowl of water and then poured it over a sick person.

So from this it is known that healing oneself with sidr (herbs) and reciting Qur’aan in water and then pouring it on a sick person do not have any prohibition with respect to the Religion. This is so long as the recitation of the Qur’aan is pure (i.e. void of incorrect pronunciation or deviations, etc) and the healing remedy is allowed (in the Religion, i.e. not alcohol). And Allaah grants success.”

And he (Ibn Baz) added to the narration of Laith in his treatise entitled “The Ruling on Magic and Sorcery” the following:”After reciting what (verses were) previously mentioned in water, some of it is to be drunk and the person should wash himself with the rest of it. By doing this, the sickness will come to an end.”

Second: What has been reported by Imaam Maalik in his Muwatta (2/951-952) (no. 12) on the authority of Sumaiyy, the servant of Abu Bakr from Al-Qa’aqaa’ Ibn Hakeem that Ka’ab Al-Ahbaar said:”If it were not for certain words that I say, the Jews would have made me a donkey.” So it was said to him: “What are they?” He said: “I seek refuge in the Face of Allaah, the Most Great, of which there is nothing greater than it. And (I seek refuge) in the perfect words of Allaah, which no righteous nor wicked person can transgress. And (I seek refuge) in all of His best names, those which I know and those which I don’t know ” from the evil of what He has created, brought into existence and produced.” [‘Aa’udhu bi-wajhillaahil-‘Adheem. Alladhee laisa shay’un a’adhama minhu. Wa bi-kalimaat-illaahit-Taammaat allatee laa yujawwizuhunnaa barrun wa laa faajir. Wa bi-asmaa’ihil-husnaa kullihaa, ma ‘alimtu minhaa wa ma lam a’alam – min sharri ma khalaqa wa bara’a wa dhara’a.]

The meaning of “…the Jews would have made me a donkey” is due to their performing magic on him. Perhaps he means by it, and Allaah knows best, that they would have confused me and misled me away from my guidance (of Islaam) until I became like the donkey that doesn’t know and understand anything. This expression is used to refer to stupidity and little comprehension.

A similar supplication to this was mentioned by the great scholar Ibn Hajr (Al-Haitamee) in his previous treatise, and it is useful against the plotting of the jinn. We have listed its sources of reference and spoken on them there.

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THE ISLAMIC RULING ON MAGIC AND MAGICIANS

By Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan

Source: Things that Nullify One’s Islam (p.47-50) [1]

In the Name of Allah, the All-Merciful

The seventh one: Magic, like as-sarf and al-‘atf [2], whoever practices it or is pleased with it has disbelieved. [3]

The seventh kind of apostasy is magic, the practice of magicians. It is two types: genuine and illusionary.

The first type, genuine magic, consists of the magician blowing on tied knots, murmuring phrases and words over them, seeking assistance from the devils within these words, the hanging of charms, and writing the names of devils on talismans. This is what genuine magic is, and it is something that has an effect on the targeted person, either by him being killed, becoming sick, or his mind being affected.

The second type, illusionary magic, is when things are manipulated in a way that causes someone to think that what he sees is actually that way, while it is not true. A man is made to think that the magician has done the following things:

* He turned a rock turned into an animal;

* He killed someone and then brought him back to life, by cutting his head off and then replacing it;

* He pulled a car along by his hair or teeth;

* A car ran him over and did not harm him;

* He entered into a fire;

* He ate fire;

* He stabbed himself with some piece of iron;

* He stabbed himself in the eye with an iron skewer;

* Or that he ate a piece of glass.

All of these are kinds of fake tricks that have no truth in them, and they are like the magic of Fir’awn’s magicians. Allah, the Most High, has said: “He (Moosaa) was made to believe from their magic that they (the magicians’ sticks) were (snakes) moving about.” [4]

And Allah, the Most High, has said: “They put magic on the eyes of the people and sought to frighten them.” [5]

This is illusionary magic [6]. They call it al-qamrah, a trick that the magician does to the people’s eyes. When the qamrah wears off, things return to their normal states.

Magic is disbelief, and the proof is the statement of Allah, the Most High: “However, the devils disbelieved, teaching the people magic.” [7]

Both learning and teaching magic are disbelief in Allah, the Mighty and Majestic. It is also one of the kinds of apostasy. The magician is an apostate. If he was first a believer and then practiced magic, then he has apostated from the Religion of Islam [8]. He is to be killed without requesting him to repent according to some of the scholars, since if he repented openly, he is known as a person who deceives the people, and the knowledge of magic would still remain in his heart even after he has repented. The proof is His Statement: “And they (the two who taught magic) did not teach anyone before first saying, ‘We are merely a tribulation, so do not disbelieve.’ ” [7]

Allah the Majestic and Exalted sent down two angels from the heavens, teaching the people magic, as a trial and a test for the people [9]. When they came to those who desired to learn magic, they advised them, saying to them: “We are merely a tribulation, so do not disbelieve.” [7]. Meaning: “Do not learn magic.” So this proves that learning magic is disbelief.

FOOTNOTES

[1] From the TROID publication: Things that Nullify One’s Islam by Shaykh al-Islam Muhammad ibn ‘Abdil-Wahhaab, explained by Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan. Click here for information about ordering the book.

[2] As-sarf and al-‘atf: Two different types of magic that involve turning people against each other (as-sarf) and causing them to love each other (al-‘atf)

[3] The words in the box are from Shaykh al-Islam Muhammad ibn ‘Abdil-Wahhaab, and what follows is Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan’s explanation.

[4] A translation of the meaning of Soorah Taa-Haa (20):66

[5] A translation of the meaning of Soorah al-A’raaf (7):116

[6] Even illusionary magic can be considered disbelief in Allah. Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan, may Allaah preserve him, says in his book, Duroos fee Sharh Nawaaqidh al-Islam (p.146-147): Jundub ibn Ka’b, the Companion, killed a magician in the presence of one of the governors of Banee Umayyah. He came and found the magician playing games in front of the governor, pretending to kill a person and then bring him back to life by cutting off his head and then replacing it. This is a kind of illusionary magic. He was trying to convince the people that he was killing him and then putting his head back upon his shoulders. He did not actually do anything, he was only tricking the people with an illusion. So Jundub went up to him and struck him with his sword until he chopped his head off, and said, “If he was truthful, then let him bring himself back to life.” Translator’s note: Ibn ‘Abdil-Barr (may Allaah have Mercy on him) mentioned that the governor was al-Waleed ibn ‘Uqbah (may Allaah be pleased with him), and that he arrested Jundub for this action and wrote to the khaleefah ‘Uthmaan ibn ‘Affaan (may Allaah be pleased with him) about what happened. ‘Uthmaan then ordered him to be released and he was. (Alistee’aab, p.113)

[7] A translation of the meaning of Soorah al-Baqarah (2):102

[8] Shaykh Saalih discusses the impermissibility of using magic to cure magic and refutes the claim that Shaykh Ibn Baaz (may Allah have Mercy on him) allowed it. See: Question #32 in Appendix I: Questions and Answers (of the published version).

[9] Shaykh Saalih was asked, “How is it that the angels taught magic when teaching magic is a form of disbelief?” For his answer, refer to Question #31 in Appendix I: Questions and Answers (of the published version).

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SORCERY

By Imâm al-Madîna al-Munawarrah ‘Alî Abd-ur-Rahmân al-Hudhaifî

All praise is due to Allaah Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is no deity worthy of worship except Allaah and I testify that Muhammad saws is His servant and Messenger. O Allaah! Bestow peace and blessings upon Your Messenger Muhammad saws, his household and companions.

Fellow Muslims! Fear Allaah and hold fast unto His Strong Rope and Straight Path and know that the most abominable of things is to disobey Allaah. Be also aware that the greatest of all sins is the one greatest in consequence. Perpetrating major sins is tantamount to waging war against Allaah and his Messenger saws. Sins differ in their consequences and punishments according to differences in their degree of contradiction of the purpose of creation and contrariness to the truth. In fact, Allaah created the universe that He alone may be worshipped without associating any partners with Him. He created the Heavens and the Earth in truth and in order to reward each soul for whatever it earned. He has also reformed the Earth by sending Messengers and revealing books. Therefore, whatever runs in contrary to these great aims is an abominable sin before Allaah, for which He has promised a severe punishment in this world and the next. That is why the act of associating partners with Allaah in acts of worship is regarded to be the greatest of major sins and its punishment is the most severe. Allaah says, “Verily whoever sets up partners with Allaah, then Allaah has forbidden Paradise for him and the fire will be his abode. And for the Zalimun (Polytheists, and wrongdoers) there are no helpers.” (Al- Maaidah 5:72).

Allaah will also not accept intercession on behalf of one who associates partners with Him. This is because of the gravity of shirk.

Sorcery is one of the major sins, for it is disbelief in Allaah and association of partners with Him. Allaah has made it forbidden and the Messenger saws seriously warned against it. Al-Bukharee and Muslim narrated on the authority of Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allaah said, “Keep away from the seven destructive sins!” They said, “What are they, O Messenger of Allaah?” He answered, “Associating partners with Allaah; practicing sorcery; taking a life, which Allaah has made forbidden except for a just cause (according to Islaamic Law); eating Riba (usury) eating up an orphan’s wealth; fleeing from the battle field at the time of fighting (with the unbelievers); and accusing chaste women, who never think of anything that can touch their chastity and who are good believers, of fornication.”

Sorcery destroys good deeds of the sorcerer because it contains shirk, for one can not become a sorcerer unless he has sought nearness to devils by obeying them, slaughtering for them, prostrating for a jinn, seeking aid from devils, calling unto them, urinating on a copy of the Glorious Qur’aan, eating impure things, or perpetrating some other abominable acts. When he associates partners with Allaah and obeys Satan, the jinn and devils will obey him, serve him and provide him with his need in return for his associating partners with Allaah.

Further, the sorcerers always tell lies, have dirty minds and commit sins insolently. Allaah says, “Shall I inform you, (O people) upon whom the shayatin (devils) descend? They descend on every lying (one who tells lies), sinful person.” (Ash-Shuaraa 26:221-222)

Brothers in faith! Sorcery separates between husband and wife, between a son and his father, brother and friend. It dominates and weakens one’s will power thereby making the bewitched perceive the harmful things as useful and vice-versa. He sees undesirable things in his house and his family but would be unable to correct it because he has been dispossessed of his will power. Sometimes sorcery kills, makes one sick, damages one’s sense of reasoning, brings about delusive imagination, and destructive insinuation. However, all this happens by the permission of Allaah and His will for nothing happens except by His will. Allaah says, “And from these (angels) people learn that by which they cause separation between a man and his wife, but they could not thus harm anyone except by Allaah’s leave.” (Al-Baqarah 2: 102)

Sorcery is widespread among ignorant women and some despicable and ignorant men who use this vicious means to win undue favour and inflict harm on others. As for the bewitched person, he is regarded as the wronged one and Allaah will come to his aid. Ibn Abbaas reported that the Messenger of Allaah saws said, “He is not of us, the one who sees evil omens, or the one the one whose behalf they are seen, or the one who practices soothsaying, or the one on whose behalf it is practiced; or the one who practices sorcery, or the one for whom sorcery is done.” (At-Tabaraanee)

An-Nesaaee also reported on the authority of Abu Hurayrah the Messenger of Allaah saws said, “Whoever ties a knot and blows into it has practiced sorcery, and whosoever practiced sorcery has associated partners with Allaah. ”

Whoever wears anything for protection (i.e. talismans, pendants etc.) will be left in its care. As-Sihr (Sorcery) literally means something that is hidden and its cause is unknown. Islaamically it means knots and shirk incantations that have impact on the victim’s mind or body. The Islaamic rule regarding learning it and teaching it is that it is Kufr and going out of the fold of Islaam, according to the authentic view of the scholars. Allaah says, “Sulaimaan did not disbelieve, but the Shayatin (devils) disbelieved teaching men magic.” (Al-Baqarah 2: 102)

He also says in the same verse, “And indeed they knew that the buyers of it (magic) would have no share in the hereafter.”

He also says, “And the magician will never be successful no matter what amount (of skill) he may attain.” (Taahaa 20: 69)

Sorcery according to the scholars does have a real impact with Allaah’s leave. That is why Allaah enjoined seeking refuge against it. As for the legal ruling concerning sorcerers in this world, they should be killed if evidence is established that they practice sorcery. That is the opinion of Abu Haneefah, Maalik, and Ahmed. Imam Ahmad said, “Capital punishment for the sorcerer has been authentically reported from three companions of the Prophet saws. It is reported from Umar that he wrote, “Kill every sorcerer and sorceress.” Bujaalah (a sub-narrator) said, “Then we killed three sorceresses.” It is also authentically reported from Hafsah (Prophet’s wife) that she ordered a maid of hers to be killed because she did sorcery on her.” Jundub bin Kaab was also authentically reported that he beheaded a magician who was playing his magic in front of Waleed and said, “Let him use his magic for his own benefit now.”

The Killing of sorcerers is for the purpose of protecting people from their harm and evil, in order to uproot all its manifestations from the Islaamic society and to preserve the purity of Muslims’ belief, their intellect, and properties. Islaam also encourages good and fights evil. Executing sorcerers is therefore the correct opinion of the scholars, even if he shows repentance because the companions did not ask the sorcerers to repent before they killed them.

Further, most sorcerers are liars. If a sorcerer is given a chance to repent, he is unlikely to be truthful. If he is however truthful in his heart his repentance will benefit him before Allaah but that does not save him from being executed because he has practised a malicious and wicked act.

Fellow Muslims! There are some ignorant people who do not have a clear perception of the lying and deceitful sorcerers and are confused by these devils’ acts, like flying in the sky, walking on water, healing the sick, or informing of hidden things and it becomes as said, thereby making these ignorant people believe falsely that the sorcerer is a Walee of Allaah. It can even lead to worshipping him besides Allaah and seeking his benefit and protection. The Islaamic Shariah has however distinguished between friends of Allaah and friends of Shaytaan. Friends of Allaah are those who maintain the limits of Allaah, adhere to his injunctions inwardly and outwardly and observe the prayer. Allaah says, “No doubt! Verily, the Awliyaa’ of Allaah (i.e. those who believe in the oneness of Allaah and fear Allaah much; abstain from all kinds of sins and evil deeds which He has forbidden, and love Allaah much; perform all kinds of good deeds which He has ordained.), no fear shall overcome them, nor shall they grieve. (Those who believe in the Oneness of Allaah), and used to fear Allaah much (by abstaining from evil deeds and by doing righteous deeds.” (Yoonus 10: 52-63)

Further, it is not a prerequisite for being Allaah’s Walee to perform supernatural acts which the ignorant people regard as miracles while they are satanic works in actual sense with which devils serve them in order to mislead people. Do not therefore be carried away by the feats of these magicians. If you look at their adherence to Islaamic injunctions you will find that they do not attend Jumu’ah or congregational prayers; they do not listen to the Qur’aan. They only spread immorality and listen to music. Allaah says, “They are the party of Satan. Verily, it is the party of Satan that will be the losers!” (Al-Mujaadalah 58: 19)

Regard those who perform such a supernatural acts as charlatans / swindlers who are disbelievers in Allaah.

Dear brothers! There are others who are considered to be the same as sorcerers. These are soothsayers, fortune-tellers, and astrologers; and those who make writings on the sand. They all claim the knowledge of the unseen, thereby becoming kuffar. Allaah says, “Say: None in the heavens and the Earth knows the Ghaib (unseen) except Allaah.” (An-Naml 27: 65)

Therefore, whoever believes them in their claim has also become a kaafir. The Prophet saws said, “Whoever visits a soothsayer and believes in what he says has disbelieved in what was revealed to Muhammad.” (Abu Dawood)

Brothers in faith! Magical spells can be prevented by having trust in Allaah, supplicating to Him, reciting the Qur’aan and authentic adhkaar, perfection of Tawheed, keeping away from shirk and waging war against malicious people. Allaah says, “O you who believe! Enter perfectly in Islaam (by obeying all the rules and regulations of the Islaamic religion) and follow not the footsteps of Shaytan (Satan). Verily, he is to you a plain enemy.” (Al-Baqarah 1: 208)

Fellow Muslims! Fear Allaah, and know that Allaah knows the secret and that which is hidden. He says, “And obey Allaah and the Messenger and beware and fear Allaah. Then if you turn away then you should know that it is our Messenger’s duty to convey (the message) in the clearest way.” (Al- Maaidah 5: 92)

Fellow Muslims! Allaah says, “And whosoever puts his trust in Allaah, then He will suffice him.” (At-Talaaq 65: 3)

The Prophet saws said, “Supplication benefits in things that have happened and things that have not yet happened.”

As a measure of prevention from magical spell, the Prophet saws enjoins reciting the Qur’aan and doing dhikr in the morning and evening. He said, “Recite Sooratul-Baqarah, for recitation of it is blessing and abandonment of it is a loss. The wicked people are incapable of doing anything for those who recite it.”

Magic and sorcery can also be prevented by burning its books and taking their case to the authorities in order to protect people from their evil deeds.

Whenever a magical spell is established, the instruments of that spell should be burnt if they are found, as done by the Prophet saws when Labeed ibn Al-A’sam, the Jew, did a magic spell on him. The Prophet brought the instrument of the spell out of B’ir dharwaan and burnt it. As regards the cure of magic, it is constant supplication to Allaah. Aa’isha said, “When a magical spell was done on the Prophet saws, he supplicated for a long while then said, “O Aa’isha, do you know that Allaah has told me of the person who did the magic spell on me and He has healed me.?”

It should however be noted that the kind of magical spell that affected the Prophet saws did not in any way affect his divine immunity or deliverance of his message. It was just a mere harm done to him from which Allaah cured him.

Magical spells are also cured by continuous recitation of Sooratul- Faatihah, Sooratul-Falaq, Sooratun-Naas, Sooratul-Ikhlaas, and Aayatul-Kursi, for all these Soorahs weaken the effect of the spell whether it is recited by the victim himself or recited on him by a righteous person.

It is unlawful to cure one magical spell with another, for Allaah does not allow the cure of this Ummah by that which He has forbidden them. Nevertheless, it is permissible to cure oneself of magical spells with lawful medicaments, herbs and the like.

4 thoughts on “Magic”

  1. Dear Team,

    I have not even put my real name for your article but you can contact me through my email if you want, as I am afraid of people who put magic spells on me, I have been a victim of black magic for almost last ten years, I was very good student and was an ideal guy for the people around me in any sense one can imagine, but suddenly I started feeling bad about my self and then health(even Cancer) and etc, I have been moving to different people who have been trying to cure me some of them were successful and some of them were not, but the problem is once I get out of the spell they people who are my enemies put it back on me! today I got to know that I have attacked 3 times in the last ten years and in which year, and I also remembered the things that happened to me in terms of health in those years.

    No body has told me their names who have done this to me, its really easy and possible for me to go to some bad witch and pay her some money and ask her the name of those people and their relationship with me, but I dont want to use black magic even for this purpose as well, I swear to Allah that I will never harm those people who has done this to me and if I break this promise it will bear the Gunnah, but is there any one who can tell me the names of those people or tell me a way to see those people in dream etc, I will be highly obliged, this curiosity is killing me from inside, that what have I done to any one that he have become such a big enemy of mine. I am a just a simple guy and who wants to live my life peacefully. I just want to avoid that person so much, I will leave my home, shift some place else move to another city or any thing possible for me, but i should who is this guy so that I may know how to avoid him.

  2. Guest- Asalamu Alaikum. Welcome to Islamic Articles and thank you for commenting. I have heard that moving away to another locale will weaken the magic spell wallahu alim. You need to have patience, trust in Allah and make du’a during tahajjud that Allah cure you and neutralize all sihr items against you. I don’t think that knowing the names will do you any good but you should make du’a in general that Allah protect you from the harms of the magicians and their helpers from jinn and men. Also pray that Allah can inspire you to locate the sihr items so that you can get help from a raaqi or shaykh to neutralize them for you.

    In addition, increase your ibadah, make tawbah, tahajjud, recite Qur’an (listen to it if you can’t recite it), drink zam zam and eat 7 ajwa dates every morning, always call the adhan (the Madinah adhan for some reason has good effects masha’Allah) make the adhkar for protection in the mornings and evenings, make sure you have no blockers that would keep your dua’s from being answered (pictures/statues in the home, charms, dogs in the home, major sinning inside the home, not earning halal money or eating non-halal food), stay away from bid’ah and try not to sin as much as possible. I am not a raaqi and I’ve been told that its better not to go to a raaqi and do ruqyah on yourself, having patience, trust in and dependence solely upon Allah. This website has some good raaqis on it who stay away from bid’ah and only administer ruqyah according to the Qur’an and Sunnah…

    http://www.ruqyashariyah.org/home

    May Allah cure you and protect you from all evil ameen.

  3. Salaam
    Can you please tell me if a person does black magic on you, will you enter jannah? as we all know that black magic ruins peoples lives. If someone blocks you and harms you by magic, even if your bad will Allah grant you paradise?

    How can someone find out who did the magic on them? This is very important so that they can stay away from that person and also find out the reason why they are doing this to them.

    Thank you please do get back to me

    Salaam

  4. Wa alaikum as-salam, sorry to tell you that I can’t answer that. May Allah cure you of any sihr ameen.

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