Archive for the ‘Sorcery/Black magic/Evil eye’ Category

Answers to quizzes 19-25

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

19. Noah (PBUH) to his son who remained a disbeliever and tried to escape the Great Flood by taking shelter in a high mountain. Verse 11:42.

20. Prophet Shu`ayb (Jethro)’s daughter. She recommended Moses (PBUH) to her father as a hired hand for he is “strong and trustworthy.” Verse 28:26.

21. Righteous man Luqman preaching to his son. Verse 31:18.

22. Prophet Saalih (Mesoselah), PBUH, to his destroyed people who refused to believe in his message. Verse 7:79.

23. Young Abraham (PBUH) to the idols in his city’s temple. Subsequently, he axed them all, but the biggest one, to make the point to his people that these statues they worship cannot even defend themselves. Verses 37:91-92.

24. Pharaoh’s sorcerers, impressed by the magic performed by Moses. They included his brother Aaron too, although Aaron is not mentioned performing any magic. Verse 20:63.

25. Joseph (PBUH) after the wife of the nobleman kept pursuing him for an illicit affair. Verse 12:33.

A Satan inside him

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

For the past 3 or 4 years I have suffered a great deal due to the influences of black magic and shayateen jinn (Satan sprite).I have learnt that some people from a non-muslim background have placed a shaytan inside of me using black magic. The shaytan is under their control and they have been using it harm me constantly, mentally and physically, as well as using it to communicate to me. I have concluded that these people have been hired by someone to do this to me, to harm me in my Iman and Deen and mentally, physically and in my family life. Even my wife was affected by this, through possessions and the like.

How do you know, brother, that this is what happened to you? Did you or anybody else see those people grab a Satan and move him inside your body?

That is NOT what happened to you. You are a victim of false belief. Demon possession is a fable perpetuated by beneficiaries, such as self-proclaimed exorcists, and by lack of knowledge. Do not believe a fable. You are a Muslim. God and His Messenger gave you the guidance you need and the way to distinguish truth from falsehood. Demon possession is falsehood that taints your faith. God says in the holy Quran, quoting what Satan will say on the Day of Judgment,

“And Satan said when the matter is done, ‘Verily, God promised you the promise of truth and I promised but failed you. And I had no power over you, except that I called you and you responded to me’..” (14:22)

There is a difference between black magic, which does exist, and demon possession, which does not. Unfortunately, so many Muslims combine the two. I hope you don’t anymore.

This is something difficult to explain to my elders as they would not understand, since you probably would be aware of the different types of people out there you would know how to deal with these people, the black magic and the shaytan.

I beg two things of you for the sake of Allah, show me how to deal with this and please could you recommend to me from here or another country someone renowned in curing black magic and the shayteen problem that I am suffering from, who will be a cause of shifa for me and help me rid of my problem. aswell help me to deal with the people who did this, as they will if I am cured, are likely to do this again and my wife and children are in danger, if they have not already been effected."

You do not need any healers. God gave you the prescription for healing from black magic: Chapters 113 and 114. Recite them often with certainty that God, and only God, can heal you. Reject false beliefs and reject false proclaimers. Your faith depends on it.

My father-in-law has been hexed

Friday, February 4th, 2011

My father-in-law lives in Indonesia where they believe and practice this black magic stuff. He is a good God-fearing Muslim, but he takes part in all this magic stuff. He has been told that his wife and son have hexed him. Is this something that should be ignored? I don’t buy into this magic stuff. Sounds kinda silly to me, but in Indonesia they really buy into this goofy stuff.

Remind him that God calls black magic evil in Soorat Al-Falaq (113:4). And that God warns that whoever participates in magic “has no share in the Hereafter!” (2:102). This is not silly nor goofy; it is very serious stuff and should not be taken lightly.

Advise him to recite Al-Mu`awwizhatayn often (Chapters 113 and 114) to protect himself from all evil.

Many Muslims also believe that they can be possessed by Jinn (sprites). Does Islam teach that?

There is no such thing as being possessed by Jinn or by Satan. It’s a fable and a pagan belief, which Muslims should not accept. God says in the holy Quran, “And Satan said, when the affair is settled, ‘God promised you the promise of truth and I promised you then failed you. I had NO power over you except that I called you and you responded to me! So, do not blame me; blame yourselves’.” (14:22)

How can you say that when many reliable scholars have talked about their experience of being possessed? And how they remitted themselves by reciting verses from the Quran.

You should not believe in anything that violates the teachings of the Quran. I gave you the evidence from the Quran that Satan cannot and never did possess any human body. Black magic is a different topic and it is asserted in the Quran. Do not mix the two subjects.

I only point out these matters so that you can align your thoughts with what God said. Abdullah ibn Mas`ood, may God have been pleased with him, once said, “Whoever says he loves God, let him evaluate himself against the Quran, for it is the word of God.”

What do you say about the black magic done to our beloved Prophet (PBUH), for which Sura Naas and Sura Falaq (Chapters 113 and 114) were revealed?

How does that relate to Jinn possession? Black magic can do harm (113:4), if God lets it (2:102), but how did you jump to the conclusion that it leads to Jinn possession?

Jinn possession is real. There are two good books on this.

The Book of God says differently; that’s what we should follow. See this article that discusses the Quranic evidence you cited and shows why it does not mean Jinn possession.

Does Islam acknowledge the evil eye, black magic and demon possession?

Monday, September 6th, 2010

The evil eye and black magic are both mentioned in Chapter 113, therefore they exist. As for Jinn (demon) possession, it’s a common myth that was passed to all religions from pagan times. There is no evidence to it in the Quran or the authentic Hadeeth, therefore we should not believe in it.