SIHR (BLACK MAGIC)
An Overview of Black Magic and its evidence in the Quran & Sunnah of it’s reality.
Magic & Sorcery
Allah says: “Consistently, when a messenger went to the previous generations, they said, “Magician,” or, “Crazy.” Men have always known the phenomenon of sorcery and possession by Jinn (spirits), only modern materialism rejects it in the name of science, trying to explain it all by psychological problems and superstitions. It is surprising to see that some Imams and scholars deny the reality of these phenomenons.
While Allah clearly assesses the veracity of its effect “These two did not divulge such knowledge. Without pointing out: “This is a test. You shall not abuse such knowledge.” But the people used it in such evil schemes as the breaking up of marriages. They can never harm anyone against the will of Allah.” We also know how the Nabi ﷺ was a victim of Sihr and fell sick until Allah sent Angels to inform Him that he has been charmed with hair and knots put under a stone in a dry well used for toilets. He then had to send companions to fetch it and the knots opened by the recitation of the two protection surahs. Nabi ﷺ health recovered after that. Sorcery is therefore a reality
THE FOUR SYMPTOMS OF SORCERY AND JINN
1. Blockages in Life: The person will be affected in work, money, marriage, studies, contests, un-kept promises, and bad luck. When these deadlocks are unusual and repetitive until they become systematic then we know it is sorcery.
2. Unusual Health Problems: The person will also have unexplained and permanent pains, strange diseases medicine can’t explain like open wounds, migraines, pain in the whole body, joint pains, sterility and erectile dysfunction and skin diseases like psoriasis or crone. These will also be unusual and repetitive until they become systematic and doctors will not understand the cause of the problem.
3. Unusual Mental States: The person will feel extreme uncontrollable anger, irritability, sadness, depression, oversight, lack of self-confidence, lack of concentration, memory loss, hearing or seeing things eventually until insanity. The person may also have extreme fear for now reasons or always feel that someone or something is watching or following them.
4. Bad Dreams: The person will have dreams of pursuit, snakes, cats and dogs, bulls or vicious animals, fighting or war, masks or statues, water or drowning, high places or flying, death or graves, travelling, fire, meat or fish and persistent sexual dreams. These will also be unusual and recurrent until they become systematic. The person will sometimes find blue marks or scratches on the body. Women may even be raped in their dreams.
PROOFS FROM THE SHARIAH
Qur’an Almighty Allah says: “And they followed [instead] what the devils had recited during the reign of Solomon. It was not Solomon, who disbelieved, but the devils disbelieved, teaching people magic and that which was revealed to the two angels at Babylon, Harut and Marut. But the two angels did not teach anyone unless they say, “We are a trial, so do not disbelieve [by practising magic].” And [yet] they learnt from them which they cause separation between a man and his wife. But they do not harm anyone through it except by the permission of Allah. And the people learn what harms them and does not benefit them. But the Children of Israel certainly knew that whoever purchased the magic would not have in the Hereafter any share. And wretched is that for which they sold themselves, if they only knew.” (Aayah 102 Surah Al Baqarah 2) Almighty Allah says:”And from the evil of those who blow upon knots” (Aayah 4 Surah Al Falaq 113) Hadith Nabi said: “Whoever blows on knots practices magic, and whoever practices magic is a mushrik (polytheist).” (Reported by At-Tabarani)
Abdullah ibn Mas`ud reported: “Anyone who goes to a diviner, a practitioner of magic or a soothsayer, asking something and believing in what he says, denies what was revealed to Muhammad ﷺ.”(Reported by Al-Bazzar and Abu Ya`la) ‘Aisha (RA) narrated: Magic was worked on the Nabi so that he began to think that he was doing a thing which he was not actually doing. One day he invoked (Allah) for a long period and then said, “I feel that Allah has inspired me as how to cure myself. Two persons came to me (in my dream) and sat, one by my head and the other by my feet. One of them asked the other, “What is the ailment of this man?” The other replied, ‘He has been bewitched” The first asked, ‘Who has bewitched him?’ The other replied, ‘Lubaid bin Al-A’sam.’ The first one asked, ‘What material has he used?’ The other replied, ‘A comb, the hair gathered on it, and the outer skin of the pollen of the male date palm.’ The first asked, ‘Where is that?’ The other replied, ‘It is in the well of Dharwan.’ ” So, the Nabi went out towards the well and then returned and said to me on his return, “Its date-palms (the date-palms near the well) are like the heads of the devils.” I asked, “Did you take out those things with which the magic was worked?” He said, “No, for I have been cured by Allah and I am afraid that this action may spread evil amongst the people.” Later on the well was filled up with earth. (Sahih Bukhari 490)