Questions tagged [sihr]

Sihr (السحر) - which means magic, witchcraft, or sorcery - takes place by the power of the jinn.

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If magic is fake then why do we try to protect against it?

I was wondering because as a Muslim I know that no one can do anything beyond the means of a human but Allah and creatures he allows some supernatural abilities to like Jinn and Angels etc. However - ...
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I play a game called Fortnite. There are two elements in it shield potion and magic carpet [duplicate]

In this game by drinking the shield potion your character gets some extra HP which works as a shield before your actual HP is starting to lose. And there is a magic carpet which works as a trampulin ...
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Are ghosts real? [duplicate]

I have read from a different post that ghosts do not exist according to Islam. My parents used to work at a kindergarten. They used to clean there after it closed. Sometimes music would randomly start ...
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Are Jinns and Black magic real?

I’ve never seen any evidence of jinns or black magic ever no matter how hard I try to find something. There’s always someone debunking it or in the very few “supernatural” occurrences I’ve had in my ...
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Why aren't nazar and black magic considered as shirk?

Salam aleykum, the question stands above. Both nazar and black magic base on another power other than Allah's, so why is it not considered as shirk? In fact, Islam even tells to be careful about it, ...
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Can we commit Shirk or Kufr while playing and doing actions in videogames?

As Salam Alaykum brothers I wanted to know if playing games that contain knowledge of magic like The Witcher 3, or consulting an oracle in Assassins Creed Odyssey, does this entail shirk or kufr? Even ...
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Is the number 11 associated with Witchcraft or is this merely a superstition?

Recently, I saw a YouTube video where a Sheikh/Imam claims that the number 11 is associated with Witchcraft ( tying 11 knots or something ) , and all the multiples of it ( 11, 22, 33. ..) are also ...
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Can someone please elaborate on the difference between كرامة and سحر?

What makes one permissible and the other forbidden? Under what situations? Thank you!
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Ruling on the game “Minecraft”

BEFORE YOU READ: I already know there are some questions here and on other sites on the ruling of games and it's elements etc. But i still don't think i have found a specific answer to my question, so ...
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Why is Black Magic considered as Shirk?

Assalamu Alaikum brothers in Islam, I understand that black magic is considered as Major Kufr. However I don't understand why it is considered as shirk. What aspect of black magic makes it Shirk ...
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Why these Surahs are used to perform Ruqyah - Surat al-Kaafirun, Surat al-Ikhlas, Surat al-A’araf, Surat Yoonus, Surat Ta-Ha

I was searching for Ways of Treating Magic. I found an answer in islamqa It said we should read "Surat al-Fatihah, Ayat al-Kursiy, Surat al-A’araf verse 106-122, Surat Yoonus verse 79-82, Surat ...
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I am student and I am forced to write a school board project on magic will this make me a kafir?

Assalam alaikum I am a student and I am forced to write a school board project on magic will this make me a kafir ?
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Are magician tricks a form of black magic and are they permissible?

I want to know about the black magic and if some magicians do tricks before a crowd, are these tricks considered black magic? Are these tricks are permissible in Islam.
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How to get rid of a sihr? [duplicate]

First of all I apologize for my grammar as english is not my first language and I don’t know what’re the exact words in some sentences. So someone did sihr to my best friend and her whole family. Her ...
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What are “divining arrows” in Qur'an 5:3 and Qur'an 5:90?

The Qur'an contains the following: ... and [prohibited is] that you seek decision through divining arrows** ... -- Qur'an 5:3 O you who have believed, indeed, intoxicants, gambling, [sacrificing on] ...
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Whats the meaning of the logo on the amulet? is it permissible in islam? [closed]

My Uncle received a object from a "Habib" from Indonesia asking him to keep it. On the object there's some Symbol and Quranic verse on it. Does any one knows what is it? and what does the logo means?...
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Is magic in video games haram? [duplicate]

Just light stuff like Mario or Pokemon or something along those lines. I want to be able to play these games but I'm not sure if it falls under witchcraft and if it is haram or not. I know magic ...
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Status of a sahir (one who practices magic)

I've mostly seen the position expressed in this answer when it comes to magic: it is straightforward kufr. However, I have also read (but can't find a source now) that ash-Shafi'i differed from many ...
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Does indirect belief in magic make me a disbeliever?

I have constant feelings of doubt in magic. I constantly tell myself that I do believe in it, however I feel that I don't and only think that I do due to fear of Allah. A few days ago I had this ...
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Is it an act of kufr to watch a movie wanting a wizard to use his magical powers?

I was once watching a movie where the main character was a wizard. The movie depicted this wizard in a way which showed him to be good. In the plot the wizard took a vow never to use his powers. But I ...
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How to replace word “magic”?

Salam. Was reading articles on the internet, found that word "magic" is often used to say when something works, but is not clear how, for example: How that program/engine/paste here works? I do not ...
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What is the Islamic way to counter Sihr (magic)?

I suspect somebody has cast evil spill on my son and his wife. Although they married out of their own willingness, their marriage is in tatters 1 year into their marriage. My son apparently didn't ...
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Does magic work on a person during ramadan?

As it is known, the jinn are locked up during the blessed month of Ramadan. We also know that people perform magic (or sihir) on others out of jealousy etc. To perform magic however, the assistance of ...
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Can Satan or jinn do physical harm to a person?

Can Satan or jinn do physical harm to a person? If so, does isolation of a person help them to do that more in any way? Or is whispering to us to do bad his only act?
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Is Hijama(Cupping) related to black magic?

As Salam Alikum, Is Hijama helpful in removing black magic or sihr? I read somewhere that after a jinn leaves a human body, the magic(sihr), remains back. How far is this correct? Also, can cupping ...
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Can magic cause others to ignore me?

I have always been good; when others have wronged me I forgave them and generally get along very well with people, but now they have again started ignoring me for no reason. This is giving me a hard ...
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Does browsing black magic and spells make someone mushrik?

Does it fall under committing shirk when browsing stuff of black magic on the internet and checking out spells. if it does fall under shirk, is it minor or major sin and how can you repent for it and ...
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How would a non-Muslim differentiate between Magic and Miracle of Prophet?

Is there a differentiation between Miracles of the Prophets and Magic? How would a non-Muslim differentiate between Magic and the Miracles of a Prophet? The Person may think all Prophets were ...
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Did Harut and Marut taught magic?

I have heard that Harut and Marut did not actually taught magic, but they came with another knowledge that was to be used to counter magic. Is this true? If it is, then what knowledge did they bring? ...
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What is the meaning of 2:102?

Some translators translate 2:102 as: "(Allah sent these two angels to teach black magic so that people could save themselves from its harms", is this correct? if not than what is the meaning?
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Are soothsayers and sorcerers allowed to become Muslim?

I realize that studying sorcery or consulting a soothsayer is unlawful, but I am confused as to whether or not someone who knew these practices would be able to become a Muslim. I am under the ...
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Does magic exist in reality?

I hear and read a lot about magic in islam, but I've never known anyone who knows how to do it? Does Islam have some sample magic that one can try out? For example, I was given a Quranic cures book ...
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Is there a link between the magicians in Egypt and their names Jannes and Jambres (as in the Bible)?

In the Bible, there is a story from Paul: 2 Timothy 3:8 ESV Just as Jannes and Jambres opposed Moses, so these men also oppose the truth, men corrupted in mind and disqualified regarding the ...
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How to cure black magic and evil eye

Assalamu alikum wa rahmatullah, What is the Quran and Sunnah based way to cure black magic and evil eye? Is there any way to find out the source of black magic?
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Does Al-Sihir (magic) still exist?

I know that magic has been mentioned in the Quran but somehow these verses are referring to the magic done in order to move from one place to another in no time or making people believe false things. ...
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What is magic and what is the ruling regarding learning magic in Islam?

It is known that several ayat in the Quran spoke about magic, for example in Sura Al-Baqara [2:102] How does Islam view magic? And what is the ruling on learning magic in Islam?