Is magic really real?
Yes it is, and real magic, not just some trick like making a coin disappear but really it is under your hand, or making a pencil go up an down making it seem it is bending, no I am not talking about this. Magic is real, it is a fact just like the evil eye. And to put more emphasis on it's realness/reality, it had affected the ...
In Islam, there are two very different practices that could be considered "magic":
Sihr: This is the magic that's described in Al-Baqarah 102; it is considered evil and its use forbidden to Muslims.
Ruqyah: This refers to incantations (example) which call upon God (often by repeating particular ayat) to treat an ailment or to counteract sihr; often called ...
The divining arrows (Al Azlam) is where pagans used arrows to make decisions which they deemed to be "divine answers" from their pagan gods.
IslamQA gives a good description of divining arrows:
"During the Jaahiliyyah, they had arrows or pieces of wood, on one of which was written “Do it”; on other arrows were written the words “Do not do it” and “Not ...
All Quranic verses on the topic of sihr are effective weapons against it.
Surat al-A’araf verse 106-122
Surat Yoonus verse 79-82
Surat Ta-Ha verse 65-69
Are all about Moses defeating Pharaoh's magicians and several thousand magicians falling down in prostration in awe of Allah's power, so naturally they are included.
Ref Belomancy and Divination.
والأزلام للعرب ثلاثة أنواع :
منها الثلاثة التي كان يتخذها كل إنسان لنفسه ، على أحدها افعل ، وعلى الثاني لا تفعل ، والثالث مهمل لا شيء عليه ، فيجعلها في خريطة معه ، فإذا أراد فعل شيء أدخل يده - وهي متشابهة - فإذا خرج أحدها ائتمر وانتهى بحسب ما يخرج له ، وإن خرج القدح الذي لا شيء عليه أعاد الضرب ; وهذه هي التي ضرب بها سراقة ...
It's fine to use the word "magic" for something you don't understand how it works. Nothing wrong with it.
In computer programs, "magic" or "magic number" is used to describe something which works but is difficult to understand or a number which is present in the logic but nothing describes why is it there.
Some good replacements would be:
If you ask will they come and slap us while we're alone, then I would say I'm not sure about it, if such incidents have ever occured.
But if you ask will they cause us to slap ourselves then the answer is YES.
This second one they accomplish only by whispering in our hearts and commanding us to slap ourselves (how? that depends on Satan's trick).
Also, as ...
Harut and Marut were two angels sent down by Allah (SWT). They did not teach magic until they warned those who wanted to learn , that they are just a test and if someone learns what they know , they will be kafir.
Those who did not listen to the warning and decided to learn it and practice it anyways destroyed ...
A very interesting question. Insha Allah I will attempt to answer some of the queries to the best of my knowledge.
Your last question first: reciting from the Qur'an and blowing on water and drinking it is not magic but is a cure and is part of the cure prescribed by Allah and His Messenger (SAWS) and is formally called Ruqyah.
Allah says in the Holy Qur'...
Quran states the story of some magicians from all around the Egypt who were gathered by Pharaoh to compete with Moses accompanied by his brother Aron --peace be upon them. However, Quran doesn't name any of them, only tells the story that the snake of Moses ate the magics of the magicians and they fell in prostration and became believers in God of Moses as ...
Shirk is if you believe in other divinities besides Allah.
In Surah adh-Dhariyat 51:51 =
And do not make with Allah another deity. Indeed, I am to you from Him
a clear warner.
The word إلَه translated as "deity" means something that is divine.
If you believe anything besides Allah is divine, then you've done Shirk whether you worship or not. Shirk ...
There are differences between the two, reminding you that I am not a scholar these are to some extent what I have understood of my readings regarding the issue:
Both are knowledge, but the nature of these knowledges are different. Indeed if you have studied philosophy you should know in this world only things are created and exist that are exist-able (ممکن...
All Praise to Allah Subhanahu wa Taala and blessings of Him be on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions,
Sharia ruling of Magic:
Imam Nawawi Ra has written:To do Magic is Haram and is one of the major Sin as Rasulullah SalAllahu alayh wasallam has included it with seven destructive acts.To learn and teach Magic is ...
no its absolutely haram
In Quran, Allah Almighty says:
“Suleman (Solomon) did not disbelieve, but the devils disbelieved teaching men magic.” (2:102)
From this ayah of Quran, it is clear that magic is one of the teachings of Satan. Those who disbelieve follow the path of Satan and these are the ones who rely on magic as a means to fulfilling their ...
No it won't, it's the same as writing about Worshiping statues, Adultery, ...
writing about what you don't believe in doesn't make you kafir.
What makes you a Kafir however is breaking the first of the 5 principles Islam is built on (breaking the other 4 makes you a faasiq), here they are:
Admitting that Allah is the only God and Mohammad is his last ...
Yes, they can physically harm us. They can also whisper in your ears as you said, but keep in mind that just like there are good and bad humans, there are also good and bad jinns, and there are even Muslim jinns (although you would never come across one, because it is forbidden for jinns to interact with us in any way just like we can't interact with them). ...
First of all, let’s pay heed to the verse 102 Surah al-Baqara which indicates that Sihr (magic) could be a cause of separation between a man and his wife.
وَاتَّبَعُوا مَا تَتْلُو الشَّيَاطِينُ عَلَىٰ مُلْكِ سُلَيْمَانَ ۖ
وَمَا كَفَرَ سُلَيْمَانُ وَلَـٰكِنَّ الشَّيَاطِينَ كَفَرُوا
يُعَلِّمُونَ النَّاسَ السِّحْرَ وَمَا أُنزِلَ عَلَى الْمَلَكَيْنِ
It is correct as a famous issue that you mentioned
As it is known, the jinn are locked up during the blessed month of
But, to the best of my knowledge, these could be two different and separated issues. I mean the issue of "the jinn are locked up during the blessed month of Ramadan." would be true as it has narrated as a hadith (if it is ...
Assalam ol Alaikum wa rahmatollah. In order to reply to your attractive question that is "Can Jinns and Satan harm people physically?", I am telling you that Yes, it is possible that jinn harm people. But there is an important matter that you should be aware of, and that is about the limitation of their abilities and power to do that. In fact they cannot ...
Actually some Raqyi do use Hijamah as well to treat black magic, but Hijama alone is not the Sunnah way of treating the black magic or removing the Jinn.
Hijama actually Boosts the Ruqya process somewhat though.
Actually there is nothing like Black or White magic. there is only Magic. The Jinn can possess the body by his own will (as ...
Everything has a cause. Believing in magic guides you to an unreasonable world. Don't loss your logic. What the hell is magic. Ignore all these subjects and have a good life and good time. If something happen to you, it's because of yourself or others. Sometimes being not too careful about our behaviors, will change other behaviors about us. Sometimes ...
Yes, what they taught was not magic. It is evident from the words of the verse you quoted:
يُعَلِّمُونَ النَّاسَ السِّحْرَ وَ مَا أُنزِلَ عَلَى الْمَلَكَيْنِ بِبَابِلَ هَارُوتَ وَمَارُوتَ
They taught people witchcraft, and that which was sent down to Harut
and Marut, the two angels in Babylon. 2:102
It mentions two thing joined by conjunction 'and':
Here is a better translation:
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 do not
teach anyone unless they say, "We are a trial, so do ...
Quran is very clear on this subject. The only sin that will no be forgiven on the day of Judgment will be Shirk (Knowingly associating partners with Allah). All other sins are pardonable.
This world is made for a test and if a person, no matter what his sins, repents and comes on the right path, he should be hopeful, that Allah will Forgive his sins.
I am going to answer this question from another point of view. The most followed opinion that, yes magic is real, is already added as several answers in this question, so I thought of adding the other perspective instead, which indeed hasn't got much light and is far away from the majority view.
Defining our terms
When we speak about sihr, or magic, it is ...