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Symptons of Magic

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as salaamwalaikum, brother in islam, please let me know what are the simptoms of sihir (how to know that we have been effected by black magic, as we have been told by 5 to 6 amils that we are effected. appreciate your answer as soon as possible. khouda hafiz


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Symptoms of magic

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Dear and Beloved Brother in Islam, the first thing we, as believers, must understand that those who claim to do magic do not have the power to hurt or benefit anyone, without the permission of Allah Subhanah. No harm and no benefit can happen to the believer without the Will of Allah Subhanah. If Allah does not Will it, all the magicians of the world can get together and try their magic on someone, they cannot harm him in the least!

All Power and All Strength is with Allah Subhanah Alone.


Most of the people who claim to do magic are frauds. In parts of Africa, South America, and especially in India and Pakistan, some unscrupulous holy people have opened shops claiming to perform or remove magic. These people invent all types of satanic rituals and chants and spread fantastic stories of their past successful magic operations to impress their customer. And then other supposedly holy people have opened shops to remove this magic from the frightened and helpless customer! Thus, basically between the holy people supposedly doing the magic, and the holy people supposedly removing the magic; the common man is being conned! And the way these holy thieves operate, the common person is told so many stories and threats of this will happen to him and that will happen to his family, etc., that the person just does and gives whatever they ask in a state of fear and desperation to remove this magic from him and his family!


The believers must understand well that no harm, no magic, no spell, no charm, no nothing; can harm or benefit us, without the precise permission and Will of Allah Subhanah.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10 Surah Yunus verses 106-107:

106 "Nor call on any other than Allah such will neither profit thee nor hurt thee: if thou dost, Behold, thou shalt certainly be of those who do wrong."

107 If Allah do touch thee with hurt there is none can remove it but He: if He do design some benefit for thee there is none can keep back His favor: He causeth it to reach whomsoever of His servants He Pleaseth. And He is the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.


One should supplicate Allah constantly and always seek his Protection from any and all evil. One should regularly recite the 113 and 114 Surahs of the Quran (Falaq and Naas), and constantly declare himself to be in the refuge and protection of the Lord of the Worlds. And when one is under the protection of the All Mighty, if all the men and jinn combine together to inflict some harm on you; they will not be able to do so; unless He wills it. That should be the belief of a believer who sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day.


Thus, after one seeks protection and refuge with the Lord of the Worlds, there is nothing more one needs to do; except to Praise, Glorify and be grateful to Allah Subhanah at all times.


Allah has termed the people who practice magic as doing kufr in the Holy Quran, and has cursed them by saying that they will have no share in the Hereafter. Performing or trying to do magic is an evil deed and considered one of the grave sins in Islam.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 102: Although it was obvious that they could not do any harm to anyone by means of this magic without Allahs permission, yet they learnt the art (of magic) which could not be profitable even for them, but was actually harmful. Moreover, they knew it fully well that, anyone, who purchased that art (of magic) would have no share in the Hereafter. What a vile commodity it was for which they sold off their souls, if they had but known it!


Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 3656 Narrated by AbuMusa al-Ash'ari

The Prophet (saws) said, "There are three who will not enter paradise: one who is addicted to wine, one who breaks ties of relationship, and one who believes in magic."


Your Question: please let me know what are the simptoms of sihir (how to know that we have been effected by black magic, as we have been told by 5 to 6 amils that we are effected.

Dear and Beloved Brother in Islam, absolutely disregard whatever these holy men have told you regarding the effect of magic on you or your family; for the one and only mission of such evil holy men is to con you of your hard earned wealth in the name of magic, and debar you from the Straight Path of Allah Subhanah! Rest assured that even if all the men and the Jinn of the world get together and try to bring some evil or harm upon you, they will not succeed in their effort in the least, without the Precise Will and Permission of your Lord and Creator! Thus seek refuge in your Lord Alone, and He will more than suffice for you against any and all evil.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verses 34-35 : O you who believe! There are indeed many among the priests and the holy men who devour the wealth of others by evil means, and debar the people from the Way of Allah. Give them the good news of a painful torment, who hoard up gold and silver and do not expend these in the Way of Allah. The Day shall surely come when the same gold and silver shall be heated in the fire of Hell, and with it will be branded their foreheads, their bodies and their backs. (And it will be said): Here is that treasure you had hoarded up for yourselves! Taste now the evil of your hoarded treasure!


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your Brother in Islam,





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