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Recently, my sister-in-law had similar problems which continued for more then 3 years.

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I have read the Q & A below and am not completely convinced. Recently, my sister-in-law had similar problems which continued for more then 3 years. I did not belive in any such thing as jinn being able to posess humans. But one day she started speaking as if she was posessed and she would be fine after we read verses from the Quran and Ayat-ul-kursi. We were puzzled and took her to an Imam at a masjid in Saudi Arabia where we found a lot of other such cases. He would gather all such people and read verses from the Holy Quran. He also gave water to shower with and oil to aply to the body. Now from what I know, magic does exist and we can find evidence in the Quran that it is haram. I believe this is the magic that someone does on others. In fact, this was also done on our beloved Prophet (SAS) as we know from many ahadith in Sahi Bikhari (Book 54, Hadith 490, Book 71, Hadith 658, 660,664) and many more. Please explain.

 

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Jinns possess cure

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 none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Your Statements: But one day she started speaking as if she was posessed and she would be fine after we read verses from the Quran and Ayat-ul-kursi.

The system or nature of this life created by the Lord Most High is that every person is responsible for the deeds he does with his own will. If the jinns had the power or could possess someone, then whatever that person does or says, he does not do or say with his own will but rather it would be the will of the Jinn! If a jinn could posses a human being, he could murder someone, rape someone, steal something, etc. and make the human being he has possessed do many an evil deed.and the innocent person could be held guilty in a court of law and punished for something he did not will to do!!!! The whole system of life and the test that the All-Knowing, All-Wise Lord has bestowed would be in total disarrayand no ones life or property would be safe on this earth!

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 114 Surah An-Naas verses 4-6:

4 (Say: I seek refuge in Allah ) from the mischief of the whisperer (of evil) who withdraws (after his whisper)

5 (The same) who whispers into the hearts of mankind

6 Among Jinns, and among men.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 14 Surah Ibraheem verse 22:

22 And the Shaytaan (on the Day of Judgment) will say when the matter is decided: "It was Allah Who gave you a promise of Truth: I too promised, but I failed in my promise to you. I had no authority over you except to call you, but ye listened to me: then reproach not me but reproach your own souls. I cannot listen to your cries nor can ye listen to mine. I reject your former act in associating me with Allah. For wrongdoers there must be a Grievous Penalty."

 

In light of the above absolutely clear guidance of the Quran, the absolute maximum the Jinn has the power to do is to whisper some evil into the hearts of men, and inspire and invite man to commit some evil! They have absolutely no power to help or hurt any human being, and they absolutely do not possess the power to possess a human being.

 

Thus not only is the guidance of the Holy Quran against the very concept of a jinn possessing a human being, but even logically it is absolutely impossible for a jinn to possess a human being and make him do his will!

 

Dear and beloved brother in Islam, we assure you in light of the guidance of the Glorious Quran and the Sunnah, that whatever your sister-in-law experienced had absolutely nothing to do with her being possessed by a Jinn, for without an iota of a doubt, that is not possible from the clear guidance of the Glorious Quran and Sunnah.and it is in the Truth of the Quran and the Sunnah the believers should put their trust and their belief.

 

Your Statements: We were puzzled and took her to an Imam at a masjid in Saudi Arabia where we found a lot of other such cases. He would gather all such people and read verses from the Holy Quran. He also gave water to shower with and oil to aply to the body.

The wisdom of one who has a physical, or medical, or psychiatric, or mental problem and seeks a cure for their ailment from the imam of a masjid.is like the wisdom of one who wishes to construct a building but approaches the barber (or a cook, or a doctor, or a driver)!!!! The barber may seize this opportunity and advice one regarding the engineering, architecture, and construction of a building.but obviously to take his advice rather than the advice or help of a qualified engineer or architect would defy wisdom!!!!

 

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.


 

Beloved brother, there are many amongst the holy men who have opened up shop and supply remedies of such supposed jinn and magic related issuesand because they wear the garb of Islam, the ignorant amongst the people assume that the remedies provided by them are prescribed in the Quran and Sunnah!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 79:

Then woe to those who write The Book with their own hands, and then say, This is from Allah, so that they might gain some paltry worldly price. This writing of their hands will bring woe to them, and what they gain thereby will lead to their ruin!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Al-Baqarah verse 174:

Indeed those, who conceal the commands that Allah has sent down in His Book and barter them away for paltry worldly gains, fill their bellies with fire. Allah will not speak to them on the Day of Resurrection, nor will He regard them as pure and there is a painful torment for them!

 

This supposed imam gave you water to shower and oil to apply as a remedyothers give something else, while others do or say something else.and the people readily accept whatever these unscrupulous imams say, give, or do in the belief that this remedy is prescribed as a cure for the evils of jinn or magic in the Quran and Sunnah.when Allah is our witness, nothing could be further than that to the Truth!

 

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 1019 Narrated by Abu Sa'id al-Khudri

The Prophet (saws) used to seek Allahs protection against the Shayateen (amongst the Jinns) and the evil eye (spells, charms, magic, envy, etc.) till Surahs al-Falaq and an-Naas were revealed. After they were revealed he (saws) stuck to them and discarded everything beside them.

 

If one fears any evil from any quarter of the unseen, the Messenger of Allah (saws) guided the believers to recite the 113th Surah Al-Falaq and the 114th Surah An-Naas and thus seek refuge in their Lord Most High; for Allah Alone more than suffices as a Protector and a Helper.

 

If one does use the water, or the oil, or any other supposed cure given by the evil and unscrupulous imams as a remedy for their fear .. as your sincere brothers and well-wishers in faith, we caution you in light of the Quran and the Sunnah, that to believe that these supposed self-invented antidotes or potions or lotions or spells or charms or amulets, etc. given by some holy men have the power to protect or ward of the evil of the unseen, is approaching the very thresholds of what is deemed as manifest shirk and kufr in the Sight of Allah Subhanah!

 

It is reported from Ibn Mas'ud that once, when he entered his home, he noticed his wife wearing a knotted object round her neck. He took it away and broke it. Then he remarked: 'The family of Abdullah has become so arrogant that they now associate with Allah those for whom He has sent down no authority.' I have heard the Messenger of Allah (saws) saying: 'Verily, incantations, amulets, and love charms are acts of shirk (associating gods with Allah).' The people said: 'O Abu Abdullah! We are familiar with incantations and amulets, but what is a love charm (altawlah)'?' He replied: 'It is a sort of formula by which women sought to gain their husbands' love'." (Related by Al-Hakim and Ibn Hibban).

 

Imran ibn Hasin reports that the Messenger of Allah (saws) saw a man wearing a bracelet of copper on his arm. The Prophet (saws) exclaimed to him: 'Woe be to you!' What is this? ' The man replied: 'I am suffering from weakness (al-wahinah).' (Al-wahinah is a disease that causes pain in the shoulders and hands. The man was wearing a copper bracelet believing it would relieve his pain and suffering). The Prophet (saws) prohibited him from wearing it because he regarded it as an amulet. The Prophet (saws) said: 'It will give you nothing but pain. Throw it away. Had you died while wearing it, you would never have achieved salvation! (ie. you would have died in the state of the unforgivable sin of shirk'" (Narrated by Ahmad)

 

Your Statement: Now from what I know, magic does exist and we can find evidence in the Quran that it is haram

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 102:

102 They followed what the Shayateen gave out (falsely) against the power of Solomon; the blasphemers were not Solomon but the Shayateen teaching men magic and such things as came down at Babylon to the Angels Harut and Marut. But neither of these (Angels) taught anyone (such things) without saying: "We are only for trial so do not blaspheme." They learned from them the means to sow discord between man and wife. But they could not thus harm anyone except by Allah's permission. And they learned what harmed them not what profited them. And they knew that the buyers of (magic) would have no share in the happiness of the Hereafter. And vile was the price for which they did sell their souls if they but knew!

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 7 Surah Aaraaf verses 116-118:

116 Said Moses: "Throw ye (first)." So when they (the magicians) threw, they bewitched the eyes of the people and struck terror into them: for they showed a great (feat of) magic.

117 We put it into Moses's mind by inspiration: "throw (now) thy rod": and behold! It swallows up straightway all the falsehoods which they fake!

118 Thus Truth was confirmed and all that they did was made of no effect.

 

According to the guidance of the Quran, there are two types of magic.

  1. The type of magic given by the two Angels Harut and Marut by the permission of Allah Subhanah as a trial for the people, whereby the magic would cause differences between a husband and a wife in marriage.
  2. The second type of magic was an illusion performed by the magicians in the court of Pharoah, whereby their staff when thrown seemed to be a snake.

 

Thus to answer the question if magic exists, the answer in light of the guidance of the above absolutely clear guidance of the Quran would be yes!

 

Beloved Brother, 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!; for Absolutely All Power and All Strength belongs to none save Allah Subhanah Alone!

 

Allah Says in His Holy Quran Chapter 35 Surah Fatir verse 2:

2 What Allah out of His Mercy doth bestow on mankind there is none can withhold: what He doth withhold there is none can grant apart from Him: and He is the Exalted in Power Full of Wisdom.

 

Your Statement: that it is haram

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 3656 Narrated by Abu Musa 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 does (or believes in the effects of) magic."

 

To perform magic is absolutely forbidden in Islam, and is akin to kufr and disbelief in Allah and His Messenger (saws).

 

Your Question: In fact, this was also done on our beloved Prophet (SAS) as we know from many ahadith in Sahi Bikhari (Book 54, Hadith 490, Book 71, Hadith 658, 660,664) and many more. Please explain.

There is indeed an incident related in the authentic narrations by Hadrat Aisha (r.a.), the wife of the Prophet (saws), whereby she narrates the incident of the magic that was done on the Messenger of Allah (saws), to the effect that he (saws) used to think that he had done something which in fact he did not do. Allah Subhanah informed the Prophet (saws) of the magic and its source, and protected him from its effect.

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.400 Narrated by Aisha

that Allah's Messenger (saws) was affected by magic, so much so that he used to think that he had done something which in fact, he did not do, and he invoked his Lord (for a remedy). Then (one day) he (saws) said, "O 'Aisha! Do you know that Allah has advised me as to the problem I consulted Him about?" 'Aisha said, "O Allah's Messenger (saws)! What's that?" He (saws) said, "Two men came to me and one of them sat at my head and the other at my feet, and one of them asked his companion, 'What is wrong with this man?' The latter replied, 'He is under the effect of magic.' The former asked, 'Who has worked magic on him?' The latter replied, 'Labid bin Al-A'sam.' The former asked, 'With what did he work the magic?' The latter replied, 'With a comb and the hair, which are stuck to the comb, and the skin of pollen of a date-palm tree.' The former asked, 'Where is that?' The latter replied, 'It is in Dharwan.' " Dharwan was a well in the dwelling place of the (tribe of) Bani Zuraiq. Allah's Messenger (saws) went to that well and returned to 'Aisha, saying, "By Allah, the water (of the well) was as red as the infusion of Hinna, and the date-palm trees look like the heads of devils." Aisha added, "Allah's Messenger (saws) came to me and informed me about the well. I asked the Prophet (saws), 'O Allah's Messenger (saws), why didn't you take out the skin of pollen?' He (saws) said, 'As for me, Allah has cured me and I hated to draw the attention of the people to such evil.'"

 

The one and only remedy one requires when one fears magic is to recite the Muawidaat (113th Surah Al-Falaq and 114th Surah An-Naas) thus seeking refuge in Allah from any and all evil. Other than seeking refuge in Allah by reciting the Muawidaat, one need not do or say anything else, for indeed Allah Subhanah Alone is more than Sufficient and Able as a Protector and Helper. If one seeks any other protection by doing anything else like tying a knot on a rope, wearing an amulet, or shedding blood, or taking shower with some special water, or applying a special oil or lotion, or any other rite or ritual as a protection against the fear of the evil of magic.they will be deemed seeking protection from something or someone other than Allah Subhanah; and such an act would be tantamount to the unforgivable and heinous crime of shirk in the Sight of the Lord.

 

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 1019 Narrated by Abu Sa'id al-Khudri

The Prophet (saws) used to seek Allahs protection against the Shayateen (amongst the Jinns) and the evil eye (spells, charms, magic, envy, etc.) till Surahs al-Falaq and an-Naas were revealed. After they were revealed he (saws) stuck to them and discarded everything beside them.

 

If one seeks protection from any quarter of the unseen, all one needs to do is recite the Muawwedaat (the 113th Surah Al-Falaq and the 114th Surah An-Naas) and seek refuge in their Lord Most High. Once the believer recites the Muawwedaat, keeps his full faith and trust in the Power and Strength of his Lord Most High Alone, and declares himself to be in the refuge of none save the Lord Most Majestic, Allah is our witness brother, if all the magicians and all the Jinns of the universe were to get together and try to harm someone in the unseen, they would not be able to harm him in the least whatsoever without the Will of Allah Subhanah! All Strength and all Power is with none save Allah Subhanah, The Lord of the Worlds Alone.

 

If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.

 

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

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan


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