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There are some Ahadith that discuss phenomenen like Jinn Possession, Witchcraft, Evil Eye etc. Why don`t you discuss these.

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Salaam Alaikum Burhan Bhai,

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Here I am discussing your answer to question # 4750. I had always been rather satisfied with your answers since they were supported ny Quran and Sunnah. However, in answer to above question you seem to have completely ignored the existence of Ahadith. There are some Ahadith that discuss phenomenen like Jinn Possession, Witchcraft, Evil Eye etc. Why don`t you discuss these. In the answer to question number 4925, you quoted Ayat # 102 of Al Baqra (Sura # 2). If the Scorcers or the witches are not using the services of Jin, or if the Jin is not entering human bodies, how are the sorcers or the witches carrying out their trade of bewitching? One Hadith states that Prophet (PBUH) blew into the mouth of a child and ordered the Jin out of him. Another Hadith states that the Prophet (PBUH) thrashed a possed child in order to rid him of the Jin. Further, regarding Evil Eye too, there are Ahadith. Yet you seem to be silent about these types of Ahadith! Is it that you don`t consider them authentic? or something else. Could you please shed light as to what is right or wrong. Appreciate if you discuss in detail. Please prefer Quran and Sunnah over personal opinions and logical conclusions, for logic based on opinions can vary from individual to individual . JazakAllah Khair 

 

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Your Question; Here I am discussing your answer to question # 4750. I had always been rather satisfied with your answers since they were supported ny Quran and Sunnah. However, in answer to above question you seem to have completely ignored the existence of Ahadith. There are some Ahadith that discuss phenomenen like Jinn Possession, Witchcraft, Evil Eye etc. Why don`t you discuss these.

Dear and beloved brother in Islam, it is our earnest endeavor that wherever available and appropriate, we always, and I reiterate, always support our answers with direct quotations as evidence from the Quran and the authentic and established Sunnah.

 

With ref to #4750, because the question posed is related and specific to the belief in Jinns and the extent of their influence, and the answer to the specific questions posed by the sister find sufficient mention in the Glorious Quran itselt, we assumed that evidence from the Glorious Quran related that specific subject would more than suffice the question! It would have been inappropriate if we discussed subjects like witchcraft, evil-eye, etc. in that article, especially when the sister did not wish clarifications on those subjects.

 

Your Question: In the answer to question number 4925, you quoted Ayat # 102 of Al Baqra (Sura # 2). If the Scorcers or the witches are not using the services of Jin, or if the Jin is not entering human bodies, how are the sorcers or the witches carrying out their trade of bewitching?

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

102 They followed what the evil ones gave out (falsely) against the power of Solomon; the blasphemers were not Solomon but the evil ones teaching men magic and such things as came down at Babylon to the Angels Harut and Marut. But neither of these 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!

 

The above incident relates to a time in the city of Babylon, where the evil people amongst the city were heavily involved in trying to perform all sorts of magic, and charms, and spells, etc. in their effort to sow discord between a husband and a wife united in marriage, so that the two united in marriage may separate and the evil ones may fulfill their desire with the divorced wife!

 

So rampant, widespread, and uncontrolled was this practice of seeking to separate a couple united in marriage by illegal and unlawful ways and devices of supposed spells, and charms, and magic potions that to catch the evil-doers red-handed in their evil and heinous crime, the Lord All-Wise staged a sting or covert operation by sending two Angels (Harut and Marut) as humans in the city who would teach them a magic through which the separation of a couple was guaranteed! But before they sold their magic spell to the evil-doers who wished to purchase it, these Angels of Allah disguised as men told the evil-doers who sought to purchase the magic that they were only a trial for them, and if they purchased this spell or magic for them which guaranteed the separation of the couple they desired, they would be committing kufr (disbelief) and they would have absolutely no share of good in the Hereafter.

 

But the heinous evil-doers were so blinded by their unlawful lust, that they paid little caution to the warnings of the Angels who sold them the magic they so desired.and they purchased the magic from the Angels knowing fully well that they were committing disbelief and would have absolutely no share of any good in the Hereafter.

 

Your Question: If the Scorcers or the witches are not using the services of Jin, or if the Jin is not entering human bodies, how are the sorcers or the witches carrying out their trade of bewitching?

Beloved brother, I am not absolutely sure how this question relates to the above quoted verse of Surah Baqarah 102!


 

Perchance your question relates to how the evil-doers, blinded by their lust, were seeking to do magic before the sting or covert operation of Allah Subhanah by sending His Angels disguised as men to the city of Babylon..

 

The truth is these evil-doers, who were blinded by their unlawful lust, would run to any shop, or supposed sorcerer, or witch, or magician, etc. who claimed that their spell had the power to separate the couple they desired! These supposed sorcerers and witches and magicians prescribed all sorts of rites and rituals and spells and charms of their own inventions..and when any couple did separate (as happens naturally in any society through death or divorce), these evil sorcerers claimed that it was their magic which did the trick; and the ignorant would rush to the booming shops of these supposed magicians and witches !!!

 

But if your question is general and you wish to know how the sorcerers or witches (if there is such a thing!) of today are carrying out their trades of sorcery and bewitching without the supposed services of a Jinn..then brother, I think the question is best posed to those who claim to do sorcery or bewitchment, for they alone would be qualified to answer this query!

 

Your Statement: One Hadith states that Prophet (PBUH) blew into the mouth of a child and ordered the Jin out of him. Another Hadith states that the Prophet (PBUH) thrashed a possed child in order to rid him of the Jin.

Allah is our witness brother, to the best of our knowledge there is absolutely no such narration recorded in the authentic and established Sunnah whereby the Prophet (saws) {and I seek refuge in Allah from even saying this!} blew into the mouth of a child and ordered the Jinn out of him; or the Prophet (saws) thrashed a child in order to rid him of the Jinn!!!!!

 

If you could kindly give us the reference of the book or the hadith number where this information is supposedly related, we could study it and give you the opinion of the scholars if any on that matter.

 

Beloved brother, as your brothers and sincere well-wishers in faith, we caution you as we remind ourselves that one who sincerely believes in Allah and the Last Day must be extremely careful and quote or say or attribute only the Truth to the Messenger of Allah (saws)..

 

Sahih Muslim Hadith 7147 Narrated by Abu Sa'id al-Khudri

Allah's Messenger (saws) said: He he who attributed any falsehood to me deliberately, should in fact reserve his abode in the Hell-Fire!

Your Statement: Further, regarding Evil Eye too, there are Ahadith.

There are indeed several authentic and established hadiths regarding the evil eye, and the cure prescribed for its evil effects.

 

Sahih Muslim Hadith 5427 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Abbas

Allah's Messenger (saws) said: The influence of nazar (evil eye) is a fact.

 

Beloved brother, the influence of nazar or evil-eye is indeed a fact as stated and declared by none other than the Messenger of Allah (saws); and Allah is our witness, every word uttered by the Messenger of Allah (saws) is nothing but the Truth.

 

But one should also know and believe with absolute conviction that the evil eye does not possess any power by itself, nor can it harm or hurt anyone in the least without the precise Will and Permission of Allah Subhanah. Thus one should not fear the evil eye, but rather fear Allah their Lord and keep their faith and trust in Him and Him Alone; and seek refuge from its evil and the evil of anything of the unseen ever approaching them from none save their Lord Creator Alone!

 

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 4563 Narrated by Abu Sa'id al-Khudri

Allah's Messenger (saws) used to seek refuge in Allah from the Jinn and the evil eye in men till the Mu'awwidhatan (113th Surah Al-Falaq and 114th Surah An-Naas) were revealed, after which he (saws) made use of them and abandoned everything else.

 

If all the evil-eyes of the world were to get together and try to harm someone, they would not be able to do so with out the Permission of Allah Subhanah; for all Power and all Strength rests with none save our Lord Most High, Most Exalted.

 

Allah Says in the 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, Wise.

 

Your Question: Yet you seem to be silent about these types of Ahadith! Is it that you don`t consider them authentic? or something else.

Dear and beloved brother, we assure you that all the hadiths we have quoted above and many more regarding this subject have been quoted by us in our previous articles, depending on the subject matter of the questions posed; thus it would indeed be unfair to accuse us of being silent regarding these hadiths!!!

 

The ones which are considered authentic by the eminent scholars and compilers of ahaadeeth, we too accept as authentic; and if the eminent scholars have graded some hadith as weak or fabricated, we simply relate their opinion.

 

Dear and beloved brother, we do understand that the issue related to Jinns, the supposed power of the Jinns, Jinn possession, exorcism, the fear of magic, etc. are so entrenched in the society we live in today..and their fear are enforced in the minds of the people through stories, and here-says, and experiences, and assumptions or through the justifications of some unscrupulous holy men who have set up shops to first diagnose and then prescribe a remedy for these supposed fears.that even when the Truth from the Quran and the Sunnah are made clear to them, some amongst even the believers find it difficult to align their beliefs to the Truth of the Quran and Sunnah!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzaab verse 4:

4 But Allah tells (you) the Truth and He shows the (Right) Way.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 87:

87 And whose Word can be truer than Allah's?

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah An-Nisa verse 122:

The promise of Allah is true, and who can be truer in his Word than Allah?

 

My beloved brother in Islam, even if all amongst mankind were to stand together and claim that the Jinn can be seen, or a Jinn can posses a human being and make him say and do his will; and they were all to claim they themselves have witnessed this supposed phenomena of the unseen .... and The Lord Most High Declares in His Quran that the Jinn cannot be seen by humans, nor can they possess and make humans do their will.then if you have to, stand alone on the side of Words and Guidance of Truth of Allah Subhanah; for none can be truer in His Word than Allah, the Lord of the Worlds!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumar verse 41:

41 Verily We have revealed the Book (Al-Quran) to thee in Truth for (instructing) mankind. He then that receives guidance benefits his own soul: but he that strays injures his own soul. Nor art thou set over them to dispose of their affairs.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 10 Surah Yunus verses 32-33:

32 Such is Allah your real Cherisher and Sustainer: apart from Truth what (remains) but error? How then are ye turned away?

33 Thus is the Word of thy Lord proved true against those who rebel: verily they will not believe.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verses 256-257:

256 .Truth stands out clear from error; whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold that never breaks. And Allah Heareth and Knoweth all things.

257 Allah is the Protector of those who have faith: from the depths of darkness (ignorance) He will lead them forth into Light (Guidance). Of those who reject faith the patrons are the Evil Ones: from light they will lead them forth into the depths of darkness. They will be companions of the fire to dwell therein (for ever).

 

My dear and beloved brother, we remind you as we remind ourselves, guidance is not to have a set-of-beliefs and try to keep or justify that false belief by stretching the clear teachings and meanings of the Quran and the Sunnah; but Guidance is to align oneself and ones belief without hesitation and with absolute and total conviction to the Truth of the Quran and the Sunnah; for apart from these sources of Truth remain nothing but mere falsehood, error, and manifest misguidance.

 

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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