Black Magic

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Black magic / Shir

Black magic / Shir is the term used to speak about magic, black describes the evils within in this. There is no such thing as black or white magic. It has just been labelled this as time has gone on. However, magic is magic and therefore is condemned in Islam.

Black Magic has become a controversial issue in the Islamic world whereby some do not believe in it whereas other people may think everything bad is the caused by it. Therefore it is important to address this issue.

We are living in a time of Fitna (Tests, trials and tribulations) as there are individuals that mistake certain symptoms as black magic when in actual fact it may be medically related or may have another cause. On the other hand, there are individuals which are stating people have black magic for their own personal gain. Therefore it is important to know if you have black magic on you, and how to differentiate it from medical conditions or any other condition.


What is it?

Before explaining Black magic, I believe it necessary to define Devil (Satan, Iblis ) & Jinn briefly.
The Accurse Devil (Satan) is referred to as Shaytaan / Iblis in Islam. As Adam, Peace be upon him, is the forefather of Humankind, the Devil is the forefather of Demons.

Jinn is a term which means unseen creatures. These creatures come into all forms. The main types of jinn that Muslims refer to are demons. Demons also have free will but resemble The Accursed Devil (Iblis, Shaytaan) in terms of being made out of fire.

As stated before Demons have free will, therefore the one who chose the righteous path are good demons, which we simply refer to as jinn. However the Demons, and any other creature which chose the bad path, are labelled & referred to as 'Shayateen' (followers of Satan (the Devil -known as Iblis in Islam.) We may speak of the Devil in the plural in reference to him and those demons and other creation which have joined him in his cause.

Black magic / Shir is magic casted on a person (s) done with the help of Demons / Devils (s) / Evil unseen creatures / Shayateen / Jinn's in order to disrupt, destroy, or even kill a individual or his / her livelihood.

The magician and people who indulge in this also have the phrase 'Sold themselves to the devil' associated with them to which there is a verse in the Holy Qur'an that indicates and talks about that within the time frame of the people of Babylon who did the same:

"And vile was the price for which they did sell their souls, if they but knew!"
Surah Al Baqarah 2:102

The above Verse / Ayyah show that they sold themselves to the Devil and now hell-fire is what awaits these individuals.


Who can it affect? 

Shir / Black Magic can be casted of anyone and everyone, regardless of age, sex, colour or religion. There could be multiple Jinns involved in the process that are sent by the magician or sahir to harm and cause damage and any type of loss to the victim which could be primary, internal & external relationships, livestock, business(es), health, so and so forth.


Why is it done? 

The motive of people who cast black magic onto people is usually jealousy, hatred, envy or revenge in some way or form. Using Black magic, visiting fortune tellers and magicians are a major sin and is Haraam (forbidden) in Islam 

In relation to magicians, The Prophet (SAW) said:

"Whoever blows on knots practices magic, and whoever practices magic is a mushrik (polytheist)." (Tabarani).

Even visiting the magicians is declared as a major sin in Islam, Hazrat 'Abdullah ibn Mas'ud[RA] reported,

"Anyone who goes to a diviner, a practitioner of magic or a soothsayer, asking something and believing in what he says, denies what was revealed to Muhammad, peace be upon him." (Reported by Al-Bazzar and Abu Ya'la).


Symptoms & Affects: 

Black magic can potentially harm every aspect of life of an individual, even to an extent of suicide and death, hence the reason to why it is deemed unlawful in Islam. Black magic puts a mental block on a person and often has disrupted sleeping behaviour with bad dreams, negative thoughts with a lack of concentration a positive attitude. The person may even be possessed and do things which are not in accordance to their normal behavioural pattern or in line with their personality such as becoming angry and neglecting family members or loved ones. The individual in likely to carry out actions without a sound reason why they have done it, (some may not recall doing it at a later date) and some may think they have done something when in reality they have not. For example:

Hazrat 'Aisha R.A narrates:

"Magic was worked on Allah's Apostle (the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him) so that he used to think that he had sexual relations with his wives while he actually had not."

Sufyan R.A said:

"That was the hardest kind of magic as it has such an effect".
[Sahih Al-Bukhari]. 

The people on whom the black magic spell is put upon, would feel restricted to do certain (good / positive) actions which would cause irritation as they may not be able to achieve what they are capable of doing so hence they will feel suffocated & restless in all circumstances. They would never be at peace and will show signs of depression with lack of life ambitions.

It can be said, that black magic destroys lives just as alcohol, drug abuse, mental issues destroys a person life. It not only effects one individual but it can go on to have a 'ripple' affect whereby anything and everything connected to that person gets affected depending on the strength of the Black magic. Therefore it is safe to assume that it should get treated as soon as possible as it is destroying lives of many people in this day and age. Having said that, we also need to be taking of ourselves by practising all the Fard (obligatory) good deeds & practices as this is one of means of getting rid of such affects.

As stated before, Black Magic can destroy an individual's business, wealth, family life & sense of well being. It itself can lead to medical problems such fits, seizures, tensions/phobias, chronic health issues, mental instability, intellectual decrease and much more. It can be affect one in any way or form which can also even cause unnatural death, in extreme circumstances.

The effects of Black Magic become more chronic, dangerous and fatal with time, if untreated, like a horrible disease. It starts spreading like a contagious disease, affecting the person's mind, brain, body, relationships, attitudes, work, money, marriage, career and everything in life. 

Black Magic not only affects the circumstances and future prospects of a person, but also deprives him materially of everything he was destined for, but also affects the psyche of the victim in such a way that he loses the willpower & mental energy to get out of the dark situation he is in, and has no desire to live or rise in life.
How to tell you have black magic:

It is safe to state that if you have black magic one of the main symptoms would be you may be reluctant to turn to listen to the Holy Qur'an or show signs of discomfort when hearing or reading it. This is as the Holy Qur'an is truth and the forces which have entrapped thoughts, lifestyle of one (black magic) is negative, evil therefore if you have anything negative, evil or dark (evil unseen creature alongside you or black magic) it would not be able to take the light of the Holy Qur'an as it is absolute truth and a miracle in itself.

As mentioned before one may also show a rapid change in behaviour in comparison to their personality & behaviour prior to black magic. The individual also may think he has done something which in actual fact he has not, i.e paranoia,. He may also become delusional in think he is seeing things etc.


Black magic / Shir in the Holy Quran and Hadith:

1. "And [I seek refuge] from the evil of the witches who blow on knots." [Qur'an, 113:4]

2. "Their magic caused it to appear to him that they were crawling." [Qur'an, 20:66]

Hazrat 'Aisha R.A narrates:

"Magic was worked on Allah's Apostle (the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him) so that he used to think that he had sexual relations with his wives while he actually had not."

Sufyan R.A also said:

"That is the hardest kind of magic as it has such an effect"
[Sahih Al-Bukhari]



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