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Satan`s Conspiracy is very weak

Let`s Move out from the shackles and renew our faith with Allah, (O mankind! Be afraid of your Lord by keeping your duty to Him and avoiding all evil, and fear a day when no father can avail aught for his son, or a son avail aught for his father. Verily, the Promise of Allah is true, let not then this worldly present life deceive you, nor let the chief deceiver (Satan) deceive you about Allah[31vs33]

The task of taking people out of the dungeon of darkness into light transcends ordinary preaching. The effect of preaching is always temporary and constantly needs to be repeated to maintain stability. That is the reason for this small compilation as a reminder and also to share information. You should know that the greatest harm you can do to yourself is to lie to yourself and you can never deceive Allah, is not possible. So, whether you disclose what is in your own selves or conceal it Allah will call you to account for it. Alif, Lam, Ra. [This is a Book a guidance and criterion (between right and wrong)which We have revealed to you, [O Muhammad], that you might bring mankind out of darknesses into the light by permission of their Lord - to the path of the Exalted in Might, the Praiseworthy (14vs1). I hereby seek refuge in the light of Your face (O ALLAH) by which all darkness is dispelled and both this life and the life to come is put in their right course against incurring your wrath or being the subject of your anger. Amin To Allah I submit, Everything is powerless without your support.

In the Name of Allah, the All-Compassionate, AllMerciful All praise is due to Allah. We praise Him and thank Him. We repent to Him and seek for His forgiveness. We seek refuge from Allah from the evils of our own souls and from the consequences of our misdeeds. No one can mislead whomever Allah guides and no one can guide whomsoever Allah causes to go astray. We testify that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah alone. He has no partner. His is the dominion and the praise. It is He who gives life and death and He has power over all things. Exalted and far is He above what they ascribe to Him and Allah says A group [of you] He guided, and a group deserved [to be in] error. Indeed, they had taken the devils as allies instead of Allah while they thought that they were guided.7vs 30 And the false deities are unable to [give] them help, nor can they help themselves.7vs 192 At this point, we equally testify that our leader and model, Muhammad (may Peace and blessings be upon him, his family, the Companions and their successors and all those who rightly follow them till the Day of Judgment), is Allah's Servant and Messenger, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam. Allah sent him with guidance and the religion of truth that He may make it prevail over all other religions and make him erase the effects of the time of ignorance that have become oppressive and widespread. The Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu `alayhi wa sallam, delivered the message, fulfilled the trust, wished the Ummah well and fought in the way of Allah as it was due. He left us on a brilliant path whose night is as clear as its day. It is only the doomed that can deviate from that path. It should be noted that everything in this universe runs according to the Predestination of Allah; it is He Who provides for people and it is He Who holds back provisions for some other people. He does so out of His absolute Knowledge and Wisdom. It is not life that gives or does not give. Allah gives worldly pleasures and bounties to those whom He loves and those whom He does not love, but He only gives faith to whom He loves. Anyway, all the matter [whether a person is given from the bounties of Allah or restricted from it] is a test from Allah to His slaves, and then the recompense [reward in Paradise or punishment in Hellfire] will be on the Day of Judgment.
So after having learnt a lot from the book of Allah and Sunnah I hope this little article will give us insight on how Satan can affect our firm belief in Allah and the staying on this righteous path. I hope this will be a little bit useful2

The one who would have the worst position in God's sight on the Day of Resurrection would be a learned man who did not profit from his learning. (Darimi)

All in all, apart from the first part, for the other parts I just collated some articles and questions and answers from some Islamic websites and hoping that Inshallah in the nearest future a well adjusted write up on all these issues would be presented after lot of research being done and more knowledge being acquired. It has five parts, descendants of Satan (from my personal findings in Quran), shirk, Evil eye and Magic/Sihr but dont panic "The one who sent down the disease sent down the remedy." And it is very powerless encountering the words of Allah by the will of Allah; Satans conspiracy is very weak. So the fifth part is on Ruqyah (Remedy) the spiritual healing and supplications. Please dont let us be too lazy in getting closer to Allah and also be sincere with Allah He will also be sincere to us, and praying to Him and asking from Him whatever we want. He is our creator; He is the only one that can give and take and knows us well. A man is granted supplication provided he does not ask for anything sinful or for breaking ties of relationship. (Muslim) If anyone draws the length of a span near Me, I shall draw the length of a cubit near him, and if anyone draws the length of a cubit near Me, I shall draw the length of a fathom near him. If anyone comes to Me walking I shall come to him at a run, and if anyone meets me with sins of the size of the earth, but has not associated anything with Me, I shall meet him a similar amount of forgiveness.(Muslim)Young man, if you are mindful about God He will be mindful of you, and if you are mindful of God you will find Him before you. When you ask for anything ask it from God, and if you seek help seek in God. Know that if the people were to unite to do you some benefit they could benefit you only with what God had recorded for you and that if they were to unite to do you some injury they could injure you only with what God had recorded for you. The pens are withdrawn and the pages are dry. (Ahmad, Tirmidhi) Mu'aadh ibn Jabal (RA narrated that the Prophet, (SAW(said: "O Allah! Enable me to perform all that is righteous, and to refrain from all that is sinful; I ask You to me make love the needy; Forgive me and be merciful with me, and if you ever afflict your slaves with trials, then end my life without being corrupted. I ask You for your love and the love of those whom You love, and love of any deed which would get me closer to Your love." Then the, Prophet said: "These words are true so understand them and memorise them."[Ahmad and At-Tirmithi].
Narrated Muadh bin Jabal(R.A).The Prophet (SAW) said,O Muadh! Do you know what Allahs Right upon His slave is? I said, Allah and His Messenger know best. The Prophet(SAW) said, To worship Him (Allah) Alone and to join none in worship 3

with Him(Allah). Do you know what their right upon Him is? I replied, Allah and His Messenger know best. The Prophet(SAW) said, Not to punish them (if they do so). (Sahih Al- Bukhari), Vol.9, Hadith No.470) Just be sincere with Him and you always get the best from ALLAH, PLEASE belief it, is true.

PLEASE LET OUR HEART SUBMIT TO ALLAH, BELIEF IN HIM, WORLD WOULD SURELY COME TO AN END WHETHER WE LIKE IT OR NOT,PLEASE DONT LET USE TRIALS FROM ALLAH AS AN EXCUSE TO SIN AGAINST HIM, HIS HELP IS ALWAYS NEAR AND AFTER HARDSHIP COME EASE. FIND TIME TO KNOW YOUR LORD, READ & LEARN QURAN.LET US HAVE FAITH IN HIM.
Hope you enjoy; Putting you in the blessed hands of Allah.

Assalam alaykum waramothulahi wabarakathu

PART ONE 1 Descendants of Shaytan


These are some verses that I was able to come across in the quran not so comprehensive but applicable to present time. Satan descends on the Sinful, doubtful, deviators or just as a trial (like Prophet Ayub AS). Sinful/Liars: Shall I inform you (O people) upon whom the Shayatin (devils) descend? (26vs 221) They descend on every lying (one who tells lies), sinful person. (26vs 222) They pass on what is heard, and most of them are liars. (26vs 223) Have you not considered those who make allies of a people with whom Allah has become angry? They are neither of you nor of them, and they swear to untruth while they know [they are lying].58vs14 Allah has prepared for them a severe punishment. Indeed, it was evil that they were doing.58vs15 They took their [false] oaths as a cover, so they averted [people] from the way of Allah, and for them is a humiliating punishment.58vs16 Never will their wealth or their children avail them against Allah at all. Those are the companions of the Fire; they will abide therein eternally58vs17 On the Day Allah will resurrect them all, and they will swear to Him as they swear to you and think that they are [standing] on something. Unquestionably, it is they who are the liars.58vs18 Satan has overcome them and made them forget the remembrance of Allah. Those are the party of Satan. Unquestionably, the party of Satan they will be the losers.58vs19
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Doubtful: And indeed Iblis (Satan) did prove true his thought about them, and they followed him, all except a group of true believers (in the Oneness of Allah) 34vs 20 And he Iblis (Satan) had no authority over them, except that We might test him, who believes in the Hereafter from him who is in doubt about it. And your Lord is Hafiz over everything i.e He keeps record of each and every person as regards deeds, and then He will reward them accordingly). 34vs21 And among mankind is he who disputes concerning Allah, without knowledge, and follows every rebellious (disobedient to Allah) Shaitan (devil) devoid of each and every kind of good). 22vs 3 And We did not send before you any messenger or prophet except that when he spoke [or recited], Satan threw into it [some misunderstanding]. But Allah abolishes that which Satan throws in; then Allah makes precise His verses. And Allah is Knowing and Wise.(22/52) [That is] so He may make what Satan throws in a trial for those within whose hearts is disease and those hard of heart. And indeed, the wrongdoers are in extreme dissension.(22/53) And so those who were given knowledge may know that it is the truth from your Lord and [therefore] believe in it, and their hearts humbly submit to it. And indeed is Allah the Guide of those who have believed to a straight path.(22/54) But those who disbelieve will not cease to be in doubt of it until the Hour comes upon them unexpectedly or there comes to them the punishment of a barren Day.(22/55) Deviators: And whosoever turns away (blinds himself) from the remembrance of the Most Beneficent (Allah) (i.e. this Quran and worship of Allah), We appoint for him Shaitan (Satan - devil) to be a Qarin (an intimate companion) to him.43vs36 And verily, they (Satans / devils) hinder them from the Path (of Allah), but they think that they are guided aright!43vs37 Till, when (such a one) comes to Us, he says [to his Qarin (Satan / devil companion)] "Would that between me and you were the distance of the two easts (or the east and west)" a worst (type of) companion (indeed)! 43vs38 Some He hath guided: Others have (by their choice) deserved the loss of their way; in that they took the evil ones, in preference to Allah, for their friends and protectors, and think that they receive guidance.7vs30

Do they not then think deeply in the Quran, or are their hearts locked up (from understanding it)?47vs24 Lo! those who turn back after the guidance hath been manifested unto them, Satan hath seduced them, and He giveth them the rein.47vs25 This, because they said to those who hate what Allah has revealed, "We will obey you in part of (this) matter"; but Allah knows their (inner) secrets.47vs26 See you not that the ships sail through the sea by Allah's Grace? that He may show you of His Signs? Verily, in this are signs for every patient, grateful (person).31vs31 And when waves come over them like canopies, they supplicate Allah, sincere to Him in religion. But when He delivers them to the land, there are [some] of them who are moderate [in faith]. And none rejects our signs except everyone treacherous and ungrateful.31vs32 O mankind! Be afraid of your Lord (by keeping your duty to Him and avoiding all evil), and fear a Day when no father can avail aught for his son, nor a son avail aught for his father. Verily, the Promise of Allah is true, let not then this (worldly) present life deceive you, nor let the chief deceiver (Satan) deceive you about Allah. 31vs33 Trial from Allah: And indeed we did try Sulaiman (Solomon) and We placed on his throne Jasadan (a devil, so he lost his kingdom for a while) but he did return (to his throne and kingdom by the Grace of Allah and he did return) to Allah with obedience and repentance. 38vs 34 And remember Our slave Ayub (Job), when he invoked his Lord (saying): Verily! Shaitan (Satan) has touched me with distress (by losing my health) and torment (by losing my wealth)! 38vs 41 (Allah said to him) : Strike the ground with your foot: This is a spring of water to wash in, cool and a (refreshing to drink). 38 vs42 [Note from this verse one can deduce the reason why some do Ruqyah by reciting Quranic verses over water and washing the body with it and drinking afterwards] And surely, We shall try you till We test those who strive hard (for the Cause of Allah) and the patient ones, and We shall test your facts (i.e. the one who is a liar, and the one who is truthful).47vs31 And Moses chose from his people seventy men for Our appointment. And when the earthquake seized them, he said, "My Lord, if You had willed, You could have destroyed them before and me [as well]. Would You destroy us for what the foolish among us have done? This is not but Your trial by which You send astray whom You will and guide whom You will. You are our Protector, so forgive us and have mercy upon us; and You are the best of forgivers.7vs155

And decree for us in this world [that which is] good and [also] in the Hereafter; indeed, we have turned back to You." [ Allah ] said, "My punishment - I afflict with it whom I will, but My mercy encompasses all things." So I will decree it [especially] for those who fear Me and give zakah and those who believe in Our verses 7vs156 Say, "Who is Lord of the heavens and earth?" Say, " Allah ." Say, "Have you then taken besides Him allies not possessing [even] for themselves any benefit or any harm?" Say, "Is the blind equivalent to the seeing? Or is darkness equivalent to light? Or have they attributed to Allah partners who created like His creation so that the creation [of each] seemed similar to them?" Say, " Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is the One, the Prevailing."(13vs16)
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Why does Allah let calamity or hardship befall us? Fatwa Date: Thul-Qi'dah

Question If Allah has written for us a hardship or a calamity, why does Allah let that calamity or hardship befall us? Is it because Allah wants to test if we put our trust and reliance upon Him during a hardship or is it a matter which only Allah knows? Is it true that if good fortune and bad fortune befall a Muslim, the Muslim can get good from the good and the bad because if something bad happens he can put his trust in Allah from which he will get reward and if something good happens it can be beneficial to him? What should one do if a hardship has befalled him? Can you mention every act to do when such a thing occurs for e.g. Sabr, trust in Allah, Salat, etc.? The Prophet used to offer a two Rak'ah prayer even when a strong wind blew, how do you perform the two Rak'ah Prayer? Is it just like the two Rak'ah of Fajr prayer? Answer All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad slave and Messenger. is His

We will summarize the answer to your questions in the following points: 1You should know that Allaah is not questioned about what He does; Allaah Says (what means): {He is not questioned about what He does, but they will be questioned.} [Quran 21:23] There is wisdom behind the rulings and legislations that Allaah legislated in His book or on the tongue of His Prophet and a Muslim should accept it and submit himself to it whether or not he knows the wisdom.

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The affliction and trials that befall a person may be for the following reasons: A- For wiping out his sins, as the Prophet said: No fatigue, nor disease, nor sorrow, nor sadness, nor hurt, nor distress befalls a Muslim, even if it were the prick he receives from a thorn, except that Allaah expiates some of his previous sins for that. [Muslim] BTo elevate his rank and increase his rewards as it is the case when Allaah afflicted His Prophets, may Allaah exalt their mention. The Prophet said: "Those who face the toughest trials and hardships are the Prophets, then the most pious people and then those less than them (in terms of piety); a person continues to be afflicted until he walks on earth without having a sin (on his record of deeds).'' [Al-Bukhaari]. The scholars said: ''The Prophets, may Allaah exalt their mention, are afflicted so that their reward is multiplied and their excellence is completed, and so that their patience and contentment [with Allaahs Predestination] is known to people, and so, they [the people] would follow their example. Their affliction is neither a deficiency (in them) nor a punishment. CTesting the Muslims and distinguishing them from the hypocrites. Allaah Says (what means): {Do the people think that they will be left to say, We believe and they will not be tried? But We have certainly tried those before them, and Allaah will surely make evident those who are truthful, and He will surely make evident the liars.} [Quran 29:2-3]. Therefore, Allaah tries and tests His Slaves in order to distinguish the true believers from other people, and so that the patient ones are distinguished from those who are impatient.

D- A believer is sometimes punished with afflictions because of some sins that he had committed; the Prophet said: ''A person is deprived of provision (that was written for him) because of a sin that he/she had committed, and there is nothing that can change the Decree except the supplication, and the only thing that increases ones life span is righteousness. [Ahmad, AnNasaai and Ibn Maajah] A believer should be patient with all the calamities that befall him so that he would get the reward of the patient people. The Prophet said: "How wonderful is the case of a believer for there is good in every affair of his and this is not the case with anyone else except the believer. If he is blessed with prosperity, he thanks Allah, thus there is a good for him in it, and if he is afflicted, he endures it patiently and there is good for him in that." [Muslim] Therefore, if a believer is blessed with good things and prosperity and he is grateful to Allah for it, then this is good [for him] as Allah loves the people who are grateful to Him and He will grant them
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even with more blessings. Allah Says (what means): {And [remember] when your Lord proclaimed, If you are grateful, I will surely increase you [in favor].} [Quran 14:7] On the other hand, if a believer is patient in hardship, then he gets the reward of the patient people; Allah Says (what means): {but give good tidings to the patient. Who, when disaster strikes them, say, Indeed we belong to Allah, and indeed to Him we will return. Those are the ones upon whom are blessings from their Lord and mercy. And it is those who are the [rightly] guided.} [Quran 2:155-157] Moreover, the Prophet informed us that whoever is patient over the death of his child, and he does not grieve; rather, he praises Allah, then Allah will build a house in Paradise for him as a reward for his patience and gratefulness. The Prophet said: ''When someones child dies, Allah asks His angels: have you taken away the soul of the child of My Servant? They would answer: Yes, we have. Then Allah asks them: What did My Servant say? They would answer: He praised You and affirmed: To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return. Thereupon Allah says: Build for My Servant a house in Paradise and name it BaitulHamd The House of Praise. [At-Tirmithi] Therefore, if a calamity befalls a believer, he should say that [To Allah we belong and to Him we shall return] and he should return to Allah and remember Him and perform the prayer as much as possible because when a serious difficulty would befall the Prophet prayer. he would perform the

Among the matters that help one bear hardship is to seek refuge with Allah from the devil, to perform ablution, to recite the Quran, to strengthen ones relationship with Allah and to repent from committing grave major sins. As regards what a Muslim should do when a strong wind blows, then he should supplicate with the supplication of the Prophet : "O Allah! I ask you for what is good in it, and the good which it contains, and the good of that which it was sent for. And I seek refuge with You from what is evil in it, what evil it contains, and the evil of that which it was sent for. [AlBukhaari and Muslim] As far as we know, there is an agreement among the scholars about saying the above supplication when the wind blows. As regards performing a prayer when a strong wind blows, then the scholars differed in opinion about this matter; some scholars permitted it whereas some others prohibited it. The evidence for its permissibility is that it is included in the general meaning of the Prophetic narration reported by Hudhayfah as he narrated that Whenever the Prophet is faced with a difficult matter he would resort to the prayer. [Ahmad and Abu Daawood] However, some
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other scholars are of the view that it is permissible for a Muslim to prostrate when the wind blows acting according to the narration by Ibn Abbaas who said that the Prophet said: ''If it happens that you see a Sign [from Allah], then prostrate. [Abu Daawood, At-Tirmithi] Imaam At-Teebiyy said: His [Prophets] saying ''If it happens that you see a Sign [from Allaah], then prostrate., is general, so if the word Sign means the eclipse of the sun and the moon, then what is meant by prostrate is the prayer, and if the meaning is other than this, like the blowing of a strong wind or an earthquake, then what is apparently meant (in this narration) is to prostrate, but it is also possible to explain it to mean the prayer as it is reported Whenever the Prophet is faced with a difficult matter he would resort to the prayer.In any case, all the scholars are on agreement on the supplication as we already explained, as regards the prostration and the prayer, then some scholars agreed on each of them, and whichever of them a person does, he is following some righteous predecessors of this nation. Allah Knows best. Helpful hints: O ye who believe! When ye are told to make room in the assemblies, (spread out and) make room: (ample) room will Allah provide for you. And when ye are told to rise up, rise up Allah will rise up, to (suitable) ranks (and degrees), those of you who believe and who have been granted (mystic) Knowledge. And Allah is well-acquainted with all ye do.58vs11 No calamity befalls on the earth or in yourselves but is inscribed in the Book of Decrees (Al-Lauh Al-Mahfuz), before We bring it into existence. Verily, that is easy for Allah.57vs22 In order that you may not be sad over matters that you fail to get, nor rejoice because of that which has been given to you. And Allah likes not prideful boasters.57vs23 There is no-one who is afflicted by distress and grief, and says: (O Allah, I am Your slave, son of Your slave, son of Your maidservant; my forelock is in Your hand, Your command over me is forever executed and Your decree over me is just. I ask You by every name belonging to You which You have named Yourself with, or revealed in Your Book, or You taught to any of Your creation, or You have preserved in the knowledge of the Unseen with You, that You make the Quran the life of my heart and the light of my breast, and a departure for my sorrow and a release for my anxiety), but Allah will take away his distress and grief, and replace it with joy. This is one of the remedies prescribed in shareeah.

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What is Faith? When your good deed pleases you and your evil deed grieves you, you are a believer. What is Sin? When a thing disturbs (the peace of) your heart, give it up. (Ahmad) Four characteristics constitute anyone who possesses them a sheer hypocrite, and anyone who possesses one of them possesses a characteristic of hypocrisy till he abandons it: when he is trusted he betrays his trust, when he talks he lies, when he makes a covenant he acts treacherously and when he quarrels he abuses. (Bukhari, Muslim) Abu Dharr reported God's messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) as saying he knew a verse which would suffice men if they would but apply it, "For him who fears God He will appoint a way out and He will give him provision from an unimagined source. (Ahmad, Ibn Majah, Darimi) Righteousness is good character, and sin is that which revolves in your heart and which you do not want people to know. (Muslim)

Allah we praise!!! PART TWO SHIRK I consider tomention here some details of the greatest sin which will not be forgiven by Allah. This unpardonable sin is Shirk. Shirk implies ascribing divine attributes to others besides Allah and believing that the source of power, harm and blessings comes from another besides Allah. Almighty ALLAH says: verily Allah forgives not that partners should be set up with Him in worship, but He forgives except that anything else to whom He pleases, whoever sets up partners with Allah in worship, he has indeed invented a tremendous sin``.(4vs48) And whoever invokes (or worships) besides Allah, any other ilah (god), of whom he has no proof, then his reckoning is only with his Lord. Surely! Alkafirun (disbelievers in Allah and in the oneness of Allah, polytheists, pagans, idolaters, etc) will not be successful.(23vs117)

Ash-shirk Polytheism and its various manifestations Definition: Shirk basically is polytheism, i.e, the worship of others along with Allah. It also implies attributing divine attributes to any other besides Allah. It particularly implies associating partners in worship with Allah or to believe that the source of power, harm or blessings is from others besides Allah.

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TYPES: There are three types of Shirk, namely: (1)Ash-Shirk-al-Akbar, i.e. major Shirk (2)Ash-Shirk-al-Asghar, i.e. minor Shirk (3)Ash-Shirk-al-Khafi, i.e. inconspicuous Shirk. Manifestations: (1)Ash-Shirk-al-Akbar, i.e. major Shirk. The major and serious polytheistic form, it has four aspects: (a)Shirk-ad-Dua, i.e invocation. This implies invoking, supplicating or praying to other deities besides Allah 'And when they embark on a ship they invoke Allah, making their Faith pure for Him only, but when He brings them safely to land, behold, they give a share of their worship to others,(29vs65) (b) Shirk-al-Niyyah wal-Irada wal-Qasd: This aspect implies intentions, purpose and determination in acts of worship or religious deeds not for the sake of Allah but directed towards other deities. Whosoever desires the life of this world and its glitter, to them We shall pay in full (the wages of) their deeds therein, and they will no diminution therein. They are those for whom there is nothing in the Hereafter but Fire, and vain are the deeds they did therein. And of no effect is that which they used to do(11vs15-16) (C) Shirk-at-Ta`a. This aspect implies rendering obedience to any authority against the Order of Allah. They (Jews and Christians) took, their Rabbis and their monks to be their lords besides Allah (by obeying them in things which they made lawful or unlawful according to their own desires without being ordered by Allah), and (they also took as their lord) Messiah, son of Maryam(Mary), while they (Jews and Christians) were commanded (in the Torah and the Gospel) to worship none but Allah alone, La ilaha illa Huwa (none as the right to be worshipped but He), Praise and Glory be to Him,(far above is He) from having the partners they associate (with Him)(9vs31) Once, while Allahs Messenger (SAS) was reciting the above verse, Adi bin Hatim said, O Allahs Prophet! They do not worship them (rabbis and monks).Allahs Messenger said,they certainly do. They (i.e Rabbis and monks) made legal things illegal, and illegal things legal, and they (i.e Jews and Christians) followed them; and by doing so they really worshipped them.(Narrated by Ahmad, At-Tirmidhi, and Ibn Jarir) (d) Shirk-al-Mahabbah. This implies showing the love which is due to Allah alone, to others than Him.

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And of mankind are some who take (for worship) others besides Allah as rivals (to Allah).They love them as they love Allah. But those who believe love Allah more (than anything else). If only those who do wrong could see, when they will see the torment,that all power belongs to Allah and that Allah is severe in punishment. (2vs165) (2) Ash-Shirk-al-Asghar: Ar-Riya (The minor Shirk, i.e acts performed to show off). Any act of worship or any religious deed done in order to gain praise, fame or for wordly purposes, falls under this minor form. Say (O Muhammad SAS):I am only a man like you, it has been inspired to me that your Ilah (God) is one. So whoever hopes for meeting with his Lord, let him work righteousness and associate none as a partner in the worship of His Lord.(18vs110) (3)Ash-Shirk-al-Khafi (The inconspicuous Shirk.) This type implies being inwardly dissatisfied with the inevitable condition that has been ordained for one by Allah; conscientiously lamenting that had you done such and such or had you approached such and such you would have had better status, etc. The noble Prophet (SAS), said: -Shirk-al-Khafi (The inconspicuous Shirk) in the Muslim nation is more inconspicuous than the creeping of black ant on black rock in the pitch-darkness of night.And this inconspicuous Shirk is expiated by saying thrice the following sentences within a day and night: O Allah! I take Your refuge from that I should ascribe anything as partner in Your worship, being conscious of that, and I beg Your pardon for that sin which I am not aware of. Amin

Associating partners with Allaah (Shirk) I From www.islamweb.net First: Major Shik One of the most important things Muslims must know and pay attention to is the issue of Shirk (Associating partners with Allaah in worship), its seriousness and its different types, so that our Tawheed (belief in the Oneness of Allaah) and our Islam may be complete, and our faith may be sound. The word Shirk in Arabic means taking a partner, i.e., regarding someone as the partner of another. It is used in Arabic when one wishes to express that he regards two people as equal in status; or that two people are involved in it.

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In terms of Sharee'ha or Islamic terminology, Shirk means ascribing a partner or rival to Allaah in Lordship (Ruboobiyyah), worship (Uloohiyyah) or in His Names and Attributes. A rival is a peer or counterpart. Hence Allaah forbids setting up rivals with Him and He condemns those who take them (rivals) as gods instead of or besides Allaah in many verses of the Quran. Allaah Says (what means): Then do not set up rivals to Allaah (in worship) while you know (that He Alone has the right to be worshipped). [Quran 2:222] And (what means): And they set up rivals to Allaah, to mislead (people) from His path! Say (O Muhammad, to the polytheists): Enjoy (your brief life)! But certainly, your destination is the Fire! [Quran 14:30] Prophet Muhammad sallallaahu alahyi wa sallam said: Whoever dies claiming that Allaah has a rival, will enter Hell. [Al-Bukhaari] The types of Shirk: The texts of the Quran and Sunnah (narrations of the Prophets sallallaahu alahyi wa sallam) indicate that Shirk sometimes puts a person beyond the pale of Islam and sometimes does not. Hence, the scholars divided Shirk into two types: major Shirk and minor Shirk. Following is a brief description of each type: 1 Major Shirk This means ascribing to someone other than Allaah something that belongs only to Allaah, such as Lordship (Ruboobiyyah), Worship (Uloohiyyah) and the Divine Names or Attributes (Al-Asmaa Was-Sifaat). This kind of Shirk may sometimes be outwardly, such as the Shirk of those who worship idols and graves, or the dead or even living people. Other times, it may be hidden, such as those who put their trust in other than Allaah, or the Shirk of the hypocrites. For even though their (hypocrites) Shirk puts them beyond the pale of Islam and means that they will abide forever in Hell, it is a hidden Shirk, because they make an outward display of Islam and conceal their disbelief and Shirk, so they are inwardly Polytheists but not outwardly. Shirk in the form of beliefs, such as: - The belief that there is someone else who creates, gives life and death, reigns or controls the affairs of the universe along with Allaah. - The belief that there is someone else who must be obeyed absolutely besides Allaah.

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- Associating others with Allaah in love and veneration, by loving a created being as loving Allaah. This is the kind of Shirk that Allaah does not forgive, and it is the Shirk about which Allaah Says (what means): And of mankind are some who take (for worship) others besides Allaah as rivals. They love them as they love Allaah. [Quran 2:165] - The belief that there are those who know the Unseen that only Allaah Knows. This is very common among some of the deviant sects. - The belief that there is someone who bestows mercy in a manner that is befitting only for Allaah, so he shows mercy as Allaah does and forgives sins and overlooks the bad deeds of his 'worshippers'. Shirk in the form of words: Such as those who supplicate to someone other than Allaah, or seek his help or seek refuge with him with regard to matters over which no one has control except Allaah, whether the person called upon is a Prophet, a Wali (righteous person), an angel or a jinn, or some other created being. This is a kind of major Shirk which puts one beyond the pale of Islam. Also, those who make fun of religion or who liken Allaah to His creation, or say that there is another creator, provider or controller besides Allaah are included in this type of Shirk. All of these fall under major Shirk and are grave sins that are not forgiven. Shirk in the form of actions: Such as one who sacrifices, prays or prostrates to something other than Allaah, or who promulgates laws to replace the rulings of Allaah and makes such laws the reference which people are obliged to refer to for judgement; or one who supports the disbelievers and helps them against the believers, and other acts that go against the basic meaning of faith and put the one who does them beyond the pale of Islam.

The Two Ways of Knowing Your Creator [www.iqrasense.com]


In his book Al-Fawaid, Ibn-Qayyim mentions two ways of knowing Allah. The first is by observing His creation Allah says in the Quran Verily! In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and in the alternation of night and day, and the ships which sail through the sea with that which is of use to mankind, and the water (rain) which Allah sends down from the sky and makes the earth alive therewith after its death, and the
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moving (living) creatures of all kinds that He has scattered therein, and in the veering of winds and clouds which are held between the sky and the earth, are indeed Ayat (proofs, evidences, signs, etc.) for people of understanding. [Quran Al-Baqara 2:164] The Quran also states: Those who remember Allah (always, and in prayers) standing, sitting, and lying down on their sides, and think deeply about the creation of the heavens and the earth, (saying): Our Lord! You have not created (all) this without purpose, glory to You! (Exalted be You above all that they associate with You as partners). Give us salvation from the torment of the Fire. [Quran Al-mran 3:190] The second way of knowing Allah is to ponder over the verses of the Quran. The Quran states: (This is) a Book (the Quran) which We have sent down to you, full of blessings that they may ponder over its Verses, and that men of understanding may remember. [Quran Saad 38:29] The question then is that how much time do you spend in knowing Allah? When observing his creation, do you recognize the power that created this creation and holds it together? Do you recognize who controls your affairs? Do you spend enough time reading Quran? More than that do you then spend time pondering over the verses of Quran? Or has Quran and pondering over its verses become something that is not very high on your priority list and planned for some general day in the future? When is that day going to come? Do you care? Generally, the common trap that people fall into is to prioritize wrongly in life and accordingly suffer the appropriate consequences. If Quran does not fit in the right order of your priorities because other life matters related to your families, your pursuits of earning a provision, and other aspects of your life seem more important, think again Who do you think has more control on the affairs of your life? It is time to straighten our priorities.

Topic :from www.islamicity.com manner: Belief


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Question: Assalamalaikum wa rahmatullahi wa baraqa tu hu, dear respected scholars! My question is that sometimes I get waswaas from the shaitaan that make me question ALLAH s.w.t's existence. For example, I was thinking about ALLAH s.w.t's existence, and I thought ALLAH s.w.t cant be an idol because idols are man made and can be broken and destroyed. ALLAH s.w.t cant be human because humans die. ALLAH s.w.t is ALLPOWERFUL, EVER-LIVING. He cant be destroyed and he is all powerful over his creation. I still felt this doubt looming over me and I begged ALLAH s.w.t to guide me. I said ALLAH s.w.t please, please, please help me. So does that mean I have committed shirk? With all these doubts at the end of the day I always run to ALLAH s.w.t. And, another thing is whenever I read an islamic article, I always think what would a non-muslim think about this. They wouldnt believe in this. My question are these whisperings from myself or from the shaitaan? Does this constitute as shirk? I'm deeply worried and depressed. I want nothing more than to be a stronger muslim with deep taqwa. What should I do? Please help me INSHALLAH! JazakALLAH for your time! Answer: Bismillahir-rahmanir-rahim We advise that you recite soorat al nas (,,Qul aaozo birabi-lNas,,) Allah (swt) says: "O you who believe! Seek help with Sabr and Salah."(Al-Baqarah) Hence for any necessity we should pray two raka`ah and ask Allah Almighty to help in that particular task. Ahmad has on sound authority reported from Abu Darda that the Prophet Sallallahu Alehi wasallam said: "He who makes wudu, and does it properly, then prays two rak'at, Allah will grant him whatever he may pray for, sooner or later. {And when My servants ask you [Muhammad] concerning me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me}, [Soorah alBaqarah, vs 186). Another verse states: {And your Lord said, 'Invoke Me, I will respond to your (invocation)}, [Soorah Ghaafir,vs60]. Recite the following Duaa: "Rabbana aatina fid-duniya hasanatan wa fil aakhirati hasanatan, waqina azaabannnar." ("Our Lord! Give unto us in the world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and guard us from the doom of Fire.")(Quran 2:201) "Rabbana zalamnaa anfusanaa wa illam taghfir lanaa wa tarhamnaa lanakunanna minal khaasireen".("Our Lord! We have wronged ourselves. If You forgive us not, and bestow not upon us Your Mercy, we shall certainly be of the losers." ) (Quran 7:23) "God accepts the repentance of those who do evil in ignorance and repent soon afterwards; to them will God turn in mercy: For God is full of
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knowledge and wisdom. Of no effect is the repentance of those who continue to do evil, until death faces one of them, and he says, "Now have I repented indeed;" nor of those who die rejecting Faith: for them have We prepared a punishment most grievous."(Holy Quran 4:17 and 18) Also, "And establish regular prayers at the two ends of the day and at the approaches of the night: For those things, that are good remove those that are evil: Be that the word of remembrance to those who remember (their Lord)"(Quran 11-Hd:114) May Allah guide us all to the straight path! Wassalam and ALLAH knows best.
Helpful hints: They prohibited to people what I had made lawful for I created people upright (hunafah). Then the evil ones came to them and led them astray from their religion and commanded them to associate with Me that for which I had sent down any authority. (Muslim) He who does a good deed will have ten times the amount of blessings, and I [God] shall give more, but he who does an evil deed will have an equivalent reward of evil, or I shall grant forgiveness. If anyone draws the length of a span near Me, I shall draw the length of a cubit near him, and if anyone draws the length of a cubit near Me, I shall draw the length of a fathom near him. If anyone comes to Me walking I shall come to him at a run, and if anyone meets me with sins of the size of the earth, but has not associated anything with Me, I shall meet him a similar amount of forgiveness.(Muslim) Narrated 'Abdullah: When the following Verse was revealed: "It is those who believe and confuse not their belief with wrong (worshipping others besides Allah.)" (6:83), the companions of Allah's Apostle asked, "Who is amongst us who had not done injustice (wrong)?" Allah revealed: "No doubt, joining others in worship with Allah is a great injustice (wrong) indeed." (31.13) (Book #2, Hadith #31)sahih bukhari Narrated An-Nu'man bin Bashir: I heard Allah's Apostle saying, 'Both legal and illegal things are evident but in between them there are doubtful (suspicious) things and most of the people have no knowledge about them. So whoever saves himself from these suspicious things saves his religion and his honor. And whoever indulges in these suspicious things is like a shepherd who grazes (his animals) near the Hima (private pasture) of someone else and at any moment he is liable to get in it. (O people!) Beware! Every king has a Hima and the Hima of Allah on the earth is His illegal (forbidden) things. Beware! There is a piece of flesh in the body if it becomes good (reformed) the whole body becomes good but if it gets spoilt the whole body gets spoilt and that is the heart. (Book #2, Hadith #49)sahih bukhari

O you who have believed, do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you - then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people.(5/51)
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So you see those in whose hearts is disease hastening into [association with] them, saying, "We are afraid a misfortune may strike us." But perhaps Allah will bring conquest or a decision from Him, and they will become, over what they have been concealing within themselves, regretful.(5/52)And those who believe will say, "Are these the ones who swore by Allah their strongest oaths that indeed they were with you?" Their deeds have become worthless, and they have become losers. (5/53)O you who have believed, whoever of you should revert from his religion - Allah will bring forth [in place of them] a people He will love and who will love Him [who are] humble toward the believers, powerful against the disbelievers; they strive in the cause of Allah and do not fear the blame of a critic. That is the favor of Allah ; He bestows it upon whom He wills. And Allah is all-Encompassing and Knowing.(5/54)Your ally is none but Allah and [therefore] His Messenger and those who have believed - those who establish prayer and give zakah, and they bow [in worship].(5/55) And whoever is an ally of Allah and His Messenger and those who have believed - indeed, the party of Allah - they will be the predominant. (5/56)O you who have believed, take not those who have taken your religion in ridicule and amusement among the ones who were given the Scripture before you nor the disbelievers as allies. And fear Allah , if you should [truly] be believers.(5/57) Innovation in Religion I (www.islamweb.net)

Innovation in religion signifies transgressing the texts of the Shareeah in issuing rulings, non-observance of the teachings of the Sunnah, following diverse opinions and whims and abandoning the example of the Prophet, . Imaam Ash-Shaatibi defined innovation in religion as a religious way that is invented in order to resemble a Shareeah-based way; the purpose of such an invented way is to overstate the manners of worship to Allaah The Almighty. Shareeah Texts Condemn Innovation in Religion:Various texts of the Shareeah condemn innovation in religion and warn against it. It was narrated on the authority of Jaabir that when the Prophet, , would give a Khutbah (sermon), his eyes would turn red and his voice would be loud. The Prophet, , would say: Indeed, the best speech is the Book of
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Allaah The Almighty, and the best guidance is that of Muhammad, the most evil affairs are the originated ones, and every innovation [in religion] is misguidance [Muslim] In a Hadeeth narrated by Al-Irbaadh ibn Saariyah the Prophet, , said: Those of you who outlive me will see enormous differences. You must then follow my Sunnah and that of the rightly-guided caliphs. Abide by it and hold on tight to it [as if] with your eyeteeth. Beware of instigation [in religion], for every instigation is an innovation, and every innovation is misguidance. [Abu Daawood and At-Tirmithi - Hasan Saheeh] It was narrated on the authority of Aa'ishah that the Prophet, , said: Whoever introduces an innovation into this religion, will have it rejected.[Al-Bukhaari and Muslim] Innovation in Religion is Misguidance that Thwarts Acts of Worship:Introducing an innovation in religion is misguidance and makes one's acts of worship worthless. This applies to the originator of the innovation as well as anyone who follows that innovation. The Prophet, , said: Whoever introduces an innovation to this religion, will have it rejected. An innovator in religion actually thinks that he is doing a good deed, which makes it very unlikely that he would repent for doing it. In this respect, an innovator in religion is different from a non-observant Muslim. It was narrated on the authority of Anas that the Prophet, , said:Allaah withholds repentance from every instigator of an innovation in the religion. [Al-Munthiri and At-Tabaraani, Al-Albaani - Hasan] The most dangerous religious innovations are the ones pertaining to creed, such as the Khawaarij's (an early Islamic sect) belief that a person who commits a major sin thereby becomes a disbeliever; figurative interpretation of the Names and Attributes of Allaah The Almighty (such as interpreting the Istiwaa' (rising) of Allaah to mean dominion, His Descent to mean His sending down of commands, His Hand to mean power and so on); believing that some people are exempted from religious obligations; believing in pantheism or incarnation, dedicating acts of worship to the dead; giving precedence to logic over textual proofs; believing in the infallibility of Imaams; and cursing the Companions and calling them unbelievers. Innovators are referred to as the people of innovation or the people of whims. A Malicious Allegation Rebutted Any saying or action that does not coincide with the teachings of the Prophet, , is considered to be an innovation in religion and misguidance. However, there are those who maintain that some innovations in religion are good. They justify their claim by what Umar ibn Al-Khattaab Kab Ramadhaan. Umar said when he made Ubayy ibn lead the people in congregational Salaat Taraaweeh during said, How good this innovation is! We refute this

claim from many angles. For instance, the Prophet, , performed this Salaah with men and women for a few nights, but he stopped performing
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it in congregation because he feared that it might become obligatory on them. After the Prophet, , died and revelation stopped, Umar noticed that some people would perform this Salaah individually while others performed it in groups. At this point, Umar gathered them to perform it behind Ubayy ibn Kab and said the phrase stated above. Moreover, Umar was one of the rightly-guided caliphs whom the Prophet, , ordered us to follow. The Prophet, said: Follow my Sunnah and that of the rightly-guided caliphs.If the word innovation or its equivalents are used in contexts other than the Islamic one, then in this case, it may be praiseworthy. Allaah The Almighty Says (what means): {Say, I am not something original among the messengers.} [Quran 46:9] Allaah The Almighty is telling Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi was sallam, to say here that he was not the first messenger, and that messengers were sent before him. In another verse, Allaah The Almighty Says (what means): {And monasticism, which they innovated; We did not prescribe it for them.} [Quran 57:27] This means that Christians themselves originated monasticism. Christians chose to endure the hardships of abstaining from food, drink and marriage and being attached to caves and hermitages, as a reaction to their kings who altered the teachings of their religion. Only a few Christians remained steadfast and became monks. This concept of monasticism does not exist in Islam. In fact, Jihaad is the monasticism of the Muslim Ummah (Nation). Extremism Versus Negligenence:Some Muslims go to extremes regarding religious innovation. They do not distinguish between innovation in religion and innovation in the worldly aspects of life. A group of Muslims has preferred to adhere to the inherited ways of life that it has been bequeathed, although they only pertain to worldly matters. As a result, while other nations have attained progress in worldly matters, this group remains reliant on other nations for what they invent and manufacture. On the other hand, another group of Muslims has not differentiated between forbidden innovation in acts of worship and permitted innovation in aspects of this worldly life; they went to the other extreme, so that they innovated in the religion what Allaah The Almighty has not permitted. They did this under the pretext of urbanization and achieving development. Concepts become confused, yet it was necessary that each group is aware of its due right. It should be known that in principle, innovation is forbidden in all acts of worship and such matters are restricted to those that have a basis in authentic texts. However, in principle, innovation that leads to progress in this worldly life is permissible, although it must conform to the rules of Shareeah. Transactions are basically permissible once its relevant criteria are considered. This means that it is not against the teachings of Islam to manufacture planes, drive cars and build hospitals, orphanages and schools. The permissibility or impermissibility of any worldly activity is determined on the basis of the purpose and manner of usage. If the purpose and manner of usage is for a good cause, the activity is
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permissible; and if they are used for an evil purpose the activity is impermissible. Acts of worship such as prayers, dutifulness to parents and wearing Hijaab, however, should be performed without increase or decrease, whether we live in the first century or the hundredth century. This blessed religion is characterized by its susceptibility to development, on the condition that the teachings of the religion are not altered. Allaah The Almighty Says (what means): {It is not for me to change it on my own accord. I only follow what is revealed to me.}[Quran 10:15] For this reason, we say that innovation in religion is condemned and is absolute misguidance. This ruling applies to both real innovations and additional innovations (the innovations which combine a Shareeah-based act and an originated act. For instance, the prayer for the Prophet, , after the Athaan (call to prayer) in a loud voice; celebrating the beginning of a new Hijri year; and celebrating the occasion of Al-Israa' and Miraaj.) Some claim that additional innovations should not be condemned, however, this is incorrect. They must be condemned because the prohibition of innovation in religion is general. Innovation in Religion - II The Righteous Predecessors Warned Against Religious Innovation Maalik said, A person who introduces a religious innovation in Islam and thinks that it is good, is as if he is claiming that Muhammad betrayed his message. This is because Allaah The Almighty Says (what means): {This day I have perfected for you your religion.}[Quran 5:3] Therefore, any act that was not originally part of the religion will not be as such today. Imaam Ash-Shaafii said, Approving [of an innovated act] is like legislating [an innovated act]. Umar was reported to have said, Every religious innovation is misguidance even if people see it as good. Ibn Masood said, Follow the way of the Prophet, , and do not innovate, for what is revealed is enough for you. Always adhere to the old practices. Therefore, it is upon the person who introduces any new matter in the creed or acts of worship to provide the text and the evidence for doing so, because doing such an act must be supported by evidence from the Sunnah. Similarly, we have to follow the Sunnah in not performing certain acts that are not part of the Sunnah even though they are called for and were not hindered by any circumstances at the time of prophethood. Examples of acts that were not included in the Sunnah are: the Athaan before the Salaah of both Eeds; reciting the Quran for the dead; and reciting the Quran loudly before Salaat-ul Asr and before the Friday congregational Salaahs. It is from the Sunnah to not do these acts. It was the knowledge and insight of our righteous predecessors that prevented them from doing these acts. Al-Hasan said, People in the past were doomed when they followed different paths and swerved from the right path. They left the reported traditions and spoke of the religion according to their own views. Hence,
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they went astray and led others astray. He also said, By Allaah, the only One worthy of worship, the Sunnah is between the two extremes. Thus, be patient with it, may Allaah have mercy upon you. The followers of the Sunnah were the fewest in the past and they are the fewest among the remaining people. They did not indulge themselves like some others did, and they were not innovators in religion like some others were. They remained patient while adhering to the Sunnah until they met their Lord, so be on the same course Allaah willing. He also said, Allaah does not accept the fasting, Salaah, Hajj or Umrah from the innovator in religion until he gives up his innovation. He added, The more acts of worship the innovator in religion performs, the farther he goes from Allaah The Almighty. He also said, Do not sit with an innovator in religion, for he will cause disease in your heart. Hassaan ibn Attiyyah said, No people introduce an innovation in their religion but Allaah The Almighty makes them stop doing one of the acts of the Sunnah, and does not let them do it until the Day of Resurrection. The teachings of the Sunnah are enough for people. Instead of innovating in religion, let anyone who wants people to do good direct himself to the guidance of the Prophet, , learn the teachings of the Shareeah and its rituals, and revive the acts of Sunnah that have been forgotten. There is no contradiction between growing beards or shortening clothes and boarding planes. Similarly, wearing the Islamic dress for women does not contradict development of this worldly life. We are in dire need of creating a civilization based on the methodology of the Prophet, . We need to achieve development, and this should be accompanied by adherence to the teachings of the Quran and Sunnah and avoiding innovation in religion. It is worth mentioning that Satan is pleased with innovation in religion more than he is pleased with sins. It is a calamity for a person to be an innovator in religion, because his acts of worship are not accepted by Allaah The Almighty. Whoever supports an innovator is helping to destroy Islam, and whoever marries his daughter off to him is violating the rights of kinship. A person does not draw nearer to Allaah The Almighty except through conformity to the teachings of His Prophet, .

Anyone who wishes to be close to Allaah The Almighty via a course other than imitating the Prophet, , will go astray while thinking that he is guided. Moreover, all the ways to Allaah The Almighty are blocked except the way of Muhammad, . Therefore, follow his guidance, no matter how few its followers may be. Avoid the ways of misguidance and do not be allured by the great number of those who are doomed.

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Evil Eye AHADITH ON AL-AYN (EVIL EYE) Narrated Aisha: The Prophet ordered me or somebody else to do Ruqya (if there was danger) from an evil eye. (Bukhari) Narrated Um Salama: That the Prophet saw in her house a girl whose face had a black spot. He said. She is under the effect of an evil eye; so treat her with a Ruqya. (Bukhari) Book 50, Number 50.1.1: Yahya related to me from Malik that Muhammad ibn Abi Umama ibn Sahl ibn Hunayf heard his father say, My father, Sahl ibn Hunayf did a ghusl at al-Kharrar. He removed the jubbah he had on while Amir ibn Rabia was watching, and Sahl was a man with beautiful white skin. Amir said to him, I have never seen anything like what I have seen today, not even the skin of a virgin. Sahl fell ill on the spot, and his condition grew worse. Somebody went to the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and told him that Sahl was ill, and could not go with him. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, came to him, and Sahl told him what had happened with Amir. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, Why does one of you kill his brother? Why did you not say, May Allah bless you? (ta baraka-llah) The evil eye is true. Do wudu from it. Amir did wudu from it and Sahl went with the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, and there was nothing wrong with him. Book 50, Number 50.1.2: Malik related to me from Ibn Shihab that Abu Umama ibn Sahl ibn Hunayf said, Amir ibn Rabia saw Sahl ibn Hunayf doing a ghusl and said, I have not seen the like of what I see today, not even the skin of a maiden who has never been out of doors. Sahl fell to the ground. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, was approached and it was said, Messenger of Allah, can you do anything about Sahl ibn Hunayf? By Allah, he can not raise his head. He said, Do you suspect anyone of it? They said, We suspect Amir ibn Rabia. He continued, The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, summoned Amir and was furious with him and said, Why does one of you kill his brother? Why did you not say, May Allah bless you? Do ghusl for it. Amir washed his face, hands, elbows, knees, the end of his feet, and inside his lower garment in a vessel. Then he poured it over him, and Sahl went off with the people, and there was nothing wrong with him. Book 50, Number 50.2.3: Yahya related to me from Malik that Humayd ibn Qays al-Makki said, A man came to the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, with the two sons of Jafar ibn Abi Talib. He said to their nursemaid, Why do I see them so thin? Their nursemaid said, Messenger of Allah, the evil eye goes quickly to them. Nothing stops
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us from asking someone to make talismans (using ayats of Quran) for them, except that we do not know what of that would agree with you. The Messenger of ,Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, Make talismans for them. Had anything been able to precede the decree, the evil eye would precede it. Book 50, Number 50.2.4: Yahya related to me from Malik from Yahya ibn Said from Sulayman ibn Yasar that Urwa ibn az-Zubayr told him that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, entered the house of Umm Salama, the wife of the Prophet, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. There was a child weeping in the house, and they told him that it was from the evil eye. Urwa said, The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, Why do you not find someone to make a talisman to protect it from the evil eye? Book 50, Number 50.4.9: Yahya related to me from Malik from Yazid ibn Khusayfa that Amr ibn Abdullah ibn Kab as-Salami told him that Nafi ibn Jubayr told him that Uthman ibn Abi al-As came to the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace. Uthman said that he had a pain which was enough to kill him. The Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, said, Rub it with your right hand seven times and say, I take refuge with the might of Allah and His power from the evil of what I feel. Uthman added, I said that, and Allah removed what I had. I still command my family and others to say it. Book 50, Number 50.4.10: Yahya related to me from Malik from Ibn Shihab from Urwa ibn az-Zubayr from Aisha that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, when he had a complaint, would recite the last three suras of Quran, over himself and blow. She said, When his pain was great, I would recite it over him and wipe him with his right hand hoping for its blessing. Book 50, Number 50.4.11: Yahya related to me from Malik from Yahya ibn Said from Amra bint Abd ar-Rahman that Abu Bakr as-Siddiq visited Aisha while she had a complaint and a jewish woman was writing a talisman for her. Abu Bakr said, Write it for her from the Book of Allah. ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~ EVIL EYE IS IN THE EYE OF THE BEHOLDER? By Anayat Durrani June 10, 2001, 02:49 PM Arabia OnLine The evil eye is centered on the belief that jealousy, envy, or praise can inflict misfortune. That piercing stare. Sharp glare. Venomous glance.
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Beware to those on whom befall the evil eye. For centuries, the evil eye has been blamed as the cause behind everything from withering crops, to headaches, impotency, disease, and even death. But how real is the threat of the evil eye? Is it an old wives tale? Superstition? To those who believe in the power of the evil eye, it is terrifyingly real. So real is the fear, that many go to great lengths to shield themselves from the wrath of the evil eye. The evil eye is centered on the belief that jealousy, envy, or praise can inflict all kinds of misfortune. The penetrating look is believed to cause illness, injury, or death upon its intentional or unintentional target. Most prevalent is the belief that the evil eye can cause things to whither away or dry up the loss of crops, drying up of milk in nursing mothers, impotency in men, illness among children, are all commonly attributed to the evil eye. Those most susceptible to the evil eye are women, children, crops and domestic animals. Women are believed to be at greatest risk as new brides, during pregnancy, and at childbirth. And if youre good looking, watch out! A womans risk increases in proportion to her beauty. Children are at highest risk at birth and before either baptism or circumcision. Domestic animals who supposedly are the most likely to come under the spell of the evil eye are cows, sheep, pigs, chickens, horses, mules and camels.Belief in the evil eye is ancient. Reference to the evil eye is found on Sumerian, Babylonian and Assyrian clay tablets. It is also found in the writings of Greeks and Romans and in the Bible and Talmud. The belief is prevalent in almost every region. It is part of the folklore of Europe, the Middle East, and Africa and is particularly strong in the Mediterranean basin. Almost every country in the world is well acquainted with the concept of the evil eye. In Arabic the evil eye is known as al ayn, or ayn hasooda, in Turkish, nazar or kem goz, in Greek, baskania, in Italian, mal occhio, in Chinese ok ngan, in Norway skrtunge, in Spanish mal de ojo and in Armenian, pasternak. In the United States and England, the evil eye is usually referred to as overlooking. From earliest times, those credited with inflicting the evil eye have been women, particularly old women, strangers (especially those with blue eyes), and malformed individuals. Measures taken to ward off the evil eye vary from culture to culture but range from the saying of prayers and wearing of sacred text to beads, amulets, talismans, and charms. Many of these objects are in the form of a hand, eye, or horseshoe and are usually blue. The eye-in-hand charm is common in the Middle East. In Greece and Turkey, the blue glass eye and blue beads are the most commonly used. These objects are hung on men, women, children, animals, crops, and anyone or anything else thought to be in harms way.Though the use of protective amulets and charms is forbidden in Islam because it is considered a form of idolatry, the use of protective objects is still commonly seen among Muslims. These objects contain the color blue, such as beads or charms that are worn by children and animals. Blue is sometimes painted on the shutters of houses to protect against the evil
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eye. Common is the hamsa hand charm, also called the hand of Fatima, named after the daughter of Prophet Mohammed. Mothers often pin these kinds of charms on the clothing of their newborn babies along with verses from the Quran, like Ayat Al-Kursi, to protect their little ones from the affects of praise or the evil eye. Despite the use of these protective objects among some Muslims, Islam instead teaches Muslims to seek refuge and protection with God from the evils of envy. To protect from the envy of others, many Muslims use the phrase Ma shaa Allah wa la Kuwata illa Billah (Whatever Allah wishes and There is no Power except with Allah). Muslims also recite verses from the Quran like Ayat Al-Kursi, Surat Al-Fatiha, Surat An-Naas, and Surat Al-Falaq: Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of the Daybreak from the evil of that which He has created; from the evil of the darkness when it is intense; and from the evil of malignant witchcraft; and from the evil of the envier when he envieth. (Surat AlFalaq or The Daybreak, 113:1-5) For centuries, combating the evil eye has come in many forms among various cultures. Incantations and prayers have been used since the 7th century. Ancient Greeks spat upon themselves and medieval nurses licked the faces of children. Even in modern Greece, Hungary, and Ireland and among some Muslims societies, peasant mothers spit in the faces of their children or dirty them with soil in order to diminish the effects of the evil eye or flattery. In India, women and children line their eyes with kohl to protect them against the evil eye as well as from giving off the evil eye.Today, belief in the evil eye is very much alive, especially so in Italy, Greece, Turkey, India, South America, and the Arab world. And while there are many who insist the evil eye is nothing more than good old-fashioned superstition, to the believers of the evil eye its powers are nothing to be taken lightly. ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~ EVIL EYE: ENVIOUS PEOPLE Our Dialogue Question: Whenever our four-month-old son cries a little more than usual or runs a mild temperature, my wife says that this is the result of an evil eye cast by some of our relatives who may have admired him during a visit. Response: I find it difficult to believe this could be true. It is true that an evil eye could cause problems. The Prophet, peace be upon him, is quoted as saying: An (evil) eye can make a thick rope go through a needle hole. Some people are so envious that a desire to see other people deprived of what they have is very strong in their minds. Such people look at others, who enjoy one aspect or another of Allahs grace, with an evil eye. The great majority of people are not like that. There is no need, therefore, to be unduly worried about relatives who admire your child or speak highly of them. If you feel unduly worried about this, it could destroy your social
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life. [It is a good practice to praise Allah when someone is admiring your child by saying 'Masha'Allah'.]The Prophet, peace be upon him, has taught us what to do in order to seek Allahs protection for our children. You can pray to Him in these words: It is by Allahs complete words that I seek protection against the evil perpetrated by His creatures. Another prayer which you may repeat for your child is: I seek protection for you with Allahs complete words against every devil and evil and against every evil eye.Moreover, if you read the last two surahs of the Quran, AlFalaq, or the Daybreak, and An-Naas, or Men, you protect him from evil eyes and from harm caused by other people, you can always be certain that these prayers are answered because they undoubtedly are. Liked things and Fear of The Evil Eye (169) Allah The Exalted said with respect to the story of the two men: Why do you not, when you enter into your garded say: M sha allhu l quwwata ill bil-lhi(180) The Prophet said: The `Ein (the [evil] eye) is true, and if there was anything that was going to beat Fate, the evil eye would have beaten it. Reported by Muslim and Ahmad by way of Ibn `Abbs. Al-Albni included this hadeeth in The Authentic of Good Sayings as #187. ~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~*~~~ THE EVIL EYE AND ENVY Author Unknown (Taken from a lecture thats was posted by OmmRafiq) Al Hamdu lillaahi Rabbil Aalmeen was Salaatu was-Salaamu alaa Nabeeyyinaa Muhammad wa alaa Allihi wa Sahbihi wa man taba Sunnatihi ilaa Yawmideen. There is one very important thing to understand when discussing the evil eye and envy. Allah, ~ Glory be to Him in the Highest ~ has willed everything to occur according to His pre-knowledge of events. Everything in this world is associated with this fact which is known as Qadar. All things are connected to Qadar and Qadar is brought about by causes. Qadar occurs according to your actions. Your actions are the causes of Qadar. For example: it is Qadar that you will become pregnant and have a boy. Your actions are the cause for you becoming pregnant. However, another person can wish for the same to become pregnant. The causes are attempted, but the result is not pregnancy. We may find two people praying for the same thing yet it is granted to only one of them. Why, if the causes are the same, has the Qadar of one being to have something while the other not? It is because certain conditions are missing. One of them may not pray properly, or, though he supplicates to Allah for the thing he wishes, he is lazy in praying and does not commit himself to prayer. Or it may be that he prays regularly and properly but his earnings are from a haraam source. How can one expect to have his supplications answered if he lives his life upon haram provisions? The Messenger of
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Allah ~ peace be upon him ~ said: Allah the Almighty is good and accepts only that which is good. Allah has commanded the faithful to do that which He has commanded the Messengers, and the Almighty has said: O Messengers! Eat of the good things and do right! (23:51) And Allah the Almighty has said: O you who believe! Eat of the good things wherewith We have provided you. (2:172) Then he mentioned [the case of ] the man who, having journeyed far, is disheveled and dusty, and who spreads out his hands to the sky [saying] O Lord! O Lord!, while his food is unlawful, his drink is unlawful, his clothing unlawful, and he is nourished unlawfully, so how can he be unanswered? (An-Nawawis Forty Hadeeth Number 10) Therefore, when you are denied some blessing from Allah, the most obvious reason for this denial is yourself. The same thing applies to the evil eye. The evil eye and envy are both from Allah, tala and Qadar. They are no different than the other things in life. They are a part of Qadar a part of the prewritten occurrences of your life. And your actions are the cause of your Qadar. TREATMENT There are basically two ways to treat the evil eye. Which of the two are to be done depends upon whether or not you know who gave you the evil eye. GHUSL Abu Umaamah bin Sahl bin Haneef related: Sahl was bathing in AlKharraar [ a wadi in Al Madinah]. He removed his coat of arms which he was wearing. !Aamir bin Rabeeah was watching him. Sahl had very white, smooth skin. Aamir said: I have never until now seen skin such as that of the virgin bride. Sahl immediately fell to the ground becoming very weak. The Messenger of Allah , peace be upon him, was told about his affliction of weakness. It was said to him: He cannot raise his head. He asked them: Did anyone make a suggestion about him? They replied: Aamir bin Rabeeah. Thereupon the Messenger of Allah called for him. He became angry with him and said: For what do one of you kill one of your brothers? Could you not ask that he be blessed? Go and wash for him. Aamir went and washed his face, his arms and elbows, and his knees and feet. Then his izaar (lower garment) was dipped into the water pot. This water was then poured over Sahls back who immediately returned to normal. (Maalik) The only time this method of treatment, which is known as ightisaal, is to be used is when you are sure who gave you the evil eye. The only way you can be sure of this is when it occurs after a specific comment from a person and you are immediately affected. Otherwise, it is impossible to determine for sure that you have been afflicted with the evil eye. It is not appropriate that we accuse people of what we are not sure, nor that we
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be suspicious every time some sickness or evil befalls us. Thought we or our children may fall ill after having been among a group of people, this does not necessarily mean that we have been afflicted with the eye. It could be a natural illness. If we jump to the conclusion that someone has given us the eye, we may falsely accuse a Muslim, which is a sin in itself. RUQYAH Aiesha related: The Prophet, peace be upon him, ordered me to use Ruqyah to treat the evil eye. Al Bukhari Asmaa bint Umays said to the Prophet: O Messenger of Allah. The people of Jafar are constantly affected by the evil eye. Should I treat them with Ruqyah? He replied: Yes, for if anything will overcome what is written it is the evil eye. (At-Tirmithi) PERFORMANCE OF RUYQYAH How is Ruqyah performed? There are two steps involved. 1) reading of Quran. The following was consistently read by the Prophet, peace be upon him: a. suratal Fatihah b. ayatul Kursi c. al muaawidhataan (the two surahs of refuge: suratal Falaq and suratan Naas) 2) adeeyah (supplications), specifically the following a. Authu bi kalimaat illahit taamah min sharri ma khalaq (Muslim) b. Authu bi kalimaat illahit taamah min kulli shaytaani wa hammah, wa min kulli aynin laamah. (Al Bukhari) The question may arise: Must everything be recited in Arabic? Quraan must be recited in Arabic. A dua may be said in ones own language, though Arabic is more complete and more correct. If you are able to say it in Arabic, even with difficulty, it is better. Try to learn the Arabic, but in an emergency situation, say it however you can. There should be a precaution against learning the Arabic without understanding the meaning. You are asked to recite with understanding, not mere parroting of the words. This is often seen in people when they are making tawaf around the Kaaba. They recite after someone who is reading a string of adeeyah from a book, yet they may not understand a single word of what they say. It is much better for them to recite in their own language or learn one dua on their own in Arabic, along with its
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meaning, than to repeat words that they do not understand just for the sake of recitation. PREVENTION Ruqyah and ghusl are to be used when one has been afflicted. However, there are ways we can protect ourselves beforehand so that we wont be harmed. Tabreek: when we see that we, members of our families, or others around us have been blessed by Allah in any aspect, we should acknowledge this and ask Allah to bless us even more. This is done by saying: Maa sha Allah tabaarak Allah, or Barak Allahu feehi or Allahumma Baraka alayhi or, as the man in suratal Kahf said: ma sha Allah, la quwata ila Billah. If others admire something and do not say this, say it yourself as a protection and as a reminder. Dua: We have been advised by the Prophet, peace be upon him, to read certain duas in the morning and in the evening to protect ourselves from Shaitan and evil in general. This collection of dua is called Husn Al Muslim The Muslims Protection (stronghold; fortress) (Maisah, I am sending you this in pocket form Eng./Ara. Two books that contain these duas in English, besides the one I am sending you are: Remembrance and Prayer by Muhammad Al-Ghazali and Let Us Remember Allah and Praise Him by Abdul Rahman Dimashkyah) Caution: If you find that some people always admire what they see in you or in others and they consistently fail to mention Allah in their admiration, even after youve reminded them to do so, beware. People who are not concerned with dhikr Allah are the type of people you should protect yourself from. Dont make known or discuss any particular blessing of yours to them. This is a measure of caution only. It doesnt mean that you should walk around in a state of fear of everyone. Just try to be aware. Do your part and then trust in Allah to protect you. Very importantly, dont tell a lie so as to avoid revealing some blessing you may have been given. For example, if someone comments on how much your child eats, dont exclaim, Oh no! He never eats. He eats very little! when actually the opposite is true. Just say, Ma sha Allah, tabaraak Allah reminding the person to acknowledge this as a blessing from Allah. Lying is not proper nor permissible here. We must acknowledge that the Evil Eye is a reality of life. The point is not that we should suspect and fear everyone around us or think that everything bad is from the Evil Eye. Such an attitude may stop one from seeking needed medical treatment. The point is that we should understand that it exists, that it can happen to us if we do not protect ourselves, and that it can be treated. How can we determine whether we have been afflicted with the eye and need Ruqyah or we have a medical problem that requires a doctors attention? Actually, such a question shows the common attitude of todays Muslim. Most, when they
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are sick or hurt in some way, will run directly to the doctor or pharmacy, neglecting the Quran. This is quite a shameful thing since Quran tells us: It is a guide and a healing for those who believe. (41:44) INNOVATIONS IN TREATING THE EVIL EYE Many innovative practices have found their way into treating people afflicted by the eye. A number of these practices were started by wellintending, yet ignorant Muslims who were only trying to help. Among them are: Foreign or incomprehensible expressions used in Ruqyah 1. A person, in treating the eye, may pronounce over the patient some strange expressions. This stems from non-Arabic speakers mispronouncing or adding expressions of their own to Quraanic verses and supplications. Some cleverly deceitful people include words form Quran and dua just to let people feel that they know what they are doing. 2. Beads, Charms, Amulets and Talismans Some people seek protection in these objects. They hang them around their neck or on their arms as bracelets. Such actions contradict sincere belief in Allah and attribute divine power to created things. This is shirk and is mentioned as such in the following hadith: Uqbah bin Aamir reported: When a group of ten men came to the Prophet, peace be upon him, he only accepted the oath of allegiance from nine. They asked: O Messenger of Allah, why did you take the covenant from nine of us and refuse this man? The Prophet, peace be upon him, said: Verily, he has a talisman on him. The man then put his hand in his cloak, pulled out the talisman and broke it. When the Prophet, peace be upon him, finished taking the oath from him, he turned and said: Whoever wears a talisman has committed Shirk! (At-Tirmithi and Ahmed) Two of the most common talismans of today are the rabbits foot and the horseshoe. Among Muslims in particular, we will find verses from the Quran hanging on the walls of homes for protection, or a gold medallion inscribed with verses, especially ayatul Kursi, hung around the neck or pinned to a babys clothing. Such things are not permissible. Though some scholars have allowed these practices, the majority, including most of the Sahabah and the Taabieen, have denounced it. The Quran is to be read, and its blessings are gained through reading and believing in it. Others seek protection in things, such as animal heads, feet, teeth, a picture of a hand with an eye in the middle. (The five fingers of the hand are meant to represent the five ayats of suratul Falaq meaning The five ayats of Al Falaq are protection against the eye.) Some, in pretending to have knowledge to cure or ward off the eye, place drawings or writings which may or may not include words from the Quran or hadith, inside leather or cloth pouches. They then close them and hang them around the
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neck or place them under the bed. Dont do or accept such things. Whenever you are told to do something like this, ask for the proof from the Quran and Sunnah. Do not accept such things if there is no sound evidence for their use. Many people do these things for money, others for popularity. A few actually believe in what they are doing. Do they have a claim to ignorance? An ignorant Muslim is a non-Arab how cannot read the Quran or the Sunnah, nor does he or she have access to a scholar. Such a person has a claim to ignorance. As for Muslims who have no such claim, they are responsible for themselves and those around them, for they can easily fall into shirk. The Prophet, peace be upon him, has warned us: The Hour will not approach until some groups of my nation worship idols. (Abu Daoud 3\4329) INNOVATIONS IN TABREEK You may find that some people, when they fear someones anger and wish to protect themselves from him, will tell that person to say Salla alan Nabi. ( say sallalaahu alayhi wa sallam on the Prophet). Such a thing is also an innovation. We are to say this when the Prophets name is mentioned, but we are to mention Allahs Name and see His blessings and protection when we fear something or need help. We are told to say ma shaa Allah tabarak Allah or barak Allhu feehi or Allahumma Barak alaihi or ma shaa Allah, la quwata ila Billah when we admire something we see in others or wish to protect our blessings from the evil of others. This is what the Quran and Sunnah direct us to do. Any other expressions are innovative and deficient. ENVY Envy differs from the Evil Eye in that not only does the person admire a quality or blessing that you have, but he envies you to the extent that he wishes that you do not have this thing, or that it be taken away from you. In the case of the Evil Eye, you may not wish such a thing but the admiration of it is excessive. Is it possible to envy oneself? No, it is not. Look at the definition of envy and youll realize why it is impossible. Envy is to admire something in someone excessively and wish that it be taken away from them. We dont wish such things for ourselves. However, we can give ourselves the Evil Eye. An example is seen in the story of the man with the two lush gardens in suratul Kahf who was arrogant and full of pride in his possessions. He neither thanked Allah for the blessings he had received, nor did he acknowledge that they had come from Him. HOW TO PROTECT OURSELVES

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1) Seek refuge in Allah from the evil that He created Only Allah can give us true and complete protection from evil. No matter who we turn to or where we hide, if we do not seek Allahs protection and trust in Him, evil will seek us out. For example: A king rules over the land. A person who is afraid of something or someone goes to this king seeking protection. The king puts him in a castle. The person feels safe that no one can defy the king and therefore cannot harm him in the kings castle. Now, if that same person comes to the king and says to him: I seek your protection but Im not sure that you can protect me. How will the king react? Hell expel the man from his kingdom! What then, of Allah, tala? If we seek His protection and trust in Him, He will care for us. But if we turn to Him with doubt in our heart as to His ability to save us from something, can we rightfully expect His help? Read the Quran believing in the help that it will give you. Seek Allahs help sincerely and earnestly saying: Yaa Rabbi, anaa dhakhaltu himaayatak O my Lord, I have entered into Your protection. 2) Taqwaa Remembering and fearing Allah always plays an important role in the life of a Muslim. You should strive to increase your taqwaa. This will keep you away from evil. Remember Allah and He will remember you. When something bad befalls you dont say: Why did Allah do this to me? rather say: What did I do to deserve this? Always remember that good comes from Allah and that evil is from your own self. Every act we perform we should remember Allah: in obedience to our husbands, in treating others kindly. We should always have Allah and His pleasure in our minds when we do things. We are seeking reward from Allah, not from the people themselves. It is when we forget this and we forget Allah that we really lose. Once we forget Allah, we will forget all. {Satan has got the better of them; so he has made them forget the remembrance of Allah. They are the party of Satan. Truly it is the part of Satan that will lose.} (58:19) {And be not like those who forgot Allah; and He made them forget themselves! Such are the rebellious transgressors!} (58: 19) 3) Sabr (patience) If you feel that someone is envying you, be patient. Anger and fighting will only aggravate the situation and an accusation could be unfair. Just be patient. 4) Tawakkul. Make sure that your words and deeds are correct, that you have done whatever is necessary and proper to protect yourself, then trust in Allah. Tawakkul trusting in Allah is an essential ingredient of a Muslims faith. Wit it, he can accept and bear even the worst of hardships. Without it, the simplest of difficulties will knock him down. So, do what is required of you as a Muslim to protect yourself from evil, then place your fill trust in Allah.

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5) Avoid Hatred and Revenge. If the eye or envy does befall you from a person, dont think about it. Dont consume yourself with hatred towards that person. Such hatred will give him the ability to harm you even more and possibly ruin your life. Rather than turning your mind to revenge, involve yourself with more positive thoughts, such as how to come closer to Allah, how to improve your Islam. 6) Taubah. Repent from the sins youve committed, things you know you did as well as things you dont know. In other words, a general taubah. If you find yourself facing difficulty with someone, consider that Allah has placed this person on your way to harm you. Take the opportunity to repent. If you feel that you are free of sin, then consider this persons evil as a test. 7) Good deeds and sadaqah. These will cleanse us from our sins. Doing these things is a way of thanking Allah. Al-Mugheerah related that the Prophet, peace be upon him, used to stand ( in the prayer) or pray until both his feet or legs became swollen. He was asked why (he offered such an unbearable prayer0 and he said: Should I not be a thankful servant? (Al Bukhari) 8) Return Good for Bad Be kind to the one who has eyed or envied you. (My comment: or just leave the person alone) Nor can goodness and evil be equal. Repel (evil) with what is better. Then will he, between whom and you was hatred, become as it were, your friend and intimate. And no one will be granted such goodness except those who exercise patience and self-restraint none but persons of the greatest good fortune. And if an incitement to discord is made to you by the Satan, seek refuge in Allah. He is the One Who Hears and Knows all things. (31: 34-36) There is precedence in the Quran for giving us the right to return bad treatment equally without exceeding the harm that was done. The limit to this is that it does not involve an explicitly prohibited deed. For instance, if your neighbor mistreats you or your husband doesnt give you your full rights. You cant turn around and mistreat your neighbor or deny your husband his rights in retaliation. If someone says to you, Key Kaafir!, you shouldnt respond with the same. Similarly, dont try to envy the envier. The best course of action in all cases is to return bad treatment with good as the ayah states, . . . repel (evil) with what is better. 9) Qadaa and Qadr. Submit yourself to it. Once you understand and fully accept in your heart that whatever Allah has fated for you , good or bad, cannot be prevented, you will be better able to deal with what comes your way. Be mindful of Allah, and Allah will protect you. Be mindful of Allah and you will find Him in front of you. If you ask, ask of Allah; if you seek help, seek help of Allah. Know that if the nation were to gather together to benefit you with anything, it would benefit you only with something that Allah had already prescribed for you, and that if they gather together to harm you with anything, they would harm you only with something Allah
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had already prescribed for you. The pens have been lifted and the pages have dried. Superstitious beliefs which negate ones belief in Qadaa and Qadr are common throughout the world. For example, a mother places a black thread around a childs arm to protect it against the Evil Eye. The thread comes off while bathing the child. The mother, being busy, forgets to retie the thread. The child wanders off and gets hurt. The mot her says: If I had fixed the thread this wouldnt have happened. Where is her faith in Allah? When told that such things are shirk, she will deny it and insist that the thread is the protector. Such a person claims to believe in Allah, yet their actions contradict their belief. 10) Acknowledge blessings and be thankful Why would a person envy you? Perhaps you have been given something special that he does not have. Be thankful to Allah for everything, great and small, that He has given you. Share this thankfulness with others by sharing what you have been given. One of the most important things in protecting yourself from yourself, from others, and protecting others from you is to acknowledge Allahs favor upon His creation. Ask Allahs blessings for yourself and for the person. Say. Ma sha Allah, la quwata ila Billah. Never forget that what you or they have is a blessing from Allah. You have been given things they have not and they have been given things that you havent. One of the causes of Shaitans fall was from his arrogance and jealousy of Adam. Even before Adam was created, when mud was collected from the four corners of the earth for his creation, Iblees was envious and would circle around the body of Adam saying: Why all this for this ting! He was jealous. When he was asked to bow down before him he responded by saying to Allah: But You created him from sand and me from fire! Another example of such jealousy is found in the Jews. They were jealous when Muhammad appeared among the Arabs even though his Prophethood was written in their books. They had the knowledge that the prophet would appear in a place with palm trees. Therefore, they expected him to be a Jew from Madinah, which is filled with palm trees. When the prophet turned out to be an Arab, they rejected him out of jealousy, thereby rejecting faith. All of us have been given good things in life in some way or another. Health, youthfulness, time, money, children, knowledge we tend to take all of these gifts for granted and look to others as if they have so much more and we have so little. We should thank Allah for His gifts and remember that everything we have in this life is a test as well as an object of account on the Day of Judgment. : Masha Allah tabaarak Allah, or Barak Allahu feehi or Allahumma Baraka alayhi or, as the man in suratal Kahf said: Masha Allah, la quwata ila Billah.

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EFFICACY OF EVIL-EYE

By Rang o Noor By Sadi Published 05/1/2009 Articles And Mazameen , English

EFFICACY OF EVIL-EYE I seek refuge with Allah from the evil of every envier when he envies and from the "Evil-Eye" of everyone who casts evil-eye. A few points were discussed in the previous column about the "Evil-Eye." Today, a few more narratives and then a look at the cure for the "Evil-Eye." Grave and Cauldron A Hadith says: Evil-Eye pushes man into the grave and pushes the camel into the cauldron. (Zaad-ul-Ma'ad, Ibn-e-Addy, Abu Naeem) It means that "Evil-Eye" can cause man's death. If it works at the camel, it falls down and its owner does not find any way out than slaughtering and cooking it. Death Due to Evil-Eye A Hadith says: "The object of this narrative is that many people die due to Evil-Eye. (Al-Bazaaz) Evil-Eye Kills At the times of the Holy Prophet , a companion Hazrat Sahl bin Hanif (RA) was taking a bath. A man Aamir bin Rabia (RA) saw him and cast an evil eye at the beauty of his skin. (That companion fell down and began to wriggle) He got offended with Aamir and said: Why any of you kills his brother through evil-eye and why he does not pray for him. Then he ordered that fellow who had cast the evil-eye to take a bath. Therefore he took a bath and threw the water of his bathing at Hazrat Sahl bin Hanif(RA), who was recovered. (Zaad-ul-Ma'ad, Ibn-eHabaan) The Holy Prophet Would Seek Refuge from the Evil-Eye Hazrat Abu Saeed Khudri (RA) Reports: The Holy Prophet would seek refuge with Allah from the Evil-Eye of the people. (Tirmizi, Nisai) Poison of the Eyes There are some serpents who, if look at some one out of anger and enmity, their eyes shed poison and kill that person whom they look at or render him blind or cause the pregnant ladies aborted. In the same way, there comes out an invisible poison from the eyes of the envier and it is
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transferred to that person whom he looks at with liking and jealousy. This poison is more in some people and less in some others. Allah has put strange efficacies in the soul and body of man. No wise man can negate it. Then, actual efficacy comes out from the "Soul" and is transferred to the others through the eyes. Take the following example to grasp the point: If the person for whom you have great respect looks at you with love, the face is flushed. If an oppressor gazes at some oppressed, he loses wits and if a lion looks at someone with angery look, that person begins to shudder. It becomes clear that there is efficacy in everything and denying it is mere ignorance. (Zaad-ul-Maad) Invisible Rays Some learned people are of the view that invisible rays come out from the eyes of the Evil-Looker which penetrate into the pores of the opponent and harm him. How Does Evil-Eye Work? It is not essential for the influence of the Evil-Eye to look. Some people have very wicked "Self" and they cause the influence of the eye through their "Self" and "Soul". If someone's qualities are enumerated before a blind man and he attends to him with envy, the influence of the eye works. (Zaad-ul-Maad) Arrows of the Evil-Look The archer selects his target. Then he fixes the arrow in the bow and aims at the target. If the opponent is unarmed and weak, the arrow works. If he is armoured, active and agile, he escapes it. Sometimes, the arrow comes back to the archer. Same is the case with Evil-Eye. When a person looks at someone or listens to someone's praise, he begins to like him. An arrow is prepared out of the wickedness and jealousy of his "Self". Then he throws that arrow or poison through his eyes. Now if the opponent has not made arrangements for his safety and his soul is also weak, that arrow hits him. If his soul is strong and he has made arrangements for his safety, no harm comes to him. Sometimes, that Evil-Eye comes back to him and harms him. Man's Own Eye Also Influences Sometimes man's own eye also influences him. The Holy Prophet has told its cure. Now, it is the age of "Self-Love." Everyone likes his own Self. So, this eye is causing more harm than ever before. Mobile Sight Allah has granted man's soul with great power. Different effects come out of man's soul and are transferred to others through air waves. Hatred as well as love, good and well as wickedness, virtue as well as vice are transferred to others. All that you talk to others on the Mobile Phone, is conveyed to other countries through air waves. Man's soul is more powerful than the frequency of the Mobile Phone and waves. Lest You Should Be Afraid?

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Last week, I quoted a few traditions "sight is true, sight is mighty and sight is fatal." A few narrations have also been narrated today. I fear lest you should have felt fear after reading them. You need not feel fear. It is Allah's favour that we are the Ummah of the Holy Prophet . He has never deserted his Ummah nor he will desert us on the Day of Resurrection. He protected his Ummah in the battlefield. He told them the ways how to protect themselves against Satan, giants and other maladies. What power the Evil-Eye has before the Noble Quran. The Noble Quran is Allah's word. How can Evil-Eye withstand the supplications of the Holy Prophet however much stronger it is? So, do not feel fear. However, do take care and strengthen your soul through invoking to Allah's good names, Recitation, Protecting your Eyes, carefulfeeding, fasting and not being jealous of anyone. Have you not observed some of the Miyahideen who always try to conceal themselves. But their soul is so strong as to upset Mr. Bush's peace of mind. Dick Channy hides himself in the Tanker, Advani Loses his wits and Karzai is like a fish out of water whereas Mujahideens' souls convey subtle impacts of love, peace of mind and encouragement to their sincere friends. When I recall these Mujahideen in solitude, waves of peace of mind and encouragement begin to arise in the heart. Allah is, no doubt, All-Powerful over everything and He has created the soul Himself without any external agent. May Allah strengthen the souls of our weak people! Defence And Cure Many supplications to defend the sight have been reported in the traditions. We should keep supplicating them and be immune to Evil-Eye by the grace of Allah. The supplications and methods to remove the evil effects of the poison or the arrow have also been described. The Muslims should make arrangements for both i.e. strengthen the defence and do treatment to end up Evil-Eye. Do Resolve Allah is the Lord of us all. He listens to all. The Messenger of Allah is our Prophet, lord and everything . The Noble Quran is for us all. Why do we not get benefit from it? There is a strange practice in Karachi. People write down the name of the daughter and her mother and request some person for Istikharah . Why does every Muslim not observe Istikharah himself? Once, I asked a person who would observer Istikharah for others about its method. All that he told me had no weight and reality in it. Istikharah means begging good of Allah. Do we feel ashamed of begging good for ourselves? It is heard that there are Istikhara programmes at the TV also. There seems great deception in it. Now after hearing about the Evil-Eye, all the people will rush to incantators to request them to blow incantations over them. It is correct that there is no harm in requesting the pious to blow incantations over us. But the questions is "Why do we ourselves not do so?" When the doctor prescribes
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medicine, we eat it ourselves and take exercise ourselves. It never happens that we give money to someone else and request him to take exercise for us. In the same way, when the Ulama tell the cure of a disease from the Noble Quran, we should do it ourselves. There is great good in it. The relation with Allah strengthens by observing Istikhara ourselves. I do not make you pledge by making you lift your both hands but I make you resolve to cure yourselves with the help of the supplications told you for the cure of Evil-Eye. Have you resolved? O.K. The ladies are specially requested not to go to men Incantators. You yourselves are dear slaves of Allah. Do beg of Allah yourselves. In this way, your Emaan and faith will progress and you will get peace of mind. A Point You have studied a few points about the might of the soul. Now imagine yourselves. If a wicked soul can hurt someone by fixing the arrow of Evil-Eye in the bow of jealousy, how great powerful the souls of the Believers will be and how great Belief-provoking efficacy their eyes will have. Hence, the eye of the pious people has great power. Its denial is a folly. Hazrat Khawaja Majzoob has written very strange verses about the eye and attention of his Spiritual Guide Hazrat Ashraf Ali Thaanvi. You can trace them in his book if you like. If Sa'di Faqir starts writing about this topic, he will go too far and will be lost in the eyes of his Spiritual-Guide Hazrat Wali Hasan :

It is sufficient for today. If life lasts and Allah grants me with the power, I shall tell you the cures of Evil-Eye the next week. If you want to remain immune from this fatal arrow till that time, keep reciting the last two Surahs of the Noble Quran in abundance. Do blow incantations of the Surah Al-Fateha, Ayat-ul-Kursy and last two verses of the Surah Al-Qalam yourselves. No Evil-Eye can withstand these Quranic verse. You will find great peace of mind if you recite with certainty and faith.

THE CURE FOR THE EVIL-EYE By Super Admin Published 05/1/2009 Articles And Mazameen , English

THE CURE FOR THE EVIL-EYE There is success for the Muslims in invoking to Allah's good names and obeying Him. The cure for the Evil-Eye is also one of them. If Allah's name is invoked whole-heartedly and the job told by Him is performed heart and soul, every worry will be removed by the grace of Allah. The article on the cure of Evil-Eye was incomplete for several weeks. It will be completed by
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Allah's will, today. Lo, study a few cures for the Evil-Eye. Refuge With Allah I seek refuge with Allah. Seeking refuge with Allah through His mighty words is the most important cure for the Evil-Eye. A few refugic supplications have already been mentioned. Today, more supplications are going to be stated. Keep it in mind that many supplications for seeking refuge have been mentioned in the Hadiths. "I seek refuge with Allah through His words from the wickedness of all the creatures." (Al-Muslim) This supplication should be recited thrice in the mornings and evenings.

"I seek refuge with Allah through His words of which no pious or wicked can escape from the wickedness of any thing that He created and spread; and from the wickedness of the things that came down from the sky and descend it; and from the wickedness of the things that spread over the earth and are generated from it, and from the wicked of the subversions of the day and the night; and from the wickedness of those who come at night save those who come with goodness of the AllMerciful." (Zaad-ul-Ma'ad P:133) There is a tale written in Musnad-e-Ahmad almost similar to this supplication. One night, the Satans descended from the mountains and valleys and attacked the Holy Prophet . They wanted to trouble him with the help of the flames of fire. All of a sudden, Hazrat Jibrail came down and taught him this supplication. He recited this supplication. All the Satans ran away and their fire was extinguished. After noting down these refugic supplications, Allama Ibn-e-Qayyim writes. Only those know the benefits of these supplications who have tried it. He also knows how greatly we need these supplications. These supplications protect against the Evil-Eye and thus the reciter remains procured from Evil-Eye. If the Evil-Eye has already worked, they end up its efficacy. The efficacy of these supplications increases due to the power of Emaan, strength of the heart and Tawakkul of the reciter because these supplications are like the ammunition which becomes as effective as skilled, powerful and mighty the person is who operates it. (Zaad-ul-Ma'ad P:135) So, make these supplications your routine with full certainty and attention. Incantations of Hazrat Jibrail (1) It is reported in Al-Muslim:
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Hazrat Jibrail came to the Holy Prophet and said, "O Muhammad ( ) , Are you feeling pain?" He said, "Yes." At this, Hazrat Jibrail recited the following supplication. "I blow incantations with the name of Allah against every thing that troubles and the wickedness of every eye or the eye of the envier. May Allah cure you! I blow incantations over you with the name of Allah." (2) It is reported in Al-Muslim: Hazrat Ayesha says that whenever the Holy Prophet fell ill, Hazrat Jibrail would blow incantations over him with the help of the following supplication? "I seek help with the name of Allah. He will better you and cure you of every disease and (will cure you) of the envy of every envier and the evileye of everyone who casts evil-eye." Sobhan Allah! This is the supplication of Hazrat Jibrail with which he would remove evil-effects of evil-eye. With the help of these traditions, Allama Nov-vi has proved that there is no evil in blowing incantations. A Mighty Cure For the Evil-Eye It is written in Zaad-ul-Ma'ad: Hazrat Abu Ubaidulah(RA) was on Hajj or Jihad journey riding a very nice camel. One of his journey companions was a man who used to cast evil-eye. Anything upon which he would cast evil-eye went out of order or ended up. The companions said to the "Sheikh" to protect his camel from the evil-eye of that person. The Sheikh said, "He can cause no harm to my camel." When the evil-eyer knew this, he remained in search of a chance as to when the Sheikh went away his camel. As soon as he got the chance, he cast evil-eye at the camel and it fell down. When the Sheikh came to know, he searched him out and recited the following supplication.

No sooner did the Sheikh recite this supplication than the eyes of the evil-eyer came out, the camel was cured and stood up. (Zaad-ul-Ma'ad P: 138 V-IV) A Quranic Cure For the Evil-Eye Recite the last two verses of the Surah Al-Qalam for seven times at the pure water and blow incantations each time. The patient should drink this water in nine draughts and before taking every draught he must recite . Then he should put the rest of water in a pail or tub, pour some more water into it and run it at the entire body. Even the strictest evil-eye will be cured. This incantations can be blown over animals even. The

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people who mostly fall prey to evil-eye, should recite these verses for seven times daily and blow incantations over their bodies. A Masnoon Supplication For Removing Evil-Eye It is written in Hisn-e-Haseen: The man who is affected by evil-eye, should remove it with the following saying of the Holy Prophet: With the name of Allah! O Allah remove the hotness and coldness and trouble and pain of this evil-eye. Then he should say: "Stand up with Allah's order." (Hisn-e-Haseen P:231) The Supplication To Cure the Evil-Eye Cast at the Animal It is written in Hisn-e-Haseen: If an animal is under the spell of evil-eye, recite the following supplication four times in the right nostril and thrice in the left nostril and blow over it. "No fear, remove the trouble and the disease, O the Lord of the people. Cure it. You are the only Curer. No one save You can remove any trouble and pain." (Hisn-e-Haseen P:213) Protectin From One's Own Eye This traditions is reported in Munsad-e-Ahmad and other books of Traditions: "Anyone of you who sees his brother, his own self or anything from his property that seems him good, should pray for his blessings because effect of evil-eye is a fact. (Musnad-e-Ahmad, Zaad-ul-Ma'ad) It becomes clear that evil-eye does not affect others or one's own self due to the blessings of supplications. Allama Tazry Writes: "When you see anything of your own or the members of your family or any good thing of others or any good state, you should say "O Allah, bless it with even more blessings." (Hisn-e-Haseen P:220) The man who fears of his own evil-eye at himself or at others, he should remove the wickedness of evil-eye through these words. "O Allah, bless it with blessings." When Aamir bin Rabia (RA) cast his evil-eye at Hazrat Sahl bin Hanif (RA), the Holy Prophet said: Why did you not pray for his blessings? (Zaad-ul-Ma'ad P:135 V:IV) Hence the man who is attracted by his nails, or by his face while looking into the mirror or some of his trait or habit appeals him, should at
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once pray for blessings. In the same way, he should do the same when he finds the good traits in his children or other people. powerful, it will be very beneficial: It is said about Hazrat Urwa (RA) that when he looked at an attractive object or went to the gardens, he would say: A Special Cure For The Evil-Eye A special and the most effective cure for the Evil-Eye is the one that is prescribed by the Holy Prophet that the evil-eyer should take a bath and throw the water of his bathing at the person upon whom he cast his eye. Allama Ibn-e-Qayyim has written in detail about the benefits of this cure. He has also said that the man who suspects it, does not get benefit from it. (Zaad-ul-Ma'ad P:136, V-IV) Its another situation can also be that he evil-eyer should observe ablution and should throw the water poured from ablution at the person who is affected by his evil-eye. Divine Ruqiyyah Allama Ibn-e-Qayyim has written an authentic supplication for the cure of the evil-eye and has called it i.e. the incantations taught by Allah. Hazrat Abu Darda (RA) says that the Holy Prophet said: Any one among you who is in trouble or his brother is in trouble, should recite the following supplication: ..... If he inserts the following words also to make his supplication more

"O our Lord Who is in the sky, Your name is sacred, Your order is in the sky and the earth. O Allah descend Your blessings upon the earth as they are in the sky. Forgive us for our sins and mistakes. Your the Lord of the pious people. Shower Your blessings and cure upon us at this trouble. Therefore, the disease will be cured as soon as you recite this supplication by the will of Allah. (Abu Dawood) It is written in Kamaalaat-e-Azizy: This sentence has great efficacy to remove the effect of evil-eye and magic; and absolves the sins of the reader. It is said with reference to a Hadith that is one of the treasures of Paradise. Another Quranic Cure For the Evil-Eye Recite the following verses and blow incantations over the person who is affected by the Evil-Eye, it will be removed. A Request
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Allah be thanked, this topic has been completed to some extent. If you study this article joining the pervious one with it, you will come to know the origin of the Evil-Eye, its ill-effects, the methods of protecting from it and the methods of curing it if Allah wills. May Allah protect us all against the Evil-Eye and provide us refuge with Him! Definition of the Evil eye, ways of protecting oneself against and treating it. What is the evil eye? I've seen this terminology been used so many times on this webpage. Can you please explain in detail? (from Islam Q&A) Praise be to Allaah. These follow some information and fatwas that have to do with the evil eye. We ask Allaah to benefit readers thereby. The scholars of the Standing Committee were asked: What is the definition of the evil eye? Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): And from the evil of the envier when he envies[al-Falaq 113:5] Is the hadeeth of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) saheeh in which it says that One third of those who are in the grave are there because of the evil eye? If a person thinks that someone is envying him, what should the Muslim do and say? If the person who put the evil eye on someone washes himself, will the water he used bring healing to his victim? And should he drink the water or wash himself with it? They replied: The Arabic word al-ayn (translated as the evil eye) refers to when a person harms another with his eye. It starts when the person likes a thing, then his evil feelings affect it, by means of his repeated looking at the object of his jealousy. Allaah commanded His Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) to seek refuge with Him from the envier, as He said (interpretation of the meaning): And from the evil of the envier when he envies[al-Falaq 113:5] Everyone who puts the evil eye on another is envious, but not every envier puts the evil eye on another. The word haasid (envier) is more general in meaning than the word aain (one who puts the evil eye on another), so seeking refuge with Allaah from the one who envies includes seeking refuge with Him from the one who puts the evil eye on another. The evil eye is like an arrow which comes from the soul of the one who envies and the one who puts the evil eye on another towards the one who is envied and on whom the evil eye is put; sometimes it hits him and sometimes it misses. If the target is exposed and unprotected, it will affect him, but if the target is cautious and armed, the arrow will have no effect and may even come back on the one who launched it. Adapted from Zaad al-Maaad.

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There are ahaadeeth from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) which speak of the effects of the evil eye. For example it is narrated in al-Saheehayn that Aaishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to tell me to recite ruqyah for protection against the evil eye. Muslim, Ahmad and al-Tirmidhi narrated from Ibn Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: The evil eye is real and if anything were to overtake the divine decree, it would be the evil eye. When you are asked to take a bath (to provide a cure) from the influence of the evil eye, you should take a bath. This was classed as saheeh by al-Tirmidhi, and also by al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah, 1251. Imam Ahmad and al-Tirmidhi (2059, where he classed it as saheeh) narrated that Asma bint Umays said: O Messenger of Allaah, the children of Jafar have been afflicted by the evil eye, shall we recite ruqyah for them? He said, Yes, for if anything were to overtake the divine decree it would be the evil eye. Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh al-Tirmidhi. Abu Dawood narrated that Aaishah (may Allaah be pleased with her) said: The person who had put the evil eye on another would be ordered to do wudoo, then the person who had been afflicted would wash himself (with that water). This was classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood. Imam Ahmad (15550), Maalik (1811), al-Nasaai and Ibn Hibbaan narrated from Sahl ibn Haneef that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) came out and traveled with him towards Makkah, until they were in the mountain pass of al-Kharaar in al-Jahfah. There Sahl ibn Haneef did ghusl, and he was a handsome white-skinned man with beautiful skin. Aamir ibn Rabeeah, one of Banu Adiyy ibn Kab looked at him whilst he was doing ghusl and said: I have never seen such beautiful skin as this, not even the skin of a virgin, and Sahl fell to the ground. They went to Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) came and said, O Messenger of Allaah, can you do anything for Sahl, because by Allaah he cannot raise his head. He said, Do you accuse anyone with regard to him? They said, Aamir ibn Rabeeah looked at him. So the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) called Aamir and rebuked him strongly. He said, Why would one of you kill his brother? If you see something that you like, then pray for blessing for him. Then he said to him, Wash yourself for him. So he washed his face, hands, forearms, knees and the sides of his feet, and inside his izaar (lower garment) in the vessel. Then that water was poured over him, and a man poured it over his head and back from behind. He did that to him, then Sahl got up and joined the people and there was nothing wrong with him.

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Classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in al-Mishkaat, 4562. The majority of scholars are of the view that people can indeed be afflicted by the evil eye, because of the ahaadeeth quoted above and others, and because of the corroborating reports and other evidence. With regard to the hadeeth that you mention, One third of those who are in the grave are there because of the evil eye, we do not know how sound it is, but the author of Nayl al-Awtaar said that al-Bazzaar narrated with a hasan isnaad from Jaabir (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: Most of those who die among my ummah die because of the will and decree of Allaah, and then because of the evil eye. The Muslim has to protect himself against the devils among the evil jinn and mankind, by having strong faith in Allaah and by putting his trust in Him and seeking refuge with Him and beseeching Him, reciting the prayers for protection narrated from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), reciting al-Miwadhatayn [the last two soorahs of the Quraan], Soorat al-Ikhlaas, Soorat al-Faatihah, and Aayat al-Kursi. Duaas for protection include the following: Aoodhu bi kalimaat-illaah il-taammati min sharri ma khalaqa (I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allaah from the evil of that which He has created). Aoodhu bi kalimaat-illaah il-taammati min ghadabihi wa iqaabihi, wa min sharri ibaadihi wa min hamazaat al-shayaateeni wa an yahduroon (I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allaah from His wrath and punishment, from the evil of His slaves and from the evil promptings of the devils and from their presence). And one may recite the words of Allaah: Hasbi Allaahu laa ilaaha illa huwa, alayhi tawakkaltu wa huwa Rabb ul-arsh il-azeem (Allaah is sufficient for me. Laa ilaaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but He) in Him I put my trust and He is the Lord of the Mighty Throne) [al-Tawbah 9:129 interpretation of the meaning] And there are other similar duaas that are prescribed in shareeah. This is what was meant by Ibn al-Qayyim in the words quoted at the beginning of this answer. If it is known or suspected that a person has been afflicted by the evil eye, then the one who put the evil eye on him should be ordered to wash himself for his brother. So a vessel of water should be brought, and he should put his hand in it, rinse out his mouth into the vessel. Then he
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should wash his face in the vessel, then put his left hand into the vessel and wash his right knee, then put his right hand in the vessel and wash his left knee. Then he should wash inside his garment. Then the water should be poured over the head of the one on whom he put the evil eye, pouring it from behind in one go. Then he will be healed, by Allaahs leave. Fataawa al-Lajnah al-Daaimah lil-Buhooth al-Ilmiyyah wal-Ifta, 1/186 Shaykh Muhammad al-Saalih al-Uthaymeen was asked: Can the evil eye afflict a person? How is it treated? Does being on one's guard against it contradict putting one's trust in Allaah? He replied: Our opinion concerning the evil eye is that it is real and is proven both by Islamic teachings and by real life experiences. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): And verily, those who disbelieve would almost make you slip with their eyes (through hatred)[al-Qalam 68:51] Ibn Abbaas and others said, commenting on this verse: this means, they put the evil eye on you with their glances. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: The evil eye is real and if anything were to overtake the divine decree, it would be the evil eye. When you are asked to take a bath (to provide a cure) from the influence of the evil eye, you should take a bath. Narrated by Muslim. Al-Nasaai and Ibn Maajah narrated that Aamir ibn Rabeeah passed by Sahl ibn Haneef when he was bathing and he quoted the hadeeth. Reality confirms that and it cannot be denied. In the event that you are afflicted by the evil eye, you should use the treatments recommended in shareeah, which are: 1 Reciting ruqyah. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, There is no ruqyah except in the case of the evil eye or fever. al-Tirmidhi, 2057; Abu Dawood, 3884. Jibreel used to do ruqyah for the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) and say, Bismillaahi arqeeka min kulli shayin yudheeka, min sharri kulli nafsin aw aynin haasid Allaahu yashfeek, bismillaahi arqeek (In the name of Allaah I perform ruqyah for you, from everything that is harming you, from the evil of every soul or envious eye may Allaah heal you, in the name of Allaah I perform ruqyah for you). 2 Asking the person who has put the evil eye on another to wash, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) commanded Aamir

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ibn Rabeeah to do in the hadeeth quoted above. Then the water should be poured over the one who has been afflicted. With regard to taking his waste, such as his urine and stools, there is no basis for doing so; the same applies to taking any of his belongings. Rather what is narrated is that which is mentioned above, washing his limbs and washing inside his garment, or likewise washing inside his headgear and garments. And Allaah knows best. There is nothing wrong with taking precautions against the evil eye before it happens, and this does not contradict the idea of tawakkul (putting one's trust in Allaah). In fact this is tawakkul, because tawakkul means putting ones trust in Allaah whilst also implementing the means that have been permitted or enjoined. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to seek refuge for al-Hasan and al-Husayn and say: Ueedhukuma bi kalimaat Allaah al-taammati min kulli shaytaanin wa haammah wa min kulli aynin laammah (I seek refuge for you both in the perfect words of Allaah, from every devil and every poisonous reptile, and from every evil eye). Al-Tirmidhi, 2060; Abu Dawood, 4737. And he would say, Thus Ibraaheem used to seek refuge with Allaah for Ishaaq and Ismaaeel, peace be upon them both. Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 3371. Fataawa al-Shaykh Ibn Uthaymeen, 2/117, 118

Helpful Hints:
So, if anyone was to cast a spell or an 'eye' and the act was within God's will, then it will take place, otherwise, it will never occur.

Be mindful of Allah, and Allah will protect you. Be mindful of Allah and you will find Him in front of you. If you ask, ask of Allah; if you seek help, seek help of Allah. Know that if the nation were to gather together to benefit you with anything, it would benefit you only with something that Allah had already prescribed for you, and that if they gather together to harm you with anything, they would harm you only with something Allah had already prescribed for you. The pens have been lifted and the pages have dried.

Turnest thou not thy sight towards those who were forbidden secret counsels yet revert to that which they were forbidden (to do)? And they hold secret counsels among themselves for iniquity and hostility, and disobedience to the Messenger. And when they come to thee, they salute
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thee, not as Allah salutes thee, (but in crooked ways): And they say to themselves, "Why does not Allah punish us for our words?" Enough for them is Hell: In it will they burn, and evil is that destination!58vs8. O ye who believe! When ye hold secret counsel, do it not for iniquity and hostility, and disobedience to the Prophet; but do it for righteousness and self-restraint; and fear Allah, to Whom ye shall be brought back.58vs9 Secret counsels (conspiracies) are only from Shaitan (Satan), in order that he may cause grief to the believers. But he cannot harm them in the least, except as Allah permits, and in Allah let the believers put their trust.58vs10 Do as suggested to get rid of this evil. Fatwa Date : Thul-Qi'dah 4, 1424 / 28-12-2003 Question It started when I was in Pakistan about 8 years ago. I was sleeping and suddenly woke up, the problem was I could not move my body and could not speak but I was able to see and think and there was a strange sound (like feeble whistles going up and down) ringing in my head. It lasted for about 10-15 seconds and then it was gone. I didn't took it seriously but a few days later it happened again. Every time I felt the same, until the day I heard someone saying in a very angry and shroud voice "I'll put [you] on fire". It really scared me and I told my mother. My mother told me that the same happened with my elder brother (who was living away from us for his studies) and sister a few times but not as frequently as I was experiencing it. Years passed and now it seems that whatever this thing is; it is getting stronger. Last few times I felt something pushing in my ribs on the left side which hurt me, and the very last time I felt something is pulling me on my left hand to some darkness. I felt strange pain in my arm even after it was gone. Now I am scared, because this thing is after me for more than 8 years and I don't know what it is and how to get rid of it? Is it a Jinn, magic or Satan? What does its want from me? And how can I permanently get rid of it? Can it cause me physical damage or can it be fatal for me? I am asking this because the last episode reminded me of death, it appeared that this thing is holding on to my brain (not head) and pulling me on my left hand! Please tell me how to get rid of this evil! Answer Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions. We ask Allah to cure you and protect you from all misfortunes. We emphasize on seeking help from Allah and having unshakable trust in Him, He is the Best Protector and Most Merciful. Allah Says (interpretation of meaning): {Is not Allah Sufficient for His slave?} [39:36]. He also Says: {And if Allah touches you with harm, none can
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remove it but He, and if He touches you with good, then He is Able to do all things.}[6:17]. Allah also Says: {And He will provide him from (sources) he never could imagine. And whosoever puts his trust in Allah, then He will suffice him.}[65:3]. What you are enduring may be due to magic or evil eye or influence of jinn or merely a physical disease or complex thoughts etc. However, regardless of what it is, we would like to give you some guidelines that are useful in the case of magic, evil eye or epilepsy. First, give up all kinds of complex thoughts and delusions. They strike one only when his faith is distorted, or when he fails to have the strong trust in Allah, and does not have the sufficient knowledge of Shariah. Ibn Qayyim said: A bewitched person brings harm for himself because he gets attracted by something and heeds to it thus it overrides his heart due to his deep love and attraction. Second, using the legal incantations i.e. the verses of Qur'an and Prophetic supplications. Ibn al-Qayyim said: Among the Shariah incantations; frequently reciting the Mu'awwazatain (last two chapters from Qur'an), Surah al-Fatihah, Ayah al-Kursi and the supplications that are reported from the Prophet (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) such as "A'uzhu Bi Kalimati Allahit Tammati Min Sharri Ma Khalaq". (I seek refuge in the Perfect Words of Allah from the evil of what He has created"). And "A'uzhu Bi Kalimati Allahit Tammati Min Kulli Shaitanin Wa Hammatin Wa Min Kulli Aynin Laammtin". (I seek protection with Allah's perfect words from every Satan and crawling creature and every evil eye.'). Anyone who keeps on reciting the above supplications knows their benefits and even recognizes how badly a Muslim is in need of those supplications. In addition, one should bear in mind that the supplications are like a weapon which itself cannot bring any benefit rather the benefits depend on its user, how effectively he uses the weapon. Therefore, one should supplicate using the authentic supplications properly i.e. the heart should act in accordance with the tongue besides having strong faith in Allah. Third, reciting Qur'an, and authentic supplications upon the affected person could dispel the effect of magic and evil eye. Fourth, avoiding to become entrapped by jugglers and magicians who take away peoples' money wrongfully. Ahmad narrated that the Prophet said: Whoever goes to a soothsayer or a fortune-teller and believes him he has disbelieved in what was revealed to Muhammad (Peace and blessing be upon him). Fifth, being steadfast on the path of Shariah internally and externally. The Prophet (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said: Do not go beyond the limits of Allah, Allah will protect you [ al-Tirmizi ] Ibn al-Qayyim said: Most of the time evil Jinn affect only due to lack of sound Islamic knowledge and ruination of hearts. He also quoted from some Salaf as saying: If a heart is full of the remembrance of Allah and Satan comes near to such heart, he (the person) will strike down the Satan. The other Satans will come to their defeated fellow and ask about what happened to him? It will be said that the human being has affected him. So, a Mumin overcomes a Satan with his strong faith as reported in Musnad Ahmad that the Prophet (Salla Allahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said: A Mumin emaciates his Satan as you emaciate your riding camel. Know that the conspiracy of Satan is very weak; nothing will befall you except what had already been decreed by Allah. So, by being steadfast on the path of
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Shariah, following the rulings of Shariah and avoiding the prohibitions you may protect yourself from Satans of Jinn as well as those of human beings.

Afflicted with trials and suspects evil-eye. Date : Rabee' Al-Aakhir 25, 1430 / 21-4-2009 assalamu alikum this is regarding a story of a person whos is afflicted with trilas in his life n when he goes to some scholar he tells him dat its coz of a non muslim who peeps into his house while passing thro his house.. is it a true story .. pls lmemme kno Answer All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. If by this you refer to the matter of evil eye, then evil eye is a fact as confirmed by the Prophet [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim] However, the eye does not affect anyone except with the Will of Allaah; Allaah Says (what means): {Say, Never will we be struck except by what Allaah has decreed for us; He is our protector. And upon Allaah let the believers rely.}[Quran 9:51] Nonetheless, it should be noted that affecting someone with evil eye is not peculiar to the non-Muslims; therefore, one cannot authoritatively assert this without evidence. However, if it is predominantly thought that that man is affected by evil eye and the like, then he should perform Ruqyah but he should avoid going to the fortunetellers and soothsayers who pretend to know the unseen. The Prophet said: "Whoever goes to a soothsayer or magician or diviner and asks him (about something), his prayer will not be accepted for forty days." [Muslim] Moreover, Abu Hurayrah narrated that the

Prophet said: "Whoever goes to a fortune-teller or magician or diviner and asks him (about something) and believes his sayings, he has indeed disbelieved in what has been revealed to Muhammad [ disbelieved in the Message of Islam)." [Ahmad and Al-Haakim] ] (i.e.

Evil eye and its cure. Fatwa Date : Shawwaal 25, 1425 / 8-12-2004 Question I heard a Hadeeth that the Prophet said that "A person can escape from stones but not from evil eyes." Is this true? I have this because I
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have been often ruined by it. My neighbor lady who has an afflicted child looks at my children and very often my children and wife fall sick. Is there any remedy? In my home place there is a superstition that they take raw food item in a bowl and circle it around the head of the person on whom the eye has fallen .What did the Qur'an and Prophet say about it? Answer All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad is His slave and Messenger. We ask Allaah to exalt his mention as well as that of his family and all his companions. The effect of the evil eye is a confirmed truth but it does not affect except with the Will and Decree of Allaah. It does not harm anybody save with the Predestination of Allaah. The Prophet said: "The evil eye is true and if anything could be faster (in having an effect) than the predestination, then the evil eye would have been (that thing)." [Muslim] So you have to protect yourself and your children by reading the Qur'an and saying the designated supplications of the morning and evening, it might be that by doing so, you will be protected from the effect of evil eye. If, however, it is predestined that someone will be affected by an evil eye, then Allaah has permitted the means of treating it. In case you know the person who affected you with an evil eye, then you can ask him to perform a ritual washing then wash yourself with water that had been used by the person who had affected you, and, Allaah willing, you will be cured. The person who had affected you should do the following: He should wash his face, hands, elbows, knees, the end of his feet, and the inside of his lower garment in a vessel. Then he should pour the water over you. Indeed the Prophet said in the continuation of the abovementioned narration: "And if you were asked to perform ritual washing for the person who is affected, then perform it." However, it should be noted that a person should not accuse a Muslim of affecting him with an evil eye without evidence. Basically, a Muslim is innocent until the contrary is proven. If it is not known who affected a person with an evil eye, then it can be treated by Ruqyah, and that is to read verses from the Qur'an and say prophetic supplications, like reading chapter Al-Faatihah, verses: 255, 285 and 286 from chapter Al-Baqarah (the Cow) and chapters: 112, 113 and 114 and other chapters or verses. As regards what has been stated in the question as placing food around the person who is affected by the evil eye, we do not know any evidence about it, and this matter is closer to superstition than to the truth. Also, we are not aware of any evidence of the narration stated in the question. However, it is confirmed in the narration that we previously stated that the evil eye is true. Its danger is stated in the narration of the Prophet who said: "The evil eye kills (makes the person enter the grave) and makes the camel enter a pot, (i.e. has an amazing effect)."
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Topic. : Evil Eye: (www.islamicity.com) Question: 1. can a person really put a curse or make the evil eye on you and it works? 2. what should be your association with a person who practices this? 3. how can you stop the effects of the curse? Answer: Dear N. As-salaamu alaykum. 1-Yes, it is possible to have a case where a person envies another person or puts a curses on him/her or make the evil. But Muslims should not curse other Muslims because cursing is a reason to get Allahs Mercy away from the cursed person and this should not be done. Muslims are also not allowed to put the evil eye to others. 2-You should always remind the person who practices such acts to stop immediately and to repent to Allah. If that person doesnt abide by your advice, then it is best to stay away from him/her. 3-Muslims should always read the last two Surahs from the Quran to protect themselves from such acts. Thank you for asking and God knows best. (REFERENCE www.islamicity.com)

Question: As-salamu alaikum. What actually is 'the evil eye'? Is it just superstition (against Islam) when people wear things like that hand and other symbols/jewellery to ward off 'the evil eye'? Instead, why don't they just trust in the protection of Allah and recite Surah an-Nas? Answer: Dear Sr: As-Salaamu alaykum. Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said 'if anything was to precede destiny, it would have been the eye' (in this context, it is the evil eye). This Hadith has to be understood in the context that everything that happens in the universe is related to God's will only, and not to people's evil eye and their envy. So, if anyone was to cast a spell or an 'eye' and the act was within God's will, then it will take place, otherwise, it will never occur. As to the other part of the question, you are correct, people should not be superstitious. The use of Jewelry, precious stones, sculpted hands, etc.. are all un-Islamic if they are acquired for the purpose of being protected from a spell. Such methods were used by idol worshippers and are still used by people nowadays who have a lack of understanding about the religion. Muslims protect themselves by reciting verses from the Qur?an like surah Al-Fatiha, Ayat Al-Kursi in Surah al-Baqarah (2) verse 255, and Surah al-Falaq (113) and an-Naas (114). Also, saying 'Ma sha'a Allah
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wa la Kuwata illa Billah' (Whatever Allah wishes and There is no Power except with Allah) protects a person from other people?s envy. Thank you for asking and God knows best.

PART FOUR 4 MAGIC/SIHR


Topic : magic:

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Question: Can you find out who has done magic upon you as i suspect my ex husband is doing magic upon me while he is trying to divorce me. I look forward to hearing from you. Answer: Bismillahir-RaHmanir-RaHeem. I give below a number of selections of verses of the Qur'an and du`a' which you can recite or do ruqyah on a regular basis: 1) Al-Fatihah 2) Last three chapters of the Qur'an (i.e., Surahs 112, 113, 114) 3) Ayat al-Kursi (i.e., Al-Baqarah: 255) 4) Last two verse of Al-Baqarah Besides the above, repeat the following du`a's on a regular basis both in the morning and evening three times or more: 1) Bismillahi alladhi la yadurru ma`a ismihi shay'un fi al-ardi wa la fi assama'i wa huwa as-sami`u al-`alim (In the name of Allah; with His name, nothing whatsoever on earth or heaven can inflict any harm; He is All-Hearing and All-Knowing). 2) Hasbiya Allahu la ilaha illa huwa `alayhi tawakkaltu wahuwa rabbu al`arshi al-`azhim (Allah suffices me; there is no god but He; in Him I place my sole trust; He is the Lord of the mighty throne). 3) Rabbi a`duhu bika min hamazati ash-shayatin wa a`udhu bika rabbi an yahdurun (O my Lord, I seek refuge in You from the whisperings of Satan; my Lord, I seek refuge in You from their presence around me). 4) A`udhu bi `izzati Allahi wa qudratihi mimma ajidu wa uhadhiru (I seek refuge in Allah's glory and power from the affliction and pain I experience and suffer from). It is important to remember that du`a' and dhikr will only benefit when it comes from a heart that firmly believes in Allah, and thus cherishes firm conviction in Allah's power and sovereignty." See the following hadith: Narrated By 'Aisha: Whenever Allah's Apostle became sick, he would recite Mu'awwidhat (Surat Al-Falaq and Surat An-Nas) and then BLOW his
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breath over his body. When he became seriously ill, I used to recite (these two Suras) and rub his hands over his body hoping for its blessings. (AlBukhari,Vol 6, Book 61. Virtues Of The Qur'an.Hadith 535) It is better to recite all the surahs and then blow the breath over the body. Allah swt says: "2:102 ...But they could not thus harm anyone except by Allah's permission. " We should ponder on the following verses from Holy Quran and keep our faith strong in ALLAH. "6:17 "If Allah touch thee with affliction, none can remove it but He; if He touch thee with happiness, He hath power over all things. " "10:107 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 favour: He causeth it to reach whomsoever of His servants He pleaseth. And He is the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. "

Allah (swt) says: "O you who believe! Seek help with Sabr and Salah."(Al-Baqarah) Hence for any necessity we should pray two raka`ah and ask Allah Almighty to help in that particular task. Ahmad has on sound authority reported from Abu Darda that the Prophet Sallallahu Alehi wasallam said: "He who makes wudu, and does it properly, then prays two rak'at, Allah will grant him whatever he may pray for, sooner or later. {And when My servants ask you [Muhammad] concerning me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me}, [Soorah alBaqarah, Aayah 186). Another verse states: {And your Lord said, 'Invoke Me, I will respond to your (invocation)}, [Soorah Ghaafir, Aayah 60]. Allaah has stated that the response to the invocation comes after the person responds to Allaah and believes in Him. I do not see anything stronger than turning to Allaah, supplicating to Him humbling oneself to Him and waiting for the solution. It has been confirmed that the Prophet (sal-Allaahu `alayhe wa sallam) said: Recite the following Duaa: "Rabbana aatina fid-duniya hasanatan wa fil aakhirati hasanatan, waqina azaabannnar." ("Our Lord! Give unto us in the world that which is good and in the Hereafter that which is good, and guard us from the doom of Fire.")(Quran 2:201) We'd cite the following statement on "Faith and Trust in Allah" by Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi, former President of the Islamic Society of North America: "Allah says in the Qur'an, "Whatever is in the heavens and on earth,
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declare the praises and glory of Allah. He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise. To Him belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth. He gives Life and Death and He has Power over all things. He is the First and the Last, the Evident and the Hidden and He has full knowledge of all things. He created the heavens and the earth in six Days, then He established Himself on the Throne (of authority). He knows what enters within the earth and what comes forth out of it, what comes down from heaven and what mounts up to it. And He is with you wherever you may be. And Allah sees well all that ye do. To Him belongs the dominion of the heavens and the earth, and all affairs are referred back to Allah. He merges Night into Day, and He merges Day into Night; and He has full knowledge of the secrets of (all) hearts." (Al-Hadid: 1-6) We must have strong and deep faith and trust in Allah. Allah knows everything and He is with us wherever we are. He has power and might. He is Wise and Merciful. We should trust in Allah in all situations, whether happy or sad, whether successful or confronted with difficulties and problems. "If Allah touches you with affliction, none can remove it but He; if He touches you with happiness, He hath power over all things. He is the Omnipotent over His servants; and He is the Wise, Acquainted with all things." (Al-An`am: 17-18) Ibn `Abbas (may Allah be pleased with them both) reported: I was (once) behind the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) when he said to me: "O son, I will teach you few words: Remember Allah, and He will protect you. Remember Allah, and you will find Him close to you. When you have to ask for something, ask of Allah. When you seek help, seek Allah's help. Believe firmly that if all the creation desires to benefit you in anything, they can never benefit you, but that which Allah has decreed for you. If they all unite to harm you, they will not be able to harm you in anything, but that which Allah has decreed for you." (AtTirmidhi, hadith no. 2440) May Allah guide us all to the straight path! Wassalam and Allah Almighty knows best. Reference: IslamiCity

Answer: As-Salamu `alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. We commend your keenness on getting yourself well-acquainted with Islam and its teachings, and we implore Allah Almighty to help us serve His cause and render our work for His Sake. In most cases, these are mere Satanic whispers which Satan make use of to spoil people's life and harms their commitment to religion. To get rid of such Satanic whispers a Muslim should be keen to read the authentic supplications particularly
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ayat al-Kursi and surat al-Ikhlas, al-Falaq and an-Nas The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "Whoever blows on knots practices magic, and whoever practices magic is a mushrik (polytheist)." (Reported by at-Tabarani) `Abdullah ibn Mas`ud 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." (Reported by alBazzar and Abu Ya`la) Magic can be dispelled by the power of the Glorious Qur'an, which was sent down as a cure and mercy for believers; doing so is highly commendable. This is based on what is known in the Sunnah that angel Gabriel used the Qur'an (Al-Mu`awwidhatayn, or the Two Protective Surahs, i.e. al-Falaq and an-Nas) in dispelling the evil charm done to the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) by the Jews. Moreover, surat al-Baqarah is known to have the power of driving away evil spirits and dispelling magic. I give below a number of selections of verses of the Qur'an and du`a' which you can recite on a regular basis: 1) Al-Fatihah 2) Last three chapters of the Qur'an (i.e., Surahs 112, 113, 114) 3) Ayat al-Kursi (i.e., Al-Baqarah: 255) Besides the above, repeat the following du`a's on a regular basis both in the morning and evening three times or more: 1) Bismillahi alladhi la yadurru ma`a ismihi shay'un fi al-ardi wa la fi assama'i wa huwa as-sami`u al-`alim (In the name of Allah; with His name, nothing whatsoever on earth or heaven can inflict any harm; He is All-Hearing and All-Knowing). 2) Hasbiya Allahu la ilaha illa huwa `alayhi tawakkaltu wahuwa rabbu al`arshi al-`azhim (Allah suffices me; there is no god but He; in Him I place my sole trust; He is the Lord of the mighty throne). 3) Rabbi a`duhu bika min hamazati ash-shayatin wa a`udhu bika rabbi an yahdurun (O my Lord, I seek refuge in You from the whisperings of Satan; my Lord, I seek refuge in You from their presence around me). 4) A`udhu bi `izzati Allahi wa qudratihi mimma ajidu wa uhadhiru (I seek refuge in Allah's glory and power from the affliction and pain I experience and suffer from). It is important to remember that du`a' and dhikr will only benefit when it comes from a heart that firmly believes in Allah, and thus cherishes firm conviction in Allah's power and sovereignty." See the following hadith: Narrated By 'Aisha: Whenever Allah's Apostle became sick, he would recite Mu'awwidhat (Surat Al-Falaq and Surat An-Nas) and then BLOW his breath over his body. When he became seriously ill, I used to recite (these
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two Suras) and rub his hands over his body hoping for its blessings. (AlBukhari,Vol 6, Book 61. Virtues Of The Qur'an.Hadith 535) It is better to recite all the surahs and then blow the breath over the body. Al-Bara' Ibn `Aazib, may Allah be pleased with him, narrates: The Prophet said to me, "Whenever you go to bed, perform ablution like the one you perform for the prayer, lie on your right side and say, "Allahumma aslamtu wajhi ilaika, wa fawadtu 'Amri ilaika, wa alja'tu Zahri ilaika raghbatan wa rahbatan ilaika. La Malja'a wa la manja minka illa ilaika. Allahumma amantu bikitabika-l-ladhi anzalta wa bina-biyika-l ladhi arsalta" (O Allah! I surrender to You and entrust all my affairs to You and depend upon You, fearing You, and reposing my hope in You. There is no fleeing from You, and there is no protection and safety except with You, O Allah! I believe in Your Book (the Qur'an) which You have revealed and in Your Prophet (Muhammad) whom You have sent). Then if you die on that very night, you will die as believer (in the religion of Islam). Let the aforesaid words be your last utterance (before sleep)." I repeated it before the Prophet and when I reached "Allahumma amantu bikitabika-l-ladhi anzalta (O Allah I believe in Your Book which You have revealed)." I said, "Wa-rasulika (and your Messenger)." The Prophet said, "No, say: 'Wanabiyika-l-ladhi arsalta (Your Prophet whom You have sent), instead." Also on this issue, Abu Hurayrah was quoted as saying: "The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, used to tell us that when any one of us wanted to sleep, he should lie on his right side, then say 'Allahumma Rabb al-samaawaati wa Rabb al-ard wa Rabb al-'Arsh il-'Azeem, Rabbana wa Rabba kulli shay'in, faaliq al-habb wa'l-nawa wa munazzil al-Tawraata wa'l-Injeela wa'l-Furqaan, a'oodhu bika min sharri kulli shay'in anta aakhidhun bi naasiyatihi. Allahumma anta al-awwal fa laysa qablaka shay'un, wa anta al-aakhir fa laysa ba'daka shay'un. Wa anta az-Zaahir fa laysa fawqaka shay'un wa anta al-baatin fa laysa doonaka shay'un. Iqdi 'annaa al-dayna wa aghninaa min al-faqr (O Allah, Lord of the heavens and the earth, and Lord of the Mighty Throne, our Lord and Lord of all things, Splitter of the seed and the date stone, Revealer of the Tawraat (Torah), the Injeel (Gospel) and the Furqaan (Qur'an), I seek refuge in You from the evil of all things that You will seize by the forelock [i.e., have full control over them]. O Allah, You are the First and there is nothing before You; You are the Last and there is nothing after You. You are the Manifest (az-Zaahir) and there is nothing above You; You are the Hidden (al-Baatin) and there is nothing beyond You. Settle our debt and spare us from poverty).'" (Narrated by Muslim, 2713). Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) was also quoted as saying: "Abu Bakr said: 'O Messenger of Allah, teach me something that I can say in the morning and in the evening.' He said: "Say, 'Allahumma 'Aalim alghaybi wa'l-shahaadah, Faatir al-samawaati wa'l-ard, Rabba kulli shay'in wa maleekahu, ashhadu an laa ilaaha illa anta. A'oodhi bika min sharri nafsi wa min sharr il-shaytaan wa sharakihi (O Allah, Knower of the seen and the Unseen, Creator of the heavens and the earth, Lord and
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Sovereign of all things, I bear witness that there is no god except You. I seek refuge in You from the evil of my own self and from the evil and traps of Satan).' Say this in the morning and in the evening, and when you go to bed.'" (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 3392; Abu Dawood, 5067). If you are still in need of more information, don't hesitate to contact us. Do keep in touch. May Allah guide us all to the straight path! Wassalam and Allah Almighty knows best.

Topic : Magic: Question: Do Sihar effects in the conceiving my wife as we married before 6 years but unfortunately we do not have child. One Islamic scholar told me physically that some one has influenced my wife with Sihar which is the hurdle for conceiving her. He had given Taviz and told clearly that it needs 3 months treatment (from him in form of Taviz & others). But we are in dilema what to do. Please advise. Jazakallah Khair . Your Islamic brother Raghib Hussain Answer: As-Salamu `alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. We commend your keenness on getting your self well-acquainted with Islam and its teachings, and we implore Allah Almighty to help us serve His cause and render our work for His Sake. As regards your question, we'd like to state first that black magic is an undeniable fact, yet this does not mean when we face any problem we think that it should necessarily be a black magic.In most cases, these are mere Satanic whispers which Satan make use of to spoil people's life and harms their commitment to religion. To get rid of such Satanic whispers a Muslim should be keen to read the authentic supplications particularly ayat al-Kursi and surat al-Ikhlas, al-Falaq and an-Nas. Generally speaking, it should be demonstrated that black magic is one of the well-established facts, and it is mentioned in the Qur'an and the Sunnah. As for the Islamic legal status on practicing black magic, it is forbidden, and this makes one's prayer unaccepted for forty days, and believing in what magician or sorcerer says renders one a disbeliever. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "Whoever blows on knots
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practices magic, and whoever practices magic is a mushrik (polytheist)." (Reported by at-Tabarani) `Abdullah ibn Mas`ud 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." (Reported by alBazzar and Abu Ya`la) Magic can be dispelled through magicians themselves or sorcerers or through applying their methods. However, it is forbidden to go to a magician or a soothsayer or the like to dispel the magic as stated in the hadiths of the Prophet. Magic can also be dispelled by the power of the Glorious Qur'an, which was sent down as a cure and mercy for believers; doing so is highly commendable. This is based on what is known in the Sunnah that angel Gabriel used the Qur'an (Al-Mu`awwidhatayn, or the Two Protective Surahs, i.e. al-Falaq and an-Nas) in dispelling the evil charm done to the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) by the Jews. Moreover, surat alBaqarah is known to have the power of driving away evil spirits and dispelling magic.

Regarding Black magic and how to dispel it, the eminent

Muslim scholar, Sheikh Muhammad Al-Hanooti, member of the North American Fiqh Council, states: "The Qur'an talks about black magic in surat al-Baqarah: "And they followed what the Shaitans chanted of sorcery in the reign of Sulaiman, and Sulaiman was not an unbeliever, but the Shaitans disbelieved, they taught men sorcery and that was sent down to the two angels at Babel, Harut and Marut, yet these two taught no man until they had said, "Surely we are only a trial, therefore do not be a disbeliever." Even then men learned from these two, magic by which they might cause a separation between a man and his wife; and they cannot hurt with it any one except with Allah's permission, and they learned what harmed them and did not profit them, and certainly they know that he who bought it should have no share of good in the hereafter and evil was the price for which they sold their souls, had they
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but known this." (Al-Baqarah: 102 )? Another reference from the Qur'an is surat al-Falaq: "Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of the dawn. From the evil of what He has created. And from the evil of the utterly dark night when it comes. And from the evil of those who blow on knots. And from the evil of the envious when he envies." (al-Falaq: 1-5) There is another verse that is relevant to this issue from surat al-Baqarah: "Those who swallow down usury cannot arise except as one whom Shaitan has prostrated by (his) touch does rise. That is because they say, trading is only like usury; and Allah has allowed trading and forbidden usury. To whomsoever then the admonition has come from his Lord, then he desists, he shall have what has already passed, and his affair is in the hands of Allah; and whoever returns (to it)-- these are the inmates of the fire; they shall abide in it." (al-Baqarah: 275) These verses are very clear in reference to the power Allah made through these jinn in magic or possession. When you say, a`udhu billahi mina ash-shaytani ar-rajim (I seek refuge and protection in Allah from Satan, the accursed), then certainly Allah accepts protecting you and giving you refuge against any evildoer. Reading the Qur'an and making dhikr will be helpful to overcome any shaytan's plan. Allah says, "Verily, the plan of a shaytan is weak." I advise you both to seek the help from Allah through practicing full Islam and avoiding any sinful arena or action." Sheikh `Atiyyah Saqr, former head of Al-Azhar Fatwa Committee, adds: "The word "magic" is mentioned in the Qur'an 60 times. The verse 102 of surat al-Baqarah has the following implications: 1- Magic has been known as a well-established fact regardless of it changing the forms of things. 2- Magic involves things that may be beneficial or harmful, as Allah says: "learned from these two, magic by which they might cause a separation between a man and his wife." 3- Magic cannot have any effect save by the Will of Almighty Allah, as Allah says: ".and they cannot hurt with it anyone except with Allah's permission." 4- Adhering to magic renders one a disbeliever, as Allah says: ".but the Shaitans disbelieved, they taught men sorcery." The views of Muslim scholars carry culminate in the following: 1-Attributing the effect of the magic to anything other than Allah renders one a disbeliever. 2-Practicing magic or sorcery for the sake of harming people is totally forbidden. Based on this, it is a form of disbelief to torture people with a magic spell or subject them to the evil of jinn." In brief, the first and foremost requirement as regards dispelling black
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magic is to believe firmly that no one, however great his powers may be, can benefit or harm one except if Allah wills it. Then every Muslim should empower his/herself through practicing Islam, reading the Qur'an and consistency in dhikr and du'a. In particular, one may do the following: 1) perform prayers regularly; 2) recite morning and evening supplications; 3) start everything in Allah's Name and seek Allah's Protection and Refuge before taking a bath; 4) recite or listen to the recitation of surat al-Baqarah daily for some days (a week for instance); and 5) put his/her trust in Allah, invoke Him always and keep away from sins. I give below a number of selections of verses of the Qur'an and du`a' which you can recite on a regular basis: 1) Al-Fatihah 2) Last three chapters of the Qur'an (i.e., Surahs 112, 113, 114) 3) Ayat al-Kursi (i.e., Al-Baqarah: 255) Besides the above, repeat the following du`a's on a regular basis both in the morning and evening three times or more: 1) Bismillahi alladhi la yadurru ma`a ismihi shay'un fi al-ardi wa la fi assama'i wa huwa as-sami`u al-`alim (In the name of Allah; with His name, nothing whatsoever on earth or heaven can inflict any harm; He is AllHearing and All-Knowing). 2) Hasbiya Allahu la ilaha illa huwa `alayhi tawakkaltu wahuwa rabbu al-`arshi al-`azhim (Allah suffices me; there is no god but He; in Him I place my sole trust; He is the Lord of the mighty throne). 3) Rabbi a`duhu bika min hamazati ash-shayatin wa a`udhu bika rabbi an yahdurun (O my Lord, I seek refuge in You from the whisperings of Satan; my Lord, I seek refuge in You from their presence around me). 4) A`udhu bi `izzati Allahi wa qudratihi mimma ajidu wa uhadhiru (I seek refuge in Allah's glory and power from the affliction and pain I experience and suffer from). It is important to remember that du`a' and dhikr will only benefit when it comes from a heart that firmly believes in Allah, and thus cherishes firm conviction in Allah's power and sovereignty." See the following hadith: Narrated By 'Aisha: Whenever Allah's Apostle became sick, he would recite Mu'awwidhat (Surat Al-Falaq and Surat AnNas) and then BLOW his breath over his body. When he became seriously ill, I used to recite (these two Suras) and rub his hands over his body hoping for its blessings. (Al-Bukhari,Vol 6, Book 61. Virtues Of The Qur'an.Hadith 535) it is better to recite all the surahs and then blow the breath over the body. Al-Bara' Ibn `Aazib, may Allah be pleased with him, narrates: The Prophet said to me, "Whenever you go to bed, perform ablution like the one you perform for the prayer, lie on your right side and say, "Allahumma aslamtu wajhi ilaika, wa fawadtu 'Amri ilaika, wa alja'tu Zahri ilaika raghbatan wa
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rahbatan ilaika. La Malja'a wa la manja minka illa ilaika. Allahumma amantu bikitabika-l-ladhi anzalta wa bina-biyika-l ladhi arsalta" (O Allah! I surrender to You and entrust all my affairs to You and depend upon You, fearing You, and reposing my hope in You. There is no fleeing from You, and there is no protection and safety except with You, O Allah! I believe in Your Book (the Qur'an) which You have revealed and in Your Prophet (Muhammad) whom You have sent). Then if you die on that very night, you will die as believer (in the religion of Islam). Let the aforesaid words be your last utterance (before sleep)." I repeated it before the Prophet and when I reached "Allahumma amantu bikitabika-l-ladhi anzalta (O Allah I believe in Your Book which You have revealed)." I said, "Wa-rasulika (and your Messenger)." The Prophet said, "No, say: 'Wanabiyika-l-ladhi arsalta (Your Prophet whom You have sent), instead." Also on this issue, Abu Hurayrah was quoted as saying: "The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, used to tell us that when any one of us wanted to sleep, he should lie on his right side, then say 'Allahumma Rabb al-samaawaati wa Rabb al-ard wa Rabb al-'Arsh il-'Azeem, Rabbana wa Rabba kulli shay'in, faaliq al-habb wa'l-nawa wa munazzil al-Tawraata wa'l-Injeela wa'l-Furqaan, a'oodhu bika min sharri kulli shay'in anta aakhidhun bi naasiyatihi. Allahumma anta al-awwal fa laysa qablaka shay'un, wa anta al-aakhir fa laysa ba'daka shay'un. Wa anta az-Zaahir fa laysa fawqaka shay'un wa anta al-baatin fa laysa doonaka shay'un. Iqdi 'annaa al-dayna wa aghninaa min al-faqr (O Allah, Lord of the heavens and the earth, and Lord of the Mighty Throne, our Lord and Lord of all things, Splitter of the seed and the date stone, Revealer of the Tawraat (Torah), the Injeel (Gospel) and the Furqaan (Qur'an), I seek refuge in You from the evil of all things that You will seize by the forelock [i.e., have full control over them]. O Allah, You are the First and there is nothing before You; You are the Last and there is nothing after You. You are the Manifest (az-Zaahir) and there is nothing above You; You are the Hidden (al-Baatin) and there is nothing beyond You. Settle our debt and spare us from poverty).'" (Narrated by Muslim, 2713). Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) was also quoted as saying: "Abu Bakr said: 'O Messenger of Allah, teach me something that I can say in the morning and in the evening.' He said: "Say, 'Allahumma 'Aalim alghaybi wa'l-shahaadah, Faatir al-samawaati wa'l-ard, Rabba kulli shay'in wa maleekahu, ashhadu an laa ilaaha illa anta. A'oodhi bika min sharri nafsi wa min sharr il-shaytaan wa sharakihi (O Allah, Knower of the seen and the Unseen, Creator of the heavens and the earth, Lord and Sovereign of all things, I bear witness that there is no god except You. I seek refuge in You from the evil of my own self and from the evil and traps of Satan).' Say this in the morning and in the evening, and when you go to bed.'" (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 3392; Abu Dawood, 5067). Wassalam and Allah Almighty knows best.

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Question: Note: Please refer all your answers from Al-Quran and preferably AlBukhari and mention the Ayats of Al-Quran and the Hadis like the following sample below: All praise belongs to Allah, Lord of all the worlds (Sura Fatiha, Ayat 1) What does Al-Bukhari say about how to use Suras and Duas to protect form jinns, black magic, and (if possible) diseases and human beings? Answer: As-Salamu `alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. We commend your keenness on getting your self well-acquainted with Islam and its teachings, and we implore Allah Almighty to help us serve His cause and render our work for His Sake. Magic can also be dispelled by the power of the Glorious Qur'an, which was sent down as a cure and mercy for believers; doing so is highly commendable. This is based on what is known in the Sunnah that angel Gabriel used the Qur'an (Al-Mu`awwidhatayn, or the Two Protective Surahs, i.e. al-Falaq and an-Nas) in dispelling the evil charm done to the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) by the Jews. Moreover, surat al-Baqarah is known to have the power of driving away evil spirits and dispelling magic. Narrated By 'Aisha: Whenever Allah's Apostle became sick, he would recite Mu'awwidhat (Surat Al-Falaq and Surat An-Nas) and then BLOW his breath over his body. When he became seriously ill, I used to recite (these two Suras) and rub his hands over his body hoping for its blessings. (AlBukhari,Vol 6, Book 61. Virtues Of The Qur'an.Hadith 535) If you are still in need of more information, don't hesitate to contact us. Do keep in touch. May Allah guide us all to the straight path! Wassalam and Allah Almighty knows best.

Duas and supplications to seek protection from the evil eye, sihr (magic), and other evils (www.iqrasense.com)The Quran and the Ahadith of the prophet have clearly explained the harmful effects of evil eye (al-ain), sihr (magic), jealousy, and other such ailments. Their detrimental effects are frequently referred to both in the Quran and the Ahadith of the prophet. The sad part is that many of us many not even know if we are affected by such evils and go about living our lives with the harmful effects affecting our lives. AlBazzaar narrated a hadith with a hasan isnaad from Jaabir (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon
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him) had said (in part of the hadith) that a certain portion of his ummah dies because of the effects of the evil eye. Almost all scholars agree that the evil eye is real and is proven both by Islamic teachings and by real life experiences. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): And verily, those who disbelieve would almost make you slip with their eyes (through hatred) [al-Qalam 68:51] Use of Ruqya:As a cure for such evils, Allah has told us to use the words of the Quran. Such a treatment, also referred to as Ruqyah, uses Allahs words from the Quran and prayers both from the Quran and the Ahadith to seek protection from and to treat a person. Allah says in the Quran, And We send down from the Quran that which is a healing and a mercy to those who believe [Quran 17:82]Unfortunately, many Muslims today either dont make use of such protection from the Quran rather they get involved in the use of lucky charms and amulets or going to witches or soothsayers or diviner etc, the use of which is considered Shirk [associating others with Allah] and thus pushes one outside the boundaries of Islam. We should understand that carrying amulets and charms for the purpose of protecting oneself against the evil eye and witchcraft is completely forbidden in Islam. The prophet said, Whoever wears an amulet has associated others with Allah (shirk). [Narrated by Ahmad (16781); classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in al-Silsilah al-Saheehah (492).] Ahmad (17440) also narrated that Uqbah ibn Aamir (may Allah be pleased with him) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) say: Whoever wears an amulet, may Allah never fulfill his wish and whoever wears a seashell, may Allah never protect him from what he fears. [Hadeeth classed as hasan by al-Arnaoot in his commentary on al-Musnad.] As Muslims, therefore, we should use only the words of Quran and Duas in the authentic Ahadith to treat oneself or others from the evils of the eye, magic and other such practices.Below are some of the Quranic verses and Duas that can be used for Ruqya. A better listing of Quranic verses and Ahadith for such purposes is listed in the short ebook that you can get at the end of this post. Quranic verses and Duas(1)Surah Al-Fatihah (2)Last 4 Surahs of the Quran (AlKaafiroon, Al-Ikhlas, Al-Falaq, An-Naas) (3)First 5 verses of Surah AlBaqarah (3)Ayat-ul-Kursi and more included in this e-book (See attached Evil eye Ruqya-Dua(1) Summary We may never know what part of our lives are being impacted by the effects of the evil eye and sihr. Lets ensure that we make these Duas part

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of our daily lives to protect (and treat) us from all such evil effects as the prophet instructed us to do so.

Innovation in Religion I (www.islamweb.net)

Innovation in religion signifies transgressing the texts of the Shareeah in issuing rulings, nonobservance of the teachings of the Sunnah, following diverse opinions and whims and abandoning the example of the Prophet, . Imaam Ash-Shaatibi defined innovation in religion as a religious way that is invented in order to resemble a Shareeah-based way; the purpose of such an invented way is to overstate the manners of worship to Allaah The Almighty. Shareeah Texts Condemn Innovation in Religion:Various texts of the Shareeah condemn innovation in religion and warn against it. It was narrated on the authority of Jaabir that when the Prophet,

, would give a Khutbah (sermon), his eyes would turn red and his voice would be loud. The Prophet, , would say: Indeed, the best speech is the Book of Allaah The Almighty, and the best guidance is that of Muhammad, the most evil affairs are the originated ones, and every innovation [in religion] is misguidance [Muslim] In a Hadeeth narrated by Al-Irbaadh ibn Saariyah the Prophet, , said: Those of you who outlive me will see enormous differences. You must then follow my Sunnah and that of the rightlyguided caliphs. Abide by it and hold on tight to it [as if] with your eyeteeth. Beware of instigation [in religion], for every instigation is an innovation, and every innovation is misguidance. [Abu Daawood and At-Tirmithi - Hasan Saheeh]

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It was narrated on the authority of Aa'ishah that the Prophet, , said: Whoever introduces an innovation into this religion, will have it rejected.[Al-Bukhaari and Muslim] Innovation in Religion is Misguidance that Thwarts Acts of Worship:Introducing an innovation in religion is misguidance and makes one's acts of worship worthless. This applies to the originator of the innovation as well as anyone who follows that innovation. The Prophet, , said: Whoever introduces an innovation to this religion, will have it rejected. An innovator in religion actually thinks that he is doing a good deed, which makes it very unlikely that he would repent for doing it. In this respect, an innovator in religion is different from a non-observant Muslim. It was narrated on the authority of Anas that the Prophet, , said:Allaah withholds repentance from every instigator of an innovation in the religion. [Al-Munthiri and At-Tabaraani, Al-Albaani - Hasan] The most dangerous religious innovations are the ones pertaining to creed, such as the Khawaarij's (an early Islamic sect) belief that a person who commits a major sin thereby becomes a disbeliever; figurative interpretation of the Names and Attributes of Allaah The Almighty (such as interpreting the Istiwaa' (rising) of Allaah to mean dominion, His Descent to mean His sending down of commands, His Hand to mean power and so on); believing that some people are exempted from religious obligations; believing in pantheism or incarnation, dedicating acts of worship to the dead; giving precedence to logic over textual proofs; believing in the infallibility of Imaams; and cursing the Companions and calling them unbelievers. Innovators are referred to as the people of innovation or the people of whims. A Malicious Allegation Rebutted Any saying or action that does not coincide with the teachings of the Prophet, , is considered to be an innovation in religion and misguidance. However, there are those who maintain that some innovations in religion are good. They justify their claim by what Umar ibn Al-Khattaab said when he made Ubayy ibn Kab lead the people in congregational Salaat

Taraaweeh during Ramadhaan. Umar

said, How good this innovation is! We refute this claim

from many angles. For instance, the Prophet, , performed this Salaah with men and women for a few nights, but he stopped performing it in congregation because he feared that it might become obligatory on them. After the Prophet, , died and revelation stopped, Umar noticed that some people would perform this Salaah individually while others performed it in groups. At this point, Umar gathered them to perform it behind Ubayy ibn Kab and said the phrase stated above. Moreover, Umar was one of the rightly-guided caliphs whom the Prophet, , ordered us to follow. The

Prophet, said: Follow my Sunnah and that of the rightly-guided caliphs.If the word innovation or its equivalents are used in contexts other than the Islamic one, then in this case, it may be praiseworthy. Allaah The Almighty Says (what means): {Say, I am not something original among the messengers.}[Quran 46:9] Allaah The Almighty is telling Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi was sallam, to say here that he was not the first messenger, and that messengers were sent before him. In another verse, Allaah The Almighty Says (what means): {And monasticism, which they innovated; We did not prescribe it for them.} [Quran 57:27] This means that Christians themselves originated monasticism. Christians chose to endure the hardships of abstaining from food, drink and marriage and being attached to caves and hermitages, as a reaction to their kings who altered the teachings of their religion. Only a few Christians remained steadfast and became monks. This concept of monasticism does not exist in Islam. In fact, Jihaad is the monasticism of the Muslim Ummah (Nation). Extremism Versus Negligenence:Some Muslims go to extremes regarding religious innovation. They do not distinguish between innovation in religion and innovation in the worldly aspects of life. A group of Muslims has preferred to adhere to the inherited ways of life that it has been bequeathed, although they only pertain to worldly matters. As a result, while other nations have attained progress in worldly matters, this group remains reliant on other nations for what they invent and manufacture. On the

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other hand, another group of Muslims has not differentiated between forbidden innovation in acts of worship and permitted innovation in aspects of this worldly life; they went to the other extreme, so that they innovated in the religion what Allaah The Almighty has not permitted. They did this under the pretext of urbanization and achieving development. Concepts become confused, yet it was necessary that each group is aware of its due right. It should be known that in principle, innovation is forbidden in all acts of worship and such matters are restricted to those that have a basis in authentic texts. However, in principle, innovation that leads to progress in this worldly life is permissible, although it must conform to the rules of Shareeah. Transactions are basically permissible once its relevant criteria are considered. This means that it is not against the teachings of Islam to manufacture planes, drive cars and build hospitals, orphanages and schools. The permissibility or impermissibility of any worldly activity is determined on the basis of the purpose and manner of usage. If the purpose and manner of usage is for a good cause, the activity is permissible; and if they are used for an evil purpose the activity is impermissible. Acts of worship such as prayers, dutifulness to parents and wearing Hijaab, however, should be performed without increase or decrease, whether we live in the first century or the hundredth century. This blessed religion is characterized by its susceptibility to development, on the condition that the teachings of the religion are not altered. Allaah The Almighty Says (what means): {It is not for me to change it on my own accord. I only follow what is revealed to me.}[Quran 10:15] For this reason, we say that innovation in religion is condemned and is absolute misguidance. This ruling applies to both real innovations and additional innovations (the innovations which combine a Shareeah-based act and an originated act. For instance, the prayer for the Prophet, , after the Athaan (call to prayer) in a loud voice; celebrating the beginning of a new Hijri year; and celebrating the occasion of Al-Israa' and Miraaj.) Some claim that additional innovations should not be condemned, however, this is incorrect. They must be condemned because the prohibition of innovation in religion is general.

Innovation in Religion - II
The Righteous Predecessors Warned Against Religious Innovation Maalik said, A person who introduces a religious innovation in Islam and thinks that it is good, is as if he is claiming that Muhammad betrayed his message. This is because Allaah The Almighty Says (what means): {This day I have perfected for you your religion.}[Quran 5:3] Therefore, any act that was not originally part of the religion will not be as such today. Imaam Ash-Shaafii said, Approving [of an innovated act] is like legislating [an innovated act]. Umar was reported to have said, Every religious innovation is misguidance even if people see it as good. Ibn Masood said, Follow the way of the Prophet, , and do not innovate, for what is revealed is enough for you. Always adhere to the old practices. Therefore, it is upon the person who introduces any new matter in the creed or acts of worship to provide the text and the evidence for doing so, because doing such an act must be supported by evidence from the Sunnah. Similarly, we have to follow the Sunnah in not performing certain acts that are not part of the Sunnah even though they are called for and were not hindered by any circumstances at the time of prophethood. Examples of acts that were not included in the Sunnah are: the Athaan before the Salaah of both Eeds; reciting the Quran for the dead; and reciting the Quran loudly before Salaat-ul Asr and before the Friday congregational Salaahs. It is from the Sunnah to not do these acts. It was the knowledge and insight of our righteous predecessors that prevented them from doing these acts. Al-Hasan said, People in the past were doomed when they followed different paths and swerved from the right path. They left the reported traditions and spoke of the religion according to their own views. Hence, they went astray and led others astray. He also said, By Allaah, the only One worthy of worship, the Sunnah is between the two extremes. Thus, be patient with it, may Allaah have mercy upon you. The followers of the Sunnah were the fewest in the past and they are the fewest among the remaining people. They did not indulge themselves like some others did, and they

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were not innovators in religion like some others were. They remained patient while adhering to the Sunnah until they met their Lord, so be on the same course Allaah willing. He also said, Allaah does not accept the fasting, Salaah, Hajj or Umrah from the innovator in religion until he gives up his innovation. He added, The more acts of worship the innovator in religion performs, the farther he goes from Allaah The Almighty. He also said, Do not sit with an innovator in religion, for he will cause disease in your heart. Hassaan ibn Attiyyah said, No people introduce an innovation in their religion but Allaah The Almighty makes them stop doing one of the acts of the Sunnah, and does not let them do it until the Day of Resurrection. The teachings of the Sunnah are enough for people. Instead of innovating in religion, let anyone who wants people to do good direct himself to the guidance of the Prophet, , learn the teachings of the Shareeah and its rituals, and revive the acts of Sunnah that have been forgotten. There is no contradiction between growing beards or shortening clothes and boarding planes. Similarly, wearing the Islamic dress for women does not contradict development of this worldly life. We are in dire need of creating a civilization based on the methodology of the Prophet, . We need to achieve development, and this should be accompanied by adherence to the teachings of the Quran and Sunnah and avoiding innovation in religion. It is worth mentioning that Satan is pleased with innovation in religion more than he is pleased with sins. It is a calamity for a person to be an innovator in religion, because his acts of worship are not accepted by Allaah The Almighty. Whoever supports an innovator is helping to destroy Islam, and whoever marries his daughter off to him is violating the rights of kinship. A person does not draw nearer to Allaah The Almighty except through conformity to the teachings of His Prophet, .

Anyone who wishes to be close to Allaah The Almighty via a course other than imitating the Prophet, , will go astray while thinking that he is guided. Moreover, all the ways to Allaah The Almighty are blocked except the way of Muhammad, . Therefore, follow his guidance, no matter how few its followers may be. Avoid the ways of misguidance and do not be allured by the great number of those who are doomed.

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PART 5 Supplications and Ruqyah

Allahumma Ainni Ala dhikrika wa shukrika wa husni ibadatika


O Allah help me to remember You, to thank You and to worship You properly.

'Ali b. Abu Talib reported that when the Messenger of Allah (may peace be upon him) got up at night for prayer he would say: I turn my face in complete devotion to One Who is the Originator of the heaven and the earth and I am not of the polytheists. Verily my prayer, my sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allah, the Lord of the worlds; There is no partner with Him and this is what I have been commanded (to profess and believe) and I am of the believers. O Allah, Thou art the King, there is no god but Thee, Thou art my Lord, and I am Thy bondman. I wronged myself and make a confession of my Sin. Forgive all my sins, for no one forgives the sins but Thee, and guide me in the best of conduct for none but Thee guideth anyone (in) good conduct. Remove sins from me, for none else but Thou can remove sins from me. Here I am at Thy service, and Grace is to Thee and the whole of good is in Thine hand, and one cannot get nearneststo Thee through evil. My (power as well as existence) is due to Thee (Thine grace) and I turn to Thee (for supplication). Thou art blessed and Thou art exalted. I seek forgiveness from Thee and turn to Thee in repentance: and when he would bow, he would say: O Allah, it is for Thee that I bowed. I affirm my faith in Thee and I submit to Thee, and submit humbly before Thee my hearing, my eyesight, my marrow, my bone, my sinew; and when he would raise his head, he would say: O Allah, our Lord, praise is due to Thee, (the praise) with which is filled the heavens and the earth, and with which is filled that (space) which exists between them, and filled with anything that Thou desireth afterward. And when he prostrated himself, he (the Holy Prophet) would say: O Allah, it is to Thee that I prostrate 71

myself and it is in Thee that I affirm my faith, and I submit to Thee. My face is submitted before One Who created it, and shaped it, and opened his faculties of hearing and seeing. Blessed is Allah, the best of Creators; and he would then say between Tashahhud and the pronouncing of salutation: Forgive me of the earlier and later open and secret (sins) and that where I made transgression and that Thou knowest better than I. Thou art the First and the Last. There is no god, but Thee. (Book #004, Hadith #1695)

(11) 'A'isha (the wife of Allah's Apostle) said: When Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) fell ill. Gabriel used to recite these verses." In the name of Allah. He may cure you from all kinds of illness and safeguard vou from the evil of a jealous one when he feels jealous and from the evil influence of eye." (Book #026, Hadith #5424) (12) Abu Sa'id reported that Gabriel came to AJlah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) and said: Muhammad, have you fallen ill? Thereupon he said: Yes. He (Gabriel) said:" In the name of Allah I exercise you from everything and safeguard you from every evil that may harm you and from the eye of a jealous one. Allah would cure you and I invoke the name of Allah for you." (Book #026, Hadith #5425)
(5) Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: The Prophet used to seek Refuge with Allah for Al-Hasan and Al-Husain and say: "Your forefather (i.e. Abraham) used to seek Refuge with Allah for Ishmael and Isaac by reciting the following: 'O Allah! I seek Refuge with Your Perfect Words from every devil and from poisonous pests and from every evil, harmful, envious eye.' " (Book #55, Hadith #590) (12) Narrated Abdullah bin Amr bin Al-As: This Verse: 'Verily We have sent you (O Muhammad) as a witness, as a bringer of glad tidings and as a warner.' (48.8) Which is in the Qur'an, appears in the Surah thus: 'Verily We have sent you (O Muhammad) as a witness, as a bringer of glad tidings and as a warner, and as a protector for the illiterates (i.e., the Arabs.) You are my slave and My Apostle, and I have named you Al-Mutawakkil (one who depends upon Allah). You are neither hard-hearted nor of fierce character, nor one who shouts in the markets. You do not return evil for evil, but excuse and forgive. Allah will not take you unto Him till He guides through you a crocked (curved) nation on the right path by causing them to say: "None has the right to be worshipped but Allah." With such a statement He will cause to open blind eyes, deaf ears and hardened hearts.' (Book #60, Hadith #362)

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Ruqyah for Evil Eye


Posted by: Maryam on: Saturday, August 23, 2008

In: Islam | Prophetic Medicine Comment!

Of all the various diseases that exist, Evil eye always frightens me the most. As narrated by Prophet S.A.S, If there is anything that would precede Predestination, it would be Evil Eye, Thats how poignant it is .. !! I have been on the look out for its remedy or Ruqyah for a long time, and was delighted when I found one. There comes many times when we are inflicted by an Evil eye, which is worse than any disease or Virus. Although there are many Islamic formulas to repel it such as reciting the First chapter of Quran(Surah Al Fatiha), the Muawwithatan (surah # 113 & 114) and Ayat Al-Kursi (2:225), There are several other types of Prophetic Islamic formulas also such as recital of the Following -

I seek refuge with Allahs Perfect Words from the Evil of what He has created

I seek refuge with Allahs Perfect words from every devil and evil soul and from every evil eye. I seek refuge with Allahs perfect words, which no righteous or evil soul would ever encompass, from the evil of what He has created, made or started; from the evil of whatever descends from the sky and whatever ascends to it; from the evil of what He has created on the earth and what comes out of it; from the evils of the trails of the night and day; and from what

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comes by at night or during the day; except whoever comes with a righteous matter. O Merciful One !

I seek refuge with Allahs perfect Words and His anger and torment, from the evil of His slaves and from the whispers of the devils or that they might attend me

O Allah! I seek refuge with Your Most Honorable favour and Your Perfect words from the evil of every creation that is only in your grasp. O Allah! You expel the sins and loss. O Allah! Your soldiers will never be defeated nor will Your promise ever be broken. All praise and gratification is due to you. These supplications would shield one from the effects of the evil eye and will fend off its harm if the evil eye touched them, but according to the degree of Faith, strength of soul, degree of relaince on Allah and strength of heart of whoever recites them. May Allah safeguard everyone against the Evil eye, AMEEN.

For Distress :

Dispelling worries and regret

Ibn al-Qayyim summed fifteen ways through which Allah may dispel worries and regret. In describing one of the ways, he mentions (ref: http://www.islam-qa.com/en/ref/22704/healing) Letting ones heart wander in the garden of the Quran, seeking consolation in it from every calamity, seeking healing in it from all diseases of the heart, so that it will bring comfort to his grief and healing for his worries and distress. One of the means of treating them is mentioned in the saheeh hadeeth from Ibn Masood (may Allah be pleased with him): There is no-one who is afflicted by distress and grief, and says: (O Allah, I am Your slave, son of Your slave, son of Your maidservant; my forelock is in Your hand, Your command over me is forever executed and Your decree over me is just. I ask You by every name
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belonging to You which You have named Yourself with, or revealed in Your Book, or You taught to any of Your creation, or You have preserved in the knowledge of the Unseen with You, that You make the Quran the life of my heart and the light of my breast, and a departure for my sorrow and a release for my anxiety), but Allah will take away his distress and grief, and replace it with joy. This is one of the remedies prescribed in shareeah. (The original Dua in Arabic is: Allahumma inni abduka ibn abdika ibn amatija naasyati bi yadika, maada fiyya hukmuka, adlun fiyya qadaauka. Asaluka bi kulli ismin huwa laka sammayta bihi nafsaka aw anzaltahu fi kitaabika aw allamtahu ahadan min khalqika aw istatharta bihi fi ilm il-ghayb indaka an tajal al-Qurana rabee qalbi wa noor sadri wa jalaa huzni wa dhihaab hammi
1. Allahumma inni aoodhu bika mina al-hamm wal-hazn wal-ajz wal-kasal wal-bukhl wal-jubn wa dala wal-dayn wa ghalbat al-rijal Trans: O Allah ! I seek refuge in You from distress, grief, incapacity, laziness, miserliness, cowardice, the burden of debt and from being overpowered by Men. 2. Allahumma inni abduka ibn abdika ibn amatija nasyati bi yadika, mada fiyya hukmuka, adlun fiyya qadauka. Asaluka bi kulli ismin huwa laka sammayta bihi nafsaka aw anzaltu fi kitabika aw allamtahu ahadan min khalqika aw istatharta bihi fi ilm il-ghayb indaka an tajal al-Qurana rabee qalbi wa noor sadri wa jala huzni wa dhihab hammi Trans: O Allah! I am your slave , son of your slave, son of your maidservant; my forelock is in Your hand, Your command over me is forever executed and Your decree over is just. I ask you by every name belonging to You which You have named Yourselves with, or revealed in Your Book, or You taught to any of Your creation, or You have preserved in the knowledge of the unseen with You, that You make the Quran the life of my heart and the light of my breast, and a departure for my sorrow and a release for my anxiety. 3. La ilaha ill-Allah al-Azeem al-Hakeem, laa ilaha ill-Allah Rabb al Arsh al-Adheem la ilaha illa-Allah Rabb al-Samawat wa Rabb al Ard wa Rabb al-Arsh al-kareem Trans: There is no God but Allah, the All-powerful. The Forbearing; There is no god but Allah. Rabb of the mighty throne; there is no god but Allah, Rabb of heaven,Rabb of earth, Rabb of the nobel throne.# 4. Ya hayyu ya qayyum bi rahmatika astagheetu Trans: O Ever-Living , O Eternal, by Your mercy I seek help. 5. Allah Allah Rabbee la ushriku bihi sayan Trans: Allah, Allah is my Lord , I donot associate anything with Him. 6. Allahumma rahmata arjoo fa la takilni ila nafsi tarfat ayn waslih li shani kullahu la ilaha illa anta Trans: O Allah, for your mercy I hope, so do not leave me in charge of my affairs even for the blink of an eye: rectify all my affairs. There is no God except You. Ya Allah-Khair

Allaahumma Rabb an-naas, mudhhib al-bas ishfi anta al-Shaafi, laa shaafiya illa anta, shifaaan laa yughaadir saqaman (O Allaah, Lord of mankind, the One Who relieves
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hardship, grant healing, for there is no healer but You, a healing that leaves no trace of sickness). Narrated by al-Bukhaari (5750) and Muslim (2191). Aoodhu bi kalimaat Allaah al-taammah min kulli shaytaanin wa haammah wa min kulli aynin laammah (I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allaah, from every devil and every poisonous reptile, and from every bad eye). Narrated by al-Bukhaari (3371). Muslim (2202) and al-Tirmidhi (2080) narrated from Uthmaan ibn Abil-Aas (may Allah be pleased with him) that he complained to the Messenger of Allaah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) about some pain that he had felt in his body since he became Muslim. The Messenger of Allaah (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said to him: Put your hand on the part of your body that hurts and say: Bismillaah (in the name of Allaah) three times, then say seven times: Aoodhu bi izzat-illaah wa qudratihi min sharri ma ajid wa uhaadhir (I seek refuge in Allaah and His Power from the evil of what I find and I fear).. Al-Tirmidhi added: He said: I did that and Allah took away what I was suffering, and I still tell my family and others to do that. We ask Allah to heal you, a healing that leaves no trace of sickness. And Allah knows best. Ruqyah - Spiritual Healing Ruqyah is commonly translated in English as "incantation" which carries a negative meaning, since the word incantation is usually associated with magic, spells, and witchcraft. However, Ruqyah in Islam is the recitation of Qur'an, seeking of refuge, remembrance and supplications that are used as a means of treating sicknesses and other problems.) Ruqyah are of two types: 1) Ruqyah Ash Shar'eeya 2) Ruqyah Ash Shirkiyah Ar-Ruqyah Ash Shar'eeyah : mentioned above, it has three conditions. Ibn Hajar (rahimuhullah) said there is a consensus on the using of Ruqyah if three conditions are met: 1) It must be with the speech of Allah (Qur'aan) and his names and attributes. 2) It must be in the Arabic language, or what is known to be its meaning in other languages. 3) To believe that Ruqyah has no benefit by itself, but the benefits are from Allah. This type of Ruqyah is permissible and is the main subject of this topic.
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Ar Ruqyah Ash Shirkiyah: this contradicts the conditions of Ruqyah Ash Shar'eeyah and has in it Shirk, associating partners with Allah. It leads a person to his destruction in this life and the next and increases calamities and sicknesses. This type of Ruqyah is prohibited, from the statement of the Prophet (saws) This type includes: Magic (whether learning, practicing, or teaching it), Fortune telling, Horoscopes, superstitious belief, and atTameemah ( charms and amulets). Conditions of a person who treats with Ruqyah: 1) He must have the right belief in Allah (Based on Qur'aan, Sunnah, and keep away form Shirk, etc) 2) He must have sincerity in worshipping Allah and have a good intention in treating people 3) He must be firm in his obedience to Allah, and keep away form all that is forbidden 4) He must keep far away from all unlawful places and situations that canlead to what is forbidden, for example isolating himself with a female, etc. 5) He must guard the affairs of his patients and protect their secrets. 6) he must propagate the religion of Allah. Give the Patient advice and admontitions on the rights of Allah with regards to His commandments and prohibitions. 7) He should have knowledge about the affairs of the patient and sicknesses 8) He should have knowledge about the reality of Jinns (so as not to have them harm or threaten him while curing the patient) Ibn Teen (Rahimuhullah) said: "Treating with Muawwizaat, (Surah An-Naas, Al-Falaq, etc) and other forms, such as the names of Allah are medicine for the soul. So if these forms of treatment are on the tongueof the righteous, cure will be achieved bythe will of Allah." Conditions for the person (patient) recieving Ruqyah: 1) He must have complete belief that harm and benefit are only from Allah. 2) He must be patient.

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Conditions of Ruqyah Ash Shar'eeyah: 1) It must be with the speech of Allah, His names and attributes, or the speech of His Messenger (saws) 2) It must be in Arabic, or what is known to be its meaning in other languages. 3) To believe that verily Ruqyah has no benefit by itself, but the cure is from Allah. 4) Not to perform Ruqyah in a state of major impurity (junub) or in a place that is not permissible to perform ibadah i.e. graveyard, bathroom, etc. The Reality of Magic Definition of magic: 1) Magic is a knot or spell that has effects on the heart and body, It causes the heart or body to become sick, it can kill a person, it separates a man and his wife, and destroys family ties. 2) It is an incantation, knot, spell, and statement that are used in speeches, written or in actions that have an effect on the body, heart or intellect of a person without having direct contact with that person. It is a reality that kills, causes sickness, or prevents relationships (sexual) between a man and his wife, causes separation between them, or between families, places anger between families or friends, and causes a person to love those whom he hates in order to have a relationship and to be a source of spreading destruction. Magic and its existence is confirmed by the Qur'an and Sunnah and is agreed upon by the scholars. It is a reality and a truth, and it affects a person only by Allah's will. There is a consensus among the scholars of Tafseer that Surah Al-Falaq was revealed because of Habeebbin Asum who did magic on the Prophet (saws) Magic is an art that requires skill and proficiency from the one who performs it. It is a type of knowledge that has a foundation, methodology and principles. However, learning it is not permissible and it is kufr (disbelief) because it cannot be learned or practiced without requesting the help of Shaytan, worshipping him, and using forbidden and unlawful things. So it is kufr to learn or practice it. Imam Ibn Hajar (rahimuhullah) said: " Magic is disbelief and learning it is kufr." Fath ul Bari 10/195 Imam An-Nawawi (rahimuhullah) said: " THe knowledge of magic is forbidden and it is among the major sins." Fatawa Ibn Baz 2/384
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The Prophet (saws) included it among the major sins that destroy mankind and needs to be kept away from. Ibn Qudaamah said: " teaching and learning magic is forbidden and there is no difference on the issue by the scholars." Al-Mughnee 8/151 The Punishment for Magicians: The punishment for magicians is beheading. The Prophet (saws) said: " The punishment for a magician is beheading." Umar (RA) ordered all magicians to be killed in his time. This proves the severity of magic. So it is compulsory on us to keep away from magic and anything that is connected to it. Treatment For Magic: Treatment has two divisions: 1) What is taken as prevention form magic before it occurs: a) Be mindful and perform all compulsory acts, and leave off all that is unlawful, and seek repentance form all evil deeds. b) Constantly recite, contemplate, and act on the glorious Qur'an in which it becomes a daily routine. c) Seek protection with supplications, seeking refuge and remembrances that are legislated by Allah and his messenger (saws) 1) From among those supplications are the following: * " In the name of Allah, with whose name nothing is harmed on the Earth,nor in the Heavens, and He is the All-hearing, All-Knowing." 80/86 * Recite Ayah-tul-Kursy after every prayer, before sleeping, every morning,and every evening. As-Sahih Ibn Majah 2/332 * Recite the following three times in the mornings, evenings, and before sleeping Surah Al-Ikhlaas, Al-Falaq, and An-Naas 2) One must be mindful and recite the remembrances and supplications of the mornings and evenings , as well as the remembrances and supplications after every prayer, before sleep, upon waking, before traveling etc.

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d) Eat seven dates in the morning if its possible, as stated by the Prophet (saws) " Whoever wakes up in the morning and eats seven Ajwah dates, (preferably from the boundaries of Madinah he will never be afflicted by poison nor magic. " Al Bukhari 10/247, Al Muslim 3/1617 The Second Division: Treatment of Magic after it has occurred. A ) First Type: Extract and destroy the magic- If the Magic is known, extracting and destroying it with permissible methods from the Qur'an and Sunnah, is the best and most suitable way of curing it. B ) Second type: Ruqyah Ash-Shar'eeyah- from among them are: 1) Grind seven green Lote leaves, then pour water over it (enough to take a shower) and recite the following over it: * I seek refuge in Allah from Satan the accursed. * SUrah Al-Faatihah * Surah AL-Baqarah ayat 1-5 * Surah Al-Baqarah ayah 102 * Surah Al- Baqarah ayah 137 * Surah Al-Baqarah ayah 255 (ayat-ul-Kursy) * Surah Al-Baqarah ayah 284-286 * Surah AL-Imraan, ayaat 1-5 * Surah Al-Imran, ayah 85 * Surah Al-an'aam, ayah 17 * Surah Al-A'raaf, Ayaat 54-56 * Surah Al-A'raaf, ayaat 117-122 * Surah Yunus, ayaat 79-82 * Surah Al-Israa ayah 82 * Suarah Al-Kahf, ayah 39
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* Surah At-Taha, ayaay 65-69 * Surah Al-Mu'minoon, ayaat 115 118 * Surah Yaaseen, ayaat 1-9 * Surah As-Saafaat, ayaat 1-10 The Reality of the Evil Eye The evil eye is a terrible affliction that afflicts mankind; it is the most widespread affliction in the world. Most people of this nation (Muslims) will die from it after what Allah has decreed. The Prophet (saws) aid: " Most of those who will die from my nation after what Allah has decreed will be from the evil eye. " (Fath al-haqq al Mubeen, As-Sahih, 747) The evil eye is a reality and a truth that a person needs to seek cure and protection from. The Prophet (saws) said : " The evil is true (reality)...." (Sahih Muslim, 2188) It is permissible in Islam to seek Ruqyah for it, as Annas(radiallahu anh) narrated that the Prophet (saws) Made it an ease to take Ruqyah for fever and the evil eye. (Sahih Muslim 2197) The evil eye is from two sources: 1) the evil eye from mankind 2) the evil eye from Jinn The evil eye from mankind is confirmed in many narrations, as Abu Sated (radiallahu anh) said the Prophet (saws) said to seek refuge from jinn's and the evil eye from mankind. (At-tirmidhi, 2058) As for evil eye from jinn's, it has been narrated by Umm Salamah (radiallahu anhaa) that the Prophet (saws) saw in her house a slave girl and in her face was sa faa'ah. upon which the Prophet (saws) aid: " Seek Ruqyah for her, for verily she is afflicted with a look (evil eye). " (AlBukhari, 5739) The scholars have said "As-sa-faa'ah" is the evil eye from Jinn's. The reason for the evil eye is mostly because of envy (envy is to wish for the prevention of bounty for another person, even though the envier doesn't wish for this bounty). The reality of envy is the result of hatred and malice, which is the result of anger. ( Fath Al-Haq Al-Mubeen, 219) The evil eye is like an arrow or spear that leaves the soul of the envier and goes to the person that is envied. It afflicts the person envied at times and
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sometimes it doesn't. When it doesn't afflict him, it is because of the protective methods he uses (whether supplications, seeking refuge, etc.) Also, when it doesn't. afflict him, the evil eye can return to the envier. ( The Medicine of the Prophet, 138) What is an important fact to know is that the evil eye has no effect except by Allah's will. A man can give himself the evil eye and he can also give it to others. It can afflict someone without even being seen by the envier. For example, a blind man cannot see a person, but he can still cast the evil eye, or perhaps if the person is not around and they are described to the envier without being seen by him, it can afflict that person. It can also be afflicted by one being amazed at himself without being envious to himself or others. The evil eye can be done by anyone, even a loved one or a righteous person. So, it is incumbent on each and every one of us to take the necessary precautions and try to prevent being affected by the evil eye, and to say the supplications and remembrance upon seeing something amazing and good. (Fath Al-Haq Al-Mubeen, 198) The Treatment of the Evil Eye There are categories of treatment for those afflicted with the evil eye. The first category: Treatments before the evil eye occurs: There are many types, which is as follows: * Protect yourself and those whom you fear for from it with remembrances, supplications and seeking refuge that is in accordance with the Qur'an and Sunnah, as is mentioned in the first category for the treatment of magic. * supplicate for whom you fear might be afflicted with it (if you see something within yourself, your wealth, your son, your brother or anything that amazes you) with blessing. From the statement of the Prophet (saws) " If anyone says from his brother what amazes him, let him supplicate for him with blessings: This is what Allah wills, there is no strength except with Allah, O Allah bless him with it. " * Guard anything or anyone that is attractive and may be a recipient of the evil eye. This means: 1) When a person has a beautiful family he should guard them by seeking protection from Allah for them, teaching and commanding them to do so, and also by dressing them properly not to expose their bodies or beauty so as not to be envied and affected by the evil eye. The Prophet (saws)
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used to seek protection for Hassan and Hussein by saying: " I seek refuge for both of you in the perfect words of Allah and from every satan, vermin, and from every evil eye." 2) If someone has wealth, he should guard it by asking Allah to bless and protect it and be thankful to Allah. 3) If someone has good news and he knows people will envy him because of it, he should guard it by keeping it secret. NOTE: If you know a person is famous for being envious and is known to affect people with the evil eye, it is important to keep away from him.he Second Category: Treatments after the affliction of the evil eye: 1) If the person who causes the evil eye is known, command him to make ablution (wudu) and then the afflicted person should shower with the water form the ablution. (sunan abu Dawud 419). 2) Recite as much as possible: Surah Al Fatiha Surah Al-Baqarah ayah 137 Surah An-Nisaa Ayah 54 Surah Al-Qalam ayah 51 Surah Al-Mulk ayah 3 Surah Al Ahqaaf ayah 31 Surah Al-Israa ayah 82 Surah Al-Fussilat ayah 44 Surah Yunus ayah 57 Surah at-Tawbah ayah 14 Surah Ash-Shu'araa ayah 80 Ayat al Kursy (ayah 255, surah Al Baqarah) Surah Al Ikhlaas, Al-Falaq, and An-Nas. Recite the above ayah,along with all the authentic supplications that have been mentioned previously. then blow in the right hand and wipe over the place of pain, as has been stated in the second type of treatment for magic. 3) Recite over water and blow into it. It is better if the recitation is done over ZamZam or rain water. Then, the sick person should drink from it and pour the remainder over himself, or recite over olive oil and anoint his entire body with it. The Third Category: implementing the necessary steps that keep away the evil eye from the envier's. They are as follows:
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1) Seek refuge in Allah form all evil. 2) Fear Allah and implement all of his commands and keep away from all that he prohibited. The Prophet (saws) said " Be mindful of Allah and he will protect you. " (Sahih at-Tirmidhi) 3) exercise patience to the envier, pardon him, do not fight him or complain about him and do not possess any evil inner feelings to harm him. 4) Have complete trust in Allah for whomever places his trust in Allah , Allah will be enough for him. 5) have no fear of the envier and do not keep pondering or thinking about him, this is a very beneficial treatment. 6) turn to Allah in sincerity and seek his pleasure in all things. 7) Seek repentance from all sins because they humiliate mankind. Allah says: ' And whatever calamities befall you, it is because of what your own hands have earned, and He pardons much. " Surah Sh-Shu'araa, ayah 30 8) Give optional charity and do as much good as possible. for verily that has a great and amazing effect in combating evil form the envier. 9) Keep away from the fire of the envier, the oppressor, and those who afflict others, by being good to them. For every moment they increase in evil, oppression, and envy, you increase in being good to them. Give them advice, be merciful, and pardon them. This cannot be achieved easily except for one who has a great fortune from Allah. 10) have complete sincerity and belief in the unity of Allah, The Wise, The Judge. He is harmed by nothing and nothing benefits him. glory be to Him and He is above all things - (Ibn Qayyim 2/238-245)

Prayer against evil eye (A)Surat Al-Ftiah (The Opener) -

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In the name of Allah , the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.

[All] praise is [due] to Allah , Lord of the worlds -

The Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful,

Sovereign of the Day of Recompense.

It is You we worship and You we ask for help.

Guide us to the straight path -

The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray. ( - Surat Al-Baqarah (The Cow 2:137

So if they believe in the same as you believe in, then they have been [rightly] guided; but if they turn away, they are only in dissension, and

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Allah will be sufficient for you against them. And He is the Hearing, the Knowing. ( - Surat Al-Baqarah (The Cow 2:255

Allah - there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires Him not. And He is the Most High, the Most Great. 2:285

The Messenger has believed in what was revealed to him from his Lord, and [so have] the believers. All of them have believed in Allah and His angels and His books and His messengers, [saying], "We make no distinction between any of His messengers." And they say, "We hear and we obey. [We seek] Your forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the [final] destination."
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Allah does not charge a soul except [with that within] its capacity. It will have [the consequence of] what [good] it has gained, and it will bear [the consequence of] what [evil] it has earned. "Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have forgotten or erred. Our Lord, and lay not upon us a burden like that which You laid upon those before us. Our Lord, and burden us not with that which we have no ability to bear. And pardon us; and forgive us; and have mercy upon us. You are our protector, so give us victory over the disbelieving people." ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------4:54 Surat An-Nis' (The Women) -

Or do they envy people for what Allah has given them of His bounty? But we had already given the family of Abraham the Scripture and wisdom and conferred upon them a great kingdom.
9:14 Surat At-Tawbah (The Repentance) -

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Fight them; Allah will punish them by your hands and will disgrace them and give you victory over them and satisfy the breasts of a believing people 10:57 Surat Ynus (Jonah) -

O mankind, there has to come to you instruction from your Lord and healing for what is in the breasts and guidance and mercy for the believers.-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------17:82 Surat Al-'Isr' (The Night Journey) -

And We send down of the Qur'an that which is healing and mercy for the believers, but it does not increase the wrongdoers except in loss. 26:80 Surat Ash-Shu`ar' (The Poets) -

And when I am ill, it is He who cures me.

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41:44 Surat Fuilat (Explained in Detail) -

And if We had made it a non-Arabic Qur'an, they would have said, "Why are its verses not explained in detail [in our language]? Is it a foreign [recitation] and an Arab [messenger]?" Say, "It is, for those who believe, a guidance and cure." And those who do not believe - in their ears is deafness, and it is upon them blindness. Those are being called from a distant place. 46:31 Surat Al-'Aqf (The Wind-Curved Sandhills) -

O our people, respond to the Messenger of Allah and believe in him; Allah will forgive for you your sins and protect you from a painful punishment. 67:3 Surat Al-Mulk (The Sovereignty) -

[And] who created seven heavens in layers. You do not see in the creation of the Most Merciful any inconsistency. So return [your] vision [to the sky]; do you see any breaks? 68:51 Surat Al-Qalam (The Pen) -
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And indeed, those who disbelieve would almost make you slip with their eyes when they hear the message, and they say, "Indeed, he is mad." 68:52

But it is not except a reminder to the worlds. Surat Al-Kfirn (The Disbelievers) - 109:1

Say, "O disbelievers, 109:2

I do not worship what you worship. 109:3

Nor are you worshippers of what I worship. 109:4

Nor will I be a worshipper of what you worship. 109:5

Nor will you be worshippers of what I worship. 109:6

For you is your religion, and for me is my religion." 90

Surat Al-'Ikhl (The Sincerity) -

Say, "He is Allah , [who is] One,

Allah , the Eternal Refuge.

He neither begets nor is born,

Nor is there to Him any equivalent."

Surat Al-Falaq (The Daybreak) - 113:1

Say, "I seek refuge in the Lord of daybreak 113:2

From the evil of that which He created 113:3

And from the evil of darkness when it settles 113:4

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And from the evil of an envier when he envies." Surat An-Ns (The Mankind ) - 114:1

Say, "I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind, 114:2

The Sovereign of mankind. 114:3

The God of mankind, 114:4

From the evil of the retreating whisperer 114:5

Who whispers [evil] into the breasts of mankind 114:6

From among the jinn and mankind."

PRAYER AGAINST MAGIC/SIHR

(1)Surat Al-Ftiah (The Opener) -


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In the name of Allah , the Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful.

[All] praise is [due] to Allah , Lord of the worlds -

The Entirely Merciful, the Especially Merciful,

Sovereign of the Day of Recompense.

It is You we worship and You we ask for help.

Guide us to the straight path -

The path of those upon whom You have bestowed favor, not of those who have evoked [Your] anger or of those who are astray.

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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 not disbelieve [by practicing magic]." And [yet] they learn from them that by which they cause separation between a man and his wife. But they do not harm anyone through it except by permission of Allah . And the people learn what harms them and does not benefit them. But the Children of Israel certainly knew that whoever purchased the magic would not have in the Hereafter any share. And wretched is that for which they sold themselves, if they only knew.
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And if they had believed and feared Allah , then the reward from Allah would have been [far] better, if they only knew.

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Allah - there is no deity except Him, the Ever-Living, the Sustainer of [all] existence. Neither drowsiness overtakes Him nor sleep. To Him belongs whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth. Who is it that can intercede with Him except by His permission? He knows what is [presently] before them and what will be after them, and they encompass not a thing of His knowledge except for what He wills. His Kursi extends over the heavens and the earth, and their preservation tires Him not. And He is the Most High, the Most Great.
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The Messenger has believed in what was revealed to him from his Lord, and [so have] the believers. All of them have believed in Allah and His angels and His books and His messengers, [saying], "We make no distinction between any of His messengers." And they say, "We hear and we obey. [We seek] Your forgiveness, our Lord, and to You is the [final] destination."
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Allah does not charge a soul except [with that within] its capacity. It will have [the consequence of] what [good] it has gained, and it will bear [the consequence of] what [evil] it has earned. "Our Lord, do not impose blame upon us if we have forgotten or erred. Our Lord, and lay not upon us a burden like that which You laid upon those before us. Our Lord, and burden us not with that which we have no ability to bear. And pardon us; and forgive us; and have mercy upon us. You are our protector, so give us victory over the disbelieving people." -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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And We inspired to Moses, "Throw your staff," and at once it devoured what they were falsifying. 7:118

So the truth was established, and abolished was what they were doing. 7:119

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And Pharaoh and his people were overcome right there and became debased.

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10 Surat Ynus (Jonah) - 10:79

And Pharaoh said, "Bring to me every learned magician." 10:80

So when the magicians came, Moses said to them, "Throw down whatever you will throw." 10:81

Sahih International And when they had thrown, Moses said, "What you have brought is [only] magic. Indeed, Allah will expose its worthlessness. Indeed, Allah does not amend the work of corrupters. 10:82

And Allah will establish the truth by His words, even if the criminals dislike it.

(20)Surat h (Ta-Ha) - 20:65

They said, "O Moses, either you throw or we will be the first to throw." 20:66

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He said, "Rather, you throw." And suddenly their ropes and staffs seemed to him from their magic that they were moving [like snakes]. 20:67

And he sensed within himself apprehension, did Moses. 20:68

Allah said, "Fear not. Indeed, it is you who are superior. 20:69

And throw what is in your right hand; it will swallow up what they have crafted. What they have crafted is but the trick of a magician, and the magician will not succeed wherever he is." (109)Surat Al-Kfirn (The Disbelievers) - 109:1

Say, "O disbelievers, 109:2

I do not worship what you worship. 109:3

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Nor will I be a worshipper of what you worship. 109:5

Nor will you be worshippers of what I worship. 109:6

For you is your religion, and for me is my religion." Surat Al-'Ikhl (The Sincerity) -

Say, "He is Allah , [who is] One,

Allah , the Eternal Refuge.

He neither begets nor is born,

Nor is there to Him any equivalent."

Surat Al-Falaq (The Daybreak) - 113:1

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From the evil of that which He created 113:3

And from the evil of darkness when it settles 113:4

And from the evil of the blowers in knots 113:5

And from the evil of an envier when he envies." Surat An-Ns (The Mankind ) - 114:1

Say, "I seek refuge in the Lord of mankind, 114:2

The Sovereign of mankind. 114:3

The God of mankind, 114:4

From the evil of the retreating whisperer 114:5

Who whispers [evil] into the breasts of mankind 114:6


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From among the jinn and mankind."

Protection from enemies / Oppressors


Dua'a Recite 100 times daily : There is no power nor strength with (anyone) save Allah.

LAA H'AWLA WA LAA QUWWATA ILLA BILLAAH


Dua'a: To ward off the evil designs of enemies recite surah al fil in the first rakat of Fajr salat (after recitation of al Fatihah) daily till the danger disappears. Duaa: Against your enemy recite the following du-a-a 500 times for 3 days. O He who disgraces all obstinate tyrants by the exercise of His supreme power and absolute authority.

YY MUD'ILLA KULLI JABBAARIN A'NEEDIN BIQAHRIN A'Z'EEMIN WA SULT'AANIHEE


Dua'a 139 Imam Ali said - If a person, subjected to oppression, pray a two rakat salat and after salam, recites verse 10 of Al Qamar 100 times, inshallah, Allah will deliver him from the Oppressor O Lord, verily, I am overcome, so help me.

RABBI INNEE MAGHLOOBUN FANTAS'IR


Supplicatory Prayer for repelling the evil of Ibls This supplicatory prayer for repelling the evil of Ibls (i.e. Satan) is also quoted from the book of al-Mujtan:

O Allah, Ibls is not but one of allhumma inna iblsa `abdun min Your servants; `abdika he can see me from whence I
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cannot see him, but You can see him from whence he cannot see You.
wa anta tarhu min aythu l yarka

While You have full power over wa anta aqw `al amrih kullih all of his deeds, he has no power over any of Your decrees. So, O Allah, I pray Your help against him, O Lord, for I have no strength to challenge him and I have neither might nor power against him except through You, O my Lord. O Allah, if he intends evil to me, then (please) deter him, if he plots against me, then (please) plot against him, save me from his evils, and make his trickery to be hanged to his own neck, in the name of Your mercy, O most merciful of all those who show mercy.
wa huwa l yaqw `al shay'in min amrika allhumma fa'ana asta`nu bika `alayhi y rabbi fa'inn l qata l bih wa l awla wa l quwwata l `alayhi ill bika y rabbi allhumma in ardan fa'arid-hu wa in kdan fakid-hu wakfin sharrah waj`al kaydah f narih

biramatika y arama alrrimna

May Allah bless Muammad and wa all allhu `al muammadin his Immaculate Household. wa lih alhirna

Supplicatory Prayer for Sustenance In addition to sustenance, this supplicatory prayer, which is quoted from Sayyid Ibn wss book of alMujtan, may be used for other purposes:

O Allah, nothing has indeed left for my sins except my hope for You pardon although I have done things due to which I deserve deprivation of Your pardon. Therefore, I beseech You for what I do not deserve, I seek from You what I do not merit,

allhumma inna dhunb lam yabqa lah ill raj'u `afwika wa qad qaddamtu lata alirmni bayna yadayya fa'ana as'aluka m l astaiqquh wa ad`ka m l astawjibuh

and I implore You for what I do wa ataarra`u ilayka bim l not earn. asta'hiluh My situation is not concealed wa lam yakhfa `alayka l from You although the actual knowledge of my manners is hidden from wa in khafiya `al alnnsi kunhu ma`rifati amr people. O Allah, if my sustenance in the allhumma in kna rizq f sky, then (please) send it down alssam'i fa'ahbihu

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to me, if it is in the earth, then (please) wa in kna f al-ari fa'ahirhu show it to me, if it is far off, then (please) draw wa it near me, if it is near, then (please) make wa it easy for me to reach it, and if it is little, then (please) wa multiply it for me and grant me its blessings. wa
in kna ba`dan faqarribhu in kna qarban fayassirhu in kna qallan fakaththirhu brik l fhi

Prophets prayers for refuge with Allaah and dhikr at times of tribulation and hardship

Are there any duaas that we can say at times of calamity and tribulation?. Praise be to Allaah.
The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to seek refuge with Allaah a great deal from trials and tribulations, as it says in the hadeeth of Zayd ibn Thaabit that the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, Seek refuge with Allaah from trials and tribulations, both visible and hidden. Narrated by Muslim, 2867. It was narrated from Ibn Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: My Lord came to me tonight in the most beautiful form and in this hadeeth he said that Allaah said, O Muhammad, when you pray, then say: Allaahumma inni asaluka fil al-khayraat wa tark al-munkaraat, wa hubb al-masaakeen, wa an taghfira li wa tarhamani wa tatooba alayya. Wa in aradta bi ibaadika fitnatan, faqbidni ilayka ghayra maftoon (O Allaah, I ask You (to enable me) to do good deeds and avoid evil deeds, and to love the poor, and (I ask You) to forgive me, have mercy on me and accept my repentance. If You will that some trial should befall Your slaves, then take me to You [i.e., cause me to die] without having subjected to that trial). Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 3233; al-Albaani said of this hadeeth in Saheeh alTargheeb wal-Tarheeb (408), it is saheeh li ghayrihi. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to seek refuge from trials and tribulations because when they come they do not befall the wrongdoers only, rather they befall everyone. It is a good idea to acquaint ourselves with the ahaadeeth that mention dhikrs which have to do with trials and tribulations and disasters, so that we may call upon Allaah with these words and spread this knowledge and memorize whatever we can of them and understand their meanings so that we can worship Allaah by means of them, because they are the greatest words that can be spoken in these circumstances. 104

1 Abu Burdah ibn Abd-Allaah narrated from his father that when the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) was afraid of some people he would say, Allaahumma inna najaluka fi nuhoorihim wa naoodhu bika min shuroorihim (O Allaah, we place You before them and we seek refuge in You from their evil). Narrated by Abu Dawood, 1537; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood, 1360. 2 It was narrated from Ibn Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to say at times of distress: Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah al-Azeem al-Haleem, laa ilaaha ill-Allaah Rabb al-Arsh al-azeem, la ilaaha ill-Allaah Rabb ul-samawaati wa Rabb ul-ard wa Rabb ul-Arsh il-kareem (There is no god but Allaah, the All-Powerful, the Forbearing; there is no god but Allaah, Lord of the mighty Throne; there is no god but Allaah, Lord of heaven, Lord of earth, and Lord of the noble Throne). Narrated by al-Bukhaari, 6345; Muslim, 2730. 3 The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: The words of relief are: Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah al-Azeem al-Haleem, laa ilaaha ill-Allaah Rabb al-Arsh al-azeem, la ilaaha ill-Allaah Rabb ul-samawaati wa Rabb ul-ard wa Rabb ul-Arsh il-kareem (There is no god but Allaah, the All-Powerful, the Forbearing; there is no god but Allaah, Lord of the mighty Throne; there is no god but Allaah, Lord of heaven, Lord of earth, and Lord of the noble Throne). Saheeh al-Jaami al-Sagheer wa Ziyaadatuhu, 4571. 4 When the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) went on a military campaign he would say, Allaahumma anta adudi wa anta naseeri wa bika uqaatil (O Allaah, You are my help and You are my support and by Your help I fight). Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 3584; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh alTirmidhi, 2836. 5 The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: Shall I not tell you of something that, if any worldly calamity or disaster befalls any man among you and he says these words, he will be relieved of it. (It is) the duaa of DhulNoon: Laa ilaaha illa anta subhaanaka inni kuntu min al-zaalimeen (none has the right to be worshipped but You (O Allaah), Glorified (and Exalted) be You [above all that (evil) they associate with You]! Truly, I have been of the wrongdoers). According to another report: No Muslim man says this duaa concerning anything but Allaah will answer his prayer. Saheeh al-Jaami al-Sagheer wa Ziyaadatuhu, 2065 6 The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to teach his Sahaabah to say these words when they felt afraid: Aoodhu bi kalimaat-illaah il-taammati min ghadabihi wa min sharri ibaadihi wa min hamazaat al-shayaateeni wa an yahduroon (I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allaah from His wrath and from the evil of His slaves and from the evil promptings of the devils and from their presence).

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Narrated by Abu Dawood, 3893; classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood, 3294. 7 The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: The duaa of the person who is in distress is: Allaahumma rahmataka arjoo fa laa takilni ilaa nafsi tarfat ayn wa aslih li shani kullahu laa ilaaha illa anta (O Allaah, for Your mercy I hope, so do not leave me in charge of my affairs even for the blink of an eye; rectify all my affairs. There is no god except You) Narrated by Abu Dawood, 5090; classed as hasan by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood, 4246. 8 If some matter was troubling him, he would say, Yaa Hayyu yaa Qayyoom bi rahmatika astagheeth (O Ever-Living, O Sustainer, by Your mercy I seek Your help). According to another report: If some matter worried him or distressed him. Saheeh al-Jaami al-Sagheer, 4791. 9 The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: to Asma bint Umays, Shall I not teach you some words which you can say at times of distress and hardship? Allaahu rabbee laa ushriku bihi shayan (Allaah is my Lord, I do not associate anything with Him). Narrated by Abu Dawood, 1525; classed as saheeh by al-Albaani in Saheeh Abi Dawood, 1349. According to a version narrated in al-Saheeh al-Jaami, Whoever is afflicted by worry, distress, sickness or hardship, and says, Allaahu rabbee laa shareeka lah (Allaah is my Lord, He has no partner or associate), will be relieved of that. And there are other ahaadeeth which will have a positive effect in times of tribulation and fear, bringing peace of mind and physical safety, and drawing one closer to Allaah We should be content with that which has been narrated in saheeh reports from the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), for that is sufficient and we have no need to reports that are not sound. This is better. And Allaah knows best.
Islam Q&A

There has certainly been for you in the Messenger of Allah an excellent pattern for anyone whose hope is in Allah and the Last Day and [who] remembers Allah often.21 And when the believers saw the companies, they said, "This is what Allah and His Messenger had promised us, and Allah and His Messenger spoke the truth." And it increased them only in faith and acceptance.22 Among the believers are men true to what they promised Allah . Among them is he who has fulfilled his vow [to the death], and among them is he who awaits [his chance]. And they did not alter [the terms of their commitment] by any alteration 23 That Allah may reward the truthful for their truth and punish the hypocrites if

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He wills or accept their repentance. Indeed, Allah is ever Forgiving and Merciful.24 And Allah repelled those who disbelieved, in their rage, not having obtained any good. And sufficient was Allah for the believers in battle, and ever is Allah Powerful and Exalted in Might. 25 [33vs21-25]

Literal meaning of Sihr - According to Al-Layth: Sihr is an act which brings one closer to, and with the help, of Satan. - According to Al-Azhari: The basic meaning of sihr is to make something appear in a form other than its real one - According to Ibn Mandhur: When a sahir makes something false appear to be real, or makes something appear to people appear differently from its true form, it means that he has given an object a status other than its real one - Shamir reported on the authority of Ibn 'A'isha: Arabs have given it the name sihr because, it can transform good health into illness - According to Ibn Faris : Some say that sihr is to make what is false appear to be true. 107

- According to Muhit al-Muhit. Sihr is the presentation of an object in its best form, to the extent of tempting the viewer Technical meaning of Sihr (according to Muslim tradition) - According to Al-Fakhr Ar-razi: According to Muslim tradition, sihr is anything the cause of which is hidden, and which appears in a form other than its real one, with the intention to distort the reality of things and deceive. - According to Ibn Qudama AI-Maqdisi: Sihr is a set of 'uqad (knots), ruqa (incantations), and words uttered or written, or carried out in such a way as to affect the body of the subject (al-mashur), his heart or mind, without even coming into contact with him/her. The reality of sihr is that there are some types that can kill, cause one to fall ill, or act as an obstacle against a man having sexual intercourse with his wife. Other types can separate spouses, and can make them hate or love each other. - According to Ibn Al-Qayyim: Sihr consists of the effects of evil souls and the reaction of the resultant forces. Definition of Sihr Sihr is an agreement set up between a sahir and a Satan, which stipulates that the sahir commit certain illegal or polytheistic acts, in return for the Satan's assistance and obedience in fulfilling the sahirs request. Definition of Jinn The word jinn in Arabic refers to something that is concealed and hidden. Al-Jawhari said: Al-Jaan is the father of the jinn, the plural of which is Jeenaan. It says in Al-Qaamoos Al-Muheet: Jannahu Al-Layl means the night covered him. Everything that is concealed from you is Junna Anka (concealed from you). Jinn Al-layl means the darkness of the night. Al-Mijannah refers to the land where there are many jinn. Al-Jaan is the plural of Al-Jinn. It says in Lisaanul-'Arab: Janana means to cover or conceal. Everything that is concealed from you is Junna 'Anka (concealed from you). Jannahu Al-layl means the night covered him.... The jinn are so called because they are concealed and hidden from view. Hence the foetus is called Al-Janeen because he is concealed in his mother's womb. Abu 'Umar ibn 'Abd Al-Barr said: According to the scholars of Arabic language, there are different categories of jinn: 1 - When they mention the jinn in general terms, they use the word Jinni. 2 - If the jinn is one of those who live in houses with people, they call him 'Aamir (dweller), the plural of which is 'Ummaar (spirits). 3 - If the jinn is one of those who interact with children, they call them Arwaah (spirits). 108

4 - If the jinn is wicked then he is a Shaytaan (devil) 5 - If he is worse than that, they call him Maarid (demon) 6 - If he is worse than that and is strong, they call him 'Ifreet, the plural of which is 'Afaareet. Evidence of the Existence of Jinn and Demons A - Evidence from the Qur'an Evidence from the Qur'an of the existence of Jinn and demons is numerous and known. Suffice it to say that there is one whole chapter on the Jinn (Chapter 62), and that statistically, the words Jinn occurs twenty two times, Jan (another variant of Jinn) occurs seven times, Satan occurs sixty eight times, and Satans (demons) occurs seventeen times. 1. (And We turned to thee a company of Jinn giving ear to the Qur'an.) (36:29) 2. (Company of Jinn and mankind, did not Messengers come to you from among you, relating to you My signs and warning you of the encounter of this your day?) (6:130) 3. (0 tribe of Jinn and of men, if you are able to pass through the confines of heaven and earth, pass through them! You shall not pass through except with an authority.) (45:33) 4. (Say: 'It has been revealed to me that a company of the Jinn gave ear, then they said, "We have indeed heard a Qur'an wonderful....") (62:1) 5. (But there are certain men of mankind who would take refuge with certain men of the Jinn, and they increased them in vileness.) (62:6) 6. (Satan only desires to precipitate enmity and hatred between you in regard to wine and arrow-shuffling, and to bar you from the remembrance of Allah, and from salat. Will you then desist?) (5:91) 7. (0 believers, follow not the steps of Satan; for whosoever follows the steps of Satan, assuredly he bids to indecency and dishonour.) (24:21) B - Evidence from the Sunnah Ibn Mas'ud (RA) narrated: "One night, we were in the company of the Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon him) and we lost him. We searched for him in the valleys and the hills and wondered: 'He has either been taken away (by Jinn) or has been killed. We spent the worst night that people could ever spend.' At dawn, we saw him coming from the side of Hira'. We said: 'O Messenger of Allah, we lost you and searched for you, but we could not find you and we spent the worst night that people could ever spend.' The Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon him) replied: 'There came to me a representative of Jinn, so I went with him and recited the Qur'an to them.' The Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon him) proceeded: Then I went with him and he showed us their tracks and the traces of their embers.' The Jinn asked the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon him) about their means of subsistence, to which he replied: 'Every bone on which

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the name of Allah is recited is your provision. The time it falls in your hand it shall be covered with flesh, and the dung of (camels) is fodder for your animals.' The Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon him) said: 'Do not perform istinja (washing one's genitals prior to wudu) with these (things) for these are the food of your brothers (the Jinn). Reported by Muslim (04/170, in Sharh AnNawawi) Abu Said al-Khudri (RA) reported: "The Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon him) said to me, 'I gather you like sheep and the wilderness. So whenever you are with your sheep or in the wilderness and you want to announce azan for salat, raise your voice when doing so, as whoever hears it, be they a human being, Jinn or any other creature, will be a witness for you on the Day of Resurrection." Reported by Malik (01/168), Al-Bukhari (6/343 Fath Al Bari), An Nasa-i (02/12) and Ibn Majah (1/239) Ibn 'Abbas (RA) reported: "The Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon him) set out on a journey with the intention of going to Suq 'Ukaz ('Ukaz Market), along with some of his companions. At the same time, a barrier was established between the demons and the news from heaven, so that fire was hurled at them. The demons went back to their own kind, who asked them, 'What is wrong with you?' They replied, 'A barrier has been placed between us and the news from heaven, and fire has been thrown at us.' They said, The thing which has been put up as a barrier between you and the news from heaven must be something which has happened recently. Go eastward and westward and see what has put a barrier between you and the news from heaven.' Those who went towards Tuhama came across the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon him) at a place called Nakhla, on the way to Suq 'Ukaz, where the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon him) was performing the Dawn Prayer (salat al-Fajr) with his companions. When a group of Jinn heard the Qur'an being recited, they listened to it and said, 'By Allah, this is the thing which has put a barrier between us and the news from heaven.' They went back to their own kind and said, 'O our people; verily we have heard a wonderful recital (Qur'an) which shows the true path; we believed in it and would not ascribe partners to our Lord.' Subsequently, Allah % revealed the following verses to his Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon him): (Say: It has been revealed to me that a group of Jinn heard...) (62:1). In fact, what was revealed to him was the words of the Jinn." Reported by Al-Bukhari (2/253, in Fath Al-Bari) and Muslim (4/168, in Sharh An-Nawawi) Aisha (RA) reported: "The Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon him) said, 'Angels were created out of light, Jinn were created from fire and Adam was created out of what has been described to you." Reported by Imam Ahmad (6/153-68) and Muslim (18/123, in Sharh An-Nawawi) Saffiyya bintu Huyay (RA)narrated: "The Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon him) said, 'Satan circulates in the body of mankind like blood." Reported by AlBukhari (4/282, in Fath Al-Bari) and Muslim (14/155, in Sharh An-Nawawi) 'Abdullah Ibn 'Umar (RA) reported: "The Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon him) said, 'When you eat, use you right hand, and when you drink, use your right hand, because Satan eats and drinks with his left hand.'" Reported by Muslim (13/191, in Sharh An-Nawawi) 110

Abu Hurayra (RA) reported: "The Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon him) said, 'Any newborn at the time of delivery is kicked by Satan, and cries as a result, except the son of Mariam (Jesus) and his mother."' Reported by Al-Bukhari (8/212) and Muslim (15/120, in Sharh An-Nawawi) 'Abdullah Ibn Mas'ud (RA) reported: "Asked on his opinion of a man who has slept through the night till morning (after sunrise and missed salat al-Fajr), the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon him) said, 'That is a man on whose ears (or ear) Satan has urinated.'" Reported by Al-Bukhari (3/28, in Fath Al-Bari) and Muslim (6/64, in Sharh An-Nawawi) Abu Qatada (RA) reported: "The Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon him) said, 'A good dream (vision) is from Allah (Azza wa Jalla) and a bad dream (al-hulm) is from Satan. Therefore, if you see something you dislike in a dream, spit three times on your left side, seek refuge in Allah (Azza wa Jalla) from Satan, so it would not harm you. "' Reported by Al-Bukhari (12/283, in Fath Al-Bari) and Muslim (15/16, in Sharh An-Nawawi) Abu Said al-Khudri (RA) reported: "The Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon him) said, 'When you yawn, put your hand on your mouth to stop Satan from entering." Reported by Muslim (18/122, in Sharh An-Nawawi) and Ad-Darami (1/321) With the foregoing in mind, it appears that there is no doubt that the Jinn and Satans exist, and only an obstinate person who follows his desires without any guidance from Allah, would dispute such reality. Evidence on the Existence of Sihr A - Evidence from the Qur'an (...and they follow what the Satans recited over Sulayman's Kingdom. Sulayman disbelieved not but the Satans disbelieved, teaching the people sorcery, and that which was sent down upon Babylon's two angels, Harut and Marut; they taught not any man, without they said, 'We are but a temptation; do not disbelieve.' From them they learned how they might divide a man and his wife, yet they did not hurt any man thereby, save by the leave of Allah, and they learnt what they hurt them and did not profit them, knowing well that whosoever buys it shall have no share in the world to come; evil then was that they sold themselves for; if they had but known.) (2:102) (Moses said, 'What do you say this to the truth, when it has come to you? Is this a sorcery? But sorcerers do not prosper.) (11:77) (Then when they had cast, Moses said, 'What you have brought is sorcery; Allah will assuredly bring it to naught. Allah sets not right the work of those who do corruption. Allah verifies the truth by His words, though sinners be averse.') (11:81-82) (and Moses conceived a fear within him. We said unto him, 'Fear not; surely thou art the uppermost. Cast down what is in thy right hand, and it shall swallow what they have fashioned only the guile of a sorcerer, and the sorcerer prospers not, wherever he goes.') (20:67-69) 111

(And We revealed to Moses: 'Cast thy staff.' And lo, it forthwith swallowed up their lying invention. So the truth cam to pass, and false was proved what they were doing. So they were vanquished there, and they turned about, humbled. And the sorcerers were cast down, bowing themselves. They said, 'We believe in the Lord of al-'Alamin (Jinn and mankind), the Lord of Moses and Harun.) (7:117122) (Say: 'I take refuge with the Lord of the daybreak from the evil of what He has created, from the evil of darkness when it gathers, from the evil of the women who blow on knots, from the evil of an envier when he envies.') (Chapter 113) According to Al-Qurtubi, (...from the evil of the women who blow on knots) implies female sorcerers (sahirat) who blow on thread knots while making their spells. Tafsir Al-Qurtubi (20/257) Ibn Kathir stated that according to scholars of exegesis, Mujahid, Ikrima, alHasan, Qatada and Dhahak, (...from the evil of the women who blow on knots) refers to sawahir (female sorcerers). Tafsir Ibn Kathir (4/573) Ibn Jarir At-Tabari stated that according to Al-Qasimiy and scholars of exegesis, (...from the evil of the women who blow on knots) refers to the female sorcerers who blow on threaded knots during their spell. Tafsir Al-Qasimiy (10/302) Verses on sihr and sahara are profuse and known even to those with little knowledge of Islam. B - Evidence from the Sunnah Aisha (RA) reported: "A man known as Labid Ibn al-A'sam from the tribe of Band Zurayq performed sihr on Allah's Messenger (Peace and Blessing upon him) till Allah's Messenger (Peace and Blessing upon him) started imagining that he had done something which he had not really done. One day or one night while he was with me, he invoked Allah (Azza wa Jalla) for a long period, and then said, 'O 'Aisha! Do you know that Allah has instructed me concerning the matter I have asked him about? Two men came to me and one of them sat near my head and the other near my feet. One of them said to his companion, 'What is the disease of this man?' The other replied, 'He is under the effect of sihr (mashur)'. The first one asked, 'Who did it?' The other replied, 'Labid Ibn Al-A'sam.' The first one asked, 'What material did he use?' The other replied, 'A comb and the hairs stuck to it and the pollen of a male date palm.' The first one asked, 'Where is that?' The other replied, '(That is) in the well of Daman!" So Allah's Messenger (Peace and Blessing upon him), along with some of his companions went there and returned saying, 'O 'Aisha, the colour of its water is like the infusion of henna leaves. The tops of the date-palm trees near it are like the heads of the devils.' I asked, 'O Allah's Messenger? Why don't you show it (to the people)?' He said, 'Since Allah (Azza wa Jalla) has cured me, I would not like to let evil spread among people.' Then he ordered that the well be filled up with earth." Reported by Al-Bukhari (10/222, in Fath Al-Bari) and Muslim (14/174, in Sharh An-Nawawi), the Book of Salam, Chapter on Sihr. Abu Hurayra (RA) reported: "The Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon him) said: 'Avoid the seven serious sins (As-sa' Al-Mubiqat)" People asked, 'What are they?' The Prophet Peace and Blessing upon him) replied, 'Shirk (polytheism), sihr (sorcery), unlawful killing of a person, living on money from usury, usurping an orphan's wealth, retreat at the time of Jihad, and accusing innocent married women of fornication'" Al-Bukhari (in FathAl-Bari 5/393) and Muslim (in Sharh AnNawawi 2/83) 112

On the basis of the above hadith, the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon him) warned that sihr must be avoided as it is one of the most serious sins, and this is proof enough that it exists. Ibn 'Abbas (RA) reported: "The Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon him) said: 'A person who has acquired knowledge of one of the sciences of Astrology, has acquired knowledge of one of the branches of sihr, and the more his knowledge of Astrology is enriched, the more expansive his knowledge of sihr becomes." Abu Dawud (No.3905), Ibn Majja (No.3726) In this hadith the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon him) refers to one of the means of learning sihr, so that Muslims may shun it; and this is an evidence that sihr is a real science that can be learnt. Further evidence can also be seen in the following verse: (From them they learned how they might divide a man and his wife...) (2:102). It is clear from the above verse and hadith that sihr is a science like other sciences, having its own fundamentals. Nevertheless, both the verse and the hadith condemn learning of sihr. Imran Ibn Husayn (RA) reported: "The Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon him) said, 'He is not one of us who practices tatayyur (ominousness) or has it done for him; who practices takahhun (clairvoyance) or has it done for him; who practices sihr or has it done for him. And whosoever has sought the services of a clairvoyant and believed in what he has come up with, has in fact disbelieved in the Message sent to Muhammad (Peace and Blessing upon him).'" Al-Haythmi stated in Al-Majma (5/20): Tradition reported by Al-Bazar and the chain of transmission includes authorites which fulfil the requirements of transmitting authentic traditions. Evidence from the above hadith on sihr lies in the Prophet's warning against practicing sihr or seeking it from a sahir. This shows that the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon him) would only warn against something that really existed. Abu Musa Al-Ash'ari (RA) reported: "The Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon him) said, 'He who drinks alcohol regularly, believes that the power of sihr to harm an individual is independent of Allah's if intervention, or severs relations with one's kin will not enter Paradise.'" Reported by Ibn Hibban The evidence on sihr from the above hadith lies in the Prophet's warning against believing in the power of sihr to affect an individual independently of Allah's. A believer should believe that sihr or similar practices do not harm anybody or anything except with Allah's Leave, as the following verse suggests: (...yet they did not hurt any man thereby, save by the leave of Allah.) (2:102) Ibn Mas'ud (RA) reported: "He who has hired a clairvoyant, a sahir or a soothsayer, and has believed in what they came up with, has in fact disbelieved in the Message sent to Muhammad (Peace and Blessing upon him). Al Mundiri stated in At-Targhib (4/53): Tradition transmitted by Al-Bazzar and Abu Ya'la through a very good suspended chain of transmission. Views of Scholars on Sihr 113

According to Al-Khattabi, some people denied the existence of sihr. But sihr is a reality upon which Arabs, Persians, Indians and some Romans agree, and these are the best and most learned among nations. Allah says: (...teaching the people sorcery...) (2:102) and commands that man should seek refuge in Him from sihr. (...from the evil of the women who blow on knots...) (Chapter 113). Furthermore, several hadiths were quoted from the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon him) of the existence of sihr, which only a person without reasoning could deny, so, scholars of jurisprudence allocated chapters in their works on the punishment of a sahir according to Islamic Law, and this means that sihr would not be so known and could not have been extensively discussed if it does not exist. According to Al-Qurtubi, Sunnis hold that sihr is a reality. Moreover, there is a consensus among exegetes that the revelation of Dawn Chapter was the result of the sihr done to the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon him) by Labid Ibn Al-A'sam as mentioned above. Once the sihr was dissolved, the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon him) said, 'Allah has cured me'. The word cure means the elimination of an existing illness (in this case sihr), and this proves that sihr exists. It is on this basis that scholars unanimously agree on the existence of sihr. Sihr has been widespread for a very long time, and people have written literature on it, and therefore, the companions of the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon him) and their successors never denied its existence. Tafsir Al-Qurtubi: 2/461 According to Al-Marizi, sihr is an accepted phenomenon, that is as real as any other thing, and effects the person to whom it is done; contrary to those who reject its existence on the basis that it is only a set of tricks and illusions. All claims which deny sihr are untrue, for Allah has mentioned sihr in the Qur'an, stating that it is taught, it is a form of disbelief in Allah and may be used to separate a man from his wife. In the aforementioned hadith on the sihr done to the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon him) by Labid Ibn Al-Asam, objects were interred and disinterred, which means that actual physical objects were used to perform sihr. According to An-Nawawi, sihr exists. This phenomenon is a fact confirmed by most scholars and supported by the Qur'an and the hadith. According to Ibn Qudama, sihr exists, and it consists of types which may kill, sicken, take away a woman from her husband by making him unable to have sexual intercourse with her, and separate a man from his wife. Ibn Qudama added that it is common knowledge that on the wedding night, a man may find out that sihr has been done to him, after being unable to have sexual intercourse with his new wife. But once the sihris neutralised, he feels able to have sexual intercourse with his wife. The practice of sihr has been handed down from generation to generation and cannot be disputed. Furthermore, reports on the activities of sorcerers cannot be untrue. Ibn Qudama also stated in his al-Kafi that sihr is a set of enchantments, spells, knots which affect the heart and the body, and; thus, it could sicken, kill or separate a man from his wife, as the verse suggests: (From them they learned how they might divide a man and his wife.) Moreover, if sihr did not exist, Allah would not have warned us against it and advised us to be careful (from the evil of the women who blow on knots.') (Chapter 113)2 114

Ibn Al-Qayyim stated in BadaI Al-Fawa'id that sihr exists and has an effect, on the basis of the verse (...Say, I seek refuge with the Lord... from the evil of the women who blow on knots') and on the basis of the hadith on the sihr done to the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon him) by Labid Ibn Al-A'sam. According to Abu Al-'izz Al-Hanafiy, scholars have disagreed on the reality of sihr and its types. However, most of them are of the opinion that sihr may result in the death or illness of the targeted person, without any apparent cause. Shaykh Al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah said: All nations believe in the jinn, and they have many stories which would take too long to tell. No one denies the existence of the jinn except a few small groups of ignorant philosophers and doctors and their ilk. As for the elite of the people, it is narrated that they either believed in the jinn or no opinion was narrated from them concerning the matter. The evil eye, envy (Hasad), protection and remedies
The evil eye refers to when one person harms another by means of the eye. Ibn Al-Qayyim said: The origin of the evil eye is liking something, then the evil soul follows it, pursues it and seeks to do harm to it, seeking help to apply its poison by looking at the object. Zad Al-Mi'ad by Ibn Al-Qayyim, 4/167 Ibn Manzur said: It is said "So-and-so was struck by the evil eye" if an enemy or an envious person looks at him and he is affected by that and becomes sick as a result. Lisan Al-'Arab by Ibn Manzur, 13/301 Al-Hafiz ibn Hajar said: What is meant by the evil eye is looking at something with admiration contaminated with envy from one who is evil in nature so it results in harm. Fath Al-Bari, by Ibn Hajar, 10/200.

Evidence for the existence of the evil eye from the Qur'an and Sunnah
1 - Evidence from the Qur'an The Verse in Sura Yusuf: (And he said: 'O my sons! Do not enter by one gate, but enter by different gates, and I cannot avail you against Allah at all. Verily, the decision rests only with Allah. In Him, I put my trust and let all those that trust, put their trust in Him.) (Yusuf12:67) The majority of Mufassirin are agreed that the brothers of Yusuf were handsome and good looking, and Ya'qub feared that the people might affect them with the evil eye, for the evil eye is something real. Tafsir Ibn Kathir Al-Tabari - Al-Qurtubi - Al-Alusi - AlSuyuti Al-Fakhr Al-Razi. The passage in which Allah says: "And verily, those who disbelieve would almost make you slip with their eyes (through hatred) when they hear the Reminder (the Qur'an), and they say:

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"Verily, he (Muhammad) is a madman!" But it is nothing else than a Reminder to all the 'Alamin (mankind, jinn and all that exists).) (Al-Qalam 68:51-52) Ibn 'Abbas, Mujahid and others said: "Make you slip with their eyes" means, they will put the evil eye on you. This Verse is evidence that the effect and impact of the evil eye is something real and happens by Allah's will. ' 2 - Evidence from the Sunnah It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (RA) said: The Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "The evil eye is real," and he forbade tattoos. It was narrated from 'Aishah (RA) that the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "Seek refuge with Allah from the evil eye, for the evil eye is real." It was narrated that Ibn 'Abbas (RA) said: The Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "The evil eye is real and if anything were to overtake the divine decree, the evil eye would do so. If you are asked to wash (to treat someone for the effects of the evil eye) then do so." Imam Al-Nawawi (may Allah have mercy on him) said: This Hadith affirms that both the divine decree and the evil eye are real; it is powerful, but neither the evil eye nor anything else can cause harm or do any good or any bad except by the decree of Allah. It was narrated that Asma bint 'Umays said: "O Messenger of Allah, the sons of Ja'far are smitten with the evil eye; should I recite Ruqyah for them?" He said: "Yes, for if anything were to overtake the divine decree, it would be the evil eye." It was narrated that Abu Dharr said: The Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "The evil eye may follow a man by Allah's Leave, until he climbs up a high mountain then falls from it." It was narrated that Ibn 'Abbas (RA) said: The Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "The evil eye is real and can bring down a person from a high mountain.''^ What is meant here is that the evil eye follows a person by Allah's will, until it causes him to fall from a high mountain. Musnad Ahmad; Al-Tabarani; Al-Hakim in Al-Mustadrak. AlAlbani (may Allah have mercy on him) said: It is Hasan It was narrated that Jabir ibn 'Abdullah said: The Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "Most of those who die of my Ummah, after the will and decree of Allah, will die because of the evil eye." Narrated by Al-Bukhari in Al-Tarikh, and by Al-Bazzar. Shaykh Al-Albani said: a Hadith Hasan - Sahih Al-Jami', 1217 It was narrated that Jabir (RA) said: The Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "The evil eye will put a man into his grave and a camel into the cooking pot." Hilyat AlAwliya' by Abu Na'im. Shaykh Al-Albani (may Allah have mercy on him) said: It is a Hasan Hadith - Al-Silsilah Al-Sahihah, 1250. Imam Ahmad, Al-Nasa i, and Ibn Majah narrated, in a report that was classed as Sahih by Ibn Hibban, that Abu Umamah Sahl ibn Hanif said: Abu Sahl ibn Hanif did Ghusl in AlKharar (Al-Kharar: it is said that this was a well in Madinah, or one of its valleys). He took off his cloak, and 'Amir ibn Rabi'ah was looking at him. Sahl was very white, with

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beautiful skin. 'Amir said: "I have never seen anything (as beautiful) as this, not even the skin of a virgin." And Sahl fell to the ground and became very sick. The Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) was told about his sickness, and it was said to him: "He cannot raise his head." He said: "Do you accuse anyone with regard to him?" They said, "'Amir ibn Rabi'ah." The Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) called him and rebuked him strongly, then he said: "Why would one of you kill his brother? Why did you not pray for blessing for him? Wash yourself for him." So 'Amir washed his face, hands, forearms, knees and the sides of his feet, and inside his Izar (lower garment) in a vessel, then it was poured over him from behind, and Sahl recovered straight away. Muwatta' Malik, 2/938.

The evil eye is real


From the evidence quoted above from the Qur'an and Sunnah, it is clear that the evil eye is real and that its effects are proven and do exist. It can follow a man until it makes him fall from a high mountain, and if it is able to overpower a healthy man it can kill him and put him in his grave, and if it overpowers a camel, it will fall and be injured, and its owner will slaughter it and cook it in a pot. So the evil eye is real and its effects are real. It may kill, or it may affect the spot or the things that the envier likes in the body of the person affected, or in himself or his possessions. This is the view of the scholars of this Ummah, such as Malik, Al-Shafi'i, Ahmad and others.

The difference between the evil eye and envy


The word Hasid (envier) is more general in meaning than the word 'Ain (one who puts the evil eye on another), hence in Sura Al-Falaq mention is made of seeking refuge with Allah from the evil of the one who envies. The Hasid (envier) is an envious man whose envy is accompanied by resentment, so he wishes that the blessing be taken away, whereas the 'A'in (the one who puts the evil eye on another) simply likes a thing. Hence the evil eye may come from a righteous man or woman, and a man may put the evil eye on his own wealth, child or family without realizing it. But the evil eye and envy have the same effect, which is causing harm to the thing that is liked or envied.

Envy (Hasad)
Envy (Hasad) means resenting the blessings of Allah that are enjoyed by the one who is envied, and wishing that it be taken away. In other words, the envier wishes that the blessing be taken away from the one whom he envies, whether the blessing comes to him or not. So the envier resents the blessing of Allah and wishes that it be taken away, and he may even make efforts to take it away.

Evidence for the existence of envy Allah says: (Many of the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) wish that if they could turn you away as disbelievers after you have believed, out of envy from their ownselves, even

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after the truth (that Muhammad is Allah's Messenger) has become manifest unto them.) (Al-Baqarah 2:109) And Allah says: (Or do they envy men (Muhammad and his followers) for what Allah has given them of His Bounty? Then, We had already given the family of Ibrahim the Book and Al-Hikmah (As-Sunnah - Divine Revelation to those Prophets not written in the form of a book), and conferred upon them a great kingdom.) (Al-Nisa 4:54) And He says: (And from the evil of the envier when he envies.) (Al-Falaq 113:5) Evidence from the Sunnah Al-Tirmidhi narrated that the freed slave of Al-Zubayr (RA) said: The Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "The disease of the nations who came before you has started to spread among you: jealousy and hatred. This is the 'shaver' (destroyer); I do not say that it shaves hair, but that it shaves (destroys) faith. By the One in Whose Hand is my soul, you will not enter Paradise until you believe, and you will not believe until you love one another. Shall I not tell you of that which will strengthen love between you? Spread (the greeting of) Salam amongst yourselves." It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (RA) said: The Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "My Ummah will be stricken with the disease of the other nations." They said: "What is the disease of the other nations?" He (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "Insolence, arrogance, accumulation (of wealth), competition in worldly gains, mutual hatred and envy, until there will be wrongdoing and then killing."

Characteristics of the envier - so that they may be avoided


The issue of the evil eye includes all people, even those who are righteous if they do not pay attention to it, whereas envy is limited to certain people. Hence the envious person has certain characteristics by which he may be distinguished, such as the way he looks and smiles, the expression on his face, and the way he speaks. All of that points to what is in his heart. Whatever a person conceals in his heart will inevitably show on his face and through slips of the tongue, in the way he looks and smiles, and in all his movements and expressions. By His wisdom, Allah has made man's face a mirror which reflects the thoughts that are hidden in his mind and heart. The effects of sickness are seen in the sick man's face, and the sorrow of one who is grieving and depressed shows on his face, and the good health of one who is sound is reflected on his face. If a person is happy and content, his hidden thoughts show on his face and through slips of the tongue. If a believer is true and sincere in his faith and humble before the Most Merciful, and reads the Qur'an frequently, that joy and light will show on his face; his nature will be humble and kind, and his speech will be polite and noble. The opposite is also true: the effects of an evildoer's immoral actions and sin will be reflected in his face and in slips of the tongue, even if he outwardly resembles those who are righteous. By the same token, the envier who resents the good things that people have and wishes that the blessings of Allah be taken away, is sick at heart and lacking in faith. No matter how much he tries to conceal what he feels inwardly, he will soon let out the envy that he feels.

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What are the characteristics of the envier?


1 - The envier is always angry at the decrees of Allah. 2 - The envier always complains and rarely thanks Allah even if he owns the whole world. 3 - He follows up the mistakes of the one whom he envies, and tries to seek out his faults, and exposes them and exaggerates about them before others. 4 - He conceals or ignores or belittles the good qualities and distinguishing characteristics of the person whom he envies. 5 - So you will notice that the envier cannot speak in front of the one whom he envies without addressing him in a laughing, jocular manner, but deep down he is filled with hatred and resentment that is clear from the way in which he looks at him. 6 - He clearly criticizes the one whom he envies, with or without evidence. 7 - He looks for opportunities and makes the most of any chance to harm the one whom he envies in himself or his wealth. 8 - Finally, the envier is a troubled man, due to the resentment that is always festering in his heart, so depression and dullness show on his face.

Kinds of sickness and harm caused by the jinn


The jinn may cause many different types of sickness and harm to humans, affecting their psychology, moods, body, wealth, possessions, business, relations with others or studies. The sicknesses that we are going to discuss may happen either because of the human being overpowered by the jinn, or because of witchcraft. We will discuss the remedies for these sicknesses in the light of the Qur'an and Sunnah. These sicknesses include the following: 1. Intense fear 2. Psychological and nervous diseases (insanity, depression, anxiety, tension, epilepsy, waswas (whispers from the Shaytan), personality disorders) 3. Physical sickness (i.e., physical sickness that human medicine is unable to treat, and for which there is no medical cause) 4. Hallucinations 5. Stirring up hatred between people, causing enmity and division between people such as husband and wife, business partners, friends, family 6. Female diseases (infertility, heavy bleeding and menstrual irregularities, infections) 7. Sexual problems (impotency, premature ejaculation) 8. Tampering with and causing damage to houses and material possessions (causing fires, throwing furniture about, throwing stones at the house)

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Symptoms of jinn possession A - Symptoms when one is awake: B - Symptoms when one is asleep:

Mental and nervous illnesses - Delusion - Epilepsy - Depression - Anxiety

Different Types of Sihr


1. Sihr of Separation - Definition of Sihr of Separation - Types of Sihr of Separation - Symptoms of Sihr of Separation - How does the sihr of separation take place? 2. Sihr Al-Mahabba/At-Tiwala (Love) - Symptoms of Sihr of Love - How the Sihr of Love Takes Place? - Adverse Effects of Sihr of Love - Causes of Sihr of Love - Lawful Manners

3: Sihr At- Takhyil (False Appearance of Objects) - Symptoms - How this is Achieved

4: Sihr Al-Junun (Lunacy) - Symptoms - How is it done?

5: Sihr Al-Khumul (Lethargy) - Symptoms - How this happens

6: Sihr Al-Hawatif (Bad Dreams & Hearing Voices) - Symptoms - How this is Achieved

7: Sihr Al-Maradh (Illness) - Symptoms - How this is Achieved

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8: Sihr An-Nazif (Bleeding Following Menses) - How it is achieved

9: Sihr of Impeding Marriage - How This is Done - Symptoms

10 Al Sihr Ar-rabt (Penile Erection Problem during intercourse), Al- 'ajz aljinsi (impotence) and Adh-dhu'f al-jinsi (sexual weakness) - Ar-Rabt - How SihrAr-Rabt is Done - Ar-Rabt in Women (sexual frigidity) - Al-'ajzal-jinsi (sexual inability / impotence) - Adh-dhu'f al-jinsi (sexual weakness)

11 Types and Causes of Sterility - Sterility in Men - Difference between Natural Sterility and Sterility caused by Sihr - Sterility in Women

Symptoms of jinn possession


Those who have written on this topic have listed several symptoms of jinn possession. These symptoms may be real, but we must point out that some of these symptoms may also occur for other reasons, such as staying up all night, or confusion and uncertainty. So we must try to protect ourselves from the whispers that the Shaytan tries to instill in our hearts, when reading this list of symptoms. These symptoms have been divided into two categories: those which occur when one is awake, and those which occur when one is asleep. A - Symptoms when one is awake: 1 - Turning away, in particular, from acts of worship and obedience, the remembrance of Allah (Dhikr) and reading the Qur'an. Allah says: (And whosoever turns away blindly from the remembrance of the Most Gracious (Allah) (i.e. this Qur'an and worship of Allah), We appoint for him Shaytan (Satan - devil) to be a Qarin (a companion) to him. And verily, they (Satans/devils) hinder them from the path (of Allah), but they think that they are guided aright!)(Al-Zukhruf 43:36-37) 2 - Erratic behaviour in one's words, deeds and movements. Allah says: (Those who eat Riba will not stand (on the Day of Resurrection) except like the standing of a person beaten by Shaytan (Satan) leading him to insanity.) (Al-Baqarah 2:275) 3 - Seizures (with no medical cause); there are signs to indicate that a seizure has devilish causes. 4 - Paralysis of a limb (with no medical cause). 5 - Being quick to get angry or weep with no apparent cause. 6 - Sitting in the toilet for a long time, and talking to oneself.

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7 - Constant headache (on one or both sides of the head) with no medical cause, which is not eased by painkillers. 8 - Irregular menstruation in women. 9 - Not producing children although both husband and wife are medically sound and able to reproduce. There are other signs when one is awake, but they may be caused by other life circumstances, such as not succeeding in efforts to get married, repeatedly failing to do so, or a wife becoming very distressed when her husband has intercourse with her. B - Symptoms when one is asleep: 1 - Frightening nightmares, which includes seeing various kinds of creatures such as ghosts or apparitions, seeing oneself falling from a high place, seeing people in strange forms, and snakes. A man may see a woman who wants him to have intercourse with her (and vice versa) constantly in his dreams, or he may see someone threatening him. 2 - Insomnia, anxiety and fear upon waking. 3 - Talking loudly in one's sleep, or moaning and groaning. Note: A person should not be regarded as being possessed by the jinn if any of these symptoms occur. No one can be certain that a person has been possessed by the jinn until after the Qur'an has been recited over him, so these symptoms cannot be taken as definitive evidence of jinn possession.

Delusion
Delusion is a serious mental illness. If a person is overcome by delusions, it is difficult to escape from them. No person is free of delusions that sometimes come to him, and in some cases life is delusion upon delusion, to such an extent that the delusions have a greater influence on a person than does reality. With the spread of treatment by means of the Qur'an and people seeing cases of epilepsy, and the spread of stories, whether from people who have gone for treatment or from books, delusions have started to encroach upon the minds of many people as a result of the many problems of life. Even those who are righteous and upright in their religious commitment are not free from the problems of delusion. In fact if the disease of delusion strikes a man, it is one of the most serious kinds of disease, for jinn possession may be dealt with by reciting the Qur'an as a Ruqyah, but the disease of delusion is a vicious circle. Similarly, some people may imagine that they have been bewitched or that so-and-so has put a spell on them because of some problem between them, so their thinking becomes confused and their lives become chaotic, and they tell themselves that they have been bewitched. If the delusion of having being possessed by the jinn or having been bewitched takes hold of a person, then his thinking becomes confused and his life becomes chaotic; his glands start to malfunction and the signs of possession or bewitchment appear in him. He may suffer convulsions or lose consciousness as the result of what modern psychology calls autosuggestion. Then anxiety accompanied by intense fear starts to take over his life. His nervous system begins to malfunction, the muscles of the heart tense up and physical symptoms appear. The sick person feels pain in the area of the heart and the pain increases as the fear grows. Other symptoms appear as the result of the malfunction in the nervous system, and there is no part of the body which is not affected by this case of anxiety.

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The heart rate increases and may become irregular, the blood pressure rises, the digestive system malfunctions, pains develop in the stomach and the patient's sexual desire may be affected so that he feels no attraction towards his wife; The muscles of the body become tense, and muscle tension in the head leads to migraines. In fact many of those who go to those who offer treatment using the Noble Qur'an are suffering from delusions. Very few of them are actually possessed by the jinn, even though they may show symptoms of jinn possession. The fact of the matter, as supported by psychology, is that ongoing anxiety does indeed cause real physical illness, so the pain becomes a physical reality, not just tension. Anxiety may cause stomach ulcers, angina and other problems, which changes a person's life and causes him to lose ambition and neglect his work; it also causes disruption in his marital life, and he becomes a prisoner to delusion and fear. There is a real remedy for this problem, to be found in psychology if the person has been overtaken by delusions for a long time. If the problem has only recently begun, however, he must recite prayers for protection.

Epilepsy
Definition of epilepsy: Doctors have not been able to give a comprehensive and definitive definition of epilepsy, because of the numerous clinical manifestations of epilepsy, including convulsions. Epileptic seizures: Doctors use the phrase "epileptic seizure" to describe the sudden attack that happens to a patient, characterized by tension and snaking, accompanied by loss of consciousness. Doctors divide epileptic seizures into two types, grand mal and petit mal. Grand mal seizures are accompanied by a loss of consciousness, whereas petit mal seizures may occur in the early stages and may not be noticed by the patient or by those around him. They last for 3-10 seconds and are not usually accompanied by convulsions. They usually occur suddenly, whereby you will see the patient stop speaking for a moment and then carry on with some loss of focus, or moving from speaking in detail to mumbling. The patient may stare into space for a moment and the go back to what he was doing. Causes of epilepsy Doctors link epileptic seizures to three factors, namely: 1 - Individual potential and heredity 2 - Problems in the brain 3 - Changes in neurological activity But there is another important cause of epilepsy which is that it may be caused by jinn possession. This is something which many doctors do not wish to acknowledge, despite the fact that they admit that there are some kinds of epilepsy for which modern science cannot discover the cause. What is even stranger is that many of those who deny this are from among our own people, whereas many doctors in the West acknowledge this kind of epilepsy.

Depression
Depression refers to intense sadness. It is a widespread mental illness, indeed one of the most widespread. As for mild sadness or feeling "blue", this is a normal and natural emotion which hardly anyone can escape, not even a believer. Allah says: (Secret counsels (conspiracies) are only from Shaytan (Satan), in order that he may cause grief to the believers.) (Al-Mujaddilah 58:10) If that sadness increases and takes over a person, it becomes depression. Signs of depression: 1 - Feeling distressed and sad 2 - Loss of appetite 3 - Lack of focus, forgetfulness 4 - Sleep disturbances, weight loss 5 - Lack of sexual desire Causes of depression: 1 - External causes

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2 - Internal causes 1 - External causes These are factors that are outside a person, such as life events like losing a loved one, or losing money or social standing. If this person does not have the protection of faith, he will go through several stages until he reaches the stage of depression. 2 - Internal causes These have to do with the person's physical make-up, such as brain cells, a lack of thyroid hormones or a lack of certain vitamins.

Anxiety
Anxiety refers to fidgeting and restlessness; it is the opposite of tranquillity. Anxiety is a type of psychological illness that is characterized by tension, fear and dread, whether that is related to specific matters or is unclear. It may also become chronic. Anxiety is something that all people go through when faced with certain circumstances, but people vary with regard to how well protected they are psychologically and in the degree of individual potential and feelings of anxiety. The circumstances and events surrounding each individual also vary. Symptoms of anxiety 1 - Pain in the heart; irregular heartbeat 2 - Feelings of doom and loss of equilibrium 3 - Continuous, intense headache 4 - Tossing and turning; insomnia 5 - Poor memory and difficulty in thinking And there are many other symptoms of anxiety. Main causes of anxiety 1 - Apprehensiveness and expecting the worst with regard to things, specific or otherwise. 2 - Conflict between one's inclinations and the restrictions that prevent him from fulfilling those inclinations. 3 - Mental or physical exhaustion, which are connected to one another.

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Different Types of Sihr

1. Sihr of Separation
Definition of Sihr of Separation Types of Sihr of Separation Symptoms of Sihr of Separation How does the sihr of separation take place? 1. Sihr of Separation Allah (Azza wa Jalla) says: (...and they follow what the Satans recited over Sulayman's Kingdom. Sulayman disbelieved not but the Satans disbelieved, teaching the people sorcery, and that which was sent down upon Babylon's two angels, Harut and Marut; they taught not any man, without they said, 'We are but a temptation; do not disbelieve.' From them they learned how they might divide a man and his wife, yet they did not hurt any man thereby, save by the leave of Allah, and they learnt what they hurt them and did not profit them, knowing well that whosoever buys it shall have no share in the world to come; evil then was that they sold themselves for; if they had but known.) (2:102 Jabir (RA) reported that the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "Iblis would lay his throne on water and would send his brigade of demons. The lowest among them in rank is the one who is most notorious in stirring up fitna. One of the demons would, after a mission, come and say to Iblis, 'I have done so and so.' Iblis would reply, 'You have not done anything.' Another one would come and say: 'I have not left such and such person until I separated him from his wife.' Iblis would come closer to his demon and say, 'How good you are.'" Muslim in An-Nawawi : 17/157

Definition of Sihr of Separation It is a sihr which aims to separate between two spouses, or stir up hatred between two friends or two partners. Types of Sihr of Separation 1.Separating a person from his/her mother 2. Separating a person from his/her father 3. Separating a person from his/her brother

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4. Separating a person from his/her friend 5. Separating a person from his/her business partner 6. Separating a person from his/her spouse. This is the most dangerous and prevalent type Symptoms of Sihr of Separation 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. A sudden change in attitude from love to hate. A great deal of suspicion is aroused between the two people concerned 3. No excuses are accepted by either party, even if one of them is in the wrong 4. Exaggerating the causes of disputes between two people, even though they may be trivial. 5. Changing the mental image that a woman may have of her husband, or changing the mental image that a man may have of his wife; so that the man would see his wife in an ugly way, even though she were beautiful. In reality, it is the demon who is entrusted with the task of performing this type of sihr is the one who would appear to the husband in her person, but in an ugly way. By the same token, the woman would see her husband in a horrible way. 6. The person affected by sihr hates anything the other party does 7. 7.The person affected by sihr hates the place in which the other party stays. For instance, a husband may be in good mood when he is outdoors, but when he returns home, he feels quiete depressed 8. According to Al-Hafidh Ibn Kathir, the cause of separation between two spouses through this sihr is that each of them appears to the other as an ugly or ill-mannered person. Tafsir lbn Kathir: 1/144

How does the sihr of separation take place? A person goes to a sorcerer and requests that a certain person be separated from his wife. The sorcerer would ask his client to provide the name of the person and that of his mother, and traces of the person's smell from his/her hair, garment or handkerchief etc... If this is too difficult to obtain, the sorcerer would perform sihr on some water, then ask his client to spill it along the way which that person normally uses. If person crosses the place of water, then he/she would be affected by sihr. Another way of doing it is by adding the water into his food or drink

Different Types of Sihr

2. Sihr Al-Mahabba/At-Tiwala (Love)

The Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "Ar-ruqa, at-tama'im and at-tiwala are acts of polytheism." Transmitted by Imam Ahmad (1/381), Abu Dawud (3883), Ibn Majja

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(3530) and Al-Hakim (4/418)

According to Ibn Al-Athir, at-tiwala is a type of sihr which makes a man love his wife. The reason why this type of sihr is classed by the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) as an act of polytheism is because those who have it done for them believe that it has an effect and does the opposite of what Allah (Azza wa Jalla) has prescribed. An-Nihaya: 1/200 I would like to emphasise that the ruqyah referred to in the above hadith is the one which seeks the assistance of Jinn and devils and consists of acts classed as polytheistic. However, the ruqyah which is based on the Qur'an and lawful supplications of Allah is lawful, according to scholars. It is reported in Sahih Muslim that the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) was quoted as saying: "There is no harm in using ruqyah as a means of treatment provided it does not consist of anything polytheistic."

Symptoms of Sihr of Love 1. Excessive love and passion.

2. Extreme desire to have sexual intercourse.

3. Impatience of remaining without having sexual intercourse.

4. Extreme lust at the sight of one's wife.

5. Blind obedience to one's wife.

How the Sihr of Love Takes Place? Marital squabbles often happen and are resolved within a short time, and life goes back to normal between a man and his wife. However, a woman who cannot show patience, would immediately go to a sahir and ask him to work out a sihr which would let her be very much loved by her husband. This may be due to a defect in her faith, or to her ignorance of the fact that this is unlawful. The sahir would ask her to provide a trace of her husband's scent (a handkerchief, cap, piece of cloth or flannel) provided that these items contain the smell of her husband's sweat so they should not be new or clean. The sahir would take some threads from these items, blow on them, tie a knot around them, and ask the woman to

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bury them in a deserted place. The sahir would also prepare a spell in water or food -the worst sihr is done in filth or menses discharge- and ask the woman to put it in her husband's food, drink or perfume.

Adverse Effects of Sihr of Love 1. Sometimes a man falls ill as a result of this sihr. I even heard that a man was ill for about three years.

2. Sometimes the sihr backfires, and the man would hate his wife. This is due to a lack of knowledge of the principles of sihr.

3. Sometimes a woman asks the sahir to prepare a double-effect sihr which makes her husband love her alone and hate all other women. This results in the man's hating his mother, sisters, maternal aunts, paternal aunts and all female kinship.

4. Sometimes the double-effect sihr backfires, and the man ends up by hating all women, even his wife. I knew a similar case in which a man hated his wife and eventually divorced her. The woman went back to the sorcerer to cancel the sihr, only to find that the sahir had died.

Causes of Sihr of Love 1. Marital squabbles

2. The woman runs after her husband's wealth, especially if he is rich.

3. The woman suspects that her husband is going to marry another woman -although this is lawful under Islamic Law- and there is no harm in it. However, a woman of the present time, especially one influenced by the destructive media, would believe that if her husband wants to marry another woman it means that he does not love her anymore. This is a gross mistake because there are several factors which cause a man to marry up to four women, despite his love of the first wife. There is, for instance, his desire to have many children, his inability to stay without sexual intercourse during his wife's menstruation, during her post-natal bleeding {damu an-nifas), or his intention to establish

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a relationship with a certain family.

Lawful Manners This is my advice to a Muslim woman that if she wants to enchant her husband, she can do so by: - Making herself look very beautiful and attractive to her husband, without letting him come across any ugly feature or unpleasant smell in you. - Giving him a nice smile. - Talking to him nicely. - Keeping good company with him - Safeguarding his wealth - Taking good care of your children - Obeying him in all matters, except a matter in which he obliges you to disobey Allah. However, there is a stark contradiction in our society today, concerning these matters. For example, if a woman is invited to a party at her friend's, she would wear her best dress and her best jewellery as if she were on her wedding night. When she comes back home, she takes off her jewellery and puts it back for the next party or the next visit, whilst her poor husband, who has bought that jewellery and that dress is deprived of enjoying her wearing them. He always sees her in old garments, with the smell of cooking, onions and garlic. If she were a bit considerate, she would realise that her husband is the one who deserves to see her in such a beautiful appearance. Therefore, when your husband goes to work, try to finish the housework, then wash yourself, make yourself look beautiful and attractive, and wait for him. When he comes back home, and sees a beautiful woman before him, finds dinner ready and a tidy home, his love for you will increase and he will feel very much more attached to you. Hence, this is the lawful form of attraction, especially if your intention in making yourself look beautiful is to obey Allah and help your husband abstain from looking at other women. A person who is full up (has eaten food) does not have a desire for food, but a person who is deprived of food has a craving for it.

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Different Types of Sihr

3: SihrAt- Takhyil (False Appearance of Objects)

Allah ('Azza wa Jalla) says: (They said, "Moses, will you throw something down or shall we be the ones to throw." He said, "You throw!" So when, they charmed people's eyes and overawed them. They produced a splendid sihr. And We revealed to Moses: 'Cast thy staff.' And lo, it forthwith swallowed up their lying invention. So the truth came to pass, and false was proved what they were doing. So they were vanquished there, and they turned about, humbled. And the sorcerers were cast down, bowing themselves. They said, 'We believe in the Lord of al-'Alamin (Jinn and mankind), the Lord of Moses and Harun.) (7:117-122) (They said, "Moses, either you will cast (something) or shall we be the first to cast (a spell)? It seemed to him under the effect of their sihr that their ropes and stuff were sliding.) (17:65-66)

Symptoms 1. A fixed object would appear to be mobile, while a mobile object would appear to be fixed for the viewer.

2. A small object would appear large, while a large object would appear small for the viewer.

3. The false appearance of objects: Under the effect of the magic of Pharaoh's sorcerers, ropes and rods appeared to viewers as real snakes.

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How this is Achieved A magician would show the viewers a familiar object; then with an incantation and the support of some demons, the object would appear in a form other than its real one. Someone told me that one day a magician recited an incantation and made an egg turn at a high speed. Another told me that a magician recited an incantation which made two stones fight like a pair of rams. These are all the tricks a sahir uses in front of people in order to obtain their money or display his dexterity. Sometimes, he includes this type sihr in other types. In the sihr of separation, for example, a man would see his wife in an ugly image, and in the sihr of love, he would see the opposite. These types of sihr are different from charlatanism, which relies on the rapid movement of hands.

4: Sihr Al-Junun (Lunacy)

Kharija Ibn salat reported that his paternal uncle went to the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) and declared his conversion to Islam. On his way back, his uncle passed by a people who had fettered a lunatic in chains. They said: "We were told that your companion (the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him)) has brought good with him. Do you have anything with which to cure our lunatic?" I recited al-Fatiha and he was cured. They gave me one hundred sheep and then approached the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) to inform him of it. He asked: "Did you say anything other than this?" I replied: "No." He said: "Take it, for by my life, some would accept in return for a false ruqyah, but you have done this with a genuine one." According to another narration, "the man cured him by reciting al-Fatiha for three days, day and night; whenever he finished reciting it, he would gather his saliva and spit."

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Symptoms 1. Severe absentmindedness and forgetfulness. 2. Confused speech 3. Bulging eyes and deviation of sight 4. Restlessness 5. Inability to do a task regularly. 6. Disinterest in one's appearance 7. ln severe cases, one can tell from a lunatic's face that he does know where he is going, and he would probably sleep in derelict places.

How is it done? The Jinn entrusted with the sihr enters into the targeted person and settles in his brain, as instructed by the sahir. He then begins pressing on the brain cells for thought, memory and behaviour; or managing them in a way which only Allah ('Azza wa Jalla) knows. As a result, symptoms appear on the victim.

5: Sihr Al-Khumul (Lethargy


Symptoms . Love of seclusion 2. Absolute introversion Constant silence. 4. Anti-sociability.

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5. Absentmindedness. 6. Frequent headaches. 7. Quietness and constant lethargy. How this happens A sahir would send a Jinn to the targeted person, instructing him to settle in his brain and make him introverted and lonely. The Jinn would do his best to carry out the mission, and the symptoms of this sihr would appear, according to the strength and weakness of the Jinn entrusted with the task.

6: Sihr Al-Hawatif (Bad Dreams & Hearing Voices


Symptoms 1. The patient experiences nightmares. 2. The patient sees in a dream as if someone were calling him. 3. The patient hears voices talking to him when awake, but cannot see where these voices are coming from 4. The patient hears much whispering (Al-Waswas) 5. The patient is very suspicious of his/her friends and relatives. 6. The patient dreams of seeing himself/herself falling from a high place 7. The patient dreams of seeing himself/herself being chased by animals. How this is AchievedThe sahir instructs a Jinn to appear to a person both in dream and in reality, in the form of savage beasts attacking him; to call him when awake in voices which he recognises and which he does not; to cause him to suspect people that are close to him and people who are not. Symptoms may vary according to the power and weakness of the sihr. They may increase to the point of reaching lunacy and may also diminish to the point of being a mere whispering.

7: Sihr Al-Maradh (Illness


Symptoms Constant pain in one part of the body 2. Epilepsy. 3. Paralysis of one area of the patient's body. 4. Total paralysis of the body. 5. Disability in of one of the sense organs I would like to emphasise that some of these symptoms may be similar to those of a normal physical illness. In order to distinguish between the symptoms, the healer should recite the ruqyah over the patient. If the patient feels dizzy, becomes numb, has a headache, or if there is a change in the patient's body during the recitation process, then

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the healer should assume that these symptoms pertain to the use sihr. But if the patient does not react to the ruqyah the healer should advice the patient that he/she suffers from a physical illness and should consult a doctor How this is Achieved It is common that the brain is the main regulator of the body. This means that every human organ has a control centre in the brain, from which it receives codes. For example, if you try to put your finger in a fire, the finger sends a fast code to the sense centre in the brain, and then receives orders from this centre, warning it to keep away from the source of danger. In response, the hand moves away from fire. This interaction takes place within a fraction of a second: (This is Allah's Creation; now show me what those have created that are part from Him!) (31:11) Through this sihr, a Jinn settles in a person's brain, in the sensual centre of hearing, sight, feeling of the hand or the leg, as directed by the sahir. As a result, the response of a limb may be one out of three conditions 1. The Jinn may -with Allah's Ability- completely prevent signals from reaching a limb or organ. As a result, a limb stops functioning, so the patient may become blind, dumb, deaf or physically paralysed 2. The Jinn may -with Allah's Ability- sometimes prevent signals from reaching a limb or organ, and may sometimes let them reach it. As a result, the limb or organ sometimes functions and sometimes does not 3. 3. The Jinn may cause the brain to send fast successive signals without any reason. Consequently, the limb may become frigid and unable to move, even if it were not paralysed

However, any harm a person sustains, under the effect of sihr depends on Allah's M Will, which should not surprise you: (...yet they did not hurt any man thereby, save by the Leave of Allah.) (2:102). Yet in the past, many doctors would neither acknowledge nor believe this fact. However, when they witnessed several cases, they had no choice but to believe and submit to Allah's ('Azza wa Jalla) Ability. One day, a doctor came to me and said: "I have come to see you about an issue which has shocked me." I said: "What is it?" He said: 'A man brought his paralysed to me for treatment. When I examined him, I found that he was suffering from a disease in his vertebrae; a disease which, according to doctors, is incurable, whether through surgery or otherwise. A few weeks later, the man came and I asked him about his paralysed son. He said, 'Praise be to Allah, my son now can sit down and walk.'I said, 'Who has treated him?' He replied, 'Wahid (author from the book Sword against black magic & evil magicians). This is the reason I have come, to find out from you how you treated him. I said: "I recited some verses of the Qur'an over him, then recited a ruqyah on al-habba as-sawda' (black seed oil) and advised them to rub it over the paralysed areas of his body."

8: Sihr An-Nazif (Bleeding Following Menses)

How it is achieved

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This type of sihr affects women only. A sahir sends a Jinn to the targeted woman and instructs him to cause her to bleed. To do so, the Jinn enters the woman's body and circulates in her veins and arteries with the blood. This notion of circulation has long been warned about by the Prophet S in the following tradition: "Satan circulates in man's body like blood." Al-Bukhari (Fath Al-Bari: 4/282) and Muslim (An-Nawawi. 14/155) When the Jinn reaches a known vein in the woman's womb, he stomps it so that the vein bleeds. This fact was also pointed out by the Prophet S when Hamna bint Jahsh asked his opinion on the issue of bleeding outside the period of menses, and he said: "Such bleeding is but one of Satan's stomping." According to At-Tirmidhi, the above tradition is sound and authentic According to another tradition, the bleeding "is the result of Satan's stomping on a vein rather than from a normal menses." Imam Ahmad and An-Nasai (a very good chain of transmission) Therefore, according to both traditions, a menstruation that occurs outside its normal period is one of the Satan's stomps on one of the womb's veins. According to scholars of Fiqh (jurisprudence), an-nazif refers to al-istihadha (continuous menstruation), and according to doctors, it refers to bleeding. According to Ibn Al-Athir, al-istihadha means bleeding following a normal menses. This bleeding may last for months, and the amount of blood could be little or large.

How to protect yourself against witchcraft


The doctors say that prevention is better than cure. We say: The best cure for witchcraft is to protect yourself from it before it happens. If the evil witch who has sold his soul to the Shaytan seeks the help of the Shaytan to achieve his evil aims, Islam has told us how the Muslim may protect himself and his family from the Shaytan. The Muslim must follow the means described below in order to protect himself from the evil of witchcraft and its practitioners.

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Strengthening oneself with faith The Muslim must strengthen himself and affirm his belief in Tawhid. In this manner he strengthens his faith and dispels fear of anything other than Allah from his heart, and reinforces the belief that benefit and harm are both in the hand of Allah alone. The Muslim should understand that these means are like the movements of the wind, which are in the hand of their Controller and Creator, and cannot cause any harm or bring any benefit except by Allahs Leave. Allah says concerning the witches: (But they could not thus harm anyone except by Allah's leave.) (Al-Baqarah 2:102)

And Allah says: (And if Allah touches you with harm, there is none who can remove it but He; and if He intends any good for you, there is none who can repel His Favour.) (Yunus 10:107)

Whoever is a slave to Allah, following His commands at times of hardship and of ease, focusing all his fear on Allah, is included in the Verse in which Allah says: (Is not Allah Sufficient for His slave?) (Al-Zumar 39:36)

Attaining complete submission and servitude to Allah ('Ubudiyyah) brings complete protection, and the Shaytan has no authority over them, as Allah says: (Certainly, you shall have no authority over My slaves.) (Al Hijr 15/42)

The one who is strong in faith, protected by Allah and under His care, is rarely affected by witchcraft. The witches themselves know that their spells can ortly affect those who are weak.

Regularly reciting the Adhkar for morning and evening One of the greatest means of protecting oneself against witchcraft is to persist in regularly reciting the Adhkar for morning and evening. They prevent against witchcraft before it happens, protecting one against it and warding off its evil, and remedying it if it does happen. Ibn Al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) said: Among the most effective divinely-prescribed remedies for witchcraft, indeed the only thing that works, for the effects of evil souls and warding off their effects can only be by means of that which opposes and resists them, namely Dhikr, the Qur'anic Verses and Du'as which cancel out their actions and effects. The stronger they are the further they will spread. This is like the meeting of two armies, each of which has its equipment and

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weapons with it; whichever of them overpowers the other and subdues it will emerge the victor. If the heart is filled with remembrance of Allah and has Du'as, Dhikrs, prayers for refuge and a Wird which it never fails to recite, in which the person focuses with his heart and mind, this will be one of the greatest means of warding off witchcraft before it strikes and it is one of the greatest remedies for it after it has struck. The witches know that their witchcraft can only fully have an effect on hearts which are weak and easily influenced, those that are ruled by whims and desires and attached to trivial matters. Hence those who are usually affected are women, children and those who are ignorant and those who live in remote regions, or whose faith, trust in Allah and belief in Tawhid are weak, and who do not have a Wird, Du'as and prayers for refuge which they recite regularly. In conclusion, their influence usually affects those who are weak and easily influenced, and are inclined towards trivial things. They said: The victim is the one who allows witchcraft to affect him, for we find his heart is attached to things on which he focuses a great deal, so they control his heart by means of the things towards which he is inclined. The evil souls are only able to gain control over souls which are ready to be overpowered because their hearts are already inclined towards something that is convenient for those evil souls and because they are devoid of spiritual strength and are not prepared to resist. So you find them empty, with no strength or means to fight, inclined towards something convenient, so they overpower them and are able to influence them by witchcraft and other means.

Imam Ahmad and Al-Tirmidhi narrated a lengthy Hadith from Al-Harith Al-Ash'ari, in which the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "... and I enjoin you to remember Allah, for this is like a man who is being pursued by the enemy, then he comes to a strong fortress and saves himself from them. Similarly a man cannot save himself from the Shaytan except by means of Dhikr." Narrated by Ahmad in Al-Musnad, 408/202; Al-Tirmidhi, no.2867. This is a Sahih Hadith.

Eating 'Ajwah dates on an empty stomach 'Ajwah: a kind of date grown in Madinah

Al-Bukhari narrated in his Sahih from 'Amir ibn Sa'd that his father said: The Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "Whoever eats 'Ajwah dates every morning will not be harmed by poison or witchcraft all that day until night comes." Fath Al-Bari, 10/249.

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Someone else said: "Seven dates." And according to another report: "Whoever eats seven 'Ajwah dates in the morning, will not be harmed that day by poison or witchcraft." Whoever persists in eating 'Ajwah dates on an empty stomach, with the proper intention and with trust in Allah and the words of the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) will be as it were inoculated against witchcraft, and neither witchcraft nor poison will harm him. Some of the scholars explained that one of the characteristics of dates is that they are "hot", and that this is sufficient to ward off disease, but the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) mentioned specific protection against witchcraft. It seems, and Allah knows best, that dates contain something unknown to us that protects against poison and witchcraft. We believe in the word of the truthful one (the Prophet #), even if we do not know how that works. There is no doubt that the dates of Madinah possess special qualities, but if dates of Madinah are not available, then any dates will do Insha Allah.

One of the greatest means of protecting oneself against the evil of witchcraft is not going to witches Because no benefit can come from them for the one who has been harmed, and the one who has nothing wrong with him will not be safe from their harm. The devils who work with the witch know full well that the Muslim man or woman who knocks at the door of the witch is weak in faith and does not put his or her trust in Allah, so it is easy for them to possess them.

Protective Measures against the evil devils

Saying Bismillah when eating and drinking

It was narrated that 'Umar ibn Abi Salamah (RA) said: The Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "Say Bismillah and eat with your right hand." Fath Al-Bari, 7/88. Muslim, 3/1599, no. 108.

It was narrated that Jabir (RA) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) say: "When a man enters his house and remembers Allah upon entering and when eating, the Shaytan says: 'You have no place to stay and no dinner.' If he enters and does not remember Allah upon entering, the Shaytan says: 'You have found a place to stay.' And if he does not remember Allah when eating, he says: 'You have found a place to stay and

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dinner.'" Sahih Muslim, 3/1598, no. 103.

It was narrated that Hudhayfah (RA) said: When we ate with the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him), we would not stretch forth our hands until the Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) stretched forth his hand first. We were going to eat with him one time, when a young girl came rushing as if she were being pushed. She went to stretch forth her hand to the food, but the Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) took hold of her hand. Then a Bedouin came rushing as if he were being pushed, and he took hold of his hand. Then the Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "The Shaytan regards food as permissible (for himself) if the Name of Allah is not mentioned over it. He brought this girl so that the food might become permissible for him through her, but I took her hand. Then he brought this Bedouin so that the food might become permissible for him through him, but I took his hand. By the One in Whose hand is my soul, his hand is in mine along with her hand." Sahih Muslim, Kitab Al-Ashribah, 3/1597, no. 102. Then he mentioned the Name of Allah and began to eat.

It was narrated that the Sahabi Umayyah ibn Makhshi (RA) said: The Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) was sitting and a man was eating who did not mention the Name of Allah until there was only one morsel left of his food. When he raised it to his mouth, he said: "In the Name of Allah at the beginning and at the end of it." The Prophet laughed and said: The Shaytan kept eating along with him, but when he mentioned the Name of Allah, he (the Shaytan) vomited what was in his belly." Sunan Abu Dawud, 3/140, no. 3768; Al-Nasa'i, 'Ami Al-Yawm Wal-Laylah, p. 102, no. 283.

Do you not see the importance of mentioning the Name of Allah when you start to eat or drink? The scholars (may Allah have mercy on them) are unanimously agreed that it is Mustahabb to mention the name of Allah when one starts to eat or drink, but if a person omits to do so for some reason then becomes able to do so whilst eating, it is Mustahabb to say "Bismillahi awwalahu wa akhirahu (In the Name of Allah at the beginning and at the end)." It is also Mustahabb to say it out loud so as to remind others and set an example for them.

What should be said when entering the house

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or not, because Allah says: "But when you enter the houses, greet one another with a greeting from Allah (i .e. say: As-salamu 'alaykum peace be on you), blessed and good." (Al-Nur 24:61) It was narrated that Anas said: The Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "O my son, when you enter upon your family, greet them with Salam; it will be a blessing from Allah upon you and upon the people of your household.' Sunan Al-Tirmidhi, Bab Maja'a Fi'l-taslim Idha Dakhala Baytihi.

It was narrated that Abu Malik Al-Ash'ari (RA) said: The Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "When a man enters his home, let him say: "Allahumma inni as aluka khayra Al-mawlij wa khayr Al-makhraj, bismillahi walajna wa bismillahi kharajna, wa 'ala Allahi rabbina tawakkalna (O Allah, I ask of You the best entering and the best exit. In the Name of Allah we have entered and in the Name of Allah we have exited, and in Allah our Lord have we put our trust) then let him greet his family with Salaam. Sunan Abi Dawud, Kitab Al-Adab, 5/328, no. 5096; classed as Sahih by Al-Albani (may Allah have mercy on him).

It was narrated that Jabir ibn 'Abdullah (RA) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) say: "When a man enters his house and mentions Allah when he enters and when he eats, the Shaytan says: '(You have) no place to stay and no supper.' If he enters and does not mention Allah when he eats, (the Shaytan) says: 'You have found a place to stay and supper.'" Sahih Muslim, 3/1598, no. 103.

In the Muwatta of Imam Malik it is narrated that he heard that it is Mustahabb when entering an uninhabited house to say: "As-salamu 'alayna wa 'ala 'ibad-illah il-salihin (Peace be upon us and upon the righteous slaves of Allah)." Al-Muwatta', Kitab Al-Salam, Bab Jami' Al-Salam, vol. 2, p. 962, no. 8.

What a person should do and say if he gets angry

Anger is one of the evil whispers of the Shaytan. Allah says: (And if an evil whisper from Shaytan (Satan) tries to turn you away (O Muhammad) (from doing good), then seek refuge in Allah. Verily, He is the All Hearer, the All Knower.) (Fussilat 41:36)

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It was narrated that the Companion of the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) Sulayman ibn Surad (RA) said: I was sitting with the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) and two men traded insults. One of them turned red in the face and became furious, and the Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "I know a word which, if he said it, what he is experiencing would go away. If he said, A'udhu billahi min As-shaytan il-rajim (I seek refuge with Allah from the accursed Shaytan),' what he is experiencing would go away." They said to him: "The Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "Seek refuge with Allah from the accursed Shaytan." He said: "Am I insane?" Fath Al-Bari, Kitab Bad' Al-Khalq, Bab Sifat Iblis, 6/151; Sahih Muslim, 4/5/20, no. 109

It was narrated that 'Aishah (RA) said: The Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) entered upon me when I was angry. He took hold of the end my nose and tweaked it, then he said: "O 'Uwayyish (diminutive form of 'Aishah), say: Allahumma aghfir li dhanbi wa adhhib ghayda qalbi, wa ajirni min As-Shaytan (O Allah, forgive my sin, take away the anger in my heart, and protect me against the Shaytan)."

It was narrated that the Companion of the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) 'Atiyyah ibn 'Urwah Al-Sa'di (RA) said: The Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "Anger comes from the Shaytan, and the Shaytan was created from fire. Fire is extinguished by water, so if one of you becomes angry, let him do Wudu." Sunan Abi Dawud, Kitab Al-Adab, 5 It is Mustahabb for the one whom the Shaytan provokes to anger to suppress his anger and to seek refuge with Allah from the accursed Shaytan. Then he should hasten to do Wudu, and remember that the reward with Allah for suppressing his anger is great. It was narrated from the Companion of the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) Mu'adh ibn Anas Al-Juhani (RA) that the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "Whoever suppresses his anger when he is able to act upon it, Allah will call him before all creatures on the Day of Resurrection and let him choose whoever he wants from among Al-Hur." Sunan Abi Dawud, Kitab Al-Adab, 5/137, no. 4777; Sunan AlTirmidhi, Kitab Al-Birr, no. 2022. [2] Sahih Al-Bukhari, Kitab Al-Anbiya', 4/179.

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It was narrated that Ibn 'Abbas (RA) said: The Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) used to seek protection for Al-Hasan and Al-Husayn: "A'udhu bi kalimat-Allah il-tammah min kulli shaytanin wa hammah wa min kulli 'aynin lammah (I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah from every devil and poisonous reptile, and from every envious evil eye)." And he would say: "Your father (i.e., Ibrahim) used to seek protection by means of them (these words) for Isma'il and Ishaq." Sahih Al Bukhari, Kitab al Anbiya, 4/179.

What is to be said by one who is suffering from loneliness

It was narrated from Al-Walid ibn Al-Walid (RA) that he said: "O Messenger of Allah, I feel lonely." He said: "When you go to bed, say: "A'udhu bi kalimat-illah il-tammati min ghada-bihi wa 'iqabihi wa min sharri 'ibadihi wa min hamazat As-shayatin wa an yahdurun (I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah from His wrath and punishment, and from the evil of His slaves, and from the whispers of the devils and from their being present), then they (the devils) will not harm you or come near you." Ibn Al-Sunni: Ma Yaqul Idha Akhadha Madja'ahu, p. 201, no. 705.

It was narrated that Al-Bara' ibn 'Azib (RA) said: A man came to the Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) and complained to him of loneliness. He said: "Repeat often (the words): "Subhan Al-malik Al-quddus, rabb il-mala'ikati wa'l-ruh, jalalta Al-samawati wa'l-arda bi'l-'izzah wa'l-jabarut (Glory be to the Sovereign, the Noble, Lord of the angels and of the Spirit, You have encompassed the heavens and the earth with glory and might)." The man said it, and his loneliness disappeared. Ibn Al-Sunni, Bab my Yaqul Man Ubtuliya Bil-wahshah, p. 206, no. 633.

The best that can be said by one who is suffering from loneliness is: "A'udhu billah il-sami' il-'alim min Al-shaytan il-rajim (I seek refuge with Allah, the All-Hearing, All-Knowing, from the accursed Shaytan)." Allah ('Azza wa Jalla) says: (And if an evil whisper from Shaytan (Satan) tries to turn you away (O Muhammad (from

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doing good), then seek refuge in Allah. Verily, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.) (Fussilat 41:36)

It was narrated that Abu Hurayrah (RA) said: The Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "The Shaytan will come to one of you and say: 'Who created such and such? Who created such and such?" until he says, 'Who created your Lord?' If it comes to that, then seek refuge with Allah and stop thinking about it."

According to a version narrated in Al-Sahih: "The people will continue to ask questions until it is said: 'This is the creation of Allah, but who created Allah?' Whoever sees any of that, let him say, I believe in Allah and His Messengers."[1] Fath Al-Bari, Bab Sifat Iblis, 4/149

It was narrated that 'Aishah (RA) said: The Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "Whoever experiences anything of this Waswas (whispers from the Shaytan), let him say: I believe in Allah and His Messengers' three times, then that will go away from him." Ibn Al-Sunni, Bab Ma Yaqul Man Ubtuliya Bi'l-waswasah, p. 181, no. 626.

It was narrated that 'Uthman ibn Abi'l-'As (RA) said: I said: "O Messenger of Allah, the Shaytan has interfered between me and my prayer and recitation, and has confounded me." The Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "That is a devil called Khinzab. If you notice that, then seek refuge with Allah from him and spit drily to your left three times." I did that, and Allah took that away from me. Sahih Muslim, Kitab As-Salam, Bab AlTa'awwudh Min Shaytan Al-waswasah Fil-salah, 4/1728, no. 68.

It was narrated that Abu Zamil said: I said to Ibn 'Abbas (RA): "There is something I find in my heart." He said: "What is it?" I said: "By Allah I cannot speak of it." He said to me: "Is it some sort of doubt?" He smiled and said: "No one was spared from that until Allah revealed the Words: (So if you (O Muhammad) are in doubt concerning that which We have revealed unto you, then ask those who are reading the Book before you. Verily, the truth has come to you from your Lord. So be not of those who doubt (it).) (Yunus 10:94) He said to me: "If you feel anything in your heart, then say: (He is the First (nothing is before Him) and the Last (nothing is after Him), the Most High (nothing is above Him) and the Most Near (nothing is nearer than Him). And He is the All-

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Knower of every thing.) (Al-Hadid 57:3)

In Sahih Muslim it is narrated with his Isnad in the letter of Abu'l-Qaaim Al-Qushayri that Ahmad ibn 'Ata' Al-Rawdhabari Al-Sayyid Al-Jalil said to me: I am experiencing Waswas with regard to purification (Taharah); I felt anxious one night because I had used so much water, and my heart would not rest. I said: O Lord, Your forgiveness, Your forgiveness. Then I heard a voice crying out: Forgiveness is in knowledge. Then that (anxiety) left me.

One of the scholars said that it is Mustahabb for the one who suffers from Waswas with regard to Wudu or prayer to say La ilaha ill-Allah (there is no god but Allah), for if the Shaytan hears Dhikr (remembrance of Allah), he withdraws and goes away, and the phrase La ilaha ill-Allah (there is no god but Allah) is the best of Dhikr.

And they (the scholars) said that the most effective remedy for warding off waswas is to remember Allah a great deal (Dhikr).

One of the Imams said that that it is only those who are most perfect in faith who are tested with Waswas, for the thief does not target a ruined house.

Al-Sayyid Al-Jalil Ahmad ibn Abi'l-Hawari said: I complained to Abu Sulayman Al-Darani about Waswas and he said: If you want it to stop, then whenever you notice it, rejoice, for if you rejoice in it, it will stop, because there is nothing more annoying to the Shaytan than the happiness of the believer.

What should be said by one to whom the Shaytan appears or who is frightened by him.

(And if an evil whisper from Shaytan (Satan) tries to turn you away (O Muhammad) (from doing good), then seek refuge in Allah. Verily, He is the All-Hearer, the All-Knower.) (Fussilat 41:36) (And when you (Muhammad) recite the Qur'an, We put between you and those who believe not in the Hereafter, an invisible veil (or screen their hearts, so they hear or understand it not). (Al-lsra 17:45)

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1 - He should say: "A'udhu billahi'l-sami' il-'alim min Al-shaytan il-rajim (I seek refuge with Allah, the All-Hearing, All-Knowing, from the accursed Shaytan)."

2 - He should constantly read the Qur'an (he should have a daily Wird)

3 - He should give the Adhan as for prayer.

It was narrated that Abu'l-Darda' said: The Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) stood up to pray, and we heard him say: "I seek refuge with Allah from you." Then he said: "I curse you with the curse of Allah," three times, and he stretched out his hand as if to take something. When he had finished praying, we said: "O Messenger of Allah, we heard you say during the prayer something that we have never heard you say before, and we saw you stretching out your hand." He said: "The enemy of Allah Iblis came with a brand of fire to throw it in my face, and I said, I seek refuge with Allah from you,' three times. Then I said: I curse you with the complete curse of Allah' and he retreated three times. Then I wanted to seize him, and by Allah, were it not for the prayer of my brother Sulayman, this morning he would have been tied up and the children of the people of Madinah would be playing with him." Sahih Muslim, Bab Jawaz Lan As Shaytan, 1/385

It was narrated from Sahl ibn Abi Salih that he said: My father sent me to Banu Harithah and there was a slave of ours or a friend of ourswith me. Someone called him by name from behind a wall, and the one who was with me looked over the wall but did not see anything. I told my father about that and he said: "If I had realized that this would happen to you I would not have sent you. But if you hear a voice, give the call to prayer, for I heard Abu Hurayrah narrating that the Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "If the call to prayer is given, the Shaytan runs away." Sahih Muslim, Kitab Al-Salah, Bab Fadl Al-Adhan wa Hurub Al-Shaytan, 1/290-291.

What should be said by one who hears the crowing of a rooster, the braying of a donkey and the barking of a dog.

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It was narrated from Abu Hurayrah (RA) that the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "If you hear the braying of a donkey then seek refuge with Allah from the Shaytan, for it has seen a devil. If you hear the crowing of a rooster, then ask Allah of His bounty, for it has seen an angel." Sahih Al-Bukhari, Kitab Bad' Al-khalq, 4/155.

It was narrated that Jabir ibn 'Abdullah (RA) said: The Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "If you hear the barking of a dog and the braying of a donkey at night, then seek refuge with Allah, for they see what you do not see." Sunan Abi Dawud, Kitab Al-Adab, 5/332, no. 5103

What should be said by one to whom ghouls appear.

Ghouls (Arabic Ghul, pl. Ghilan) are a type of jinn, and it is said that they are the sorcerers of the jinn. They may appear in various forms, but their evil may be warded off by the Adhan. It was narrated from Jabir that the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "If the ghouls appear to you, then give the call to prayer." Ibn Al-Sunni, Bab Idha Taghawwalat Al-ghilan, p. 153, no. 524.

That is because the Adhan makes the Shaytan flee.

What should be said by one who stops in a new place

It was narrated that Khawlah bint Hakim (RA) said: I heard the Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) say: "Whoever stops in a place and then says: A'udhu bi kalimat-illah il-tammaati min sharri ma khalaq (I seek refuge in the perfect words of Allah from the evil of that which He has created),' nothing will harm him until he moves on from that stopping-place." Sahih Muslim, 4/2080, no. 54.

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Protective Measures against Sihr in general

Below are fifteen protective measures:

The First Measure Eating Dates Eat seven pressed dates in the morning before eating any food if you can. Dates should preferably be from Al-Madinah. If this is not possible, then eat any pressed dates. The Prophet m said, "Whoever eats seven pressed dates every morning before eating any food, will not be affected by poison or sihr!" Al-Bukhari: 10/249, the Book of Medicine, Chapter: Treatment of sorcery with Ajwah.

The Second Measure Al-Wudhu Sihr does not affect a person in a state of wudhu, for he is protected by an angel sent by the Merciful (Allah). Ibn 'Abbas (RA) reported: "The Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: 'Wash these bodies, and Allah ('Azza wa Jalla) will wash you. There is not a servant who sleeps in a state of wudhu, but that an angel accompanies him in his clothes; and there is not a moment that he moves in bed, but that the angel says: 'O Allah! Forgive Your Servant, for he has slept in a clean state."'2 Transmitted by At-Tabarani in Al-Awsat. According to Al-Mundiri, the chain of transmission is very good (At-Targhib: 2/13).

The Third Measure Observing congregational salat Observing salat in congregation secures a Muslim person from Satan, and neglecting it makes Satan dominate him. And if Satan dominates a person, he harms him with sihr and other things which he can easily do. Abu Ad-Darda (RA) reported: "I heard the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) say: 'There are not three people in a town or in the countryside who do not observe congregational salat, but that Satan dominates them. Remain with the community, for the wolf seizes the solitary sheep moving away from the flock.'" Al-Bukhari: (Fath Al-Bari 3/34) and Muslim: (An-Nawawi: 6/63).

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The Fourth Measure: Qiyyamu Al-layl (Observing optional salat during the night) Whosoever wishes to protect himself against sihr should observe salat during the night. Neglecting it allows Satan to dominate a man. If he does, then you will make yourself a hotbed for the effect of sihr on you. Ibn Mas'ud (RA) reported: "When the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) was asked about his opinion of a man who slept until salatul Fajr, without waking up for qiyyamul-layl, he said that Satan urinated in the man's ear.'" Abu Dawud: 1/150 (a sound chain of transmission).

Sa'id Ibn Mansur reported : "Ibn 'Umar (RA) said, 'Not a man wakes up in the morning without having observed salatul-witr, but that a rope measuring approximately seventy cubits will be put over his head in the morning."' According to Al-Hafiz, a very good chain of transmission (Fath: 3/25)

The Fifth Measure: Isti'da - Seeking refuge with Allah ('Azza wa Jalla) upon entering the toilet A Muslim should seek refuge with Allah ('Azza wa Jalla) upon entering the toilet, because Satan takes advantage of the Muslim's presence in the toilet in order to harm him in this filthy place which is the home of Satanic Jinn. One day, a Jinn informed me that he entered and possessed a person because he did not seek refuge in Allah upon entering the toilet. However, Allah supported me in driving him out of that person. Furthermore, one Jinn told me that Allah ('Azza wa Jalla) has given us a strong weapon to conquer them, but we do not use it. I asked him what was it, and he said, 'the invocations laid down by the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him). It is confirmed that the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) used to say the following invocation upon entering the toilet: "Allahumma inni a'udu bika minal-khubti wal-khba'iti (O Allah! I seek refuge in you from the male female Satans.)" Al-Bukhari. (Fath Al-Bari: 1/292) and Muslim: (An-Nawawi: 4/70)

The Sixth Measure: Seeking refuge with Allah ('Azza wa Jalla) upon starting salat Jubayr Ibn Mut'im reported: "I saw the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) say: (Allahu akbaru kabira, walhamdu lillahi kathira, wa subhanallahi bukratan wa asila) three times (A'uzu billahi mina shaytani rajimi min nafkhihi wa nafthihi wa hamzihi.)

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(Allah ('Azza wa Jalla) is the Greatest, much Praise be to Allah if, and Glory be to Allah if in the morning and in the evening. I seek refuge with Allah ('Azza wa Jalla) from the Satan's arrogance, poetry, epilepsy and lunacy.) Abu Dawud (1/203); classed by Al-Albani as authentic.

Nafkhihi: arrogance Nafthihi: poetry Hamzihi: epilepsy and lunacy.

The Seventh Measure: Protecting one's new wife against sihr at the time of marriage Soon after concluding the marriage contract, put your right hand upon her forehead and say: (Allahumma inni as'aluka khayraha wa khayra ma jabaltha 'alayhi, wa a 'uzu bika min sharriha wa sharri ma jabaltha 'alayhi.) (O Allah! I ask you for any good that may come from her and any good that You have created in her natural disposition, and seek refuge with you from any evil that may come from her, and any evil that You have created in her natural disposition.) Abi Dawud; according to Al-Albani, a sound chain of transmission (151)

The Eighth Measure Initiating Marital Life With salat 'Abdullah Ibn Mas'ud (RA) said: "On your wedding night; that is on the night when the marriage is to be consummated for the first time; and before intercourse, do two rak'as and ask your wife to follow suit behind you, and say the following invocation: (Allahumma barik li fi ahli, wa barik lahum fiyya, allahumma ijma' bay nana ma jama 'ta bikhayr, wa farriq bay nana iza farraqta bikhayr.) (O Allah! Make my wife blessed for me and make me blessed for her. O Allah! If You unite us, unite us on what is good, and if you separate us, separate us on what is good.) Transmitted by At-Tabarani, and classed by Al-Albani as authentic.

The Ninth Measure Protection from the Satan during intercourse Ibn 'Abbas (RA) reported: "The Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said, 'If you say the following invocation during sexual intercourse, and a baby is conceived, Satan would never harm that baby." (Allahumma jannibna ash-shaytan wa jannibi ash-shytan ma razaqtana.) (O Allah! Keep us away from Satan, and keep Satan away from any blessing you bestow on

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us.) Al-Bukhari (Fath Al-Bari: 1/291) and Muslim. One Jinn told me, after his conversion to Islam and repentance, that he used to take part in a man's sexual intercourse with his wife, because that man did not say the above invocation. Glory be to Allah! We have so many valuable treasures but we do not appreciate their value.

The Tenth Measure Make Wudhu before going to bed, recite Ayatul kursiy Make Wudhu before going to bed, recite Ayatul kursiy and invoke Allah in bed until you fall asleep. It is confirmed that Satan told Abu Hurayrah (RA): "Whosoever recites Ayatul kursiy before going to bed, he will be guarded by Allah ('Azza wa Jalla) and no Satan will approach him throughout the night." The Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) confirmed the Satan's statement and told Abu Hurayrah "Satan told you the truth, but he is a liar." Al-Bukhari (Fath Al-Bari: 6/338) and Muslim (An-Nawawi: 17/17)

The Eleventh Measure La ilaha illallah Say: (la ilaha illallah wahdahu la sharika lahu lahulmuk wa lahulhamd wa huwwa 'ala kulli shay'in qadir) 100 times after salatul Fajri. The Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said that whosoever says it will have a reward equal to the manumission of 10 slaves, will have ten good deeds added to and ten bad deeds erased from his register, and will be protected by this supplication the Satan throughout the day until the evening. No one is better than he who says this supplication except a man who says more."

The Twelfth Measure Entering the mosque Upon entering the mosque, say: (A 'udu billahi al-' az imi, wa biwajhihi al-karimi, wa sultanihi al-qadimi mina asshaytani arrajimi.) (I seek refuge in Allah, the All-Magnificent, His Face the All-Glorious, and His Sovereignty the All-Antiquated, from Satan the outcast.) It is confirmed that the Prophet entering the mosque said, "Whenever a Muslim says the above invocation, Satan says, 'He is defended against me for the rest of the day.'" Abu Dawud: 1/127

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The Thirteenth Measure Invocation Say the following invocation, three times in the morning and three times in the evening: (Bismillahi al-lazi la yadhurru ma'asmihi shay'un filardhi wala fis-sama i wa huwwa assami'u al-'alim). (In the Name of Allah, with Whose Name nothing harms, on earth and in Heavens, and He is the All-Hearer, the All-Aware.) At-Tirmidhi: 5/133

The Fourteenth Measure Leaving the house Upon leaving the house say: (Bismillahi tawakkaltu 'ala Allahi la hawla wala quwwata illa billahi.) When you say it, you will be told (without your awareness): "You have been spared, protected and guided" The Satan will keep away from you and will tell another: "What can you do to a man who has been guided, protected and spared?" Abu Dawud: 4/325 and AtTirmidhi: 5/154.

The Fifteenth Measure Say, A 'uzu bikalimati Allahi at-tammati min sharri ma khalaq, in the morning and in the evening. Muslim: (An-Nawawi: 17/32)

These are just few interesting protective measures against sihr in general and in particular if applied sincerely and truthfully.

Ten ways of avoiding the harm of the Jinn and protecting oneself against the devils
1 - Seeking refuge with Allaah from the traps of the devils 2 - Reciting Al-Falaq and An-Nas, because it was narrated that the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) used to seek refuge with Allah from the jinn and the evil eye of people, until these two Surahs were revealed 3 - Reciting Ayat Al-Kursiy 4 - Reciting Sura Al-Baqarah 5 - Reciting the last two verses of Sura Al-Baqarah 6 - Reciting the first part of Sura Ghafir

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7 - Frequently repeating the words:La ilaha ill-Allah wahdahu laa sharika lahu, lahu'lmulk wa lahu'l-hamd wa huwa 'ala kulli shay'in qadir (There is no god but Allah alone, with no partner or associate; His is the Dominion, to Him be all praise, and He has power over all things)." 8 - Frequently remembering Allah (Dhikr), which includes regularly reciting the Adhkar which are to be said in various situations and when doing certain things 9 - Wudu and prayer 10 - Refraining from unnecessary looking, speaking, eating and mixing with people, because going to extremes in these four matters weakens one's spirituality and makes it easy for the evil ones among mankind and the jinn to gain power over you.

List of things that are forbidden in general terms


Characteristics that are forbidden in the Noble Qur'an in general terms, in the order in which they were selected by Al-Shatibi: 1 - Zulm (wrongdoing, oppression) 2 - Immorality 3 - Consuming the wealth of orphans 4 - Following misleading paths 5 - Extravagance and waste 6 - Stinginess 7 - Sin 8 - Negligence 9 - Arrogance 10 - Being content with this world rather than the Hereafter 11 - Feeling safe from the plot of Allah 12 - Splitting into factions on the basis of whims and desires 13 - Transgressing and despairing of the mercy of Allah 14 - Being ungrateful for blessings 15 - Rejoicing in this world 16 - Being proud of worldly accumulation 17 - Loving this world 18 - Giving less in weights and measures 19 - Spreading corruption on earth 20 - Following one's forefathers blindly 21 - Tyranny 22 - Feeling at ease with wrongdoers 23 - Turning away from Dhikr (remembrance of Allah) 24 - Breaking promises 25 - Doing evil 26 - Disobeying one's parents 27 - Extravagance 28 - Following conjecture 29 - Walking on the earth with conceit and arrogance 30 - Obeying one who follows his whims and desires 31 - Associating others in worship with Allah 32 - Following whims and desires 33 - Preventing others from following the way of Allah 34 - Committing crimes 35 - Forgetfulness 36 - Transgression 37 - Bearing false witness 38 - Lying 39 - Religious extremism 40 - Despair 41 - Showing off 42 - Being content with this world 43 - Following whims and desires

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44 - Overburdening oneself 45 - Mocking the signs of Allah 46 - Seeking a hasty response in Du'a 47 - Praising oneself 48 - Name calling 49 - Greed 50 - Panic 51 - Confusion 52 - Reminding others of favours 53 - Miserliness 54 - Slandering and backbiting 55 - Being careless about prayer 56 - Showing off 57 - Not lending to others 58 - Selling the signs of Allah for a small price 59 - Dressing truth as falsehood 60 - Concealing knowledge 61 - Hardheartedness 62 - Following in the footsteps of the Shaytan 63 - Deliberately taking risks that could be fatal 64 - Following charity with reminders and annoyance 65 - Following ambiguous texts 66 - Taking Kafirs as close friends 67 - Loving praise for what one has not done 68 - Envy 69 - Refusing to accept the laws of Allah 70 - Accepting the rule of a tyrant 71 - Feeling weak before enemies and traitors 72 - Accusing an innocent person of sin 73 - Opposing Allah and His Messenger (Peace and Blessing upon Him) 74 - Following a path other than that of the believers 75 - Turning away from the straight path 76 - Uttering evil in public 77 - Cooperating in sin and transgression 78 - Ruling by something other than that which Allah has revealed 79 - Accepting bribes to avoid ruling according to Shari'ah 80 - Enjoining evil 81 - Forbidding good 82 - Forgetting Allah 83 - Hypocrisy 84 - Worshipping Allah as it were upon the edge (i.e. in doubt) 85 - Thinking badly of others 86 - Spying 87 - Backbiting 88- False oaths

Commands
The most important characteristics enjoined in general terms: Al-Shatibi (may Allah have mercy on him) gave a list of commands and prohibitions which included every good characteristic that is enjoined in the Qur'an and Sunnah, and every bad characteristic which is forbidden in the Qur'an and Sunnah, but the list does not include what is of a specific nature, such as prayer and Zakah, avoiding sins that are punishable by the Hudood punishments, and specific things that are prohibited. What I wanted to include is every command and prohibition in general. This list draws up a way of reforming and purifying souls, and it calls us to draw closer to Allah by means of Nawafil acts of worship. There follows the list chosen by Al-Shatibi of general commands: 1 - Justice 2 - Kindness 3 - Fulfilling promises

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4 - Showing tolerance and forgiveness 5 - Turning away from one who is ignorant 6 - Patience 7 - Gratitude 8 - Helping relatives and the poor and needy 9 - Being moderate in abstaining and spending 10 - Responding in the way that is better 11 - Fear (of Allah) 12 - Hope (in Allah) 13 - Devotion to Allah 14 - Being fair in weighing and measuring 15 - Following the Straight Path 16 - Remembering Allah (Dhikr) 17 - Righteousness 18 - Responding to the call of Allah 19 - Fearing Allah 20 - Being humble towards the believers 21 - Da'wah for the sake of Allah 22 - Making Du'a for the believers 23 - Sincerity 24 - Delegating one's affairs to Allah 25 - Turning away from idle speech 26 - Keeping trusts 27 - Praying at night (Qiyam Al-layl) 28 - Supplication and beseeching 29 - Putting one's trust in Allah 30 Not being too concerned with worldly things 31 - Seeking the Hereafter 32 - Turning to Allah 33 - Enjoining what is good 34 - Forbidding what is evil 35 - Taqwa 36 - Humility 37 - Expressing one's need of Allah 38 - Purity of heart 39 - Ruling according to the truth 40 - Following that which is good 41 - Repentance 42 - Fear of Allah 43 - Testifying when required to do so 44 - Shunning the ignorant 45 - Seeking refuge with Allah from the whisper of the Shaytan 46 - Venerating Allah 47 - Reminding others 48 - Speaking of blessings 49 - Reading the Qur'an 50 - Cooperating in truth 51 - Fear of punishment 52 - Hope of reward 53 - Always being sincere 54 - Remembering that Allah is watching 55 - Speaking words of truth 56 - Hastening to do good 57 - Controlling one's anger 58 - Upholding the ties of kinship 59 - Referring to Allah and His Messenger (Peace and Blessing upon Him) in cases of dispute 60 - Submitting to the command of Allah 61 - Being steadfast

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Keeping silent Relying on Allah Reconciling between people Loving for the sake of Allah Being harsh with the Kuffar Being compassionate towards the believers Charity

Al-Muwaafaqaat by Al-Shaatibi, 3/135

List of qualities that lead to completeness of faith


The branches of faith: 1 - Belief in Allah: in His existence and Oneness, in the perfection of His Essence and Attributes; belief that everything other than Him is created by Him 2 - Belief in the Messengers of Allah 3 - Belief in the Books of Allah 4 - Belief in the angels 5 - Belief in the divine decree 6 - Belief in the Last Day 7 - Love of Allah 8 - Fear of Allah 9 - Hope in Allah 10 - Trust in Allah 11 - Loving the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) 12 - Venerating the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) and following his Sunnah 13 - Sincerity and not showing off 14 - Repentance 15 - Gratitude for the blessings of Allah 16 - Patience 17 - Mercy, compassion 18 - Hay a' (modesty, shyness) 19 - Reading and venerating the Qur'an 20 - Seeking knowledge and teaching others 21 - Spreading knowledge and teaching others 22 - Du'a (supplication) 23 - Dhikr (remembering Allah) and praying for forgiveness 24 - Guarding one's tongue and avoiding idle speech 25 - Purifying oneself physically and spiritually 26 - Offering obligatory and Nawafil prayers 27 - Giving obligatory and Nawafil Zaka28 - Observing obligatory and Nawafil fasts 29 - Performing obligatory and Nawafil Hajj 30 - Itikaf 31 - Jihad for the sake of Allah 32 - Guarding the borders for the sake of Allah 33 - Being careful of one's religious commitment 34 - Offering expiation 35 - Fulfilling vows 36 - Keeping promises 37 - Fulfilling trusts 38 - Prohibition of crimes against people 39 - Refraining from Haram sources of wealth 40 - Moderation in spending 41 - Protecting honour 42 - Being happy when doing good and sad when doing bad 43 - Obeying the ruler 44 - Enjoining what is good and forbidding what is evil 45 - Cooperating in righteousness and piety 46 - Adhering to the way of the Jama'a (the mainstream of Islam)

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47 - Being just 48 - Honouring one's parents 49 - Upholding the ties of kinship 50 - Having a good attitude 51 - Reconciling between people 52 - Keeping away from the set limits 53 - Establishing the commands of Allah 54 - Honouring one's neighbour 55 - Returning the greetings of Salaam 56 - Visiting the sick 57 - Saying Yarhamuk Allah (May Allah have mercy on you) to one who sneezes 58 - Honouring one's guest 59 - Asceticism (Zuhd) 60 - Protective jealousy (Ghirah) 61 - Generosity 62 - Compassion towards the young and respect towards the old 63 - Loving for one's brother what one loves for oneself 64 - Being careful in spending by spending appropriately 65 - Proper dealing by ensuring that all one's earnings are Halal 66 - Refraining from harming people 67 - Offering the funeral prayer for the dead etc. 68 - Concealing those who have committed sin 69 - Protecting children's rights 70 - Loving for the sake of Allah 71 - Hating for the sake of Allah 72 - Humility 73 - Avoiding idle pursuits 74 - Shunning the Kuffar 75 - Drawing close to people of religious commitment 76 - Accepting the divine decree 77 - Removing harmful things from the road This list has been selected from a number of Ahadith which speak of the branches of faith.

List of major sins that have to do with one's inward attitude


1 - Associating others with Allah (Shirk) 2 - Minor Shirk (showing off) 3 - Hidden anger, grudges and envy 4 - Arrogance, self-admiration and showing off 5 - Deceit 6 - Hypocrisy 7 - Wronging others 8 - Turning away from people out of arrogance and scorning them 9 - Indulging in that which is of no benefit 10 - Greed 11 - Fear of poverty 12 - Being angry with the divine decree 13 - Looking at the rich and venerating them because of their richness 14 - Mocking the poor because of their poverty 15 - Stinginess 16 - Competing in worldly gains and showing off 17 - Adorning oneself for others with things with which it is forbidden to adorn oneself 18 - Compromising religious principles 19 - Loving to be praised for what one has not done 20 - Being reoccupied with the faults of others whilst ignoring one's own faults 21 - Forgetting blessings 22 - Strong feelings for religions other than the religion of Allah

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23 - Not accepting the decree of Allah 24 - Not taking the rights and commands of Allah seriously 25 - Mocking the slaves of Allah, looking down on them and despising them 26 - Following whims and desires, and turning away from the truth 27 - Cheating and deceiving 28 - Desiring the life of this world 29 - Being stubborn in rejecting the truth 30 - Thinking badly of Muslims 31 - Not accepting the truth because it goes against one's own whims and desires, or hating those who speak the truth 32 - Rejoicing in sin 33 - Persisting in sin 34 - Loving to be praised for doing acts of worship 35 - Being content with the life of this world 36 - Forgetting Allah and the Hereafter 37 - Being angry when one is offended and avenging oneself even when one is in the wrong 38 Feeling safe from the plot of Allah by getting carried away in sin and relying on Allah's mercy 39 - Despairing of the mercy of Allah 40 - Thinking badly of Allah 41 - Despairing of the mercy of Allah 42 - Acquiring knowledge for worldly gain (showing off) 43 - Concealing knowledge 44 - No acting upon one's knowledge 45 - Showing off one's knowledge out of pride 46 - Undermining the position of the scholars and belittling them. 47 - Deliberately telling lies about Allah 48 - Deliberately telling lies about the Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) 49 - Introducing bad ways 50 - Abandoning the Sunnah 51 - Not believing in the divine decree 52 - Not fulfilling promises 53 - Loving wrongdoing or evildoing 54 - Hating the righteous 55 - Offending the close friends of Allah and taking them as enemies 56 - Cursing time 57 - Saying a word that could cause a great deal of mischief and harm 58 - Being ungrateful for blessings 59 - Showing evil behaviour and foul language so as to make people fear you and avoid your evil

Warning against going to witches


Having understood that witches are Kafirs, and that the punishment for witchcraft in Islam is beheading with the sword. We are going to explain that Islam forbids the Muslim to go to witches. In the Musnad of Al-Bazzar it is narrated with a Hasan Isnad that Ibn 'Abbas said: The Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "He is not one of us who observes bird omens or has that done for him, who tells fortunes or has his fortune told, who does witchcraft or has witchcraft done for him. Whoever goes to a fortuneteller and believes what he says has disbelieved in that which was revealed to Muhammad (Peace and Blessing upon Him). In Sahih Al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim, it is narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Messenger of Allah (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "Avoid the seven (sins) that doom a person to Hell." They said: "O Messenger of Allah, what are they?" He (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said:

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"Associating others with Allah (Shirk), witchcraft, killing a soul whom Allah has forbidden killing, except in cases required by Islamic law, consuming Riba, consuming the orphan's wealth, running away from the battlefield, and slandering chaste and innocent believing women." And he (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "Whoever goes to a fortune teller and believes what he says has nothing to do with what Allah revealed to Muhammad (Peace and Blessing upon Him), and whoever goes to him and does not believe him, his prayers will not be accepted for forty days." A person may say: I am not going to cause harm to anyone, rather I am going to undo witchcraft that was done to me, or for healing, and other such excuses. We say to him: You are like one who seeks relief from the desert heat by throwing himself into the fire. The jinn often rebel against the witch and cause him sicknesses for which he can find no remedy. The jinn and devils often let the witch down and do not help him. Allah says: (And Shaytan (Satan) is to man ever a deserter in the hour of need.) (Al-Furqan 25:29) The jinn often ask the witch to commit immoral actions with the women who go to him, or to write on them with blood in sensitive places. Witchcraft often produces the opposite effect to what was hoped for, so the one who asks for witchcraft to be done ends up being afflicted. How many women have performed witchcraft on their husbands to make them love them, and not take a second wife, then the husband divorces his wife as a result of witchcraft. Allah says: (But the evil plot encompasses only him who makes it.) (Al Fatir 35:43) A woman or a man may be healthy, then they go to this man (the witch) who sends jinn to them to cause trouble for them, in order that he may take their money from them. The demands of the jinn and devils are many and exhausting. Sometimes they demand the sacrifice of an animal, a rooster or a pigeon that must meet stringent conditions, the blood of which is to be smeared on the sick person. Or they may demand that the sick person keep away from people in a room into which no sunlight may come for forty days, or not to touch water for a certain period of time, and other, endless demands. In each region there are jinn who make their own demands, unique to that region. In Upper Egypt there is a well that is called Abu Hashimah, to which the witches send women to immerse themselves on Fridays after Maghrib prayer, seeking a cure for infertility. In this abandoned well there are many jinn who enjoy seeing the 'Awrah (nudity) of these women. A jinn may be attracted to a woman and have intercourse with her. The poor man who brings his wife to this well forgets that the One Who has control over matters of fertility is Allah, may He be exalted. Allah says: (To Allah belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth. He creates what He wills. He bestows female (offspring) upon whom He wills, and bestows male (offspring) upon whom He wills. Or He bestows both males and females, and He renders barren whom He wills. Verily, He is the All-Knower and is Able to do all things.) (Al-Shura 42:49-50) The demands of the jinn and devils are endless and exhausting. Allah indeed spoke the truth when He said: (And verily, there were men among mankind who took shelter with the males among the jinn, but they (jinn) increased them (mankind) in sin and transgression.) (Al-Jinn 72:6) Shaykh Hafiz Al-Hukami (may Allah have mercy on him) said: It is Haram to undo the spell of a witch by means of further witchcraft, because that is cooperating with the witch and approving of his action, and drawing close to the Shaytan by various means in order to undo what was done to the victim. Hence Al-Hasan said: No one regards witchcraft as permissible except the witch. Hence you see many evil witches during times when there is no sword to deter them, deliberately bewitching people, whether they love them or hate them, in order to force them to ask him to undo it, as a means of taking people's wealth unlawfully, taking control of their wealth and misleading them.''

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Having said all this, we call upon the Ummah of Tawhid, the Ummah of the Qur'an, the Ummah of Muhammad (Peace and Blessing upon Him) those who adhere to correct belief, to tell them that the witch is a Kafir and his actions are Kufr. He does not have the power to bring benefit or harm to himself, he has no power to give life or death or to bring life after death. He has no knowledge of the unseen. The jinn who serve the witch are also Kafirs and rebels, because the believer among the jinn, like his counterpart among mankind, does not agree to be subjugated and enslaved; he is proud and does riot accept to go down to such a level. O Ummah of the Qur'an, look at the state of the witches in all places. They beg for the money that they take from the sick, so how can they make you rich? As Islam has closed the door to going to witches, is there any alternative? We say: Yes, there is an alternative in the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him).

Conclusion
We will close with the words of light spoken from the mouth of the noble Prophet Muhammad (Peace and Blessing upon Him). It was narrated that Ibn 'Abbas (RA) said: I was riding behind the Prophet (Peace and Blessing upon Him) one day when he said: "O young man, I will teach you some words (of advice). Be mindful of Allah, and Allah will protect you. Be mindful of Allah and you will find Him in front of you. If you ask, ask of Allah; if you seek help, seek help from Allah. Know that if the nation were to gather together to benefit you with anything, they would benefit you only with something that Allah has already decreed for you, and if they were to gather together to harm you with anything, they would harm you only with something that Allah has already decreed for you. The pens have been lifted and the pages have dried." Sunan Al-Tirmidhi, 4/667, no. 2516. According to another report He (Peace and Blessing upon Him) said: "Be mindful of Allah and you will find Him before you. Remember Allah in prosperity and He will remember you in adversity. Know that what has passed you by could not have befallen you, and what has befallen you could not have passed you by. Know that victory comes with patience, relief with affliction and ease with hardship." We ask Allah to guard us and protect us, and to keep us in His care, for He is Able to do that.

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