By Editorial Staff
One of the malicious works that the humanity has ceaselessly suffered from since the coming of man on the earth is sorcery. Actually, the enmity between man and Satan is admissible in the sense that the latter attempts to avert man from the pleasant life in the Heavens which Satan was deprived from. Yet, what is disappointing is that a man calls for the assistance of the Satan, his enemy, against his human brother. This action leads to abnormal disturbances in the life of people and leads to great corruption, which is definitely what sorcery is. The magicians resort to atrocious prohibited actions they commit to endear to the Satan, which involves blatant disbelief in Allah the Almighty, in order that the Jinn execute their evil deeds against people. Therefore, Islam has entirely prohibited it and considered it a kind of disbelief. God (Glory be to Him) says,
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. (Al-Baqarah 2:102)
The Prophet (peace be upon him) has included sorcery in the most abominable actions in Islam. Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated: “The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Avoid the seven great destructive sins.” They (the people!) asked, “O Allah’s Messenger! What are they?” He said, “To join partners in worship with Allah; to practice sorcery; to kill the life which Allah has forbidden except for a just cause (according to Islamic law); to eat up usury (riba), to eat up the property of an orphan; to give one’s back to the enemy and fleeing from the battle-field at the time of fighting and to accuse chaste women who never even think of anything touching chastity and are good believers.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim)
The below video is highly beneficial as it explains the Islamic sound and perfect methods to protect oneself against the evil of magicians. The means of this protection are gotten from strong faith in Allah, the recitation of the Qur’an, special supplications and dhikr (remembrance of Allah) and purification. This lecture is delivered by Sheikh Muhammad Tim Humble, the renowned Islamic speaker, who tells us how to protect oneself not only against sorcery but also against the evil eye and the harms of the Jinn as a whole.
Source: Green Lane Masjid Youtube Channel