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1205 I would be very grateful if you could tell me what the Quran says about black magic and if possible then how to completely break black magic?
Black Magic

In Islam, the practise of black magic is forbidden. All those involved in this evil practise fall out of the fold of Islam. This will include the one who learns, teaches or practices magic, as well as those who ask for it to be carried out. Jannah is forbidden, for all of these people.

These days, illiteracy and ignorance in Islam are playing a major role in destroying communities. Many people who are illiterate or ignorant believe that the reason they may be going through challenging times in their lives, is due to outside interference (namely Jinn or black magic).

In reality, it is their lack of knowledge or lack of guidance that has led to the problems. They then seek “so called” learned people only to be further exploited who charge a fortune and claim that the problems would be eradicated. Unfortunately the fake peers and sheikhs are on the rise and can easily be found through media channels, such as TV, radio stations or newspapers.

One should avoid these false people and instead revert to praying five times a day, recite the Quran and look for the solution by asking Allah (S.W.T) for help. All Muslims should be aware that whilst Black Magic exists, Allah (S.W.T) and His Messengers (S.A.W) have also shown us the remedy for it.

During the 7th Hijri, just after the treaty of Hudaibiyya, there was a Jew called Labid who managed to get hold of the Prophet's (S.A.W) blessed hair and put a spell on them. The Prophet (S.A.W) became sick. After some time had passed Hazrat Jibraeel (A.S) came to Rasoolallah (S.A.W) and said that a Jew had cast a spell on him and had buried the black magic items under a stone in a certain well.

The Beloved Prophet (S.A.W) sent Hazrat Ali (R.A) to remove these items. Hazrat Ali (R.A) went immediately to that well and emptied the water from it. He (R.A) found the stone and lifted it. Underneath the stone was a bag made of date palm fibres and in it was the blessed hair. He also found a few teeth of the blessed comb of Rasoolallah (S.A.W) and a line or a string of a bow on which there were eleven knots tied. Amongst them a doll made of wax in which there were 11 needles found. The black magic items were brought to the beloved Prophet (S.A.W).

Allah (S.W.T) revealed two Surahs (Al-Falaq and An-Naas) to Holy Prophet (S.A.W) via Hazrat Jibraeel (A.S), in which there are eleven verses about witchcraft. The Holy Prophet (S.A.W) recited these verses, at each verse, one knot became loose and when all knots became loose the Messenger of Allah (S.A.W) recovered from the effects of black magic.

To safeguard ourselves from the effects of black magic, the beloved Prophet (S.A.W) has informed Muslims to recite the last two Surahs as often as possible. It will protect us from the evil works of Shaitaan.

(Taken from Ramadan 2014 Topics)

(Answered by: Hafiz Mohammed Akhtar)
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