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Magic & The Magician

The History of Magic

Ancient Babylon

Ancient Egypt

Ancient Persia

In the Time of Islam

The Definition of Magic



The Essence of Magic

Types of Magic

Real and Illusionary Magic

Magic can be divided into two main categories:

The Purposes of Magic

Magic in the Light of the Qur'an

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 ]

Points of benefit:

Magic in the Sunnah

The Nature of the Magician

Can a Magician Repent?

If a practitioner of witchcraft repents sincerely to Allah, then Allah will accept his repentance. This is between him and his Lord, before the matter reaches the courts. But if the matter reaches the Islamic court, then the judge should execute him without asking him to repent, so as to rid society of his evil. But it is not permissible for any individual to carry out the hadd punishment by himself, rather the matter must be referred to the authorities. Summarised from Majmoo' Fataawaa of Shaykh Ibn Baaz.

If he is executed, the funeral prayer should not be offered for him, and he should not be buried in the graveyard of the Muslims; he should be buried in the graveyard of the disbelievers. He should not be buried in the graveyard of the Muslims, the funeral prayer should not be offered for him, and he should not be washed or shrouded. We ask Allah to keep us safe and sound. Majmoo' Fataawaa of Shaykh Ibn Baaz 8/111.

The Nature of the Contract

The Purposes of Magic

Symptoms of Being Afflicted by Magic

The Difference Between Magic & Possession