Wednesday, June 11, 2008

black magic (sihr) ~

Assalamalaykum dear brothers and sisters well this topic is pretty deep...as i myself have suffered sooo mucchh in this and i remember because of my lack of knowledge in islam i v been fooled by alot of mualvis and sheikhs... i have wasted uncountable days in this .... even when i think back about the time i went through all this it gives me goosies all over my body...i know alot of people out there are helpess and clueless...about this...and unknowingly what to do...they helplessly suffer or still are suffering...
i have collected alot of useful things from alott of islamic books and authentic islamic websites...and so its not written by me....i have kind of compiled it and i plan to add up as much of useful information i get to help u or make u understand about sihr.
so any doubts or confusion u have feel free to leave a comment and inshAllah ill work on it...


Allah says interpretation of the Quran:"Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest."Quran 3:134"And the men and women who remember Allah frequently, Allah has prepared for them forgiveness and a great reward."Quran 33:35The issue of seeking treatment from spiritual warfare with prayer is called ruqyah. Ruqyah with the Qur'an is a very serious one requiring frank discussion, due to the fact that a number of innovations and superstitions that have no support in the Qur'an, the Sunnah of the Prophet [sallallhu alayhi wa sallam (SAWS)], or the examples of his noble Companions are being practiced in the name of ruqyah and healing through Qur'an.Literal meaning of Sihr –
According to Al-Azhari:
Sihr means to make something appear in a form other than the real one
According to Ibn Mandhur:
Sihr means to make something false appear to be real, or makes something appear to people differently from its true form, it means that he has given an object a status other than its real one.
According to A’aisha:
Arabs have given it the name sihr because it can transform good health into illness,
Definition of Sihr- Sihr is an agreement between a Sahir and a satan which stipulates that the sahir commit certain illegal or polytheistic acts, in return for the Satans assistance and obedience in fulfilling the sahir’s requests.
A halal way to cure the evil efffects of sihr is with Ruqyah. Ruqyah entails reciting the Qur'an and making supplications to Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, in order to aid in the treatment of illness and other problems. Ibn Hajar al-Asqalanee said that the definition of ruqyah further includes ta'awwuth, which means to seek refuge. In his words: "There is no disagreement whatsoever (between scholars) as to the permissibility of turning to Allah for help and seeking refuge with Him from whatever happens or is expected to happen." In this spirit, the primary concern of the present article is to offer sincere advice and warn against the evil deviations that the improper practice of ruqyah may lead to. As we will see, the best defense against ignorance is faith in Allah and sound Islamic knowledge.The Condition of the Heart The heart is normally full and does not allow anything alien to enter it unless something else leaves it first. The believing servant knows his Creator, why he was created and the journey's end after death. In contrast, weak faith in monotheism, weak reliance on Allah and a lack of beneficial knowledge render the heart a breeding ground for devilish insinuations, illusions and trivialities.Regarding this dangerous condition, Ibnul-Qayyim wrote, "Evil spirits mostly gain control of those having little religious inclination and those whose hearts and tongues faith has deserted - (people) whose souls are desolate of the remembrance of Allah and of the formulas for strengthening one's faith." The Legitimacy of Seeking Medical Treatment The Prophet (SAWS) sought medical treatment and ordered his Companions to do so as well. Jabir narrated that the Prophet (SAWS) said, "There is a remedy for every malady, and when the remedy is applied to the disease, it is cured with the permission of Allah, the Exalted and Glorious." (Muslim)Commenting on this hadith, Ibnul-Qayyim wrote, "The Prophet (SAWS) made cure conditional on applying medicine to the (right) illness. (Just as every creature has an opposite), every disease has an opposite remedy that can cure it…"In fact, numerous Prophetic ahadith support the view that seeking medical treatment is perfectly acceptable, and even encouraged, in Islam.The Prophet's Guidance Concerning Protection and Cure Our best guidance in life comes from studying the life and habits of the Prophet (SAWS) who showed us what to do in all circumstances. Allah says about him: "He is ardently desirous of your (welfare); and to the believers he is compassionate, merciful." [9:128] We shall look here at some protective measures prescribed by the Prophet (SAWS) in addition to various remedies for combating the effects of the evil eye and magic.Protective Measures Protection against evil in general can be realized by asserting belief in the unity of Allah, finding out about Him through His beautiful names and lofty attributes, offering sincere worship to Him alone, obeying His commands, relying on Him, loving Him and frequently remembering Him. What is required here is remembrance that involves both the heart and the tongue. Treatment of the Evil Eye The power to harm others by a look or glance, known as the evil eye, is true. Ibn Abbas narrated that the Prophet (SAWS) said, "The effect of the evil eye (al-ayn) is real for if there were anything which could overtake destiny, it would have been (the effect of) the evil eye." (Muslim)To ward off the effect of the evil eye, one should say, upon seeing someone or something that pleases him, "maa shaa-Allah" (only that which Allah wills comes to pass!), and then he should pray to Allah to bless that person or thing.If the person with an evil eye is known, he should be asked to wash his body and retain ant wasted water that he has used. The water should be poured over the affected person from the back, and he will-with Allaah's leave-recover.See hadith Sahih by Al-Abani in Sahih al-Jami(3908)Ibnul-Qayyim said, "Among the formulas of seeking Allah's refuge and those (encompassing) ruqyah are: frequent recitation of surah Al-Falaq, surah An-Nas, surah Al-Fatihah and Ayatul-Kursy. One should also recite Prophetic supplications (related to seeking Allah's refuge and protection)." Treatment of Magic One should protect oneself from the effect of magic before it happens. Among other things, this can be achieved by demonstrating sincere devotion and worship to Allah alone, and seeking His protection by frequently remembering Him and by reciting Prophetic supplications at suitable times. As for treating magic after its occurrence, the affected person should be patient with Allah's decree, repent for his sins and insist on receiving treatment only from those (Muslims) who are known for their piety and uprightness.In Sword against Black Magic & Evil Magicians,Wahid Abdussalam Bali had this to say about the different types of magic (sihr):"Types of SihrNumber OneSihr of Chaldeans who used to worship the seven planets, believing the planets control the world. These are the people Prophet Ibrahiim (Abraham) was sent.Number TwoSihr of people who have fantasies and hallucinations. Man's soul has been created weak and is submissive to fantasies.Number ThreeSeeking assistance of worldly spirits (Jinn)who are of two types.1. Believers in Islaam2. Disbelievers who are demonsThis type of sihr is known as putting a spell on someone or using assistance of jinn to to perform acts of sihr.Number FourThis includes magic and eye catching trickery. Number fiveMarvelous objects such as geometically-made artwork. This should not be considered as sihr as it is the driving force behind more advanced machines and other marvelous objects.Number SixUse of specific medication in foods and ointments, there is no gainsaying the effect of such medication as the effect of hypnotism is clear.Number SevenThe Sahir will claim they know the supreme name of God and that the jinn obey their command in many things.Number EightSlandering people is one of the softer forms of sihr which is very common among the people."Forbidden Supplications Ibn Taimiyyah mentioned that Allah's answering someone's du'aa or fulfilling his wishes does not necessarily mean that the method that person used is acceptable in Islam. Jabir reported that the Prophet (SAWS) said, "Do not supplicate against your own selves, your children, your servants, or your property, lest you should supplicate at a time when supplications are accepted." (Muslim)Ibn Taimiyyah specified some of the errors that people may make when supplicating to Allah, such as the following:- Associating partners with Allah. - Praying for unlawful or undesirable things in Islam.- Supplicating in a manner that is not pleasing to Him, as Allah says: "Call upon your Lord in humility and in secret. Surely, He does not love the transgressors"[Quraan 7:55] According to Ibn Taimiyyah, "There are (some) people who make forbidden supplications, and they get what they ask for but with a great deal of harm. Others also make undesirable (makrooh) supplications and they still get what they ask for…These and similar kinds of supplications are forbidden even if those who make them get their wishes granted. Those who believe in the effect of forbidden supplications are mostly ignorant people who do not realize the conditions for supplication. This generally happens to people who grope in utter darkness, namely the disbelievers, the hypocrites and those who commit major sins so much so that their hearts have become black as a result of sins and thus, they cannot distinguish between truth and falsehood. This is why such forbidden supplications continue to be a source of confusion for those whom Allah has not guided and whose hearts He has not illuminated with knowledge." Ruqyah and Supplication Ruqyah is similar to supplication. While it is preferred to use supplications that the Prophet (SAWS) taught us, Muslim scholars agree that it is also permissible to use supplications he did not teach us. The condition for doing so is that such supplications must not contain forbidden words, nor be forbidden in themselves or bound to lead to forbidden things, such as giving up the supplications that have been reported from the Prophet (SAWS) altogether. However, it is better and safer to adhere to those supplications that the Prophet (SAWS) taught us. Consider the following hadith, which illustrates this point well: Abu Hurairah narrated that a Bedouin entered the masjid while the Prophet (SAWS) was sitting. He then offered two rak'ahs of salah and said, "O Allah, have mercy on me and on Muhammad, and do not have mercy on anyone along with us. 'The Prophet (SAWS) said to him, "You have narrowed down a thing (Allah's mercy) that is broad." (Ahmed and Abu Dawud)Types of Ruqyah There are two main types of ruqyah:1. Lawful Ruqyah: This is the kind of ruqyah that the Prophet (SAWS) used. It consists of permissible supplications as evidenced by Qur'anic verses and the authentic texts from the Sunnah, but without any additions and without practicing it in an enigmatic manner.2. Forbidden Ruqyah: This type of ruqyah may contain words of shirk, mysterious charms or anything else deemed forbidden in Islam like using pork, blood and ect...Permissible Ruqyah Ibn Hajar said, "Muslim scholars are in unanimous agreement that ruqyah is permissible if (the following) three conditions are met:1. Only Allah's Words (i.e., the Qur'an), Names or Attributes can be used.2. It must be in (comprehensible) Arabic or intelligible words in another language.3. Those taking part must believe that the incantation cannot have an independent effect, but that it is Allah the Almighty who causes it to have effect." (Fath Al-Baree)As is the case with supplications being permissible so long as they do not contradict the principles of Islam or lead to shirk, the same ruling applies to methods of ruqyah that have not been reported by the Prophet (SAWS). However, such ruqyah should not contain mysterious words or be performed in an enigmatic manner that is reminiscent of the practices of magicians and charlatans. Ibn Qudamah said, "Imam Ahmed was told about a man who claimed to neutralize magic by putting water in a pot and reciting incomprehensible words among other things. Imam Ahmad then disapprovingly shook his hand and said, I do not know about this (absurd practice)."' (Al-Kafee)A Muslim should be extremely careful about these matters and always refer to the Qur'an and the Sunnah whenever he comes across something with which he is unfamiliar. Obscure practices that find no support in the Qur'an or the Sunnah should be rejected. Therefore, one should avoid confusion and simply go to the essence of what ruqyah actually is: a means of supplicating to Allah, subhanahu wa ta'ala, through legitimate means coupled with the sincere practice of Islam and belief in Allah.We conclude our study with the following invaluable quotation from Siddeeq Hasan Khan in his book "Sincere Devotion":"All acts and supplications that are bound to cure diseases are . . .permissible to practice if the words used in them are from the Qur'an and the Sunnah, or if they are supplications and practices reported from the early pious generation of Muslims, which are free from shirk; otherwise, (such practices) are forbidden and constitute acts of polytheism…" "Indeed, Allah the Almighty is sufficient for His obedient servants if they are not attached to other than Him and (do not seek) recourse (except with) Prophetic supplications and permissible (types of) medicine. Whoever avoids doubtful matters clears himself in regard to his religion and his honor, but he who falls into doubtful matters falls into that which is unlawful. Given that shirk can easily be committed without realizing it, one should exercise extreme caution to avoid it."Allah Knows Best
The Authentic Creed by: Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn BaazTable of ContentsIntroductionBelief in AllahBelief in AngelsBelief in the BooksBelief in MessengersBelief in the Last DayThe Invalidaters of Islam
Introduction
All praise is due to Allah, and Allah's Peace and Blessings be
upon His Final Messenger, his pure family, his noble
Companions, and all those who follow them with righteousness
until the Day of Judgment.
To proceed:
In view of the fact that the true 'Aqidah, or creed, is the
foundation of Islam, I have decided on ' The Authentic Creed
and the Invalidators of Islam as a title for the present treatise.
It is evident from texts of the Noble Qur’aan and the Sunnah
that a person's words and deeds will not be accepted unless
they emanate from a true creed. If the creed is not authentic,
all words and deeds emanating there from are bound to be
rejected. The Qur'aan says:
"And whosoever disbelieves in Faith then, fruitless is
his work and in the Hereafter he will be among the
losers." (Soorah 5:5)
"And indeed it has already been revealed to you, as it
was to those before you, that if you join others with
Allah in worship, then surely all your deeds will be in
vain, and you will certainly be among the losers."
(Soorah 39:65)
The Verses to this effect are numberless.
The Qur’aan and the Prophetic traditions clearly state that the
true creed is to believe in Allah, His Angels, His Books, His
Messengers, the Last Day, and Al-Qadar (Divine Destiny), the
good of it and the bad of it. These six articles constitute the
basis of the true creed with which Allah sent His Book and with
which He sent His Messenger Muhammad !.
These articles also include all aspects of Al-Ghaib (Unseen
World), or in which a Muslim should believe. They also include
all that which Allah and His Messenger have informed us
thereof. The evidence of these articles come from many
Verses of the Qur’aan as well as Prophetic traditions. The
following are but a few examples. Allah says:
"It is not righteousness that you turn your faces
towards east or west; but it is righteousness to believe
in Allah and the Last Day, and the Angels, the Book and
the Messengers." (Soorah 2:177)
He also said:
"The Messenger believes in what has been revealed to
him from his Lord, as do the believers. Each one (of
them) believes in Allah, His Angels, His Books, and His
Messengers. (They say) 'We make no distinction
between one another of His Messengers.' And they say,
'We hear and we obey. We seek Your forgiveness, our
Lord, and to You is the end of all journeys." (Soorah
2:285)
He further says:
"O you who believe! Believe in Allah and His Messenger,
and the Scripture which He sent to His Messenger (i.e.,
the Qur’aan) and the Scripture which He sent to those
before (him) any who disbelieves in Allah, His Angels,
His Books, His Messengers and the Last Day has indeed
gone far, far astray." (Soorah 4:136)
"Know you not that Allah knows all that is in the heaven
and on the earth? Verily, it is (all) in the Book (Al-Lauh
Al-Mahfaz), Verily, that is easy for Allah." (Soorah 22:70)
The authentic Prophetic traditions clearly stating these articles
are also innumerable. We cite the following tradition as an
example. Muslim reported in his Sahih on the authority of
'Umar bin Al-Khattab that when Jibril asked the Prophet !
about Faith, he said:
"Iman or Faith, is to believe in Allah, His Angels, His
Books, His Messengers, the Last Day, and to believe in
Destiny, the good of it and the bad of it."
This tradition has also been reported by Al-Bukhari on the
authority of Abu Hurairah. From these articles emanate all that
a Muslim should believe with regard to Allah's Right, the Day
of Judgment and all matters pertaining to the Unseen World.
Belief in Allah
Belief in Allah signifies that Allah is the true God Who Alone
deserves to be worshipped, as He is the Creator and the
Sustainer of all human beings. It also signifies that He is also
fully aware of their secret and open words and deeds and is
Able to reward the righteous and punish the disobedient. In
fact, Allah created mankind and the jinn for the sole reason to
worship Him Alone. As the Qur’aan says:
"And I (Allah) created not the jinn and mankind except
that they should worship Me (Alone). I seek not any
provision from them (i.e., provision for themselves or
for My creatures) nor do I ask that they should feed Me
(i.e., feed themselves or My creatures). Verily, Allah is
the All-Provider, Owner of Power, the Most Strong."
(Soorah 51 : 56-58)
And He said:
"O mankind! Worship your Lord, Who created you and
those who came before you that you may become
righteous. Who has made the earth a resting place for
you, and the sky as a canopy, and sent down rain from
the sky, and brought forth therewith fruits as provision
for you. Then do not set up rivals unto Allah (in
worship) while you know that He Alone has the right to
be worshipped." (Soorah 2:21,22)
Allah sent the Messengers and sent down the Books to clarify
this Truth, call to it and warn against all that which contradicts
it. The Qur’aan says:
"And verily, we have sent among every Ummah a
Messenger, (with the command), 'Worship Allah (Alone)
and avoid (or Keep away from) At-Taghut (i.e., all false
deities)." (Soorah 16:36)
"And We did not send any Messenger before you but we
revealed to them (saying): La Ilaha illa Ana (none has
the right to be worshipped but I, So worship Me."
(Soorah 21:25)
"(This is) a Book, the Verses whereof are perfected and
then explained in detail from One (Allah), Who is All-
Wise and Well-Acquainted (with all things): (Saying)
worship none but Allah. Verily, I (Muhammad) am unto
you from Him a warner and a bringer of glad tidings."
(Soorah 11:1,2)
The reality of 'worship' mentioned in the above-mentioned
Verses is to direct all one s acts to Allah Alone. These include,
amongst other things, supplications, fear and hope, prayers,
fasting, making sacrifices and taking vows. These should be
done in total submission to His Will, fearing His chastisement
and hoping for His Mercy as well as displaying love for Him.
Many Verses of the Qur'aan clearly state this Islamic
fundamental. The Qur’aan says:
"Verily, We have sent down the Book to you in truth: so
worship Allah (Alone), offering Him sincere devotion.
Surely, sincere devotion (worship) is due to Allah
Alone." (Soorah 39:2,3)
"And your Lord has decreed that you worship none but
Him." (Soorah 17:23)
“So, call upon Allah with sincere devotion, making your
worship pure for Him (Alone)” (Soorah 40:14)
Al-Bukhari and Muslim also report on the authority of Mu’adh
who said, that the Prophet said:
“Allah’s right upon His slaves is that they should worship Him
Alone and not to associate anyone with Him in worship.”
Belief in Allah also necessitates the belief in all the apparent
obligations including the five pillars of Islam, namely the
declaration that none is worthy of worship except Allah and
that Muhammad ! is His Messenger, performing prayers,
paying Zakah, fasting during the month of Ramadan, and
performing pilgrimage to Ka’bah in Makkah, if one can afford
it.
The mast important of all these pillars is the declaration of
Faith, That none has the right to he worshipped except Allah.
This declaration requires offering sincere devotion to Allah
Alone. Anyone who is worshipped besides Allah is but vain
falsehood, as the Qur’aan says:
"That is because Allah is the Only True God, and those
besides Him whom they invoke are but vain falsehood."
(Soorah 22:62)
We have mentioned earlier that Allah created the jinn and
men to worship Him Alone and that He sent His Messengers
and sent down His Books to explain this fundamental to them.
Many Muslims nowadays have neglected this fundamental and
have thus fallen into ignorance and have, wittingly or
unwittingly, worshipped others besides Allah, hence violating
this right of worship, which is His prerogative.
This belief also necessitates the belief that Allah is the
Originator and Creator of the creation and that He Alone is the
Disposer of their affairs with His Total Will and Absolute
Knowledge. He is also the Master of the present world and the
Hereafter and the Lord of the worlds. There is no creator or
lord but He. He sent the Messengers and sent down the Books
to call them to that which will benefit them in this world and in
the Hereafter. The Qur’aan says:
"Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is the
Guardian and Disposer of all affairs." (39: 62)
"Indeed your Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens
and the earth in six days, then He rose over the Throne
(in the manner that suits His Majesty). He covers the
night with the day, seeking it rapidly, and (He created)
the sun, the moon, and the stars, (all) are subjected to
His Commandment. Surely, His is the creation and the
commandment. Blessed be Allah, the Lord of the
worlds." (Soorah 7:54)
Belief in Allah also necessitates the belief in His Beautiful
Names and Lofty Attributes that are clearly stated in the
Qur'aan and are authentically mentioned by His Prophet
Muhammad !. We should believe in all His Attributes without
changing them, completely ignoring them, twisting their
meanings, or claiming that they resemble human attributes.
Rather, we should believe in these Attributes and describe
Allah in a manner that suits His Majesty and Grandeur, for
none of His creatures resembles Him in any way.
The Qur’aan says:
"There is nothing like unto Him, and He is the All-
Hearer, the All-Seer." (Soorah 42: 11)
"Invent not similitudes for Allah. Truly, Allah knows and
you know not." (Soorah 16:74)
Such is the creed of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jama'ah, the
Companions of the Prophet and those who follow in their
footsteps. Imam Abu Al-Hasan Al-Ash'arI mentioned this creed
in his book 'A1-Maqalat 'an Ashabil-Hadithi wa Ahlis-Sunnah. '
Other leading scholars have also mentioned this true creed in
their works.
Imam A1-Awza said:
"Az-ZuhrI and Makhul were inquired about the Verses which
talk about Allah' s Attributes and they replied, 'Leave them as
they are." That is, do not interpret them.
Al-Walid bin Muslim said:
"Malik, A1-Awza'i, Al-Laith bin Sa'd, and Sufyan Ath-Thawri,
may Allah have mercy upon them, were asked about the
narration concerning Allah's Attributes, and they all said to
believe in them all without interpreting their meanings."
Al-Awza'i said:
"We used to say in the presence of At-Tabi'un, the successors
of the Prophet's Companions, that Allah is over His Throne,
and we believed in all the Prophetic traditions concerning
Allah's Attributes."
When Rabi'ah bin Abu 'Abdur-Rahman, the teacher of Imam
Malik, was asked about the Verse, "Allah rose over His
Throne." (Soorah 7:54), he replied:
"Allah's rising over the Throne is not to be denied, to imagine
the manner in which this is done is impossible, the Message is
from Allah, the Prophet conveyed this Message, and we have
to believe in it as it is."
When Imam Malik himself was inquired about the manner in
which Allah rose over the Throne, he replied: "Allah's action of
rising over the Throne is known, the manner in which this was
done is not known, the belief in this matter is obligatory, and
inquiring about this manner is an innovation in religion, or
Bid'ah."
Then he addressed the inquirer thus, "You are but an evil
person." Then he asked people around him to send him out.
Umm Salamah, the Prophet's wife, is reported to have made
the same statement.
Imam Abu 'Abdur-Rahman 'Abdullah bin Al-Mubarak said in
this connection:
"We know that our Lord, Glorious is He, is over His Throne and
over His heavens, distinct from His creation."
The religious scholars have written so much on this subject
that it is impossible to quote them all in this treatise. Whoever
is interested to find out more about this subject can refer to
works written by scholars of Sunnah in this regard. These
include, among other things, 'Abdullah bin Imam Ahmad's As-
Sunnah, Muhammad bin Khuzaimah's At-TawhId, Abul Qasim
At-Tabari's As-Sunnah. One can also refer to Imam Ibn
Taimiyyah's reply to the people of Hamat, Syria, in which he
delineated the belief of Ahius-Sunnah. He also included in this
reply the statements of Ahlus-Sunnah as well as logical and
textual evidence from the Qur’aan and the Sunnah supporting
their position and exposing their opponents' opinions. He also
dealt with the subject in his treatise known as Ar-Risalatu At-
Tadmiriyyah in which he cited the belief of Ahlus-Sunnah along
with logical and textual evidence from the Qur'aan and the
Sunnah, leaving no room for argument for the objective
seekers of Truth.
Whoever adopts other than the position of Ahius-Sunnah as to
the issue of Allah's Names and Attributes will certainly
contravene massive logical and textual evidence from the
Qur’aan and the Sunnah.
Ahlus-Sunnah have confirmed all the Names and Attributes
that Allah confirmed for Himself either in the Qur'aan or
through the authentic traditions of the Prophet !, without
changing them completely, twisting their meaning, ignoring
them or likening them to those of His creatures. They have
taken into account all possible proofs and have thus avoided
falling into obvious contradictions. It is Allah's Plan to make
the argument of those objective and sincere seekers of the
Truth supreme:
"Nay, We hurl the Truth against falsehood, and it
destroys it, and behold, falsehood is vanished." (Soorah
21:18)
"And no question do they bring to you but We reveal to
you the Truth and the best explanation (thereof)."
(Soorah 25:33)
Commenting on the Verse:
"Indeed your Lord is Allah, Who created the heavens
and the earth in six days, then He rose over the Throne
(in a manner that suits His Majesty)." (Soorah 7:54)
The renowned exegete of the Qur’aan, or Mufassir, Al-Hafiz
Ibn KathIr said:
"People in this regard adopt far too many different opinions,
which are not possible to cite here. However, we adopt in this
regard the position of (the righteous predecessors), As-Salafus-
Salih, past and present, such as Malik, Al-Awza'i, Ath-
Thawri, Al-Laith bin Sa'd, Ash-Shafi'i, Ahmad and Ishaq bin
Rahwaih. They all believed in Allah's Attributes without
twisting their meanings, ignoring them completely, or likening
them to those of His creatures."
And whatever image comes to our minds about Allah should
be rejected, for "there is nothing like unto Him, and He is
the All-Hearer, the All-Seer." (Soorah 42:11)
Nu'aim Al-Khuza'i, the teacher of Imam A1-Bukhari, said:
Whoever likens Allah to His creatures is a disbeliever, and
whoever denies the Attributes that Allah ascribes to Himself is
a disbeliever. It is impossible to liken Allah to any of His
Creatures. Guided are those who confirm to Allah the
Attributes, in a manner suiting His Majesty, mentioned in the
clear Qur’aanic Verses and authentic Prophetic traditions and
rejects all blemishes as to Allah's Attributes."
Belief in the Angels
A Muslim should believe in all Allah's angels, whom He created
to worship Him and whom He describes as "honored slaves."
(Soorah 21 :26) and that:
"He knows what is before them, and what is behind
them, and they cannot intercede except for him with
whom He is pleased. And they stand in awe for fear of
Him." (Soorah 21:28)
The angels fall into different categories and they are assigned
different duties. There are, amongst others, those who bear
the Throne of Allah (Soorah 40:7), those who guard Paradise
and Hell, and those who record the slave's deeds, to mention
but a few.
A Muslim should believe in those whom Allah named such as
Jibril (Gabriel), Mika'il, Malik the Guardian of Hell-fire, and
Israfil, who is in charge of blowing in the Trumpet.
'
Aishah reported that the Prophet said: "The angels were
created from light, the jinn were created from a smokeless
flame of fire, and Adam was created from what has been
described to you." (Muslim)
Belief in the Books
A Muslim should believe that Allah had sent down Books upon
His Prophets and Messengers to clarify His Right and to call to
it, as the Qur’aan says:
"Indeed We have sent Messengers with clear proofs,
and revealed with them the Scripture and the Balance
(Justice) that mankind may keep up justice." (Soorah
57:25)
"Mankind were one community and Allah sent Prophets
with glad tidings and warnings, and with them He sent
the Scripture in truth to judge between people in
matters wherein they differed." (Soorah 2:2 13)
A Muslim should also believe in the Revealed Books that Allah
named, such as the Torah, the Gospel, the Psalms, and the
Qur’aan. The Glorious Qur’aan is the final and the best of all
these Books. It confirms the Scriptures that came before it
and is a witness over it, testifying the truth and falsifying the
falsehood therein. All Muslims should follow its commands,
shun its prohibitions and refer to its rulings to settle their
differences. They should also follow the authentic Sunnah of
the Prophet ! because Allah sent Muhammad ! to both the
jinn and mankind and sent down the Noble Qur’aan to judge
between them. He also made it a healing for the diseases,
such as hypocrisy, ignorance and doubt, an exposition of
everything, and a guidance and mercy for those who believe.
The Qur’aan says:
"And this is a Book (i.e., the Qur’aan) which We have
sent down as a blessing, so follow it and fear Allah, that
you may receive mercy." (Soorah 6: 155)
"And We have sent down to you the Book (i.e., the
Qur’aan) as an exposition of everything, a guidance, a
mercy, and glad tidings to Muslims." (Soorah 16:89)
"Say (O Muhammad): 'O mankind! I am sent to you all
as the Messenger of Allah, to Whom belongs the
dominion of the heavens and the earth there is no God
worthy of worship but He; it is He Who gives life and
causes death. So believe in Allah and His Messenger,
the Prophet who can neither read nor write (i.e.,
Muhammad !), who believes in Allah and His Words:
follow him that you may be guided." (Soorah 7:158)
The Qur’aanic Verses to this effect are many.
Belief in the Messengers
A Muslim should believe in all Allah's Messengers without
exception. He must believe that Allah sent mankind
Messengers from amongst them as warners, bearers of glad
tidings, and callers to the Truth. Whoever follows them will
certainly attain bliss and happiness, and whoever disobeys
them will be doomed and disgraced. Muhammad ! was the
best of all these Messengers. Allah says:
"And assuredly We have sent amongst every people a
Messenger (proclaiming), ' Worship Allah (Alone) and
avoid the worship of Taghut (false deities)." (Soorah
16:36)
"Messengers who gave good news as well as warning in
order that mankind should have no plea against Allah
after the Messengers." (Soorah 4:165)
"Muhammad is not the father of any man among you,
but he is the Messenger of Allah and the last of the
Prophets." (Soorah 33:40)
A Muslim should also believe in those Prophets and
Messengers that Allah or His Messenger was authentically
reported to have named, such as Nüh, Hud, Salih, and Ibrahim
– alaihum as-salaam
Belief in the Last Day
Belief in the Last Day includes the belief in all that which will
happen after death and about which Allah and his Messenger
! informed us. This includes the trial in the grave, the torment
or the bliss therein. This also includes the belief in all that will
be witnessed on the Day of Judgment, such as the Bridge set
over the Hell-fire, The Balance, Reckoning, Reward and
Punishment, the giving of the records, which the successful
believers will be given in their right hand while the wretched
disbelievers will be given in their left hand behind their back.
This also includes the belief in the River that will be given to
Prophet Muhammad !, belief in Paradise and Hell-fire, belief in
the believers' looking at their Lord and His talking to them. A
Muslim should believe in all these facts and others that are
clearly mentioned in the Qur’aan and authentically reported to
have been said by the Prophet.
Belief in the Divine Destiny
Belief in the Qadar (Divine Destiny) comprises four things:
First, the belief that Allah knows what has been and what will
be; He is Aware of everything concerning His slaves, knows
their provision and sustenance, their appointed terms on
earth, their deeds, and everything else relating to them.
Nothing is hidden from Him. The Qur’aan says:
"Verily, Allah is the All-Knower of everything." (58:7)
"That you may know that Allah has power over all
things, and that Allah comprehends all things in (His)
Knowledge." (Soorah 65:12)
Second, the belief that He keeps all that He decrees in a Clear
Book, or Al-Lauh-Al-Mahfuz, as the Qur’aan says:
"We know that which the earth takes of them (their
dead bodies), and with Us is a Book preserved (i.e., the
Book of Decrees)." (Soorah 50:4)
"And all things We have recorded in a Clear Book."
(Soorah 36:12)
He further says:
"Know you not that Allah knows all that is in heaven
and on earth? Indeed, it is all in a Book (Al-Lauh-Al-
Mahfuz), and that is easy for Allah." (Soorah 22:70)
Third, the belief that His Will is absolute and powerful and that
whatever He decrees will be, and whatever He does not decree
will never come to pass:
"Verily, Allah does what He wills." (Soorah 22:18)
"Verily, when He intends a thing, His Command is, 'Be',
and it is." (Soorah 36:82)
"And you will not will except as Allah Wills, the Lord of
the worlds." (81:29)
Fourth, the belief that He is the Sole Creator of all things, as
the Qur’aan says:
"Allah is the Creator of all things, and He is the
Guardian and Disposer of all affairs." (39:62)
"O mankind! Remember the Grace of Allah Upon you! Is
there a creator other than Allah who provides for you
from the sky and the earth? There is no God worthy of
worship except He. How then are you turning away
(from Him)?" (Soorah 35:3)
Belief in the Divine Destiny, therefore, comprises all these four
categories. This is the position of Ahl us-Sunnah wal-Jama'ah.
Only those who yield to innovations in religion deny some of
these categories.
The belief in Allah also includes the belief that Faith comprises
both words and deeds, that this Faith increases with acts of
obedience and decreases as a result of committing acts of
disobedience, and that it is not permissible to accuse a Muslim
of disbelief, or Kufr, as a result of committing acts of
disobedience and major sins, such as adultery, stealing, usury,
drinking alcohol, and disobedience to parents, as long as he or
she does not regard these sins permissible. The Qur’aan says:
"Verily, Allah forgives not that partners should be set up
with Him in worship, but He forgives anything else, to
whom He pleases." (4:116)
Authentic Prophetic traditions also state that Allah will
ultimately take out of Hell-fire whoever has an atom's weight
of Faith.
Belief in Allah also necessitates love for His sake, hate for His
sake, and making friends and enemies for His sake. A true
believer loves the believers and takes them for friends, and
shows hate towards the disbelievers and does not take them
for friends. The best of the believers one should love are the
Companions of the Prophet !. Ahlus-Sunnah wal-Jama'ah love
them and believe that they are the best of mankind after the
Prophets, as the Prophet said in the well-known authentic
tradition:
"The best of generations are my generation, then those
who follow them, then those who follow them."
They also believe that the best of them are in the following
order: Abu Bakr, then 'Umar bin Al-Khattab, then 'Uthman bin
'Affan, then 'Ali bin Abi Talib. Then there are those
Companions who were given the glad tidings of entering
Paradise, then the rest of the Companions. They keep their
tongue in check regarding the arguments that arose amongst
them and believe that they did their best to do only that which
they believed was right. Whoever was right in his judgment
would get a double reward, and whoever was wrong in his
judgment would get one reward. They also love the believing
members of the family of the Prophet and his wives the
Mothers of the Believers.
They free themselves from the position the Sheite Sect holds
in this regard. They (the Sheites) hate the Prophet's
Companions, blaspheme them, and place the Prophet's family
members in a position higher than that Allah chose for them.
They also declare themselves free from the position held by
An-Nawasib who harm the Prophet's family members in word
and deed.
What we have mentioned in this brief treatise on the true
creed with which Allah sent His Messenger ! represents the
belief of the Saved Sect, that of Ahl us-Sunnah wal-Jama 'ah,
about which the Prophet said:
"A group of my followers will continue to be given
victory while holding on to the Truth, no harm will be
done to them by those who forsake them until Allah's
Command comes to pass."
He also said:
"The Jews were divided into seventy-one sects, the Christians
were divided into seventy-two sects, and my followers will be
divided into seventy-three sects which will all be (punished) in
Hell-fire with the exception of one."
When the Companions asked him to identify it, he replied:
"Those who are upon that which my Companions and I
follow."
Indeed, this is the authentic creed one should follow.
Those who contradict and deviate from this belief fall into
many categories. They include, among others, those who
worship idols, angels, saints, the jinn, trees, and stones.
These people have not followed the call of Allah's Messengers;
rather they stubbornly rejected their call. This is exactly what
the Quraish and some other Arab tribes did when Prophet
Muhammad ! came with the Truth from His Lord. They used
to beseech their false gods to fulfill their needs, heal their sick,
and grant them victory over their enemy. They would also
offer sacrifices to them and make vows in their names. When
the Prophet ! disapproved of their foolish beliefs and called
them to worship Allah Alone and not to associate any partner
with Him in worship, they replied:
"Has he made the gods (all) into one God? Truly this is
a strange thing!" (Soorah 38:5)
The Prophet did not yield to despair. He continued calling them
to worship Allah Alone, warning them against associating
others with Him in worship, and explaining to them the reality
of Islam. His efforts eventually paid off when they entered
Allah's religion in crowds. Islam then reigned supreme and
prevailed over all religions due to the huge efforts made by
the Prophet, his Companions, and those who followed them in
righteousness. The situation changed again after ignorance
dominated and an overwhelming majority of people reverted
to their foolish, ignorant practices, including the commission of
all forms of Shirk. This phenomenon is increasingly spreading
in our present-day society because of ignorance.
The argument these people put forward is not different from
that of their predecessors, namely:
"These are our intercessors with Allah." (Soorah 10:18)
And:
"We only worship them in order that they may bring us
closer to Allah." (39:3)
Allah refuted this false claim and made it clear to them that
worshipping any other person or thing other than Allah is
blatant Shirk and disbelief. The Qur’aan says:
"They worship, besides Allah, what can hurt them not
nor profit them, and they say: 'These are our
intercessors with Allah." (Soorah 10:18)
Allah refuted this claim in the same Verse thus:
"Say: 'Do you indeed inform Allah of something He
knows not, in the heavens or on earth? Glory be to Him!
And far is He above the partners they ascribe to Him!”
(Soorah 10:18)
These Verses clearly indicate that worshipping Prophets, saints
and others besides Him is a major form of Shirk, which is an
unpardonable sin. Only those who commit it have invented
this name. The Qur’aan says:
"We only worship them in order that they may bring us
closer to Allah." (Soorah 39:3)
Allah refuted their false claim thus:
"Truly Allah will judge between them in that wherein
they differ. But Allah guides not him who is a liar and a
disbeliever." (Soorah 39:3)
In this Verse, therefore, Allah makes it crystal clear that the
worship they offer to other than Him, whether in the form of
invocation, hope, fear or otherwise, is blatant disbelief. He
also calls them liars when they claim that their false gods
bring them closer to Allah.
There are a number of ideologies and philosophies in our
present time which contradict this true belief in every detail.
The followers of these ideologies and philosophies, which were
invented, by Marx, Lenin and others who call to atheism and
disbelief, give their beliefs different names, such as socialism,
communism, and Ba'thism. These people are in essence
disbelievers, because they do not believe in the Last Day,
Paradise and Hell. They also reject all religions because they
claim that there is no god and that life is only matter. Those
who follow these ideologies and philosophies will certainly bear
the worst of consequences both in this life and in the
Hereafter.
Other beliefs, which contradict the true belief, include Al-
Batinyyah and Sufism whose followers believe that their socalled
saints are Allah's partners in His rule and disposition of
the world's affairs. They give them such names as Aqtab,
Awtad, and Aghwath. Indeed, this is the worst form of Shirk
with relation to Allah's Lordship; it is even far worse than the
form of Shirk which was prevalent in Pre-Islamic Arabia, for
the Arabs at that time joined partners with Allah only in
worship not in His Lordship. As the Qur’aan says:
"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.” (Soorah 29:65)
"If you ask them who created them, they will certainly
say, 'Allah." (Soorah 43:87)
"Say: 'Who provides for you from the sky and from the
earth? Or who has power over hearing and sight? And
who brings out the living from the dead and the dead
from the living? And who rules and regulates all
affairs?' They will certainly say, 'Allah.' Say: 'Will you
not then show piety (to Him)?" (Soorah 10:31)
Those who commit Shirk these days are worse than their
predecessors in that some of them join partners with Allah in
Lordship and that they commit Shirk in both times of ease and
hardship. This is quite obvious from their practices at the
shrines of Al-Hussein, Al-Badawi and others in Egypt, the
shrine of Al-Eidarous in Aden, the shrine of Al-Hadi in Yemen,
the shrine of Ibn 'Arabi in Syria, the shrine of 'Abdul-Qadir Al-
Jilani in Iraq, and other well-known shrines across the Muslim
World. To make matters worse, there are only a few people
who take great pains to remind these ignorant people of the
reality of TawhId with which Allah sent His Messenger. We
pray to Allah Almighty to guide them to the Truth and to help
Muslim leaders combat and uproot this phenomenon.
Of the beliefs that contradict the true belief with regard to
Allah's Names and Attributes are the beliefs held by Al-
Jahmiyah and Al-Mu'tazilah sects and their likes. These sects
completely ignore Allah's Lofty, Perfect Attributes as though
He is non-existent or an inanimate being! Far is He above
what they say about Him!
Al-Asha'irah is another sect that deny some of the Attributes
while confirming others, thus contradicting clear logical as well
as textual evidence from the Qur’aan and authentic Prophetic
traditions.
The correct and true belief is that of Ahlus-Sunnah wal-
Jama'ah who confirm all the Names and Attributes that Allah
has confirmed for Himself in the Qur'aan or through His
Prophet. They set Him far above His creation, as there is no
one who bears resemblance to Him in anything. They refer to
all proofs in the Qur'aan and the Sunnah without twisting the
meaning thereof in the least. In this way they avoided
confusion into which others have fallen. This belief is the way
to salvation and bliss in this life and in the Hereafter. It is the
Straight Path, which was followed by the pious predecessors
and their leaders. The condition of the present-day Muslims
will not be rectified except by following the same path of the
predecessors who held tight to Allah's Book and the Sunnah of
His Messenger and shunned all that contradict them.
The Invalidators of Islam
You should know, dear Muslim brother, that Allah made it
obligatory upon all His slaves to enter Islam and hold on to it,
and warned them against following other than Islam. He also
sent His Prophet Muhammad to call mankind to it. Allah has
informed us in the Qur’aan that guided are those who follow
the teachings of Islam, and misguided are those who reject
them. He warned us in many Verses against the causes of
apostasy and all forms of Shirk and disbelief Religious scholars
have mentioned that there are a number of invalidators that
are bound to take one out of the fold of Islam. For the sake of
attaining salvation in the Hereafter, I have briefly cited in the
following pages, with some explanation, the ten most critical
of these invalidators so that you will avoid them and make
others aware of them.
1 . To associate others with Allah in worship.
The Qur’aan says:
"Allah forgives not (the sin of) setting up partners with
Him in worship, but He forgives whom He pleases other
sins than this." (Soorah 4: 1 16)
"Whoever sets up partners with Allah in worship, Allah
will forbid him Paradise, and the Fire will be his abode.
For the wrongdoers there are no helpers." (Soorah 5:72)
Forms of worship include calling upon the dead, seeking their
assistance, offering sacrifices to them, and taking vows in
their names.
2. To set up intermediaries between oneself and Allah, seeking
their intercession and putting absolute trust in them. Those
who do so are unanimously considered disbelievers.
3. Not to accuse polytheists and those who commit Shirk or
disbelief, to be in doubt as to their being disbelievers, or to
approve of their beliefs.
4. To believe that the Prophet's guidance is not complete or
perfect or that other people's ruling and judgment is better
than his. Those who prefer the rule of false gods are blatant
5 . Those who hate anything that the Prophet came with are
also disbelievers even if they act upon them. The Qur’aan
says:
"That is because they hate that which Allah sent down,
so He has made their deeds fruitless." (Soorah 47:9)
6. Those who ridicule anything that Islam came with, such as
punishment and reward in the Hereafter, are disbelievers. The
Qur’aan says:
"Say: 'Was it at Allah, and His Signs, and His Messenger,
that you were mocking? Make no excuse; you have
rejected Faith after you had accepted it." (9:65,66)
7. Magic in all its forms, including turning someone away from
somebody that he or she loves, and making someone love
someone or something he or she does not normally like.
Whoever practices magic or approves of it is a disbeliever, as
evidenced by the Qur’aanic Verse that says:
"But neither of these (two angels) taught anyone (such
things) without saying, We are only for trial, so
disbelieve not (by learning this magic from us)." (Soorah
2:102)
8. To take the disbelievers for friends, give them support and
assistance against the Muslims is an act of disbelief. The
Qur’aan says:
"And he amongst you that turns to them (for friendship)
is of them. Verily Allah guides not a people unjust."
(Soorah 5:51)
9. Those who believe that it is in their power or authority to
forsake the law of Islam are disbelievers. The Qur’aan says:
"And whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will
never be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter he will
be one of the losers." (Soorah 3:85)
10. To turn away from Islam and to stubbornly refuse to learn
its teachings or act upon them. The Qur’aan says:
"And who does more wrong than he who is reminded of
the Signs of his Lord, then he turns away there from?
Verily from those who transgress We shall exact (due)
retribution."

now lets explore the creation of jinn (invisible beings), their character, their vendetta against mankind, diseases of the human heart and other actions that make us more prone to fall prey to possession, sihr (magic), envy and low eman (faith)

In Watching for Satans Traps, Al Jumu'ah Vol. 15 Issue 05, says:"Shun the Company of Satan's Disciples Satan has human disciples, who sometimes surpass even him in evil. The believers should avoid their company. "And when you see those who engage in (offensive) discourse concerning Our Verses, then turn away from them until they enter into another conversation. And if Satan should cause you to forget, then do not remain after the reminder with the wrongdoing people." [Quran 6:68]"A good way to be able to shun satan is through undestanding his existence, goal, and his ways of trying to achieve his goal.In interpretation of the Quran Allah says:"He created man from clay like that of earthenware." Quran 55:14"Indeed We created man from sounding clay made out of black smelly mud. And created the jinn before him, from smokeless fire."Quran 15:26-27"And created jinn from the flame of fire." Quran 55:15"And I created the jinns and men, only for them to worship Me. I do not ask any sustenance from them, nor wish that they give Me food. Indeed it is Allah, Who is the Greatest Sustainer, the Strong, the Able."Quran 51:56-58Allah says, "Every soul will taste death. And we test you with evil and with good as trial; and to Us you will be returned" [Quran 21:35]In his explanation of this verse, Ibn Katheer says, "It means 'We test you sometimes by bestowing bounty on you, sometimes by bringing you misfortunes; then We see who is thankful among you, who disbelieves, who is patient, and who surrenders to despair'." (Tafseer Ibn Katheer)Of all trials, the greatest source of our misfortunes is from the Satan. Allah has warned us of this open enmity of the Satan times and again: "O mankind, indeed the promise of Allah is truth, so let not the worldly life delude you and be not deceived about Allah by the Deceiver (i.e. Satan)" [Quran 35:5 - 6]The Beginning Of Satans open animosity to mankind; our creation"And recall when your Lord said to the angels, "I will create man from sounding clay made out of black smelly smelly mud. Therefore when I have properly fashioned him and breathed into him a chosen noble soul from Myself, fall down before him in prostration." Therefore all the angels, each and every one of them, fell prostrate. Except Iblis (Satan); he refused to be among those who prostrated. Said Allah, "O Iblis! What happened to you that you stayed apart from those who prostrated?" He answered, "It does not befit me to prostrate myself to a human whom You have created from sounding clay made out of black smelly mud." Said Allah, "Therefore exit from Paradise, for you are an outcast." "And indeed you are accursed till the Day of Judgement."
Quran 15:28-35Describing Satan's eternal hostility to humans, Allah says, "(Satan) said, 'because You have put me in error, I will surely sit in wait for them (i.e. mankind) on Your straight path. Then I will come to (misguide) them from before them and from behind them and on their right and on their left, and You will not find most of them grateful (to You)'."[Quran 7:17-18]Allah has warned His servants (us) against Satan saying, "He (i.e. Satan) promises them and arouses desire in them. But Satan does not promise them except deception" [Quran 4:1 17-120]In "What Are the Jinn?", www.islamweb.net writes:"The Qur'an and Sunnah (Prophet's sayings) indicate that the jinn exist, and that there is a purpose for their existence in this life, which is to worship Allah Alone, with no partner or associate. Allah says (interpretation of the meanings): "And I (Allah) created not the jinn and humans, except they should worship Me (Alone)."[Quran Al-Thariyat 51:56] "O assembly of jinn and mankind! Did there not come to you Messengers from amongst you, reciting unto you My Verses…?"[Quran Al-An'aam 6:130]The world of the jinn is an independent and separate world, with its own distinct nature and features that are hidden from the world of humans. Jinns and humans have some things in common, such as the possession of understanding and the choice between the way of good and the way of evil. The word jinn comes from an Arabic root meaning "hidden from sight". Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):"… Verily he (Shaytaan / Satan) and his qabeeluhu [his soldiers from the jinn or his tribe] see you from where you cannot see them…" [Quran al-A'raaf 7:27]Allah has told us in His Book the essence from which the jinn were created. He says (interpretation of the meaning):"And the jinn, We created aforetime from the smokeless flame of fire."[Quran Al-Hijr 15:27]"And the jinn did He create from a smokeless flame of fire." [Quran al-Rahmaan 55:15]According to a hadeeth narrated by 'Aa'ishah, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: "The angels were created from light, the jinn were created from fire, and Adam was created from that which has been described to you (soil)." (Reported by Muslim, 5314).Types of jinnAllah has created different types of jinn. Among them are some that can take on different forms, such as dogs and snakes; some who are like flying winds with wings; and some that can travel and rest. Abu Tha'labah al-Khushani said: "The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: 'The jinn are of three types: a type that has wings, they fly through the air; a type that looks like snakes and dogs; and a type that stops for a rest then resumes its journey." Saheeh (authentic).The jinn and the sons of AdamEvery individual among the sons of Adam has a jinn who has been appointed to be his constant companion (qareen). Ibn Mas'ood said: "The Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, 'There is not one of you who does not have a jinn appointed to be his constant companion.' They said, 'And you too, O Messenger of Allah?' He said, 'And me too, but Allah has helped me and he has submitted (became a believing Muslim), so that he only helps me to do good.'" (Reported by Muslim, 2814). Their powersAllah has given the jinn powers that he has not given to humans. Allah has told us about some of their powers, such as the ability to move and travel quickly. An 'ifreet (genie) from among the jinn guaranteed to the Prophet Sulaymaan (Solomon), peace be upon him, that he would bring the throne of the Queen of Yemen to Jerusalem in a moment faster than that needed for a man to get up from where he was sitting. Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):"An 'ifreet (strong genie) from the jinns said: 'I will bring it [her throne] to you before you rise from your place (council). And verily, I am indeed strong, and trustworthy for such work.' One with whom was knowledge of the Scripture said: 'I will bring it to you within the twinkling of an eye!' - then when Sulaymaan saw it placed before him, he said, 'This is by the Grace of my Lord…'" [Quran al-Naml 27:39-40]The food and drink of the jinnThe jinn eat and drink. Ibn Mas'ood said: "The Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: 'Someone from among the jinn called me, and I went with him and recited Qur'an for them.' He took me and showed me the traces of where they had been and the traces of their fires. They asked him for food and he said, 'You can have every bone on which the name of Allah has been mentioned that comes into your possession, as meat, and all the droppings as food for your animals.' The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said, 'So do not use [these things] for cleaning yourselves [after relieving oneself], for they are the food and provision of your brothers.'" (Reported by Muslim, 450). The believing jinn may eat any bone on which the name of Allah has been mentioned, because the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) did not permit them to have anything on which Allah's name has not been mentioned - those are for the kuffaar (disbelievers) among the jinn.The beasts of the jinnAccording to the hadeeth narrated by Ibn Mas'ood, that we have quoted above, the jinn asked the Messenger (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) for provision, and he said to them: "…and [you can have] all the droppings as food for your animals."The dwelling-places of the jinnThe jinn live on this earth where we do. They are mostly to be found in ruins and unclean places like bathrooms, dunghills, garbage dumps and graveyards. Hence the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) taught us to take precautions when entering such places, by reciting the athkar (prayers) prescribed by Islam. One of these was reported by Anas ibn Maalik (may Allah be pleased with him), who said: "When the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) entered the toilet, he would say, 'Allahumma innee a'oothu bika min al-khubuthi wa'l-khaba'ith (O Allah, I seek refuge with You from the evil ones, male and female).'" (Reported by al-Bukhaari, 142; and Muslim, 375). Some jinns are Muslims and some are kaafirs (disbelievers)Allah tells us that some of the jinn said (interpretation of the meaning):"And some of us are Muslims, and of us some are al-qaasitoon (disbelievers - those who have deviated from the Right Path). And whosoever has embraced Islam, then such have sought the Right Path. And as for the qaasitoon, they shall be firewood for Hell.'" [Quran Al-Jinn 72:14-15]The Muslims among the jinn are of different levels as regards righteousness and taqwa (God- consciousness). Allah says (interpretation of the meaning):"[Some jinn said:] 'There are among us some that are righteous, and some the contrary; we are groups, each having a different way (religious sects, etc.)'"[Quran Al-Jinn 72:11]The story of how the first jinn of this ummah ( nation) became Muslim was narrated by 'Abd-Allah ibn 'Abbaas, who said: "The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) went out with a group of his Companions heading for the marketplace of 'Ukaath. This was when the shayaateen (devils) were prevented from getting any news from heaven, and shooting stars had been sent against them. The shayaateen went back to their people, who said, 'What is the matter with you?' They said, 'We cannot get news from heaven, and shooting stars were sent against us.' Their people said, 'Nothing is stopping you from hearing news from heaven except some new event that must have happened. Go and look in the east and the west of the earth, and see if you can find out what it is that is stopping you from hearing news from heaven.' Those who went out in the direction of Tihaamah came upon the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) in Nakhlah, when he was on his way to 'Ukaath, and found him leading his Companions in Fajr prayer. When they heard the Qur'aan, they listened to it and said, 'By Allah, this is what is stopping us from hearing news from heaven.' When they went back to their people, they said, 'O our people, we have heard a wonderful Recital (the Qur'an). It guides to the Right Path, and we have believed therein, and we shall never join (in worship) anything with our Lord (Allah). [QuranAl-Jinn 72:2 - interpretation of the meaning]Then Allah revealed to His Prophet (peace be upon him) the words (interpretation of the meaning):"Say (O Muhammad): 'It has been revealed to me that a group of jinn listened (to this Qur'an)…'[Quran al-Jinn 72:1], and Allah revealed to him what the jinn had said." (Reported by al-Bukhari, 731).Their reckoning on the Day of ResurrectionThe jinn will be called to account on the day of Resurrection. Mujahid (May Allah have mercy on him) said, concerning the ayah (verse) (interpretation of the meaning): "… but the jinn know well that they have indeed to appear (before Him) (i.e., they will be brought to account)" [Quran al-Saffat 37:158] "They will be brought to judgement." [Saheeh al-Bukhari] Protection from the harm of the jinnBecause the jinn can see us while we cannot see them, the Prophet (peace be upon him) taught us many ways to protect ourselves from their harm, such as seeking refuge with Allah from the accursed Shaytaan, reciting Soorat al-Falaq and Soorat al-Naas (the last two Soorahs of the Qur'aan), and reciting the words taught by Allah in the Qur'an (interpretation of the meaning):"Say: 'My Lord! I seek refuge with You from the whisperings (suggestions) of the shayateen (devils). And I seek refuge with You, my Lord, lest they may attend (or come near) me.'" [Quran Al-Mu'minoon 23:97-98]Saying Bismillah (in the Name of Allah) before entering one's home, before eating or drinking, and before having intercourse will also keep the Shaytaan from entering the house or partaking with a person in his food, drink and sexual activity. Similarly, mentioning the name of Allah before entering the toilet or taking off one's clothes will prevent the jinn from seeing a person's 'awrah (private parts) or harming him, as the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "To put a barrier that will prevent the jinn from seeing the 'awrah of the sons of Adam, let any one of you say 'Bismillah' when entering the toilet." (Reported by al-Tirmidhi, 551; Saheeh al-Jaami', 3611).Strength of faith and religion in general will also prevent the jinn from harming a person, so much so that if they were to fight, the one who has faith would win. 'Abd-Allah ibn Mas'ood (May Allah be pleased with him) said: "A man from among the Companions of Muhammad ( peace be upon him) met a man from among the jinn. They wrestled, and the human knocked down the jinn. The human said to him, 'You look small and skinny to me, and your forearms look like the front paws of a dog. Do all the jinn look like this, or only you?' He said, 'No, by Allah, among them I am strong, but let us wrestle again, and if you defeat me I will teach you something that will do you good.' The human said, 'Fine.' He said, 'Recite: 'Allah! None has the right to be worshipped but He, the Ever-living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists…' [Quran Aayat al-Kursi - al-Baqarah 2:255 - interpretation of the meaning]. The human said, 'Fine.' He said, 'You will never recite this in your house but the Shaytan will come out of it like a donkey breaking wind, and he will never come back in until the next morning.'" (Reported by al-Darimi, 3247)."This article was produced by www.islamweb.net"So O men and jinns! Which favour of your Lord will you deny?"Quran 55:40"We have indeed adorned the lowest heaven with stars as ornaments.And to protect it from every rebellious devil. They cannot listen to the speech of those on higher elevations and they are targeted from every side. To make them flee, and for them is a never-ending punishment. Except one who sometimes steals a part, so a blazing flame goes after him."Quran 37:7-10
"And they have appointed a relationship between Him and the jinns; and indeed the jinns surely know that they will be brought forth."Quran 37:158In The Exorcist Tradition Bilal Philips writes:"The angels were created from light and the Jinn from a flame of fire. However, it is the view of most Suni Scholars, past and present that the relation of the Jinn to fire is like the relation of man to earth. Although man's origin is from the elements of earth, man himself is not composed of earth. Similarily, Jaann (Father of the Jinn)was created from the elements of fire, but neitrher he nor his descendents are any longer composed of fire. According to some scholars proof of this can be found in the Prophets statement:"Satan appeared before me in my prayer and I chocked him and felt the coldness of his saliva on my hand.."[Collected by Ahmed disagreed over isnaad possibly weak]They argued that if satan was himself a fiery being, then how could his saliva be cold or how could he even have saliva?" [Ahkaam al-Jaann, p.27]It is generally held that the Jinn, like the angels, were created before mankind. This belief is based upon the apparent meaning of the following Quranic verse:"Indeed We created man from sounding clay made out of black smelly mud. And created the jinn before him, from smokeless fire."Quran 15:26-27This amy be deduced from the following Quranic text in which the creation of the Jinn is mentioned before man:"And I created the jinns and men, only for them to worship Me."Quran 51:56Ibn Kathir narrates [1300-1373] quotes a narration from the Prophets companion, 'Abdulla ibn Umar [d 693 CE], wherein the Prophet (saw) stated that the Jinn, descendents of jaann, were on earth two thousand years before the creation of Adam.[Tafseer al- Qur'aan al-'Atheem, voli, p.108]The Jinn are created beings, consequently they die as do humans. Evidence for this belief may be found in the general statements from the Qur'aan which indicate that all of creation will cease to exist:"Everything [that exists] will perish except His [i.e.,Allah's] face."Quran 28:88"Everything in the world will vanish..."Quran 55:26Furthermore there is a verse which addresses the issue directly"It is these upon whom the Word has proved true, among the nations that passed away before them, of jinns and men; indeed they were losers."Quran 46:18Al-Aaloosee said, "The statement of [Allah], Most Great and Glorious, '....among the previous generation of jinn and men that have passed away,' is used to prove that the Jinn die generation after generation, like humans."[Rooh al-Ma'aannee, vol.26, 9.21]Proof can also be found in authentic traditions of the Prophet (s) "I seek refuge in Your power. There is no god beside You, [You are the One] who does not die, while the Jinn and mankind die."[Bukhari vol.9, p.357, no.480]Satan [Arabic Shaytaan]This term is equivelent in meaning to the words "devil" or "demon" when used indefinitely or in the plural, but with the definite article "al," it specifically refers to the Devil, i.e. Satan.Arabic English Lexicon, vol.2, p. 1552.It is clearly apparent from the authentic hadeeths that satan was a jinnee and not an angel , When taken by themselves some verses of the Quran imply that he might have been an angel; however, there are alsomany others which infer that he was a jinnee, an done that explicitly states that he was a jinnee:"And indeed We created you, then designed you and then ordered the angels, "Prostrate before Adam"; so they all prostrated, except Iblis (Satan); he did not become of those who prostrate."Quran 7:11The above verse iondicates that Iblees (personal name of satan) was among the angels. Iblees is derived from ablasa, which means, he despaired or gave up hope for the mercy of Allah." Relationships with HumansLike blood, Satan flows through man's veins. One of his most lethal weapons is false hopes. As we know from our father Adam's story, Satan knows our weakness and attacks us on the most vulnerable point. Allah says,"... and Satan made attractive to them that which they were doing." [Quran 6: 4]Safiyyah reported that the Prophet (s) said:"Verily, Satan flows in the blood stream of Adams descendents."[Bukhari vol. 3, pp.142-3]The Jinn are able to affect the subconscious human mind, according to the Prophets statement,"Verily, the dreams which a man sees in his sleep are of three types: a dream from the most Merciful (Allah), a sad dream from satan, and a subconscious dream."[Muslim, vol. 4, p. 1224, and no 5621]Thoughts "Satan will come to one of you and say, 'Who created this and that? ' Until he asks, 'Who created your Lord?' When he comes to that, one should seek refuge in Allah and stop [such idle thoughts]."[Bukhari, vol. 4, p.320, no.496]BirthMuhammad (saw) said:"Satan pricks with his finger every newborn child of Adams descendents. They all begin screaming from Satans jab, except Mary and her son Jesus (Esa) ."[Bukhari vol. 4, p.426, no.641]Abu Hurayrah narrated:The reason for their protection is the supplication made by Mary's mother at Mary's birth .[Bukhari vol. 4, p. 426, no. 641]It is recorded in the Quran "So when she gave birth to it, she said, “My Lord! I have indeed given birth to a girl!” And Allah well knows what she gave birth to; and the boy she had prayed for is not like this girl; “And I have named her Maryam and I give her and her offspring in Your protection, against Satan the outcast.” Quran 3:36SicknessSome physical human sicknesses are caused by the effects of jinn.Prophet Muhammad (saw) said:"[One of the causes for] the destruction of my nation of followers will be [assassination by] stabbing and the plague, which is harassment from you enemies among the jinn. [Death] by either way is martyrdom." [al-Albaanee Saheeh al-Jaami' as Sagheer, vol 2, p. 779, no 4231]"Can you not see that We (Allah) have set the devils on the disbelievers, excitedly prodding them [to sin and disbelief]."Quran 19:83The fact is that the Jinn fear those who are strong among the righteous and therefore avoid them. Prophet Muhammad (saw) said:"Surely I can see the devils among the Jinn and mankind fleeing from 'Umar (Ra)."In Watching for Satans Traps, Al Jumu'ah Vol. 15 Issue 05 says,"Find Tranquility in Remembering Allah Allah has urged His servants to remember Him, ask His forgiveness, and to show patience in way of observing His Deen (Religion). "Those who have believed and whose hearts are assured by the remembrance of Allah. Truly, it is in the remembrance of Allah that the hearts ever find peace." [Quran 13:28]The Best Defense: Supplications The Prophet (SAWS) has taught us the best defense against the Satan, and that is consistent remembrance of Allah with the help of beautiful supplications for every occasion. These awraad (Supplications) bring us abundant reward and high ranks with Allah. This technique has been time-tested by the Prophets and the pious people in overcoming the Satan.The Prophet (SAWS) being so merciful to his Ummah (Society), explained the supplications, Salah (prayer) and rules in all situations, times, and places; in deeds and in words, when eating, drinking, answering nature's call, and when misfortunes strike, when going to bed and even when having intercourse with one's spouse. The Prophet (SAWS) says, "If one wants to make love to one's spouse, and says, I seek refuge in your Name, 'O Allah, protect us from Satan, and save what you have bestowed upon us from Satan,' Allah will protect his offspring from Satan all his life." (Bukhari)"In The Exorcist Tradition, Bilal Philips wrote,Ibn al-Qayyim said:"Evil spirits mostly gain control of those having little religous inclination and those whose hearts and tongues faith has deserted; those whose souls are desolate of the remembrance of Allah and of the formulas for strengthening faith. When evil spirits meet a man who is isolated, weaponless and naked, they are easily able to attack him and overcome him."[Zaad al-Ma'aad, p.69]Ibn Taymeeyah suggested the following three circumstances to be main reasons why Jinn may possess humans:1. "The occasional possession of man by the Jinn may be due to the sexual desires on the part of the Jinn...or even love, just as it may be among humans."2. " Demonic possession sometimes also occurs as a result of horseplay, jest or plain evil on the part of the jinn, just as eviland mischief occurs from among humans for similar reasons."3. " However, possession is most often a result of the Jinn being angry because some wrong has been done to them. Thus, the jinn punish those who wronged them. For example, when humans accidentaly harm or hurt them by urinating on them, pouring hot water on them or by killing some of them, the jinn think that they have been intentionally harmed. Although humans may not realize what they have done, the jinn by nature are very ignorant, harsh and volatile in their behavior, so they may vengefully punish humans much more severly than they deserve."Thus, in the view of Ibn Taymeeyah, possession may occur with relative frequency to practising Muslims as well as to weak and non practising Muslims.Partial PossessionIbn Taymeeyah says:"The Jinn usually communicate by either visions or voices with those seeking information among the idol worshippers , Christians, Jews and heretical Muslims driven astray by the devils....The devils will often respond while taking the form of one besought , whether dead or alive...This frequently happens to Chrisitans (survivorsareus.com note: or heretical Muslims like Sufi's and so on and so forth) who call upon those whom they edify, whether dead or alive...." Elsewhere he said, "And among them (i.e., disbelievers, pagans, magicians, ect..) are those who believe that when someone dies he can return and communicate with them, pay their debts, retrieve their lost items, and advise them. Images of those who who die come to them [doing these things], but they are actually devils taking their forms." According to Islamic beliefs one of the many ways the devils lead humans astray is to appear to them in images which reinforce their false beliefs. They become visible as apparitions or visions.In Majmoo' al Fatawaa, Ibn Taymeeyah said:"The devils may appear to those who worship them in forms which humans mistakenly identify as heavenly spirits.... Jinn may also make humans hear the voice of those whom they call upon who are far away. Such cases are frequent among idolaters , Christians, Jews, and ignorant Muslims who seek refuge in those whom they consider Holy."" You may be wandering why devils cause so much mischief so I will now give you some of the reasons why.Interpretation of the Quran"Iblis said, "Give me respite till the day when people will be resurrected. Said Allah, "You are given respite. Iblis said, "Hence I swear by the fact that You sent me astray, I will certainly lay in wait for them on Your Straight Path. Then I will certainly approach them - from their front and from behind them and from their right and from their left; and You will find most of them not thankful. Allah said, "Exit from here, rejected, outcast; indeed whoever among them follows your bidding, I will fill hell with all of you." Quran 14-18"The one whom Allah has cursed; the devil said, I swear, I will certainly take an appointed portion of Your bondmen. And I will surely lead them astray, and I will certainly arouse desires in them, and I will definitely order them so they will pierce animals’ ears, and I will definitely order them so they will alter Allah’s creation; and whoever chooses the devil for a friend instead of Allah, has indeed suffered a manifest loss."Quran 4:118-119"And indeed We (Allah) sent to every nation a Noble Messenger (proclaiming) that "Worship Allah and beware of the devil; therefore Allah guided some of them, and error proved true upon some of them; therefore travel in the land and see what sort of fate befell the deniers! If you (O dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him) desire for their guidance, then indeed Allah does not guide one whom He misleads, and they do not have any aides. And they swore by Allah most vehemently in their oaths that, Allah will not raise up the dead; yes He will, why not? A true promise obligatory upon Him, but most men do not know. In order that He may make clear to them the matter in which they differed, and the disbelievers may realise that they were liars."Quran 16:36-39"Shaykh Saleem Al-Hilaalee in Protection against the plots of Shaytaan wrote:"These ayat (The above) prove that shaytaan is on the onslaught of a firce war holding arrogance and malice against man and inciting people to manifest their evil. Allah has permitted him to do this, oblivious of the threats of Allah and with no regards, for His slaves. Allah, glorified is He, has not left man unprotected . He has made faith and abundant remembrance of Him means to protect our selves and weapons for our defense.Allah has uncovered the plots of shaytaan for man so that if he becomes negligent about his protection and incabable of knowing shaytaans schemes, then fortune will turn against him, There Is No Might Nor Power Except with Allah.This old enemy of the children of Adam (as) in his pursuit of trickery and schemes, is determined to embark boldly in the battle against the course of time. He plots and plans in organized stages and continues in this way, one fight after another. He executes his polices with man step by step. Allah says in interpretation of the Quran:"...do not follow the footsteps of the devil; undoubtedly he is your open enemy."Quran 2:168, 208 and 6:142Shaytaan invades the human soul at a moment of neglect and weakness"And if shaytaan causes you to forget, then sit not in the company of those people who are the wrongdoers."Quran 6:68Shaytan's pace is swift and harmful as he affects man with speed. He searches for ways to take complete control over the way in, therefore man should take precaution against him.Shaytaan luring into destruction by persuasionIn interpretation of Quran Allah says,"Indeed those of you who turned back on the day when the two armies met - for as it was the devil who caused them to waver, because of some of their deeds; and undoubtedly Allah has forgiven them; indeed Allah is Oft Forgiving, Most Forbearing."Quran 3:155These ayat describe what happened in the mind of the archers, imagine the whole of mankind and their state of mind when they commit a sin. The confidence of Allah's pardon and pleasure are reduced. In interpretation of Quran Allah says,"And do not be like those who came out from their houses proudly, and to be seen by men, and they prevent people from Allah’s way; and all their actions are within Allah’s control. And when Satan made their deeds seem good in their sight and said, This day no one can overpower you, and you are under my protection; so when the two armies came face to face, he scrambled back and said, "I am unconcerned with you - I can see what is not visible to you - I fear Allah; and Allah’s punishment is severe."Quran 8:47-48 The cores of satanic beautification are false promises and glimmering hopes. Just as Adam (As) was promised eternal life and rule likewise were the poytheist promised victory;"The devil promises them and arouses desires in them; and the devil does not give them promises except of deceit. "Quran 4:120Iblees establishes the courtyard of his battle using his tools of beautification-beautification of ugliness.. the gullible see his false attraction and it leads them to sin. So the people should be warned that whenever a matter appears beautiful to them or whenever they find a longing desire in themselves, shaytaan will already be there.In "Watching for Satans Traps," Al Jumu'ah Vol. 15 Issue 05 writes:"Satan intercepts us in every path of righteousness, dissuading us from good and persuading us to do evil. This struggle is depicted in a hadeeth [Tradition of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam (SAWS) / peace be upon him)]. "Satan sat in Man's paths," the Prophet says. "He sat for him in the path of Islam and said, 'How could you embrace Islam and discard your religion and the religion of your forefathers?' But man, disobeying Satan, embraced Islam. Then Satan sat for man in the path of hijrah (emigration) and said, 'How could you emigrate and leave your land and sky?' But man, however, disobeyed Satan and emigrated. Then Satan sat for man in the path of Jihad (Actions in the way of Allah) and said, 'How could you perform jihad sacrificing yourself and your money? You could be killed; your wife may re-marry and your money may be divided among inheritors.' However, man still disobeyed Satan and went out for Jihad. He who has done this verily deserves to enter paradise. He who gets killed has the right to enter Paradise; he who drowns has the right to enter Paradise, and he who falls off his horse has the right to enter Paradise," the Prophet concluded. (Ahmed and Nasa'ee) To protect ourselves against the Satan and his party, we must cling to Allah's Book and follow the example of the Prophet (SAWS). Innovations in matters of religion, arguments about Allah's verses without proper knowledge are the time-tested traps of the Satan."""It is the devil who threatens with his friends; so do not fear them and fear Me, if you have faith."Quran 3:175In Shaytaan Causing Fear and Terror, Tareeqah Al-Jannah writes:"Thus when one has fear, fright and apprehension it is due to the shaytaan. Indeed shaytaan tries to make his enemies become a source of fright and he takes away their power and awe."And Satan will say when the matter has been decided, Indeed Allah had given you a true promise - and the promise I gave you, I made it untrue to you; and I had no control over you except that I called you and you obeyed me; so do not accuse me, blame only yourselves; neither can I help you, nor can you help me; I have no concern with your ascribing me as a partner (to Allah); indeed for the unjust is a painful punishment." Quran 14:22"The example of the devil - when he said to man “Disbelieve”; so when he has rejected faith, he says, “I am unconcerned with you - indeed I fear Allah, the Lord of The Creation.” Quran 59:16"In The Seven Tricks of Shaytaan Against You, Tareeqah Al-Jannah writes:"As for the tricks of Shaytaan against you they are seven: 1. He obstructs you from doing acts of obedience. Repel him by realizing that you are in need of these acts of obedience in order to gather provision from this life for the next life, which will have no ending. 2. He commands you to procrastinate in acts of obedience. Repel him by realizing that your appointed time is not in your hands and that you could die at any moment. 3. He commands you to rush in acts of obedience by suggesting to you, "Hurry! In order that you can do so-and-so!" Repel him that realizing that few acts of obedience done with perfection is better than many done incompletely. 4. He commands you to perfect your worship in order to be seen of men. Repel him by realizing that the sight of Allah is enough for you over the sight of men5. He whispers arrogance and pride in your heart by saying, "Who is greater and more precise than your obedience?" Repel him by realizing that your acts of obedience to Allah is a blessing from Allah, not from yourself. If it were not for the bounty of Allah, you would not be able to establish any act of obedience, which are nothing next to the blessing of Allah Ta`ala. 6. This is the greatest of his tricks, he says to you, " Make strenuous effort in keeping your obedience of Allah secret. Soon He will make your acts manifest before the world!" Repel him that you are a slave of Allah and that He alone is your Master. If He wills, He will manifest you and if He wills He will keep you concealed. If He wills, He will make you important and if He wills He will make you insignificant. That is for Him to decide, and you should not care whether He manifests your good deeds to people or not, because there is nothing in their hands worth seeking after. 7. He suggests in your heart, " There is no need for you to perform acts of obedience to Allah. Truly, if you were created and destined to be among the people of bliss, then there is no danger in you neglecting the acts of worship. And if you were created and destined to be among the people of wretchedness, then there is no benefit in doing them. Repel him that realizing that you are a slave. And that it is the duty of a slave to obey the commands as is the rights to slaveness (`ubuudiyya). Allah is the Rabb (Lord), and He knows the rights of Lordship (rubuubiyya). Thus these acts of obedience will benefit you in every way if you were created and destined to be among the people of bliss. It will benefit you by increasing your reward. And if you were not created and destined for bliss, then in no way Allah will punish you for acts of obedience. These acts of obedience will not harm you. For to be entered into the fire while you are obedient to Allah is more precious to you than you being entered into the fire while you are disobedient. And how is it possible for you to enter the fire when the Promise of Allah is true and His Words are Truthful for He has promised a tremendous reward for acts of obedience? Whoever meets Allah Ta`ala while he has faith and obedience will never enter the fire and he has duly earned the Paradise by the Promise of Allah the Truthful and not by any act. It is in that Allah has informed us by His saying, "Allah's praises are due to Allah who made good to us His Promise and has made us inherit the earth and we may abide in the Paradise whenever we please. Excellent is the Reward of those who work." (Quran 39:74) Therefore my brothers (and sisters), wake up! It is as He said. So seek the aid of Allah alone and seek refuge with Him. All matters are in His hands and from Him alone is success. And there is neither power nor might except with Allah the Exalted the Great." [From: Tareeqah Al-Jannah - Bab Muhaarabatush-Shaytaan (On the War with Shaytaan)Reasons for possession Some of the prominent reasons for people to suffer harm from devils through possesion and or magic is due to their lifestyle and sinful habits. Many Muslims for example are not fulfiling their religous obligations such as: worshipping correctly, seeking authentic Islamic knowledge, supplicating daily sunnah dhikr, protecting their eyes and private parts from temptation, covering their private parts (awrah), living according to Islam by adhering to what is halal (permissable) and staying away from what is harram (forbidden) and what could be harram for fear that it is harram (forbidden). "Say: Allah has power to send punishment upon you from above you, or from under your feet; or to cover you in confusion with party strife; and make you taste the inter-fighting and violence of one another. See how We variously explain the Aayat (proofs and signs), so that they may understand."Quran 6:65One benefit of the above ayat:It shows the great power of Allah, the Exalted, in that whenever the Muslims abandon judging by the Sharee'ah (Divinely Prescribed Law) of Allah; but rather take to man made laws that oppose the Law of Allah - which, with deep regret, is happening now - then Allah causes the Ummah to split-up into sects and parties, and makes them fight one another.[The above taken from Not Judging by the Book of Allah: A Cause for Calamities to Strike the Ummah By: Shaykh Muhammad Ibn Jameel Zaynoo] "So do they not ponder the Qur’an deeply, or are there locks on some of their hearts?"Quran 47:24"Not at all – but rather their earnings have heaped rust upon their hearts."or translated as"Nay! But on their hearts is the covering of sins (ran) which they used to earn."Quran 83:14 In Disease of the Hearts and their Cures Ibn Taymiyya writes:"The hearts are of three types:(1) The correct heart is secure that is secure from all desires that oppose the command of Allah and His prohibitions and it is also secure from doubts that contradict what He (Allah) informs. Just as it is secure from worshipping anything else besides Allah and from seeking judgement from any person other than His (Allah's) Messenger.(2) The dead heart, this being the opposite of the correct heart containing no life, neither knowing it's Lord nor worshipping Him.(3) The Heart that has some life but also has a defect. So it contains love of Allah, faith in Him, sincerity and trust towards Him from those things that are essential to it remaining alive. It also contains the love of vain desires and preferences to them, despicable morals and manners from those things that cause it to die, and it continously wavering between those two conditions.So the first type of heart is the living, humble, soft and gentle heart. The second is the dry, harsh, and dead heart. The third is the heart which is diseased, it can either be made secure or have its destruction sealed.All of the diseases of the heart can be founded upon desires and doubts. The life of the heart and its illumination is the cause of all good to be found in it and its death and darkness is the cause of evil to be found in it. The heart can be perfected through purification of the heart, repentance, and the relinquishing of all types of false love and despicable manners. This can be attained through striving hard against ones soul that incites towards evil and bringing it to account and combatting the satans from among the Jinn by holding fast to Allah; knowing their plots and objectives, and safeguarding onself against them through remembrance of Allah, the exalted and seeking refuge in Him from them.The heart becoming defective and weak revolves around two basic matters: the corruptioon of knowledge and corruption of intent. These in turn lead to two destructive illnesses-anger and-misguidanceMisguidance being the end result of the corruption of intent. So these two diseases are the lords of all the ailments that afflict the heart. It's cures lies in guidance based upon knowledge. Guidance based on knowledge is to know the truth and to follow it. The whole of the Qur'an is a cure for these two diseases, others and in it contains perfect guidance."In interpretation of the Quran Allah says:"He will heal the breast of a believing folk."Quran 9:14"And when I become sick, He (Allah) heals me."Quran 26:80"....There has come from unto you an exhortation from your Lord, a healing for that which is in your breasts, a guidance and mercy for the believers."Quran 10:57"And we reveal of the Quran that which is a healing and a mercy for the believers..."Quran 17:82"It is a guidance and a healing for those who believe."Quran 41:44"There has come to you good advice from your Lord and a healing for that which is in the hearts, a guidance and a mercy for believers."Quran 10:57"...and heal the breast of a beleiving people and removes the anger of their hearts..."Quran 9:14-15
So now you should have a very good understanding of shaytaans plots and the need to properly protect your self. Establishing in you heart firm belief and practise of Islam is a good way of achieving the desired outcome. Prayer is not something that should be taken lightly by any means. Prayer is Islams second pillar and it is to be performed a minimum of five times a day. Prayer is so important that one should even read books from the scholars that properly instruct you on how to pray like the Prophet Muhammad (saw) (I have in my free e books) and that is not enough. You should practise the movements so that you do them correctly not just thinking that in doing them in your obligatory prayers as enough because that is not enough. The following will aid you in some of your prayer and supplications, insha Allah.

Allah says in interpretation of Quran: "Therefore remember Me, and I will remember you. Be grateful to Me and never show me ingratitude"Quran 2:152"Verily, in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find rest."Quran 3:134"And the men and women who remember Allah frequently, Allah has prepared for them forgiveness and a great reward."Quran 33:35"Whoever sits and does not mention the name of Allah (before he rises) will find it a cause of sorrow from Allah. Whoever lies down to to sleep and does not mention the name of Allah before rising will find it a cause of sorrow from Allah."hadith Abu Dawud 4/264"Or do you think you will enter Paradise without such (trials) as came to those who passed before you? They were afflicted with severe poverty, ailments and were shaken."Quran 2:214

Worldwide Victims of Exorcism or WitchcraftLast month in the city of Milwaukee, an autistic American boy has died during an aggressive exorcist ceremony held by members of the Faith Temple Church to supposedly cure him of the evil spirits.Those involved in the ceremony, were arrested shortly after the incident on suspicion of physically abusing the child. In January 2003, a Japanese exorcist has been arrested along with his eight "disciples" on suspicion of fraud, after taking millions of yens in fees for performing exorcism rites on the public. A 1991 exorcism in Florida of a young girl was filmed for US network television. Media reports say that in other countries such as Greenland and Swaziland, top civil servants used exorcists to chase away evil spirits in government offices and promote better harmony between the employees. These incidents had prompted local indignation.
It is reported that Pope John Paul II himself performed exorcism during his papacy. The boom in new religions and the growth in spiritual confusion are being blamed for the rising tide of exorcisms or witchcraft being performed around the world without distinction between cases of mental illness and demonic influence.
Despite the advances in science and psychiatry, magical rites or exorcism is actually more popular in many countries and the exorcists have a strong International Association. Historical background Many religions in various parts of the world continue the practice of exorcism. In the Christian and Jewish traditions, exorcism is an adjuration addressed to demons or evil spirits to force them to abandon a possessed object, place, or person; technically, a ceremony used in religious traditions to expel demons from persons who have come under their power. In general, the term exorcism denotes prayers to "curb the power of the devil and prevent him from doing harm. The rites and practices to ward off or to expel evil spirits are also a form of exorcism. In the Roman Catholic Church, exorcism is an order that priests may practice with special permission. It is mainly used as a preparation for the sacrament of baptism. This practice is usually performed by a priest, shaman or a person with special religious authority, with a Bishop's permission.In the first two centuries of the Christian era, the power of exorcism was considered a special gift that might be bestowed on anyone, lay or cleric. About AD 250, however, there appeared a special class of the lower clergy, called exorcists, to whom was entrusted this special function. About the same time, exorcism became one of the ceremonies preparatory to baptism, and it has remained a part of the Roman Catholic baptismal service. The exorcism of persons possessed by demons is carefully regulated by canon law in the Roman Catholic Church, and the elaborate rite is contained in the Roman ritual. Exorcism Today The leading Christian exorcist Father Jeremy Davies, from the Westminster Diocese, believes that the incidence of the demonic influence on the whole is rising. To cope with the modern rise in demonic influences, more exorcisms need to be performed and thus the Vatican is promoting greater distribution of its new manual on exorcism. In Britain, each Catholic diocese has an exorcist, but they are forbidden to speak publicly about the ritual and are rarely identified. One new rule by the Vatican is to ban media coverage of exorcisms. The Japanese exorcist is suspected of charging more than 1,000 people between 30,000 and 1 million yen (253-8,449 dollars) for an exorcism. A church pastor in Swaziland has performed a ceremony to cleanse the offices of Swaziland's government officials. Reverend Advent Dlamini, performed the rituals by reading out biblical verses condemning devilish activities in the office in front of journalists and the entire staff. New Guidelines In January 1999, the Roman Catholic Church has revised its exorcism rituals for the first time in nearly 400 years. Pope John Paul II himself has approved the guidelines for deciding when and how to perform exorcisms, last issued in 1614. Except for some new formulas for priests authorised by bishops to read during exorcisms, the text is largely unchanged. What is new is the caution that determines if exorcism is warranted. "The exorcist will decide with prudence" after consulting with spiritual experts and "if considered opportune, with experts in medical and psychiatric science," the new rules stress. The rite of official Roman Catholic exorcism itself remains essentially the same, including making the sign of the cross, sprinkling holy water and ordering the devil to leave the possessed person. In November 2000, the Catholic Church has issued strict new rules governing exorcism. Vatican insiders say the guidelines - which include getting permission from a bishop, and discouraging media coverage - are aimed at controlling a popular African bishop who lives in Rome. Emmanuel Milingo was summoned to Rome 18 years ago from his native Zambia when European missionaries complained that he was using the practices of African witchdoctors. The new guidelines say the atmosphere at exorcisms must be kept under control. "Anything resembling hysteria, artificiality, theatricality or sensationalism should be absent from such gatherings, above all on the part of those who are in charge," one said. A Vatican commission of theologians and liturgists has been working on the manual for the past 20 years. It retains much of the symbolism of the original, but tones down the most aggressive imprecations against the devil.Part of this article is from www.islamweb.netI have started out with this article to show the importance and need for proper knowledge of Ruqyah (exorcism) to be spread out around the world by the will of Allah. Regarding how sihr (magic) begins to take effect on victims:In Sword against Black Magic and Evil Magicians, Wahid Abdussalam Bali goes on to say,"The agreement between a Sahir (magician) and a Demon"In most cases, an agreement is set up between a sahir (magician) and a demon, requiring that the former commit certain pagan rituals, wether secretly or openly, and the latter provide the services he needs or send someone to do the job. Usually the agreement is set up between a sahir and one of the chiefs of the tribe of the jinn and demons. The chief instructs one of the tribes disrespectful demons to work for the sahir, obeying it's orders and informing him of past events, causing seperation of a man from his wife, a love spell between two people, making someone incompetent and other conditions.Distinctive Features of A Sahir's WorkIf you find one of these following charcteristics in a person who treats people suffering from sihr or other relate illnesses, then this person is definetly a sahir (magician).1.) He asks the patient his and his mother's names.2.) He takes a sweaty garment from the patient (a piece of cloth, hat ect..)3.) He sometimes asks for an animal, with certain specifications, in order to slaughter it without saying the name of Allah. He may use the sacrificial blood to stain some painful areas of the patient, or throw the carcass in on a ruined site.4.) He writes incantations.5.) He recites unclear incantations6.) He gives the patient a hijab (incantation written on a piece of paper), which contains squares within which letters or figures are written.7.) He instructs the patient to isolate himself/herself in a dark room and to not talk to people for a certain period of time.8.) He sometimes instructs the patient to not touch water for a certain period of time, usually forty days. This indicates the this particular jinn working for the sahir is Christian.9.) He gives the patient some items to bury in the ground.10.) He gives the patient some pieces of paper to burn to use as incens for their body.11.) He murmurs unclear words.12.) He sometimes informs the patient his name, his town and the reason for his visit.13.) He writes broken letters on a piece of paper (hijab) or on a plate made of white porcelain, and instructs the patient to dissolve the writing in water, and then drink it."Shaykh Sulaymaan al-‘Alwaan (www.islam-qa.com) had this to say about practioners of magic:"Magic in all its forms in haraam according to all divinely-revealed laws, and there is scholarly consensus that magic and learning magic are haraam. Magic goes against that which the Messengers brought and it opposes the purpose for which the Books were revealed. Most of the scholars were of the view that the one who practices magic is a kaafir whom the authorities are obliged to execute. “But neither of these two (angels) taught anyone (such things) till they had said, ‘We are for trial, so disbelieve not (by learning this magic from us)’”
[Quran al-Baqarah 2:102]
This proves that magic is kufr (disbelief).
Magic
In The Exorcist Tradition, Bilal PhililpsReal Magic is the product of satanic intervention. Both the acts of magic and the effects of spells on humans involve the agency of jinn. Al-Aaloosee addressed the issue saying, saying, " What is meant by magic is an act which resembles a miracle but is not, because it (magic) is learned. And in order to perform it, the help of the devil is sought by pleasing him with abominable acts. [These acts may be in the form of ] statements, like incantations containig phrases of shirk (polytheism) and praises of satan; acts like acts, like planet worship, and an adherence of crime and licentiousness;and beliefs, like the preference and love of whatever is neccessary to please [the devil]. " [ Rooh al-Ma'aanee, vol.1, p.338.] llDr. Umar al-Ashqar explicitly stated, "Real magic is that in which the magician relies upon the devil. Our (Rubb) Lord, whose knowledge encompasses all things, has informed us that it was the devils who who taught mankind magic: "And they followed what the devils used to read during the rule of Sulaiman(Solomon - peace and blessings be upon him); and Sulaiman did not disbelieve, but the devils disbelieved - they teach people magic; and that which was sent down to the two angels, Harut and Marut in Babylon; and the two (angels) never taught a thing to anyone until they used to say, "We are only a trial, therefore do not lose your faith" and they used to learn that by which they cause division between man and his wife; and they cannot harm anyone by it except by Allah’s command; and they learn what will harm them, not benefit them; and surely they know that whoever bargains for this will not have a share in the Hereafter; and for what an abject thing they have sold themselves; if only they knew!" [Quran 2:102] A good example of the relationship of magic to possession can also be seen in the incident in which 'Abdulla ibn Mas'ud found his wife wearing a knotted cord necklace and asked her about its purpose. She informed him that it was given to by a Jewish magician and that a spell had been placed on it to stop her eye from discharging, which it did. Ibn ' Mas'ud snatched it from her neck, told her it was caused by a jinnee, who desisted when the spell was placed on her." [See Sunan Dawud, vol.3, p. 1089, no.3874] jSymptoms of Magic for Seperation of two people:1. A sudden change from love to hate2. A great deal of suspicion is aroused by between the two parties concerned3. No excuses are accepted by either party even if one of them is in the wrong4. Exaggerating the causes of disputes between two people even if they may be trivialChanging the mental image of that they have for each other so that they see the other one in an ugly way even even though the other one might be beautiful. in reality it is the demon who is entrusted with the task of performing this type of sihar is the one who would appear to the person as the other in a ugly wayThe person affected by sihar hates anything that the other person doesThe person affected by sihar also hates the place in which the other party stays. For instance, a husband may be in a good mood when he is out doors but when he gets home he feels quite depressedAccording to Ibn Kathir, the cause of seperation between two spouses through this sihr is that each of them appears to the other as an ugly or ill mannered person. (Tafsir ibn Kathir1:144) ds More symptoms will be added of one who suffers from magic and possession soon, insha allah. In the meantime I have listed below the formula for removing harm from possession, magic and envy. May Allah make this to be beneficial for youI ask Allah to cure you with a cure that leaves no trace of illness and problems. Seek help from Allah and have unshakable trust in Him, He is the Best Protector and Most Merciful. Allah Says (interpretation of meaning): {Is not Allah Sufficient for His slave?} [Quran 39:36]. He also Says: {And if Allah touches you with harm, none can remove it but He, and if He touches you with good, then He is Able to do all things.} [Quran 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.} [Quran 65:3]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"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. 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)." [Authentic narration by Ahmad]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...[Authentic narration by al-Tirmidhi]
Ibn 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."
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 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.The Ruqyah for Sihr (magic) possession and envyAl- Fatiha is otherwise known as Ruqyah of RuqyahArabic Al-Fatiha Quran English Al-Fatiha1:7-1Quran All praise is to Allah, the Lord Of The Creation"
The Most Gracious, the Most Merciful
Owner of the Day of Recompense
You alone we worship and from You alone we seek help (and may we always).
Guide us on the Straight Path.
The path of those whom You have favoured -
Not the path of those who earned Your anger - nor of those who are astray."
(Amen - So be it) Transliteration of Al Fatiha 1:1-7Bismi Allahi alrrahmani alrraheemi Al-Hamdu Lillahi Rabbi Al-`Alamina Ar-Rahmani Ar-Rahimi Maliki Yawmi Ad-Dini 'Iyaka Na`budu Wa 'Iyaka Nasta`inu Ahdina As-Sirata Al-Mustaqima Sirata Al-Ladhina 'An`amta `Alayhim Ghayri Al-Maghdubi `Alayhim Wa La Ad-Ðallina 2ndEnglish Translation of interpretation of meaning 2:1-5 Quran:"Alif-Laam-Meem. (Alphabets of the Arabic language; Allah and to whomever He reveals, know their precise meanings.) This is the exalted Book (the Qur’an), in which there is no place for doubt; a guidance for the pious. Those who believe without seeing (the hidden), and keep the (obligatory) prayer established, and spend in Our cause from what We have bestowed upon them. And who believe in this (Qur’an) which has been sent down upon you, O beloved Prophet, (Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him) and what was sent down before you; and are certain of the Hereafter. It is they who are on guidance from their Lord; and they are the successful." 3rdEnglish Translation of interpretation of meaning 2:255 Quran"Allah - there is no God except Him; He is Alive (eternally, on His own) and the Upholder (keeps others established); He never feels drowsy nor does He sleep; to Him only belongs all whatever is in the heavens and all whatever is in the earth; who is he that can intercede* with Him except by His command? Knowing what is in front of them and what is behind them; and they do not achieve anything of His knowledge except what He wills; His Throne (of Sovereignty) encompasses the heavens and the earth; and it is not difficult for Him to guard them; and He is the Supreme, the Greatest. (This Verse is popularly known as Ayat Al-Kursi. It has a special status and reciting it carries great reward. *Prophet Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him – will be the first one to be granted the permission to intercede, others will follow.)" 4thEnglish Translation of interpretation of meaning Quran 37:1-10"By oath of those who establish proper ranks. And by oath of those who herd with a stern warning. And by oath of the groups that read the Qur’an. Indeed your God is surely only One. Lord of the heavens and the earth and all that is between them - and the Lord of the sun’s rising points. We have indeed adorned the lowest heaven with stars as ornaments. And to protect it from every rebellious devil. They cannot listen to the speech of those on higher elevations and they are targeted from every side. To make them flee, and for them is a never-ending punishment. Except one who sometimes steals a part, so a blazing flame goes after him."
5thEnglish Translation of interpretation of meaning Quran 112:1-4"Proclaim (O dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him), “He is Allah, He is One.” Allah is the Un-wanting.” (Perfect, does not require anything.) He has no offspring, nor is He born from anything.” And there is none equal to Him.” 6thArabic Quran 113:1-5English Translation of interpretation of meaning Quran 113:1-5Proclaim (O dear Prophet Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him), “I take refuge of the One Who creates the Daybreak. From the evil of His entire creation. And from the evil of the matter that darkens when it sets. And from the evil of the witches who blow into knots. And from the evil of the envier when he is envious of me.” 7thArabic Quran 114:1-6English Translation of interpretation of meaning Quran 114 :1-6Proclaim (O dear Prophet Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him), “I take refuge of the One Who is the Lord of all mankind. The King of all mankind. The God of all mankind. From the evil of the one who instils evil thoughts in the hearts – and stays hidden. Those who instil evil thoughts into the hearts of men. Among the jinns and men.”
Another method of treatment for the patient is to read or have someone read for him the verses of the Qur'aan on water and oil, like reading the beginning of chapter As-Saaffaat [37] and the Ad-Dukhaan [44]. One can also protect himself by the legislated mention of Allaah, like the designated remembrance of the morning and the evening, and by being in a state of ablution all the time.
In addition to this, one can seek refuge in Allaah by saying the following supplications:
“Adh-hibil-ba’sa rabban-naasi washfi antash-shaafee laa shifaa’a illaa shifaa’uka shifaa’an laa yughaadiru saqamaa.”
(“Remove the suffering, O Lord of mankind, and heal it perfectly –You are the true healer; there is no cure except Your cure – a cure which is not followed by sickness.”)[65]
“A‘oodhu bi kalimaatillaahit-taammati min kulli shaytaanin wa haammatin wa min kulli ‘aynin laammah.
(“I seek refuge with the perfect words of Allaah from every devil, poisonous pest and every harmful evil eye.”)[64]
“Bismillaahi arqeeka min kulli shay’in yu’dheeka, min sharri kulli nafsin aw ‘aynin haasidin. Allaahu yashfeeka. Bismillaahi arqeek.”
(“In the name of Allaah I exorcise you from everything which harms you, from the evil of every soul or jealous eye. May Allaah cure you. In the name of Allaah I exorcise you.”)[63]
‘Bismillaahi yubreeka wa min kulli daa’in yashfeeka wa min sharri haasidin idhaa hasad[61] wa sharri kulli dhee ‘ayn.”
(“In the name of Allaah, may He make you well and may He cure you from every ill, from the evil of the jealous when they envy, and from the harm of the evil eye.”)[62
Afa hasibtum annamaa khalaqnaakum ‘abathan wa annakum ilaynaa laa turja‘oon.”
(“Do you imagine that We created you in jest and that you will not return to Us?”)
"I commend you to the protection of Allaah's perfect words from every devil, vermin and every evil eye.", "I take refuge in Allaah's perfect words from the evil He has created.", "In the Name of Allaah with whose name nothing is harmed on Earth nor in the heavens and He is the Samee' (The All-Hearing), the Al-'Aleem (The All-Knowing)". One should read each of the above supplications three times then blow on the water and olive oil. The patient should drink the water and massage his body with it (or have someone massage him). But the patient should believe that the cure is from Allaah and that the treatment is beneficial only with the Will of Allaah.The Evil EyeA part of Islamic traditional belief is the concept of a type of glance capable of casing harm to those whom it befalls. 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 Allah? 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. Allah says “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 Allah 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-Nasaa’i and Ibn Maajah narrated that ‘Aamir ibn Rabee’ah passed by Sahl ibn Haneef when he was bathing… and he quoted the hadeeth. Reality confirms that and it cannot be denied.
The Muslim has to protect himself against the devils among the evil jinn and mankind, by having strong faith in Allah 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 Allah be upon him), reciting al-Mi’wadhatayn [the last two soorahs of the Qur’aan], Soorat al-Ikhlaas, Soorat al-Faatihah, and Aayat al-Kursi.
The following are dua's the Prophet Muhammad may allah exalt his mention, made for protection from any harm. Sometimes it is ineffective to do the following supplications and one has to actually go to the person (such as described above) whom may have caused their envious eye to fall onto them and ask them to perform a type of wudu water that the person whom has been affected will have to put onto his back by throwing it over his head. The wisdom behind Allah sending us to sometimes have to ask someone for their water is that it allows the person whom envies to realize the severity of envying. This should insha Allah cause them to be more thankful to Allah for the blessings that they do have so they will not be punished for their envious ways.1st"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").2nd"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.'). 3rdEnglish Translation of interpretation of meaning Quran 112:1-4"Proclaim (O dear Prophet Mohammed - peace and blessings be upon him), “He is Allah, He is One.” Allah is the Un-wanting.” (Perfect, does not require anything.) He has no offspring, nor is He born from anything.” And there is none equal to Him.” 4thArabic Quran 113:1-5English Translation of interpretation of meaning Quran 113:1-5Proclaim (O dear Prophet Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him), “I take refuge of the One Who creates the Daybreak. From the evil of His entire creation. And from the evil of the matter that darkens when it sets. And from the evil of the witches who blow into knots. And from the evil of the envier when he is envious of me.” 5thArabic Quran 114:1-6English Translation of interpretation of meaning Quran 114 :1-6Proclaim (O dear Prophet Mohammed – peace and blessings be upon him), “I take refuge of the One Who is the Lord of all mankind. The King of all mankind. The God of all mankind. From the evil of the one who instils evil thoughts in the hearts – and stays hidden. Those who instil evil thoughts into the hearts of men. Among the jinns and men.” 6thArabic transliteration
“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]
"I commend you to the protection of Allaah's perfect words from every devil, vermin and every evil eye.", "I take refuge in Allaah's perfect words from the evil He has created.", "In the Name of Allaah with whose name nothing is harmed on Earth nor in the heavens and He is the Samee' (The All-Hearing), the Al-'Aleem (The All-Knowing)". One should read each of the above supplications three times then blow on the water and olive oil. The patient should drink the water and massage his body with it (or have someone massage him). But the patient should believe that the cure is from Allaah and that the treatment is beneficial only with the Will of Allaah.
This is insha Allah the end for now

4 comments:

Gazzaly said...

how to identify Sihr? is there any easy way that I can identify my self?

Anonymous said...

Jazal allah very nice
Tell me about MAFAQAT i amal .I.E ILL EFFECTS ON LIFE FOR A PERSON GOING TO BLACK MAGICIAS

aleesha said...

hi someone has done black magic on me can you help me removed the black magic can you help me

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