Black Magic

In the Arabic language, black magic is referred to as sihr which means ‘a thing that misguides. Or shows something to be different than what it actually is.’ Sihr is an action through the which the practitioner; the witch, draws closer to the shayateen and seeks their help.

The word sihr applies to everything the cause of which is hidden, and everything that happens through deceit or concealment.

Witchcraft is a profession that that makes use of sihr and the witch uses it tospread discord between man and wife, hatred where love exists and to convert health into sickness.


Allah says in The Glorious Quran:  Surah Al –Araaf verse no 116


قَالَ أَلْقُوا۟ ۖ فَلَمَّآ أَلْقَوْا۟ سَحَرُوٓا۟ أَعْيُنَ ٱلنَّاسِ وَٱسْتَرْهَبُوهُمْ وَجَآءُو بِسِحْرٍ عَظِيمٍۢ

He said, “Throw,” and when they threw, they bewitched the eyes of the people and struck terror into them, and they presented a great [feat of] magic.


Surah AL Baqarah 2-102


وَٱتَّبَعُوا۟ مَا تَتْلُوا۟ ٱلشَّيَـٰطِينُ عَلَىٰ مُلْكِ سُلَيْمَـٰنَ ۖ وَمَا كَفَرَ سُلَيْمَـٰنُ وَلَـٰكِنَّ ٱلشَّيَـٰطِينَ كَفَرُوا۟ يُعَلِّمُونَ ٱلنَّاسَ ٱلسِّحْرَ وَمَآ أُنزِلَ عَلَى ٱلْمَلَكَيْنِ بِبَابِلَ هَـٰرُوتَ وَمَـٰرُوتَ ۚ وَمَا يُعَلِّمَانِ مِنْ أَحَدٍ حَتَّىٰ يَقُولَآ إِنَّمَا نَحْنُ فِتْنَةٌۭ فَلَا تَكْفُرْ ۖ فَيَتَعَلَّمُونَ مِنْهُمَا مَا يُفَرِّقُونَ بِهِۦ بَيْنَ ٱلْمَرْءِ وَزَوْجِهِۦ ۚ وَمَا هُم بِضَآرِّينَ بِهِۦ مِنْ أَحَدٍ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِ ٱللَّهِ ۚ وَيَتَعَلَّمُونَ مَا يَضُرُّهُمْ وَلَا يَنفَعُهُمْ ۚ وَلَقَدْ عَلِمُوا۟ لَمَنِ ٱشْتَرَىٰهُ مَا لَهُۥ فِى ٱلْـَٔاخِرَةِ مِنْ خَلَـٰقٍۢ ۚ وَلَبِئْسَ مَا شَرَوْا۟ بِهِۦٓ أَنفُسَهُمْ ۚ لَوْ كَانُوا۟ يَعْلَمُونَ

They ˹instead˺ followed the magic promoted by the devils during the reign of Solomon. Never did Solomon disbelieve, rather the devils disbelieved. They taught magic to the people, along with what had been revealed to the two angels, Hârût and Mârût, in Babylon.1 The two angels never taught anyone without saying, “We are only a test ˹for you˺, so do not abandon ˹your˺ faith.” Yet people learned ˹magic˺ that caused a rift ˹even˺ between husband and wife; although their magic could not harm anyone except by Allah’s Will. They learned what harmed them and did not benefit them—although they already knew that whoever buys into magic would have no share in the Hereafter. Miserable indeed was the price for which they sold their souls, if only they knew!


Al yoonus 10:81-82


فَلَمَّآ أَلْقَوْا۟ قَالَ مُوسَىٰ مَا جِئْتُم بِهِ ٱلسِّحْرُ ۖ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ سَيُبْطِلُهُۥٓ ۖ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يُصْلِحُ عَمَلَ ٱلْمُفْسِدِينَ

When they did, Moses said, “What you have produced is mere magic, Allah will surely make it useless, for Allah certainly does not set right the work of the corruptors.

وَيُحِقُّ ٱللَّهُ ٱلْحَقَّ بِكَلِمَـٰتِهِۦ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ ٱلْمُجْرِمُونَ

And Allah establishes the truth by His Words—even to the dismay of the wicked.”


Al falaq 113:1 -5


قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ  ٱلْفَلَقِ 

Say, “I seek refuge in the Lord of daybreak

مِن شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ

From the evil of that which He created

وَمِن شَرِّ غَاسِقٍ إِذَا وَقَبَ

And from the evil of darkness when it settles

وَمِن شَرِّ ٱلنَّفَّـٰثَـٰتِ فِى ٱلْعُقَدِ

And from the evil of the blowers in knots

وَمِن شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ إِذَا حَسَدَ

And from the evil of an envier when he envies.”


For more Authentic information, please read: Surah Araaf Verse no: 116, 132


قَالَ أَلْقُوا۟ ۖ فَلَمَّآ أَلْقَوْا۟ سَحَرُوٓا۟ أَعْيُنَ ٱلنَّاسِ وَٱسْتَرْهَبُوهُمْ وَجَآءُو بِسِحْرٍ عَظِيمٍۢ

He said, “Throw,” and when they threw, they bewitched the eyes of the people and struck terror into them, and they presented a great [feat of] magic.


Surah taha 66


قَالَ بَلْ أَلْقُوا۟ ۖ فَإِذَا حِبَالُهُمْ وَعِصِيُّهُمْ يُخَيَّلُ إِلَيْهِ مِن سِحْرِهِمْ أَنَّهَا تَسْعَىٰ

Moses responded, “No, you go first.” And suddenly their ropes and staffs appeared to him—by their magic—to be slithering.


Surah yunus 80


فَلَمَّا جَآءَ ٱلسَّحَرَةُ قَالَ لَهُم مُّوسَىٰٓ أَلْقُوا۟ مَآ أَنتُم مُّلْقُونَ

When the magicians came, Moses said to them, “Cast whatever you wish to cast!”


[ Refrences From Hadees ]


 : “عائشة أم المؤمنين” Narrator

– سَحَرَ رَسولَ اللَّهِ صلَّى اللهُ عليه وسلَّم رَجُلٌ مِن بَنِي زُرَيْقٍ، يُقَالُ له: لَبِيدُ بنُ الأعْصَمِ، حتَّى كانَ رَسولُ اللَّهِ صلَّى اللهُ عليه وسلَّم يُخَيَّلُ إلَيْهِ أنَّه كانَ يَفْعَلُ الشَّيْءَ وما فَعَلَهُ، حتَّى إذَا كانَ ذَاتَ يَومٍ -أوْ ذَاتَ لَيْلَةٍ- وهو عِندِي، لَكِنَّهُ دَعَا ودَعَا، ثُمَّ قَالَ: يا عَائِشَةُ، أشَعَرْتِ أنَّ اللَّهَ أفْتَانِي فِيما اسْتَفْتَيْتُهُ فِيهِ؟ أتَانِي رَجُلَانِ، فَقَعَدَ أحَدُهُما عِنْدَ رَأْسِي، والآخَرُ عِنْدَ رِجْلَيَّ، فَقَالَ أحَدُهُما لِصَاحِبِهِ: ما وجَعُ الرَّجُلِ؟ فَقَالَ: مَطْبُوبٌ، قَالَ: مَن طَبَّهُ؟ قَالَ: لَبِيدُ بنُ الأعْصَمِ، قَالَ: في أيِّ شَيْءٍ؟ قَالَ: في مُشْطٍ ومُشَاقَةٍ، وجُفِّ طَلْعِ نَخْلَةٍ ذَكَرٍ. قَالَ: وأَيْنَ هُوَ؟ قَالَ: في بئْرِ ذَرْوَانَ. فأتَاهَا رَسولُ اللَّهِ صلَّى اللهُ عليه وسلَّم في نَاسٍ مِن أصْحَابِهِ، فَجَاءَ فَقَالَ: يا عَائِشَةُ، كَأنَّ مَاءَهَا نُقَاعَةُ الحِنَّاءِ، أوْ كَأنَّ رُؤُوسَ نَخْلِهَا رُؤُوسُ الشَّيَاطِينِ. قُلتُ: يا رَسولَ اللَّهِ، أفلا اسْتَخْرَجْتَهُ؟ قَالَ: قدْ عَافَانِي اللَّهُ، فَكَرِهْتُ أنْ أُثَوِّرَ علَى النَّاسِ فيه شَرًّا فأمَرَ بهَا فَدُفِنَتْ.

Book : Sahi Bukhari

Hadees number: 5763


It was narrated that Aisha RA said, the messenger of Allah (SAW) was bewitched by a man called Labid Ibn Assam, and the messenger (SAW) began to imagine that he had done something when he actually had not. One night after he had invoked Allah Taala for long time, he said to me; “O Aisha, I feel that Allah has inspired me as to how to cure myself. Two men came before me, one of the sat near my head and other near my feet. Then one of them said to the other; ‘Ahat is hurting this man?’ he said ‘He is bewitched.’ He said ‘Who bewitched him’? To which the other man replied; ‘Labid Ibn Assam’. He said, ‘With what?’ the other man replied; ‘With a comb, the hair gathered in it and the outer skin of a pollen of a male date palm.’ He inquired; ‘Where is it?’ to which the other responded; ’In the well of Dharwaan.’ So the messenger of Allah went there with some of his companions and when he came back he said, ‘O Aisha, it was as if the well water is an infusion of henna leaves and the heads of its date palms are like the heads of its devils.’ I said; O messenger of Allah (SAW), will you not take it out? He (SAW) said; ‘Allah has healed me and I do not want evil to spread amongst my people. And he ordered that the well be filled in.’

It was at this occasion, the Al Muawwizataan; Surah Al Falaq and Surah Al Nas were revealed to the messenger (SAW) as an antidote to black magic. (read more in 7. Authentically treating black magic)