Magic is a great trial for people, especially the believers. in order to be tested by Allah SWT about the strength of their belief. As a result, they will be rewarded for their patience in the jay of judgment, whether by removing their misdeeds or rising in their degrees in Paradise.

Allah SWT mentions the word magic in the glorious Quran many times because it exists since the beginning of the creation, and the prophet `peace and blessing be upon him` mentioned it as well. Magic connects with jinn because it is the strongest factor in doing magic as the devils serve the magicians of jinn or humans.

There are many evidences in the Quran and Sunnah on the existence of Jinn and Magic, we cannot count all of it, but we will mention a verse from the Quran referring to the “Magic”. Allah SWT says in His Book;

﴿ وَاتَّبَعُوا مَا تَتْلُو الشَّيَاطِينُ عَلَى مُلْكِ سُلَيْمَانَ وَمَا كَفَرَ سُلَيْمَانُ وَلَكِنَّ الشَّيَاطِينَ كَفَرُوا يُعَلِّمُونَ النَّاسَ السِّحْرَ وَمَا أُنْزِلَ عَلَى الْمَلَكَيْنِ بِبَابِلَ هَارُوتَ وَمَارُوتَ وَمَا يُعَلِّمَانِ مِنْ أَحَدٍ حَتَّى يَقُولَا إِنَّمَا نَحْنُ فِتْنَةٌ فَلَا تَكْفُرْ فَيَتَعَلَّمُونَ مِنْهُمَا مَا يُفَرِّقُونَ بِهِ بَيْنَ الْمَرْءِ وَزَوْجِهِ وَمَا هُمْ بِضَارِّينَ بِهِ مِنْ أَحَدٍ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ وَيَتَعَلَّمُونَ مَا يَضُرُّهُمْ وَلَا يَنْفَعُهُمْ وَلَقَدْ عَلِمُوا لَمَنِ اشْتَرَاهُ مَا لَهُ فِي الْآخِرَةِ مِنْ خَلَاقٍ وَلَبِئْسَ مَا شَرَوْا بِهِ أَنْفُسَهُمْ لَوْ كَانُوا يَعْلَمُونَ * وَلَوْ أَنَّهُمْ آمَنُوا وَاتَّقَوْا لَمَثُوبَةٌ مِنْ عِنْدِ اللَّهِ خَيْرٌ لَوْ كَانُوا يَعْلَمُونَ ﴾ [البقرة: 102، 103].

وقوله تعالى(3- ﴿ فَلَمَّا أَلْقَوْا قَالَ مُوسَى مَا جِئْتُمْ بِهِ السِّحْرُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ سَيُبْطِلُهُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُصْلِحُ عَمَلَ الْمُفْسِدِينَ * وَيُحِقُّ اللَّهُ الْحَقَّ بِكَلِمَاتِهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْمُجْرِمُونَ ﴾ [يونس: 81، 82].

“And they followed [instead] what the devils had recited during the reign of Solomon. It was not Solomon, who disbelieved, but the devils disbelieved, teaching people magic and that which was revealed to the two angels at Babylon, Harut and Marut. But the two angels do not teach anyone unless they say, “We are a trial, so do not disbelieve [by practicing magic]. In addition, [yet] they learn from them that by which they cause separation between a man and his wife. However, they do not harm anyone through it except by permission of Allah. Moreover, the people learn what harms them and does not benefit them. Nevertheless, the Children of Israel certainly knew that whoever purchased the magic would not have in the Hereafter any share. And wretched is that for which they sold themselves, if they only knew.” {Chapter2 verse 102.103}. Also, Allah SWT says, “And when they had thrown, Moses said, “What you have brought is [only] magic. Indeed, Allah will expose its worthlessness. Indeed, Allah does not amend the work of corrupters. And Allah will establish the truth by His words, even if the criminals dislike it.” Chapter10 verses 81.82

It came in the Sunnah Books, the prophet `peace be upon him` said, “Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet (ﷺ) said,

وعن أبي هريرة رضي الله عنه عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: اجتنبوا السبع الموبقات، قالوا: يا رسول الله، وما هن؟ قال:الشرك بالله، والسِّحر، وقتل النفس التي حرم الله إلا بالحق، وأكل الربا، وأكل مال اليتيم، والتولي يوم الزحف، وقذْف المحصنات المؤمنات الغافلات

“Avoid the seven great destructive sins.” They (the people!) asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! What are they?” He said, “To join partners in worship with Allah; to practice sorcery; to kill the life which Allah has forbidden except for a just cause (according to Islamic law); to eat up usury (Riba), to eat up the property of an orphan; to give one’s back to the enemy and fleeing from the battle-field at the time of fighting and to accuse chaste women who never even think of anything touching chastity and are good believers.”

We are satisfied with these evidences on the existence of magic but we should shed light on what came in the previous Hadith that magic is on of the seven great destructive sins that destroy who do it, or just help in doing it, in life and hereafter because it hurts the one who bewitched .

We will give a look on magic from another special part which points that magic never affects anyone except by Allah`s will. The harm never influences the body or the soul without Allah`s permission, as it is just a test for the human. And no one can be feeling sick or going to die or the married couples get divorce except by Allah`s permission.

Magic exists and it has been agreed upon its existence by All scholars due to its existence in the past. It is a trial for the strength of the human`s belief. I mention here the reward for the one who is being bewitched is to be in the paradise.

Magic is a great affliction cause Allah SWT to remove the sins of the believer or cause him to be raised in degrees in paradise, as it came in the sunnah books “He whom Allah intends good, He makes him to suffer from some affliction”. Which means that Allah tests him to purify him in life before meeting him in the hereafter, and all this with Allah`s permission. There is nothing can be done without His permission. The destiny of human is always good for him whether it turns him happy or turns him sad.

There is no better thing for a believer than a destiny that purifies him from his sins and raises him in degrees, because Allah SWT chooses the good for His creatures. So, congratulation to whom Allah SWT loved him and chose him to have such a difficult trial to win in the hereafter and gain the biggest reward.

You should know that magic and magicians neither benefit you, Allah SWT is the one who control this universe. We should advice all Muslims to have a firm belief in this religion and the power of Allah SWT because it is the savior of those difficulties. The first step is to follow the Book specifically and to have the habit of remembering Allah SWT in general. You all should read Surat “Alfati-ha” ‘the mother of the Quran’, as it is an amulet, and surat Al-baqara because the Magicians cannot have the power for it. As it came in the Quran

Also, I advise you to say persistently on reading this Quran and also the morning and evening Azkaar as well as your particular reading from the Quran. Be patients and never let the devil turning you away from it. So, all what you have to do is to read Surat Al-Baqarah persistently, Alfat-ha, the last two surahs of the Quran, and finally other verses of the Quran, and be patient until you see the blessing and good if Allah wills.0