Black magic can be defined as an ailment which cannot be cured by any medicine, unlike other ailments, because of its spiritual nature. It is a spiritual ailment which is thrust upon the victim in order to harm him through spiritual entities (jinnat). Black magic is done stealthily, quite similar to the contract killings. In the case of a contract killing, the contractor secretly hires a killer and pays him handsomely to get the victim killed. Likewise, in the case of a black magic assault, the victim’s enemy may hire a black magic practitioner and tell him to harm the victim in whichever way he prefers. Since the black magic practitioners are devoid of any faith in Allah (swt) so they do are not reluctant even if they are asked to kill an innocent victim. In the case of contract killing, the contractor or the killer stand a chance of getting caught and punished by law. Unfortunately, in the case of black magic, the tantriks (black magic practitioners), usually get away scot- free. Though their crime is not a minor one yet they are not brought to book, usually, due to lack of enough proof. The Islamic law states that anyone who is caught practicing black magic should be killed. It is reported from Hazrat Umar (ra) that he wrote, “Kill every sorcerer and sorceress”. Unfortunately, it happens only once in a blue moon that someone gets caught red-handed practicing black magic and gets punished. In most of the places occult crimes go unnoticed, except for Saudi Arabia, where black magic is an offence punishable by law.
The history of black magic is almost as old as the human civilization. It is a well known fact that that the first murder which took place on earth was of Habil, the son of Adam (as) and Hawwa (as) who was killed by his own brother Qabil. Though we cannot pinpoint any particular incidence in human history where black magic was practiced for the first time ever, nevertheless, we have a rough idea that black magic has a quite long history. The Holy Quran has mentioned in Surah Al-Araaf that during the rein of Firaun, black magic was very common in the society. Hazrat Moosa (as) had confronted the black magicians of Firaun and he had defeated them by them by the Grace of Allah (swt). This gives us a fair idea that black magic is being practiced almost since the dawn of mankind.
Our dear Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) had also been inflicted with black magic during his lifetime by Lubaid bin Al-Aasim. It was after this incident that Allah (swt) had revealed to the Holy Prophet Surah Falak and Surah Naas. These two Quranic verses protect the one who reads them from black magic. Apart from these two verses there are some other spiritual remedies as well which can help the victim to overcome the problem of black magic.
In the subsequent posts, I shall Inshallah explain about all the remedies of black magic, in a lucid way, so that the victims can easily find their way out of this labyrinth.
Keep Me In Your Prayers,