Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) said, ‘There are three who will not enter paradise: one who is addicted to alcohol, one who breaks ties of relationships and the one who believes in magic (means using it). [Narrated by Abu Musa al-Ashari (ra); Ahmad transmitted it.3656 of Mishkat al-Masibah.
Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) said, ‘Avoid Mubiqat, i.e. shirk and witchcraft’. (Narrated by Abu Hurairah (ra); Sahih Bukahri transmitted it. Vol7, no. 659 of Sahih Bukhari).
The above mentioned ahadith and several others have clearly pointed out that practicing black magic is a grave sin and the black magician will not get any share in the life hereafter. This implies that those who indulge in black magic, despite knowing about its harm, do not obey Allah (swt). Instead, they are followers of Satan and they worship him.
Allah (swt) says in the Holy Quran, 9:108,
“…within it are men who love to purify themselves and Allah loves those who purify themselves”.
As evident by the above mentioned Quranic verse, purity is an integral part of Islam and it is a way of drawing closer to Allah (swt). Islam has stressed the importance of purity and it is incumbent on every Muslim to keep himself and his surroundings clean. There are different ways through which we can attain purity, such as performing wudhu (a minor ablution) and ghusl (a major ablution). Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) has emphasized the importance of cleanliness by describing it as ‘half of faith’.
On the contrary Satan and his followers, whether jinnat or men, are filthy. The dirty nature of Satan and his ilk is evident by the fact that they like to visit dirty places such as toilets. This is the reason why the Muslims are supposed to recite the Sunah prayer, narrated by Sahih Bukhari, ‘Allahumma inni authu bika minal khubuthi wal kha’ith’, (O Allah! I seek refuge with you from male and female devils) before entering the toilet.
Therefore, if we wish to draw closer to our Creator and away from Satan and his ilk, we need to observe purity of mind, body and soul.
Suppose a pious Muslim gets stranded in a place which is filthy and stinking and he gets bedraggled due to mud. How would such a person- who tries to keep himself pure most of the time- feel in such a situation? Obviously he may feel nauseated and may try to get away from that dirty spot as soon as he can.
Now look at another example. Suppose a black magician orders his evil jinnat to attack a victim. The victim is in the habit of staying clean, through wudhu and ghusl. Since the jinn loves dirt and impurities, he will get stuck in a tight spot. In the first example, the pious man is unable to stand the filth as it was against his nature and he grows panicky. On the other hand, in the second case the jinn is unable to tolerate the cleanliness and purity of the victim and he flees. Therefore, maintaining cleanliness is one of the remedies of curing black magic.
It is clear by now that Satan and is ilk are impure entities and they prefer dirty places. Hence, we can safely assume that they would prefer foul odors rather than sweet fragrances. Based on this finding, our second line of defense against the black magician and his devils will be the use of pure fragrances, such as ittars, which have also been frequently used by our Dear Prophet (pbuh).
Anas bin Malik (ra) reported that: Prophet Mohammad (pbuh) never refused a gift of perfume. Bukhari
Hazrat Aisha (ra) narrates that: I used to perfume Allah’s Messenger (pbuh) with the best scent available till I saw the shine
of scent on his beard’. (Bukhari)
In other words, the victim who is armed with the quality of cleanliness and who uses ittars, will be better equipped to deal with the filthy, evil jinnat as opposed to a victim who is keeps himself unclean.
Keep Me In Your Prayers,