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 Is It Halal to Go to a Magician to Ask for Help in Islam?

Can I go to a magician to ask for my stolen or lost goods?


As is know, Islam gives importance and aims to protect both the spiritual and worldly life of human. So, in any command, we see both a personal and a social benefit for mankind and in any prohibition there exists harm for people which Islam tries to prevent.  It is the same with the Islamic rulings about foretelling.

Magic is Prohibited in Islam

It is definitely haram in Islam to predict and inform people of the future by magic without relying on the divine unseen news.

“O ye who believe! Strong drink and games of chance and idols and divining arrows are only an infamy of Satan's handiwork. Leave it aside in order that ye may succeed.” (Surah al-Maida, 90)

“And with Him are the keys of the Invisible. None but He knoweth them.” (Surah al- Anam, 59)


Our Prophet stated that magic is a destroyer that must be avoided

“Avoid the seven destroyers.' The listeners asked, 'O Messenger of Allah, what are they?' He said, 'Associating (partners) with Allah (shirk), magic, taking a life which Allah has made sacred except in the course of justice, devouring usury, appropriating the property of the orphan, fleeing from the battlefield, and slandering virtuous believing women who are indiscreet.” (al-Bukhari and Muslim.)


Not only foretelling but also affirming foretellers is also prohibited in Islam

Messenger of Allah (pbuh) who has prohibited foretelling as well as any kind of superstitions also forbade listening to the foretellers and affirming them.

 “He who visits a diviner ('Arraf) and asks him about anything, his prayers extending to forty nights will not be accepted.”  (Muslim, Salam 5540)

“He is not of us who seeks an omen or for whom an omen is sought, who divines or for whom divination is made, who practices magic or asks someone to practice magic for him.” (al-Bazzar on good authority.)


Asking magicians harms faith

"Whoever goes to a soothsayer and believes in what he says has denied what was revealed to

Muhammad," (al-Bazzar)

Furthermore, Muslim scholars say that it harms the faith of the Muslims to go to the diviners, foretellers and magicians and to believe what they say. Because, a great deal of what the foretellers say is not definitely true. If a Muslim affirms a foreteller and arrange his future in accordance with his predictions, he will either fall in despair because of the grievous predictions or build high hopes in vain and have vain dreams. Both of these possibilities will harm both his personal life and social and family life, even his spiritual life.


So, what can we do to find lost or stolen goods?

It is better to make some special prayers for the things we lost than asking magicians for help who claim carrying secrets through the jinn.

There are some specific prayers which we can recite in order to find our lost or stolen goods. That’s why we recommend you to recite and apply the following prayers rather than going to a magician.

 Narrated Hadrat Abdullah (ra), Hadrat Omar’s son:

“He whose goods are stolen or lost should perform a salah of two rakahs and recite the following: “Allâhümme rabbe'd-dâlleti ve hâdiye'd-dâlleti, rudde aleyye dâlletî bi kudretike ve sultânike. Fe in-nehâ min fadlike ve atâike."

Translation: “O Lord of the lost! O my Allah who guides those who lose their ways to the straight path! O my Allah! Please return my lost goods to me for the sake of Your might and Your sovereignty, cause it is of Your Favor and Your Grace.” (Bostan-ul Arifin; Bilal Eren, A Treasure of Prayers with Explanations, page 304) Kaynak: http://askaquestionto.us - Is It Halal to Go to a Magician to Ask for Help in Islam?


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