Sorcery, Evil Magic, Black Magic, Witchcraft, or Shir, involves an evil individual scripting instructions in a specific code of symbols on an item, directing the assigned Jinn to inflict harm upon a person. Sihr is the most Raqi-dependent spiritual disorder. Treatment requires commitment and punctuality to the therapy. 

Sihr could never change reality. It can only change our perception; it could change what we see and hear but not how people and things are in real life.

For Sihr (evil magic) to be set up by the Sahir (magician), the magician requests a piece of clothes of the targeted person, the target’s name and his mother’s name, picture or body part like hair or nails. Then they apply magic on a physical object (Incantation) like writing a spell on a picture, cloth, paper, etc. They hide that spell in the ground, grave, underwater, etc. Magicians could also put the spell in food or water or something to be sniffed or sprayed. Patients who have Sihr, could vomit nails, pieces of glass, wood, stones, or even actual pictures and small chains. These are items that they did not swallow but rather left by the Jinn in the body. What is targeted by Ruqiah is the body and spirit of the magic serving shaitan.

♦ Prophet Muhammad said, “He is not one of us (Muslims) who practices evil magic or has evil magic done on his behalf.”

Jinn works on altering our perception of reality, on illusions. If the person can’t fight illusions, the illusions turn into reality. People who are less affected by illusions are more resistant to Sihr. For example, walking on a glass bridge is scary even though it could be safe, yet if you walk on a narrower path on the ground, you will not be scared.

Can magic cause harm to someone other than the intended person?

Yes, it can. For example when someone eats food that that has Sihr but was intended for someone else. 

Sihr Treatment

Voiding Sihr (sorcery) requires either finding and destroying the incantation (the item on which the script of evil magic is written) or kicking the Jinn and its residue outside of the body.

Sprayed Sihr

Sprayed Sihr occurs when someone sprays a house of business entrance with something that contains Sihr. To get rid of this type of Sihr, it is important to wash the impacted areas with Ruqyah water and salt repeatedly, not just spray it. To identify areas affected by sprayed sihr, walk slowly and thoroughly throughout the house or business while reciting the verses of sihr. You might feel a reaction such as numbness, irritation, heaviness, anxiety, or pain in a certain area. Wash the entire place with Ruqyah water and salt, paying extra attention to the areas where you felt these reactions.

How to void Sihr / Sorcery?

  • Pray your five daily prayers on time.
  • Make Wudua before going to bed.
  • Recite Going to bed, Morning and Evening Athkar (remembrance) in full.
  • Recite Ayat Al-Korsi consistently for about an hour daily.
  • Recite Surat Al-Falaq and Surat Al-Nas for about an hour daily.
  • Recite Surah Al-Baqarah at least once every three days. 
  • If you can’t recite these Quranic verses and Athkar, then listen to them attentively while reading or listening to the translation. There are numerous free Athkar apps to download online on your cell phone. Carry on this program for a few weeks or months.

Verses in the Quran that void Sihr (witchcraft)

Scholar Ibn Kathir said, “It was reported to me that when these verses are recited into water and then poured on the head of a patient of Sihr, Allah will cure him inshallah.”

Yunus Chapter

٨١  فَلَمَّا أَلْقَوْا قَالَ مُوسَىٰ مَا جِئْتُمْ بِهِ السِّحْرُ ۖ إِنَّ اللَّهَ سَيُبْطِلُهُ ۖ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُصْلِحُ عَمَلَ الْمُفْسِدِينَ
81  And when they threw, Moses said, “What you produced is sorcery, and Allah will make it fail. Allah does not foster the efforts of the corrupt.”
٨٢  وَيُحِقُّ اللَّهُ الْحَقَّ بِكَلِمَاتِهِ وَلَوْ كَرِهَ الْمُجْرِمُونَ
82  “And Allah upholds the truth with His words, even though the sinners detest it.”
Al-Araf Chapter
١١٧  وَأَوْحَيْنَا إِلَىٰ مُوسَىٰ أَنْ أَلْقِ عَصَاكَ ۖ فَإِذَا هِيَ تَلْقَفُ مَا يَأْفِكُونَ
117  And We inspired Moses: “Throw your staff.” And at once, it swallowed what they were faking.
١١٨  فَوَقَعَ الْحَقُّ وَبَطَلَ مَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ
118  So the truth came to pass, and what they were producing came to nothing.
١١٩  فَغُلِبُوا هُنَالِكَ وَانْقَلَبُوا صَاغِرِينَ
119  There they were defeated, and utterly reduced.
١٢٠  وَأُلْقِيَ السَّحَرَةُ سَاجِدِينَ
120  And the magicians fell to their knees.
١٢١  قَالُوا آمَنَّا بِرَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
121  They said, “We have believed in the Lord of the Worlds.”
١٢٢  رَبِّ مُوسَىٰ وَهَارُونَ
122  “The Lord of Moses and Aaron.”
Taha Chapter
٦٩  وَأَلْقِ مَا فِي يَمِينِكَ تَلْقَفْ مَا صَنَعُوا ۖ إِنَّمَا صَنَعُوا كَيْدُ سَاحِرٍ ۖ وَلَا يُفْلِحُ السَّاحِرُ حَيْثُ أَتَىٰ
69  Now throw down what is in your right hand—it will swallow what they have crafted. What they have crafted is only a magician’s trickery. But the magician will not succeed, no matter what he does.”

Sihr is more prevalent in these countries:

Israel, India, China, Morocco, Romania, Indonesia, Yemen, Chile, Puerto Rico, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Nepal, Malawi, Mexico, Haiti, Philippines, Tanzania, Kenya, Ghana, South Africa, Central African Republic, Iraq, and Ethiopia.

Could someone do Sihr to someone else online?

Unfortunately, Yes!! Sahir (evil magician) can print someone’s picture off social media for example and apply magic to this printed picture. They could also call someone on the phone or WhatsApp for example, and when the victim answers, he hears ununderstood words and air blowing, and then the magic occurs if the victim did not recite Athkar.

Is Sihr hereditary or contagious?

For example, if a pregnant woman is inflicted with Sihr, does her child get inflicted too?

There are 2 types of transitive Sihr effect.

First, Sihr for a specific person. For example, A woman could have Sihr that prevents pregnancy, however, if the will of Allah is for her to get pregnant, then she does. The impact of the Sihr carries on to make her get a miscarriage. the Jinn itself seeks to harm other family members to execute the Sihr effectively. For example, if  Sihr is set up to make a woman ugly. The jinn could harm her kids by making them cry and fight each other so that she does not have time to beautify herself for her husband. In this case, the Sihr is made for the wife, but it affects the kids and husband. Yet, there are cases where the Sihr knots inside the mom carry over to the embryo in the womb and to the infant during breastfeeding.

What is the solution?

‘Ibn Abbas reported God’s messenger as saying that if anyone who seeks intimacy with their spouse says, “In the name of God. God, keep us away from the devil and keep the devil away from what you have provided us,” should a child be born to them thereby, no devil could ever harm this child.” (Bukhari and Muslim)

In addition, seek treatment by reciting morning and evening Athkar and recite or listen daily to Surat Al-Baqarah throughout your pregnancy and during breastfeeding. Run Ruqiah recording for your child while they are sleeping.

Second, is the so-called “Family Sihr” which targets specific family members like the husband, wife, and their children. There are cases where the evil magician creates Sihr for every one of the kids in their name. Sihr could impact other family members if the Sihr is scripted in their names. when the kids impacted are young, the treatment should start with diagnosing and treating the parents. Treatment for Family Sihr requires collaboration and cooperation between all family members. If one family member recites Surah Al-Baqarah in the house, other family members should not follow that by listening to music and watching TV.

There are two types of evil magic execution methods:

1- The first type is delegate magic, where the magician sends one or more jinn to harm the patient. The magician does not maintain control or follow-up over the jinn. For this magic to be directed at the target, the magician requires the person’s name, their mother’s name, or a picture of them.

During the patient’s sleep, the jinn introduces the substance of magic into the patient. However, the jinn remains outside the body and engages in this type of magic solely to harm the human. They are not compelled to continue the magic indefinitely and may cease their actions if the individual engages in significant worship.

2- The second type is mandatory assignment magic, in which the jinn is confined within the body. This form of magic is executed using personal items of the patient such as sweat, blood, nails, hair, or a picture. Jinn are recruited for this task, whether willingly or by force. If a jinn is enslaved against its will, it is bound within the body, with no option to leave. In this scenario, other jinn feed the patient in dreams to reinforce the imprisoned jinn, leading to the patient’s despair, frustration, and illness.

Protective lifestyle:

Patients targeted with evil magic should avoid leaving traces of their bodies, such as tissues and napkins they used, as these items could be exploited by the person who set up the Sihr against them to renew the Sihr. Patients should also wipe all their personal pictures on social media platforms and restrict access to their accounts. Additionally, do not let someone borrow personal items, such as a jacket or a pen, as they could use these items to apply evil against you.

How should I void Sihr items (Black Magic incantations)?

Recite the current Athkar of the day whether morning or evening Athkar. Be in a state of Wudua. Recite Surat Al-Fatihah, Surah Al-Falaq, Surah Al-Nas, and Ayah Al-Korsi 3 times each, with or without Surah Al-Baqarah on water or oil. You may add salt to the Ruqyah water for enhanced efficacy. Wear disposable gloves.

For your safety, do not attempt to smell the magic even if it has a distinct smell, and do not read the words of magic because by sniffing on the Sihr items or reading them you could execute the Sihr on yourself.

Submerge the Sihr or charm inside Ruqiah water or Ruqiah oil, then completely empty the container or wrap of Sihr inside the Ruqiah water, while it is submerged. Keep reciting Surah Al-Falaq and Surah Al-Nas, at the end of reciting each surah, blow air from your mouth on the magic and Ruqiah water. Destroy or shred the contents while submerged.

There is no specified duration for how long the item needs to be in the Ruqiah water; it could be just for a few minutes.

If Sihr is written on paper or leather, it is recommended to add bleach to remove the writings. If there are knots, un-tie them or cut them up if they are too small. You should bury, destroy, or discard the remaining debris of the magic item. However, do not burn Sihr items before fully submerging them in Ruqyah water and destroying them.

If the Sihr is written on a metal object like a brass item, submerge the item in Ruqiah water or Ruqiah olive oil, and then while it is wet, you can hammer it down to remove any writing on it or sand it by hand or by a machine to remove the writings.

If the sihr is done using a doll with pins in it, submerge the entire doll in Ruqyah water, then remove the pins. Afterward, destroy and burn the doll. These pins can feel like real pins attached to the actual body of the patient.

If the Sihr has been sprayed or if it has been buried but you can have access to it, then mix Ruqiah water with Salt and spray the targeted area.

Needless to say, if someone gifts you food, drink, scents, or clothes that you suspect might have Black Magic, you must treat them exactly as Black Magic. Do not re-gift them, do not feed them to animals, do not give them to a homeless person on the street, etc. Rather void the magic using the above method and discard them.

If you are voiding the Sihr of a stranger you do not know, expect a great reward from Allah for voiding their magic and helping a miserable soul out there.

Note: While voiding the Sihr, the person impacted with Sihr could have severe pain or reactions, this is why we recommend proceeding slowly and gently with destroying the items, yet carry on with the voiding of Sihr completely.

What is Jinn Attendance or Manifestation?

Any living being (excluding plants) is a combination of soul and body. Jinn have souls and bodies just like humans. The spirit of the living being is who they truly are. However, the body is just the apparatus this spirit uses to achieve its goals. During recitation on the patients who are inflicted with Sihr, Attendance or Manifestation happens. It means that the spirit of the Jinn and the spirit of the human share the same body. One spirit could be in more control than the other. So Attendance specifically means that the Jinn is in control of the body rather than the human. This is how different cultures and religions in the past came up with the idea of hurting the body of the patient during the Manifestation of the Jinn on the body. Their thought is that since the Jinn is using the body now, if the body, experiences pain, the spirit of the Jinn will be hurt. Raqi’s do not prefer using pain for treatment as they estimate that it is only effective in about 3% of the patients. By pain we refer to mild taps at the bottom of the feet for example.

During Ruqia, the could Jinn takes over the body. The patient’s voice changes, the eyes roll, and the Jinn talks in a different voice or even in a different language instead of the patient. Muslim scholars advise avoiding talking to the Jinn even if the Jinn claim that they repent, converted to Islam, or even offered to help. Also, the Raqi and patients’ companions should refrain from threatening the Jinn or responding to the Jinn’s threats in any way. Just stick only to reciting the Quran. All attendees should be in a state of Wudua to avoid any harm by the Jinn. Additionally, all attendees should have recited all the morning or evening Athkar, according to the time of the day, before attending the Ruqia session.

Imam Ibn Taimiah used to recite repeatedly in the ear of patients experiencing an active manifestation 2 verses:

  • Verse 115 from Chapter Al-Muminun “Did you then think that We had created you in vein, and that you would not be brought back to Us (for account)?” أَفَحَسِبْتُمْ أَنَّمَا خَلَقْنَاكُمْ عَبَثًا وَأَنَّكُمْ إِلَيْنَا لَا تُرْجَعُونَ
  • The verse of the Throne in the Cow Chapter, Ayat Al-Korsi

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