Genie and Sorcery

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 Index

 Preface. Publisher’s Note. Wonder Acts, Magic and Sorcery  Wonder Acts are no Proof of Perfection. Wonder Acts by Infidels.   Another Story. Reality of Wonder Acts.    A Story of Supposed Transmigration.    Traps of Tricksters.   Salvation is only in Following Shariat.

Magic – Sorcery.  Evil Spirits Cannot Harm one who is Perfect in Faith.  Quranic Verses. Creation of Jinns and Human Beings: Existence of Sorcery: Who is Iblees:

What is Sorcery?.  

Traditions:

Sorcery. Innocent People Prey of Sorcery. Magic and Sorcery.

Be Aware of Learning of Science of Stars.

Genie and Sorcery Mystics.

Tasawwuf

Genie and Muwakkals. Genie.

Types of Sorcery.

Hamzaad.

How to Subdue Hamzaad.

Advantages and Disadvantages.

Techniques for Nullification of Sorcery.

Amulets and Other Recitations. PAGEREF _Toc219426606 \h 44

What a Muslim Should do?. PAGEREF _Toc219426607 \h 45

Doa No. 23 of Sahifa-e-Kaamela by Hazrat Imam Zainul Abedeen (a.s.)  PAGEREF _Toc219426608 \h 45

He Prayed for Safety for Grace and to Return Thanks for the Same Doa No. 23 for Safety  PAGEREF _Toc219426609 \h 46

Doas from Vol. I to V of Peermahomed Ebrahim Trust Karachi - 05-11  PAGEREF _Toc219426610 \h 51

Doa No. 93. PAGEREF _Toc219426611 \h 51

For Safety From Genie and Human Beings. PAGEREF _Toc219426612 \h 51

Doa No. 94. PAGEREF _Toc219426613 \h 52

If Genie are Throwing Stones on a House. PAGEREF _Toc219426614 \h 52

Doa No. 360.. PAGEREF _Toc219426615 \h 53

For Banishing the Effect of Black Magic. PAGEREF _Toc219426616 \h 53

Doa No. 451. PAGEREF _Toc219426617 \h 54

Aa’maal for Safety from Magic. PAGEREF _Toc219426618 \h 54

Doa No. 363. PAGEREF _Toc219426619 \h 55

For Safeguarding Against Witchcraft. PAGEREF _Toc219426620 \h 55

Doa No. 364. PAGEREF _Toc219426621 \h 56

For Security Against Witchcraft. PAGEREF _Toc219426622 \h 56

Doa No. 450.. PAGEREF _Toc219426623 \h 58

For Protection from Witchcraft and Evil Eye. PAGEREF _Toc219426624 \h 58

Doa No. 358. PAGEREF _Toc219426625 \h 59

For Warding Off the Effects of an Evil Eye. PAGEREF _Toc219426626 \h 59

Doa No. 361. PAGEREF _Toc219426627 \h 60

For Protection from Satan and Enchantment, For Protection from Mischief of Man and Genie  PAGEREF _Toc219426628 \h 60

Doa No. 362. PAGEREF _Toc219426629 \h 62

For Repelling Devil and Dispelling Magic. PAGEREF _Toc219426630 \h 62

Miscellaneous Doas for Protection from Devils, Genie and Men. PAGEREF _Toc219426631 \h 63

For Protection from Mischief of Genie and Men. PAGEREF _Toc219426632 \h 65

For Protection from Mischief of Men Genie and Devils. PAGEREF _Toc219426633 \h 66

For Protection from Animals and Genie. PAGEREF _Toc219426634 \h 68

For Immunity from Genie and Men. PAGEREF _Toc219426635 \h 69

For Immunity from Genie and Devils. PAGEREF _Toc219426636 \h 70

Surah-e-Falaq and Naas are Most Beneficial for Removing of Evils of Magic, etc. PAGEREF _Toc219426637 \h 72

Chapter 113 – Surah-e-Falaq. PAGEREF _Toc219426638 \h 72

Chapter 114 – Surah-e-Naas. PAGEREF _Toc219426639 \h 73

For Protection from Magic. PAGEREF _Toc219426640 \h 74

For Warding off Effects of Evil Eye. PAGEREF _Toc219426641 \h 76

For Warding Off Bad Effects of Magic. PAGEREF _Toc219426642 \h 79

Doa for Protection. PAGEREF _Toc219426643 \h 80

Doa for Removal of Calamities. PAGEREF _Toc219426644 \h 82

Amulets and Other Recitation. PAGEREF _Toc219426645 \h 82

Protection Against Evil Eye. PAGEREF _Toc219426646 \h 83

Exorcising of Evil Spirit, Jinn and Dispelling Sorcery. PAGEREF _Toc219426647 \h 90

For Safety Against the Mischief of Men and Genie. PAGEREF _Toc219426648 \h 99

For safety Against the Mischief of Men and Genie. PAGEREF _Toc219426649 \h 99

Hazrat Ali (a.s.) Invocation for Dispelling the Evil Effects of Magic or the Evil Spirit Haunting the Person  PAGEREF _Toc219426650 \h 101

Techniques of overpowering the evil spirits or subduing them or genie  PAGEREF _Toc219426651 \h 104

Such a student spiritualist states his experience thus: PAGEREF _Toc219426652 \h 106

Satanic Sorcery. PAGEREF _Toc219426653 \h 107

The Method to Subdue Satan is Full of Impurity and Fright. PAGEREF _Toc219426654 \h 107

Islam Advises to Remain Aloof from Such Dirty and Filthy Things  PAGEREF _Toc219426655 \h 108

Scientific Explanation. PAGEREF _Toc219426656 \h 109

Man Possesses Many Potentials and Capacities. PAGEREF _Toc219426657 \h 109

Astrology and Astronomy. PAGEREF _Toc219426658 \h 110

Astrology is Pure Speculation. PAGEREF _Toc219426659 \h 111

Should Astrology be Relied Upon? Or it is at all Beneficial to Know Future  PAGEREF _Toc219426660 \h 112

Other Methods of Foreseeing Future. PAGEREF _Toc219426661 \h 113

An Anecdote from Masnavi Maulana Roomi PAGEREF _Toc219426662 \h 113

So-Called Diviners Have Their Paid Agents. PAGEREF _Toc219426663 \h 115

Seeking Help of Tricksters is a Sign of Weak Faith. PAGEREF _Toc219426664 \h 116

Seeing Faal is Haraam... PAGEREF _Toc219426665 \h 116

Beware You do not Become Unbeliever (Kafir) in Allah. PAGEREF _Toc219426666 \h 117

What Hazrat Ali (a.s.) said About Presaging. PAGEREF _Toc219426667 \h 117

Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) on the subject. PAGEREF _Toc219426668 \h 118

Terrible End of Black Magic Doers. PAGEREF _Toc219426669 \h 120

Magicians Horrible End. PAGEREF _Toc219426670 \h 122

Preface

Genie and Sorcery is the revised and enlarged edition of Wonder Acts, Magic, and Sorcery published by our Trust in 1973.

In compiling this revised and enlarged edition, materials from the following have been added: An Article from Ghandni-e-lslam of November 1944 under the title ‘Islam and Jadoo’, an article on Hamzaad from daily Millat dated 17-3-75, an article ‘Jinn and Jadoo’ written by Maulana Jauhar Saheb, Traditions from al-Makaasib, Iran and Safinatul Behaar, Iran.

The compilers are also indebted to Maulana Syed Muhammad Ja’far Zaidi, Mujtahid, Pesh Imam of Shia Jamia Masjid, Lahore, and Maulana Syed Ibne Hasan Rizvi, Mujtahid, Peshnamaz Kharadar Masjid, Karachi, for their valuable suggestions and their very kindly going through the manuscript and improving it thereby for which we owe gratitude.

Sorcery is infidelity. Its existence and that of Jinn is proved by the verses of Holy Quran. To take shelter of sorcery, soothsayers, and fortunate tellers is nothing short of weakness in faith. The Westerners due to their progress and advances in the field of material world have turned away their attention from it but Muslims of India and Pakistan are still after achieving its knowledge. The names of Muhammad Ali Jinni and others possessing super-human powers are well-known and their magical tricks not only make the observers spell-bound but also awakens the dead belief of the students in sorcery. Holy Quran in clear words prohibits its followers to practise sorcery at the same time makes them believe in its existence. The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) has said:

He who confirms the statement of a soothsayer, Magician or fortune teller, is a disbeliever of what has been revealed to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) Allah is the Knower of the manifest and of the Unseen – none else can know the Unseen.

The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) says:

Doa (invok­ing Allah) is the sure weapon of a believer. Allah says: (O Muhammad!) Verily I am nigh; answer the prayer of the supplicant when he beseeches Me.[1]

A believer says to another believer: I entrust my affair to Allah. Allah sees well (His) servants.[2] Instead of emptying your pocket of the hard earned money and filling those of wily persons, offer sadqah (charity), for charity wards off evil. The wonder acts are sometimes performed through the agency of some beings known as Mowakkals. They are good as well bad for beneficial or harmful purposes. It is difficult to maintain once they are under control. The act of subjugating Mowakkals is not easy and not within the reach of every one. To have faith in soothsayer, magician, astronomer and in person carrying out wonder acts is a definite sign of weakness of faith. Results of black magic are terrific and money earned by magic is not enjoyed by the magician. In the end to recapitulate the substance of the preface and of the book as advice to all Muslims in general and our readers in particular who should carry out the commandments of the Shariat and remain aloof from its prohibitions, entrust all your affairs to Allah the Omnipotent for He is over everything Powerful. There is no might and power but with Him. Beseech Him. He will surely answer your prayers for anything that is lawful and that which will benefit you, seek His guidance and He will guide you.

Trustees, Peermahomed Ebrahim Tfust,

363, Sirajuddaula Road, Karachi 05-11.

24th Zilhijja 1395 A.H.

28th December 1975

Publisher’s Note

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Wonder Acts, Magic and Sorcery

Wonder Acts are no Proof of Perfection

There are many Wonder Acts performed by various scholars. It is said that we should not be fooled by even the Wonder Acts. It is not necessary that only the true followers can demonstrate wonder acts but even the Kafir by putting his spirit in trouble and by doing certain actions can also demonstrate Wonder Acts. God will not bless him on the day of judgement but given the rewards in this very world. The truth is not proved by doing certain acts (for the worldly gains), by putting exertion on the spirit and so we should not get fooled by such deeds. It is said that in some places in India they stand with the wet clay in the palm with seeds in it in front of the idol. They stand in that manner for a long time and when the seeds germinate in a plant then the desire is attained. They think that their idol has fulfilled their wishes, which is not so. Many stop their breath or in the whole night breathe just once or twice and hence practise abstinence. The uncle of the writer of Qasasul Ulema described an incident as follows:

Wonder Acts by Infidels

“I went for the pilgrimage of Imam Reza (a.s.) and stayed there for some time. I saw a mendicant who knew the art of Taiul Arz (i.e. of covering long distances in short time as travelling fifty miles on one hour). I became friendly with him and requested him to teach me that art. He declined. On further insistence he replied: ‘You cannot learn this wonder act and you are not capable of it.’ At last on my further insistence he agreed to teach me that Wonder Act, provided I agreed to abide by two conditions:

1.         That I will not accept Imam Reza (a.s.) as Imam.

2.         That I will not pray to the Almighty for one week.

I agreed to abide by the two conditions and then I returned to my place. I thought to myself that to call an Imam the Imam is a matter of heart. Although I have agreed not to accept Imam Reza (a.s.) as the Imam but I still accept him as the Imam in my heart and that mendicant cannot find out what is in my heart I will also pray inside my house after closing all doors and tell that mendicant that I did not pray. Making this resolve, I started to pray. After ablution that mendicant came at that moment and said, ‘Did I not say that you are not capable of learning?’ He then went away and was never seen again. This shows that by exhibiting such Wonder Acts, bonafides cannot be proved.

The compiler says that it is not quite impro­bable that the mendicant was a devil and for leading him astray that he took vows from that man. He should have told that mendicant that he was not a mendicant but devil. I do not want to learn such Wonder Acts at the cost of my faith.

Another Story

Another story is narrated to prove that Wonder Acts manifested by one do not prove him to be right or just. In the times of Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) a man came from Hindustan. He could tell what the other person was hiding in his hands. This news reached Imam Ja’far e-Sadiq (a.s.) and he summoned him. Hiding something in his hand, the Imam asked, ‘Say what is in my hand?’ After thinking and meditating for some time he replied: ‘Such and such thing is in your hand.’ His guess was correct and the Imam (a.s.) confirmed his answer. Then Imam (a.s.) said that once again he would hide something in his hand saying this the Imam (a.s.) put his hand out of his window for a while, then pulled it back and inquired as to what was in his hand?

He mediated and thought but he could not guess what the Imam had in his hand. After a long time of mediating he said that on such and such island in India such and such bird has an egg missing from its nest. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) opened his hand and said: ‘Your guess is correct.’ Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) then inquired: ‘From where did you learn this art.’ He replied: ‘I act contrary to what my soul tells me, and by acting in this manner I have mastered this art.’

Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) asked: ‘Does your soul advocate Islam or Paganism?’ He replied, ‘Paganism.’ Imam (a.s.) said: ‘In this matter why do not you go against your soul?’ He said: ‘I will go against my soul even in this matter and embrace Islam.’ Saying this he became a Muslim.

Imam asked him if he could still guess anything? He replied in negative. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) said that, ‘You are right, because before you embraced Islam you had been blessed with this art as a reward to your spirit and devotion because you would not have been rewarded on the day of Judgement. But now you are a Muslim. God has reserved the requital for the Day of Judgement and you will be rewarded there so, now your power is gone.’ Materially he gained the world-fame and money but spiritually he lost his Hereafter.

Objection has been raised in this connection that why he was punished by God after he embraced Islam by taking away his power. He should, on the other hand, have been rewarded by God and should have increased his power, because it is stated in Quran that if any one does some good deeds, God awards at least ten times of that good act in this world as well as much more in the Hereafter.

To understand the correct position it is necessary to take into consideration the following facts: -

(1)       Every man has been given independence by God to act rightly or wrongly without any intervention from God, after he has been given guidance.

(2)       The disbelievers are rewarded in this very world for their good actions (if any); while Muslims are rewarded both in this world and the Hereafter.

(3)       There are some acts which have far-reaching effects and cannot be re-compensated adequately in this world.

(4)       Men are generally misled by wealth and luxuries of this world. Hence God deprives most of His obedient servants from the wealth and luxuries of life in this world.

This is His favour and not a punishment. He knows best as to how He should behave with a particular man.

(5)       God has created some such powers in man which can be developed through constant, systematic and regular practice and man can do wonders after developing these hidden powers in him. If a man uses them for a good he deserves good reward, otherwise he is liable to chastisement.

(6)       The above-mentioned infidel also developed his will power, but instead of utilising it for good purposes, he used it as amusement, became proud and at last challenged the Holy Imam (a.s.).

(7)       He was deprived of that power after embracing Islam because there is no place in Islam for such juggleries and undesirable acts. Islam demands good deeds, purity of heart and piety from a Muslim. If he performs good deeds and is pious, he would deserve good reward in this world and in the Hereafter accord­ing to the nature of his actions.

(8)       From worldly point of view he lost his power which did not benefit him in any way except that he took pride in his Wonder Act but in the Hereafter he made himself liable to be thrown in the Hell-fire eternally.

Reality of Wonder Acts

Allah has given many powers to the soul and a person who exerts himself and awakens dormant potentialities, can perform such feats that are quite out of the norm. For example, some people are gifted with telepathy, i.e. conveying their thoughts to other. Some can foresee and forecast events of future. These qualities are rare, but cannot be termed as spiritual or super­natural So they should not be confused with Wonder Act or Miracles. Even Wonder Act (Karamat) is not of the status of Miracle. Wonder Acts are gifts of Allah bestowed upon persons who suppress the desires of the self to attain a high spiritual position through devotedness to Allah. Sometimes Wonder Acts are manifested by persons who are not at all spiritual or devoted. Such persons gain their power through some other forces which may be even evil and are certainly not divine.

Miracles are exclusively for Prophets and Imams who were Masoomeen (Infallibles) and were manifested only when proof of Prophethood or Imamate was very necessarily required to be presented.

Wonder Act as stated above, can occur through evil forces even, hence it cannot be a proof of righteousness. It may be sorcery (magic) or influence of some evil spirits. Sometimes it so happens that a person who is not a Muslim, but exercises self restraint and suppresses the worldly desires of the self achieves a state of getting ‘insight’ of the things and events; this is his worldly reward alone for abstaining from evil and self restraint and suppression of passion. Hence, to differentiate between a true and false Wonder Act, one of the criteria and touchstone is the conduct and personality of the performer of Wonder Act. If he is a devout person, following the True Path of Shariat, the phenomena can be true Wonder Acts otherwise it can be anything but Karamat (Wonder Act). As performed by true Ulemas described in the Peermahomed Ebrahim Trust (Karachi 05-11) in their publication entitled ‘Biographies of the Learned (Ulema)’.

A Story of Supposed Transmigration

One of the Trustees of Peermahomed Ebra­him Trust recalls an incident which he witnessed in India in I930’s. A friend mentioned of a Hindu who claimed that at times the Spirit of Miran Datar, a famous pious Muslim saint whose Shrine is near Ahmedabad (India), enters his body and then he could walk on fire. The friend forcefully invited the Trustee to witness this phenomenon for himself. He did so and told his friend that it was all false. Because, he argued, how could the spirit of Miran Datar, who was a pious man in his life time, enter the body of a Najas person?[3]

Traps of Tricksters

Many a time people get trapped when they find some forecasts and predictions come true and follow blindly such persons and ultimately ruin themselves materially in this world and spiritually in the Hereafter. Such predictions and false Wonder Acts, like stopping trains, throwing away a watch or something out of the window of moving trains and afterwards produc­ing the thing back from the pocket of the owner or someone sitting there, may have been done with the help of evil spirits with whom they have made contact through evil ways and magic which are abominable and not worthy of mention.

Salvation is only in Following Shariat

Shias believe that there is one and only one way to achieve the pleasure and nearness to Allah and it is the way shown by the Prophet (s.a.w.a.) and his Progeny (a.s.).

Shias are not the only sect in Islam who believes that Salvation is only through Shariat. A famous Sufi, Shaikh Bahauddin Zakaria, whose Shrine is at Multan is a source of solace for many, writes in one of his books that the criterion of a true and false Sufi is Shariat. If a Sufi is a follower of Shariat-e-Muhammadi and guides his disciples to do the same, he is a true Sufi other­wise he is not a Sufi but a disciple of Satan.

Magic – Sorcery

Magic is perhaps the oldest attempt of Man at Spiritualism rather pseudo-spiritualism. Religiously speaking, as soon as man descended on this earth, Allah sent His Messengers to call him to recognise the Creator.

But recognition of the Deity means complete submission, without reservations. This is agree­able to the nobler side of the Soul (Nafs-e-Mutmainnah), as it is inherent in the soul to recognise Allah submit to Him and worship Him. But there is another side of the Soul, the baser side (Nafs-e-Ammaarah), the side which inclines towards Satan. This baser instinct is easily misled, and is rebellious. Magic is the attempt of this rebellious side to create a pseudo-spirituality to counteract divine spirituality. It is reported in Tafseer-e-Ayyaashi and Qummi on the authority of Hazrat Imam Baqir (a.s.) that after the death of Hazrat Sulaiman (a.s.), Satan wrote an incanta­tion and buried it with his throne and misled people that powers of Hazrat Sulaiman (a.s.) were due to this incantation. Thus were the people of Sulaiman (a.s.) made to practise Magic

Allah has variously described Magic in Holy Quran.

At one place magic enchantments are called false:

Then to: it (the rod of Moses) swallowed (one after another all) that they falsely demonstrated.[4]

At another place Allah says that Magic is a wrought plan, a craft doomed to fail,

Verily they have wrought by a plan of a sorcerer, and a sorcerer shall not be successful whatso­ever manner (of skill) he may come from.

Allah has also defined reciting incantations (wozeefo or mantar) as following devils and that practice of sorcery was taught to the people by the devils and it is infidelity (kufr).

They followed what the devil recite (falsely) against Soloman’s Kingdom; not that Soloman disbelieved but (it was the devils that disbelieved; sorcery did they teach to man and what was revealed to the two angels at Babylon, Harut and Marut.[5]

At another place Allah says that sorcerers do nothing but hypnotize, cast a spell or rather create illusion (bewitch the eye of the people).

So when they cast they bewitched the eyes of the people and terrified them and produced them a great enchantment.[6]

Allah says that sorcery does not profit anyone but gives harm. The practitioners of sorcery learn that they bargain for tortures in the life here­after by courting it.

And they learnt what harmed them and profited them not; and indeed they knew that he who bought that (art) had not snared in the happiness of the Hereafter. And vice was the price for which they did sell their selves, had they only known (it).”[7]

Yet at another place Allah declares that mischief makers will not benefit by their work, and indeed sorcery is dispelled by Allah and can do no permanent harm.

Verily God will presently make it naught; Verity Allah causes not to thrive the work of mischief-makers.[8]

Said Moses unto them, ‘Woe unto you: Forge you not a lie against God; lest He destroys you with His wrath. And fails he who forgets a lie.’[9]

Abdullah bin Umar has quoted the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) as having said:

There are certain magicians among my followers. Do not call on them when they are sick, do not offer funeral prayers for them when they die; and do not greet them with salutations when you happen to meet them.

When the people enquired as to who were these magicians the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) replied:

These are those people who commit evil acts and attribute their evil actions to the Will of God saying that they did what they were predestined by Allah to do.

Abdullah bin Abbas quotes the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) as having said:

No one will stand so much condemned on the Day of Judgement as the one who associates God with the evil he does say that he did what he was predestined by God to do.

Evil Spirits Cannot Harm one who is Perfect in Faith

Magical phenomena are also scribed to the evil spirits that a practitioner conquers over and subjugates. In the opinion of such persons evil spirits are abounding all around us and if one endeavours he can subjugate one or the other of these spirits and can accomplish such amazing and astounding feasts. But one thing is certain and established. These evil spirits cannot harm one who is perfect in his faith.

Quranic Verses

Creation of Jinns and Human Beings:

And created not I, the Jinn and the humans but they may worship Me.[10]

Hazrat Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) has said that Allah did not create men but to know who with proper knowledge, automatically surrenders himself to Him and without knowledge adoration could never in the true sense of it be an adoration. Besides the actual meaning of adoration is not the performance of any rituals or only the few prescribed formal prayers recited by the mouth but the actual surrender of the ego to an individual, disciplining it, to act only in consonance with the expressed will of the Lord, through abiding with His prescribed law. The whole life activity of the individual should be nothing but the fulfilment of the will of the Lord.

This is clearly laid down in 6:l63 – Allah commanded His Prophet (s.a.w.a.)

Say! ‘Verily my prayer, my sacrifice, my life and my death (are all only) for Allah, the Lord of the worlds.’

Every word and deed of the Holy Ahlul Bait (a.s.) was generated only from ‘love of Allah.’ These Godly lives were sent on this earth to serve as models for mankind to be followed as faithfully as possible. If therefore you have ‘love for Allah’ Allah will protect you from an evil spirit.

Existence of Sorcery:

They followed what the devils (Satans) recited (falsely) against Soloman’s Kingdom; not that Solomon disbelieved but (it was) the devil that disbelieved, they did teach sorcery to…[11]

Who is Iblees:

… but Ibees, he was from (among) the jinn.[12]

What is Sorcery?

Moses said, ‘Nay! Cast you down first.’ Then Lo! Their cords and their rods seemed to him by their Sorcery as if they were running.[13]

It means that sorcery is nothing but illusion.

Traditions:

(1)       The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) has been reported to have said:

He who confirms the statement or the word of an astrologer or of a soothsayer is an infidel –disbeliever of what has been revealed to the Prophet Hazrat Muhammad (s.a.w.a.).[14]

(2)       Hazrat Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) said:

An astrologer is an accursed, soothsayer is an accursed.[15]

(3)       The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) has said:

He who goes to a sorcerer, soothsayer or some liar and confirms what he says, is a disbeliever of the book of Allah revealed to Hazrat Muhammad (s.a.w.a.).[16]

(4)       Hazrat Ameerul Momineen (a.s.) said:

An astrologer is like a soothsayer - sooth­sayer is like a sorcerer. And a sorcerer is like an infidel whose abode is Hell.[17]

In the light of the above quoted Quranic verses and Traditions the following conclusion is drawn.

(1)       Jinn and sorcery have their existence.

(2)       Satan is a Jinn who is a infidel.

(3)       Sorcery is infidelity

(4)       Believer of sorcery is a disbeliever of what has been revealed to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.)

(5)       A sorcerer is an infidel whose abode is Hell.

Sorcery

Innocent People Prey of Sorcery

In the present age you will find many who practise sorcery and thrive on it, their prey being the innocent people. It is therefore necessary to throw light on this subject so as to save the innocent class of people from the traps of deceivers.

In this context it may be noted that certain people feel that there is nothing like sorcery – they deny its existence, though there is a mention of the same in the Holy Quran. There are many verses about it. The story of Pharaoh in the Quran and how it produces its effect, we have mentioned two verses (2:102 and 20:66) above.

Exegetists of the Holy Quran have written on this subject in great detail which we feel is not necessary to reproduce in this small book.

Magic and Sorcery

Imam Raghib Isfahani in his book “Mufradaatul Quran’’ classifies sorcery as under:

(1)       To deceive others so as to corrupt the mind, in the imagination things appear according to the wishes of the performer – the sorcerer. There is no truth in it what is seen by the deceived person is not real it is but an illusion as a result of psychological change: The performer a juggler is popularly known as Shobdabaaz and his performance is Shobdabaazi or Nazarbandi – bewitchment of the eyes.

(2)       To conspire with Satan – evil spirit or an infidel Jinn and seek help from them so as to have effects on others.

(3)       Those actions which change the form or physical nature e.g. to change man into an ass. There is no reality in what is seen.

Ibne Aseer in his commentary writes:

First Type:

This was practised by people worshipping seven planets. Towards them was sent Hazrat Ibrahim (a.s.) to falsify their belief. They believed that the seven stars (Planets) regulate the affairs of the Universe and responsi­ble for creating good and evil actions.

Abu Abdullah Razi in his book ‘Sirrul Makhtoom Fee Mukhatabush Shamse Wan Nojum’ has discussed the subject exhaustively. Hazrat Ali (a.s.) in his speech (recorded in Nahjul Balagha) Sermon No. 77, Vol. I refuting their belief says: ‘It is infidelism to believe that stars are regulators and effective in the affairs of Universe.’ This he (a.s.) said when he (a.s.) decided to march towards Nehrwan to suppress the rising Kharijites. A person approaching him said: ‘If you set out at this moment then according to astrology I fear you will not be successful in your aim.’ Where­upon Ameerul Momineen (a.s.) said,

Do you think you can tell the hour when a man goes out and no evil will befall him or can warn of the time at which if one goes out harm will accrue?

Whoever testifies to this falsifies the Holy Quran and becomes unmindful of Allah in achieving his desired objective and in warding off the undesirable. You cherish saying this so that he, who acts on what you say, should praise you rather than Allah because according to your misconception you have guided him about the hour in which he would secure benefit and avoid harm.

Be Aware of Learning of Science of Stars

Then Ameerul Momineen (a.s.) advanced towards the men and said:

O people! Beware of learning the science of stars except that with which guidance is sought on land or sea, because it leads to divining and an astrologer is a diviner, while the diviner is like the sorcerer, the sorcerer is like the unbeliever and unbeliever would be in hell. Get forward in the name of Allah.

Ibne Aseer then writes:

The Second Type of sorcery comprise of actions performed under the influence of the faculty of thinking (Imagination) and will-power. It is said that imagination and will power has the ability to influence the psyche of others. For instance, a person moves on the bridge cons­tructed on the land but hesitates and becomes fearful to walk on a bridge constructed on a river. The physicians are unanimous that the person suffering from epitasis (bleeding from nose) should avoid seeing articles of red colour and those suffering from epilepsy should avoid seeing things in rapid circular motion. This is so because the psyche is under the influence of faculty of thinking (Imagination). It is for this reason that the wise people are in full agreement regarding the reality of evil eye. And Razi is fully justified in arguing on the basis of the correct and authentic tradition of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.). He said: Evil eye has reality if there is anything that can alter the destination it is the evil eye. Razi also says that when you have understood this fact, we can then say that persons with strong will-power need neither instruments nor other means in manifesting their actions. Conversely the souls with weak will-power need instrumental devices in manifesting their actions.

This fact is known by common observation of the soul which when overpowers the body gets absorbed by the heavenly world. That is to say that this soul becomes a spirit (Rooh) which has a powerful effect on the heavenly world. And when the soul is weak it is strongly related to the material world and exercises no effect on the heavenly world. The weakness of the soul can be removed by decreasing the intake of the food, severing relations with worldly people and protecting oneself against pretence and hypocrisy.

In the Third Type of sorcery, help is sought from earthly souls – the Genie (Philoso­phers and Mutazalite do not believe in the existence of genie.) These are of two types: Momin Jinn and Kafir Jinn. The Kafirs are known as Satans. Razi says that it is easy to establish connections with Satans as compared to heavenly spirits. Both the jinn and heavenly spirits have great resemblance between themselves.

The experienced and the learned people have observed that connections can be established with the earthly souls by an easy programme of actions (a’amal) i.e. amulets (Taveez), Fateela.[18] Privacy during the programme of action is essential. These actions are collectively known as ‘Spiritualism or ‘control over evil spirits’.[19]

Masudi in his book ‘Akhbar-uz-Zaman’ has recorded a saying of Hazrat Ali (a.s.) to the effect.

Anaaq Bint-e-Aadam was first woman who revolted on the earth and planted seeds of sinfulness and impiety. She began committing sins openly and subjugated the Satans to make her devotees. She assigned to them the duty of sorcery. This lady was the first to lay the foundation of sorcery and the sorcerers seek help from Satans who are not visible to human beings, their actions also are not visible. The victims fall a prey to disbelief and begin to visit the sorcerers who make the needy busy in actions in clear contravention to Shariat-e-Muhammadi’. This type of sorcery is the worst and pushes the needy into a cave of disbelief (Kufr).

Genie and Sorcery Mystics

In some groups of Muslims there is a belief that Sufism with all its diverse creeds is a means of attainment of nearness to Allah. In Sufism there are groups who claim certain powers and attributes for their Sheikhs (Murshids.) Some so-called Murshids claim that they have gone so ahead on the way of spirituality that they have attained marefat (cognition) of Allah that they now need not follow Shariat (precepts and practices of Islam) like Namaz (Prayers) and fasting, etc. They are false claimants. An anecdote is related that a man approached a so-called Sufi (mystic) and expressed a desire to come under his tutelage. The Sufi said that obedience of the Murshid without question was the first condition and he would not be able to fulfil that condition. The man promised to obey him blindly. The Sufi told him to offer his Namaz with ablution (Wuzu) performed with urine, for one week and then come to him. He agreed to the condition thinking how the Sufi would know that he did not fulfil the condition. When the man went to the Sufi after one week, he enqu­ired whether he had offered Namaz in the way he had directed. The man replied in affirmative. The Sufi got annoyed and told him he had not done so and chased him out. It can easily he infured that the so called Sufi was a devil because of his liking dirty things.

Tasawwuf

Tasawwuf or Mysticism arose as a cult in Islam in 1st Century Hijri with Hasan-e-Basri. Its main aim was to gain spirituality through prayers and devoutness. There were many divine persons who really attained spiritual high posi­tions through righteous means. These persons were a strong source of spread of Islam and command­ed great respect from masses for their piety. Some designing people imitating such persons cropped up through selfish and unrighteous ways and misled and are still misleading innocent people in the guise of piety and holiness

Genie and Muwakkals

It has been claimed by mystics that they can control Genie and Muwakkals – some sorts of beings entrusted with certain peculiar pious or foul powers and through these media they could per­form acts of wonder pleasant and unpleas­ant, pacifying and horrifying, beneficial and harmful. For this purpose, they make use of Quranic verses and invocations.

Similarly the unbelievers Hindus and abori­ginals all over the world where they exist, who resort to the profession of whitch craft claim to perform similar acts by chanting ‘mantars’ (spells) and invoking their deities which are devilish in nature; while the Muwakkals are for good or can be for evil purposes, the deities are made use of for bad and destructive matters, just as mystics claim to control the ‘Muwakkals’ the Hindus claim to control ‘Bair.’

Again, we find the same thing in Greek mythology. There they have two kinds of gods for good purpose and for evil purpose. They claim to get their work done – either for the fulfilment of their desires or for suppressing and subduing their enemies by incantations and invoking the resp­ective gods.

In both the Hindu and Greek mythology, one will find strange, fantastic and purely imaginative forms of their so-called gods or deities.

If seriously considered and logically analysed, it will be found that such Wonder Acts are either mere illusions and hallucination or the psycholo­gical effects created by Auto-suggestion or mass suggestion dubbed on the victims.

Magic, Sorcery, Astrology, and some Occult Sciences are in fact attempts of Man towards spiritualism but through means contrary to Divine injunctions.

Allah has denounced Magic as false, wrought plan, a craft and has positively declared that it will not succeed.

Astrology is based on wrong assumptions. The calculations made on these assumptions cannot be relied upon. Moreover, Islam does not allow such attempts to foresee future through so called Occult Sciences.[20]

Subjugation of Spirits, Muwakkals, Bair, etc. is also claimed by some persons, both Muslims and non-Muslims. But on analysis the most that can be said with certainty is that mostly these are illusions and psychological effects.

Genie

Muslims of Arabia, Iran and India do believe in the existence of genie and fairy. Hindus believe in ‘Bhoot’ (male Satan) and ‘Dakan’ (female Satan).

Satan are the descendants of nine sons of Iblees who is a jinn, Satan is made up of nine parts of spirit and one part of lifeless material. Genies are divided into twelve groups. Three groups are Muslims. Besides these Jinns and Satans there are fairies. Man gets mad if he comes under the shadow of a fairy. There is another type of a fairy known as ‘Biyabaani’[21] type.

The evil satanic spirits owing to their hatred towards human beings penetrate the human bodies. These haunting spirits harass the haunted persons by making him/her mad and ill or they demolish or damage the residential premises or take away the property.

When someone becomes speechless, sleep for an indefinitely longer period, becomes mad, goes on nodding his head or moves here and there with uneasiness, the relatives then get frightened and feel that an evil spirit has penetrated his body. An expert in exercising the evil spirit is approached who after asking a few relevant questions, decides the nature of his ailment, if it is the evil spirit he then has to decide the type of incantation.

The Holy Quran in clear words prohibits the practice of sorcery at the same time makes its followers believe in the existence of it. Though prohibited, yet the ladies and even men take its shelter to acquire the love of a person, to do away with the enemy or to create quarrels between two rivals.

For achieving the love or creating quarrels between two rivals, a drink creating love or hatred is given. For the third purpose i.e. do away with the enemy, an image of the enemy is made up of flour of mash dal (arad). In it are pierced needles and is reduced to pieces. An evil eye especially of a person from mean community has evil effects on the person.

The westerners due to their progress and advance in material field have turned away their attention from sorcery but Indian and Pakistani Muslims are still after achieving its knowledge. The names of Muhammad Ali Jinni and Muhammad Chhel possessing super-human power are well-known and their magical tricks not only make the observers spell-bound but awaken the dead belief of the students in sorcery.

Types of Sorcery

There are two types of sorcery. First type is spiritual. Second type is Satanic – this it prohibited in Islam.

Spiritual type be classified into (1) Earthly (2) Celestial in nature. It is a science. The learned people in religion learn it for good purpose. The perfection in celestial type lies in knowing thoroughly well the Greatest name of Allah i.e. Ism-e-Azam. Hazrat Sulaiman (a.s.) - the Prophet of Allah was the first person to possess this knowledge. This name was engraved on his ring. It was due to this very name of Allah that he could rule over men, genie, Satan, fairies, atmos­phere and the carnivorous and grazing quadrupeds. His Vizier Asif bin Barkhia brought before Prophet Sulaiman (a.s.) the throne of Queen Bilqees studded with diamonds and jewels from Arab (Yemen) to Jerusalem within a wink of an eye through the blessings of the greatest name of Allah (Ism-e-Aazam).

Hamzaad

Aadam and Eve possessed the faculty of thinking when they were in the Garden (Jannat), Allah commanded them thus:

And O Aadam! Dwell you and your wife in the garden so eat you to from wherever you desire but go not you two nigh unto this tree for then you two will be unjust.[22]

This verse clearly indicates that both of them possessed in their brain the faculty of thinking and understanding, wisdom to accept or refuse a thing

They were unjust to themselves – Allah says:

Get down, some of you (being) the enemies of others.[23]

That is to say human psyche has two parts – one working in the atmosphere of Garden (Jannat) and the other in the atmosphere of earth. The latter part from religious point of view is further divided into three sections. Every section is made up of many smaller sections and every section has the capacity to perform its function when developed. The first section of the latter part – the part working in the atmosphere of earth, is known as Hamzaad. It has many names – Hamzaad, Saayaa, Asseb, Luna, Muna, Teeta, Meeta, Peechhal Pehree, Luna Amaari Inka, Chudel, Bhoroot, Parit Mamu, Allabux, Daayan, etc.

Hamzaad remains nine inches above the human body. Its arms are nine inches above the human arms and so on for every part. This means that a complete human form of light is above the human being and its name is Hamzaad

How to Subdue Hamzaad

The Second Section of the three sections of the latter part – the part working in the atmos­phere of the earth, is under the control of Hamzaad – the first section. Hamzaad can be subdued if the section is made active to play its full role. The method to make it active is to strengthen the will-power by concentrating the vision on a point so that the mind remains focussed there at least for one to two hours. Nothing should occupy the mind during this period.

Advantages and Disadvantages

By subduing Hamzaad you can employ to your advantages the satanic forces that are present within us. People can be misled to your advantages. These advantages are of temporary duration – they are perishable. The greatest harm of subduing Hamzaad is that it makes you lose your mind that works in the atmosphere of garden (Jannat) it loses its functions No harm other than this could be greater. Secondly the human psyche always remains confused and perplexed – it is a prey to evil promptings of Satan. His is a dirty psyche that feels happy and pleased by harming others. In the end there is no advantage but only disadvantage.

Techniques for Nullification of Sorcery

(a)       Recitation of certain words, beautiful names of Allah, names of Prophets of Allah, Quranic chapters and verses. This is compulsory for those who can recite with correct pronunciations. Refer to Peer Mahomed Ebrahim Trust Publica­tion Doa, Vol. I for beautiful names of Allah; Vols. II, III, IV and V will also help in this regard.

(b)       Amulets: This is for those who do not know recitations or they know it but are liable to make mistakes in pronunciations.

(c)       Exorcising: The haunting spirit is expelled from the body by an exorcist.[24]

(1)       Incantation of Prophet Sulaiman’s name dispels the evil spirit from the body.

(2)       Ihtam Qarshat and Ihtam Fazshat are the names of two Jinn which are recited (differently) to court madness or to remove it.

(3)       The name of Prophets of Allah have miraculous effects hidden in them and in those of certain learned godly persons.

(4)       Chapters, Verses and words of the Holy Quran have miraculous effects.

(5)       Beautiful names of Allah: These are of two types.

(a)       Awe-inspiring

(b)       Those, manifesting Divine mercy.

Al-Khafeezo – the Abaser; al-Aadelo – Equitable, al-Qahhaaro – The Dominant. These are awe-inspiring names of Allah. Their recitation creates dreadful and frightening scenes.

Ar-Rahmano – The Merciful, Ar-Rahimo – The Compassionate, al-Ghaffaaro – The Forgiver, are names manifesting Divine Mercy. Recitation of these names causes the angels appear in heart-pleasing and beautiful faces and forms.

It is difficult to achieve perfection in the awe-inspiring names of Allah but the incantation of those names more and quickly effective in achieving, the desired wants.

Al-Wadoodo is Allah’s name manifesting Divine Mercy. Its recitation as ‘Yaa Wadoodo’ will make certain spirits and jinn obedient to the incantator for good purpose

Al-Jabbaaro is Allah’s awe-inspiring name. Recitation of this beautiful name of Allah as Yaa Jabbaaro over-powers certain spirits and Jinn for bad purpose.

(6)       Words Quranic verses and chapters.

You can bring the atmosphere under your control by incantation of some particulars words, verses of the Holy Quran and certain beautiful names of Allah. With the recitation of the same, you can rule, over power people, serpents, scorpion, etc.[25]

The scorpion loses its power of biting by the recitation of 15th and 16th verses of Chapter At-Taareq (No. 86) These verses are:

Verily scheme they (against the truth) a scheme and I too do a scheme.

Amulet of these two verses written in occult numerical figures in particular arrangement and in a particular shape is a means of blessings to the one who wears it on his person.

(7)       Ibne Khaldoon referring to ‘Muslim’ an expert in occult knowledge says. The words ‘Tamaghus, Ba’aadaan, Yaswaad, Vaghdaas, Nufnaa, Ghaadus, have miraculous power hidden in them. Incantation of these words with full concentration after a bath and before going to bed in clean clothes guides the incantator in his dream as to what he should do to achieve his object. Muslim further says that this incantation makes a personality appear in the vision of the incantator It is this personality who guides him as to the course of action he should adopt to achieve his objective. Ibne Khaldoon states that he was guided in his vision with wonderful instructions to out of the difficult situation of his life. In order to get the desired and beneficial effects of those miraculous words, the incantator has to abstain from eating some articles, of food. These are animal products like, meat, milk, ghee, butter, animal fat, eggs and all articles inciting temper and sex.

Amulets and Other Recitations

Before treating the afflicted through an Aamil[26] - please see that you approach the right person – we hereunder reproduce the experience of a businessman.

A businessman suffered heavy losses and his business was going down. He therefore approached an Alim who after some time told him that black Magic has been dug in his country house in a particular room which he pointed out and unless this is removed he will continue to suffer heavy losses.

Businessman told Alim to accompany him and help to remove the black Magic and accordingly a trip was arranged and when the place was dug black Magic containing Kuja (drinking pot) with some papers written were removed to the utter surprise of businessman. Agreed sum amounting to thousands of rupees were paid to him.

Businessman thought that his difficulties would be over but his business as usual went down and there was no improvement.

The above fact was narrated by an Alim that going to persons of such means will never be beneficial.

That Alim had jinn in his control who used to go in advance and arrange things according to his instructions and that Alim instructed Jinn to dig all such things to create confidence in his clients. That Alim is now alive and he is fabulously rich but ultimately he will go to hell and burn eternally.

What a Muslim Should do?

We have clearly shown most of the persons claiming to ward off effects of magic are either false or designing persons who have only one object in their minds to extort money in the name of curing persons from the evil effects of magic. In fact they fleece innocent people. People are strongly advised not to fall prey to such tricksters and quacks. Authenticity of Taweez and Doas given by them is not known. Our Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) and the Imams have taught us many Doas which if recited as prescribed, will surely benefit the sufferer of Magic – Inshallah.

Doa No. 23 of Sahifa-e-Kaamela by Hazrat Imam Zainul Abedeen (a.s.)

The following Doa is from Sahifa-e-Kamela, of Imam Zainul Abedeen (a.s.). This Doa is for safety from all ills, witchcrafts, diseases and oppression. When needed, it may be recited after any wajib prayer daily till the affliction is removed. It is better to keep one fixed for its recitation, e.g. if one starts to recite after Morning Prayer till the purpose is served, i.e. the affliction is removed or danger has passed, one should offer two rakat namaz and recite this Doa with intention to offer thanks.

He Prayed for Safety for Grace and to Return Thanks for the Same Doa No. 23 for Safety

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

ALLAHUMMA SALLE A’LAA MOHAMMEDIN WA AALEHEE WA ALBISNEE A’AFEYATAKA WA JALLILNEE A’AFEYATAKA WA HASSINNEE BE A’AFEYATAKA WA AKRIMNEE BEA’AFEYATEKA WA AGHNENEE BEA’AFEYATEKA WA TASADDAQ ALAYYA BEA’AFEYATEKA WA HAB LEE A’AFEYATAKA WA AFRISHNEE A’AFEYATAKA WA ASLEH LEE A’AFEYATAKA FIDDUNYAA WAL AAKHERATE

ALLAHUMMA SALLE A’LA MOHAMMEDIN WA AALEHEE WA A’AFENEE A’AFEYATAN KAAFEYATAN SHAAFEYATAN AALEYATAN NAAMEYATAN AAFEYATAN TOWALLEDONEE BADANIL A’AFEYATE A’AFEYATAD DUNYAA WAL AAKHERATE

WAMNUN ALAYYA BISSEHATE WAL AMNE WASSALAAMTE FEE DEENEE WA BADANEE WAL BASEERATE FEE QALBEE WAN NAFAAZE FEE UMOOREE WAL KHASHYATE LAKA WAL KHAWFE MINKA WAL QUWATE A’LAA MAA AMARTANI BEHEE MIN TAA’ATEKA WAL IJTENAABE LEMAA NAHAYTANEE ANHO MIN MA’ASEYATEKA

ALLAHUMMA WAMNUN ALAYYA BILHAJJE WAL UMRATE WA ZIYAARATE QABRE RASOOLEKA SALAATOKA ALAYHE WA RAHMATOKA WA BARAKAATOKA ALAYHE WA A’LAA AALEHEE WA AALE RASOOLEKA ALAYHEMUS SALAAMO ABADAM MA ABQAYTANEE FEE A’AMEE HAAZAA WA FEE KULLE AAMIN

WAJ AL ZAALEKA MAQBOOLAN MASHKURAN MAZKURAN LADAYKA MAZKOORAN LADAYKA MAZKHOORAN I’NDAKA

WA ANTIQ BEHAMDEKA WA SHUKREKA WA ZIKREKA WA HUSNIS SANAAE A’LAYKA LESAANEE

WASHRAH LEMARAASHEDE DEENEKA QALBEE

WA AI’ZNEE WA ZURREEYATEE MINASH SHAITAANIR RAJEEM WA MIN SHARRIS SAAMMATE WAL HAAMMATE WAL A’AMMATE WALLAAMMATE WA MIN SHARRE KULLE SHAITAANIM MAREEDIN WA MIN SHARRE KULLE SULTAANIN A’NEEDIN WA MIN SHARRE KULLE MUTRAFIN HAFEEDIN WA MIN SHARRE KULLE ZA’EEFIN WA SHADEEDIN WA MIN SHARRE KULLE SHAREEFIN WA WAZEEE WA MIN SHARRE KULLE SAGHEERIN WA KABEERIN WA MIN SHARRE  KULLE QAREEBIN WA BA’EEDIN WA MIN SHARRE KULLE MAN NASABA LERASOOLEKA WALE AHLE BAITEHEE HARBAM MINAL JINNE WAL INSE WA MIN SHARRE KULLE DAABBATIN ANTA AAKHEZM BENA SEYATEHA INNAKA A’LAA SERAATIM MUSTAQEEMIN

ALLAHUMMA SALLE A’LA MOHAMMEDIN WA AALEHI WA MAN AJAADANEE BESOOIN FASRIFHO ANNEE WADHAR ANNEE MAKRAHOO WADRA ANNEE SHARRAHOO WA RUDDA KAIDAHOO FEE NAHREHEE WAJA’L BAYNA YADAIHE SUDDAN HATTAA TOMEYA ANNEE BASARAHOO WA TOSIMMA A’N ZIKREE SAM’AHOO WA TUQFELA DOONA IKHTAREE QALBAHBOO WA TAKHRESA ANNEE LESAANAHOO WA TAQMA’A RASAHOO WA TOZILLA I’ZZAHOO WA TAKSERA JABAROOTAHOO WA TOSZILLA RAQABATAHOO WA TAFSAKHA KIBRAHOO WA TO’MENANEE MIN JAMEE’E ZARREHEE WA SHARREHEE WA GHAMZEHEE WA HAMZEHEE WA LAMZEHEE WA HASADEHEE WA ADAAWATEHEE WA HABAAELEHEE WA MASAAEDEHEE WA RAJLEHEE WA KHAYLEHEE

INNAKA AZEEZUN QADEER.

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad. Aameen.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

O Lord! Bless Muhammad and his Aal (progeny), and clothe me with Your safety, and honour me with Your safety, and guard me with Your safety, and make me independent with Your safety, and bestow on me as alms Your safety, and favour me with Your safety, and spread out for me Your safety, and make Your safety suitable to me, and do not interpose distance between me and Your safety, either in this world or the next.

O Lord! Bless Muhammad and his Aal (progeny) and grant me a safety, sufficient, healing, exalted, growing, and a safety that would create safety in my body, a safety of this world and the next.

And favour me with health, and security, and peace, in my faith and body; and insight in my mind and success in my affairs; and fear of You and dread of You; and power to perform what You have commanded, or Your service, and avoidance of what you have forbidden me to do.

My God! O Lord! Always give me grace to perform the Hajj and Umrah and to visit the tomb of Your Prophet – Your blessings on him, and Your mercy and favours on him and his Aal (progeny) – and tombs of the Aal (progeny) of Your Prophet, peace be on them, as long as You keep me alive, in my present year and every future year.

And let this be accepted, approved, remembered by You and stored up by You.

And let my tongue utter Your praise, Your thanks, Your remembrance and a handsome eulogy upon you.

And enlarge my mind for receiving direction (for the acceptance) of Your faith.

And protect me and my offspring from the Devil, the one who was driven away with stones, and from the mischief of venomous and stinging creatures and vulgar and the mean and from the mischief of every obstinate devil, and from the mischief of every malicious king, and from the mischief of the weak and the strong, the high and the low, the great and the small, the nigh and the distant and from the mischief of everyone of the genie or mankind, who insisted upon fighting against Your Prophet and the people of his house; and from the evil of every creature that moves on the earth, and whose forelock is held by You, Verily! You are on the right path.

O Lord! Bless Muhammad and his Aal (progeny), and whoever intends to wrong me, turn him away from me and ward off from me his device, and repel from me his evil, and put (the noose of) his fraud around his own neck, and place before him a barrier till You make blind his eyes from seeing me, and deafen his ears that he may not hear of me, and lock up his mind when about to think of me, and render his tongue dumb concerning me and crush his head, disgrace his dignity, and humble his neck, and demolish his greatness, and render me safe from all his mischief, evil, backbiting, tale bearing, slander, envy, malice, toils, traps and his foot soldiers and cavalry.

Verily, You are possessor of glory and power!

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his progeny. Aameen.

Doas from Vol. I to V of Peermahomed Ebrahim Trust Karachi - 05-11

Doa No. 93

For Safety From Genie and Human Beings

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Bismillaahe wa billaahe wa menal laahe wa elal laahe wa fee sabeelil laahe wa a’laa millate rasoolil laahe allaahumma elayka aslamto nafsee, wa elayka wajjahto wajheya elayka wa fawwazto amree, fahfaznee be hifzil eemaane min bayne yadayhe, wa min khalfee wa  a’n yameeni a’n shemaali wa min fawqee, wa min tahtee wafda a’nnee be hawleka wa quwwateka, wa laa hawla wa laa quwwata illaa billaahil a’liyyil a’zeem.

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad. Aameen.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful.

I begin with the name of Allah and rely on Him, I have come on account of Allah and will also go on His account, I am on the path of Allah and am among the followers of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.), O Allah! I give my life in Your care and turn my attention towards You and leave my affairs in Your hands. By safeguarding faith, You take care of me in front and at the back, right, and left from the above and from below and with Your Power and Might keep away all the curses from me though no one has power except the Almighty God.

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his progeny. Aameen.

Doa No. 94

If Genie are Throwing Stones on a House

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem

Hasbeyal laaho samea’l laaho leman da-a’ laysa waraa-al laahe muntahaa.

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad. Aameen.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

Allah is enough for me and Allah answers the prayers of everyone. There is nothing except Allah Who is the All end.

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his progeny. Aameen.

Doa No. 360

For Banishing the Effect of Black Magic

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

A’oozo Be-’izzatil laahe; wa Qudratil laahe; wa Quwwatil laahe; Wa A’zmatil laahe; Wa Burhaanil laahe, Wa Sultaanil laahe; Wa Kanafil laahe; Wa Jawaaril laahe; Wa Amaanil laahe; Wa Hirzil laahe; Wa Sanil laahe; Wa Kibriyail laahe; Wa Nazaril laahe; Wa Bahaail laahe; Wa Jalalil laahe; Wa Kamalil laahe; Wa Jamaalil laahe Laa elaaha Illal laaho Muhammadun Rasool-ul-laahe Min Sharre Maa ajedo.

Allahumma Salle Alaa Muhammadin wa Aale Muhammad. Aameen.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

I seek protection against the evil I find around me through the honour of Allah and the might of Allah and the Strength of Allah and the Grandeur of Allah and the Proof of Allah and the Supremacy of Allah and the Protection by Allah and the Succour of Allah and the Safeguard by Allah and the Fortification by Allah and the Favour of Allah and the Pride of Allah and the Superintendence of Allah and the Perfection of Allah and the Glory of Allah and through ‘Laa ellaaha Illal laaho Muhammadun Rasoolul laahe’ (i.e. there is no deity but Allah, Muhammad, Allah’s blessings and peace be upon him and his holy posterity, the Messenger of Allah).

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his progeny. Aameen.

Doa No. 451

Aa’maal for Safety from Magic

According to a reliable tradition from Hazrat Ali (a.s.) the following verse should be written on the skin of a deer and kept as a taaweez (amulet) for safety from magic.

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

Bismil laahe wa Billaahe, Bismil laahe wa Mashaa Allaaho.

Bismil laahe Wa Laa Hawla Wa Laa Quwwata Illaa Bil laahe.

Qala Moosa Ma Je’tum Behis sehr; Innal laaha Sayubtelohu innal laaha Laa Yusleho A’malal Mufsedeena Fawaqa al-Haqqo Wa Batala Maa Kaanoo Ya’malun Fagholeboo HonaaLeka wanqalaboo Saaghereen.[27]

Allahumma Salle Alaa Muhammadin wa Aale Muhammad. Aameen.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

I begin with the name of Allah and rely on His name. I begin with the name of Allah and whatever Allah Wills (happens) and no one has any authority except Him. Moosa said, ‘Whatever you display is magic and very soon Allah will undo it verily Allah does not rectify those who create mischief. Therefore the right appeared and what those people had done was undone and the magicians were confounded and defeated.

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his progeny. Aameen.

Doa No. 363

For Safeguarding Against Witchcraft

If the invocation given below is recited seven times after the Namaz-e-Shab for the removal of or as a safeguard against witchcraft, the enchantment gets nullified.

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

Bismil laah, Sanashuddo ‘Azodaka Be-Akheeka Wa Naj-a’lo Lakomaa Sultaanan Falaa Yaseloona elaykomaa; Be-aaYaatenaa: Antomaa Wa Manit-Taba-a’komal Ghaaleboon.[28]

Allahumma Salle Alaa Muhammadin wa Aale Muhammad. Aameen.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

In the name of Allah, ‘We will strengthen your arm with your brother, and We will give you two an authority so that they reach not unto you two, (go you) with Our signs, you two and those who follow you two shall be the triumphant.’

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his progeny. Aameen.

Doa No. 364

For Security Against Witchcraft

On 17th Oct. 1961 a scholar of I’lme Zafar in Najaf-e-Ashraf recommended the following invocation to a person, youth from among whose kinsfolk had a deranged mind. The youth regained his mental balance as a result of the recitation thereof by his elders. The said scholar also said that a man is rendered secure against sorcery by the recitation of this invocation.

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

Allaahumma rabbe moosaa wa khaassahu bekalaamehi wa haazema man kaadahu besehrehi be-a’saaho wa mo-e’edahaa ba’dal a’wde soa’baanan wa mufseda a’malis saahereena wa mubtela kayde ahlil fasaade man kaadannee besehrin aw bezurrin a’madan aw ghayra a’madin a-a’lamohu aw laa a-a’lamohu akhaafohu aw laa akhaafohu faqta’ min asbaabis samaawaate a’malahu hattaa turje-a’hu a’nnee ghayra naafezin wa laa zaarrin lee wa laa shammatin lee innee adra-o’ be-a’zamateka fee nohooril a-a’daaa-e fakun lee minhum modaafe-a’n ahsana modaafa-a’tan wa atammahaa yaa kareemo.

Allahumma Salle Alaa Muhammadin wa Aale Muhammad. Aameen.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

O Allah! O the Lord of Moosa (a.s.) Who honoured him with His communion, Who prevailed with Moosa’s rod over those who wrought fraud with magic against Moosa (a.s.) and Who retransformed it into a serpent, after transforming it to its original state, Who got the falsehood of the liars swallowed up. Who reduced to naught the craft of the magicians, and O You Who nullified the mischief of the mischief mongers, whoever vexes me with magic, or inflicts harm on me intentionally or otherwise, whether I know about it or not, whether I am afraid of it or not. With heavenly means cut off his action, till it is warded off from me without being executed without being harmful to me, and without having malevolent effect on me.

Indeed, with Your Greatness, I ward off my enemies; so (O Allah) You be my Protector against them with the Best Protection with perfection, O the Benevolent.

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his progeny. Aameen.

Doa No. 450

For Protection from Witchcraft and Evil Eye

To avoid the evil effects of any kind of witchcraft of any strength or to escape the effect of evil eye recite the following ayat (Verse) 121 times after morning prayer for 40 days starting the recital with 15 times Salawat and concluding the recital with 15 times Salawat.

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

Laa elaaha Illaa Anta Subhaanaka Innee Kunto Menaz Zaalemeen

Allahumma Salle Alaa Muhammadin wa Aale Muhammad. Aameen.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

There is no God but You (O my Lord), Glory be to You! Verily I was of the unjust ones!

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his progeny. Aameen.

This Amal is equally useful to get rid of any insurmountable difficulty (and also to pray 730 times after 2 Rak’at Namaz) in which case, the recital to be with a special self-discipline: -

1.         Avoid all kinds of animal food.

2.         The recital to be at a fixed time after midnight with 2 (two) Rak’at Namaz.

3.         Self being fed with food legally earned.

4.         This Amal will be done for forty days.

5.         Sadat to be fed or cash given, if Sadat not available then Namazi.

The Amal is wonderfully effective like a miracle.

Doa No. 358

For Warding Off the Effects of an Evil Eye

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

Bismil laahe Arqeeka Min Kulle Shay’in Yoozeeka Min Kulle Shay’in wa A’ynin Wa Nafsin Wa Haasedin Allaaho Yashfeeka Bismil laahe Arqeeka Allaaho Akbaro Wa Jalla jalaalahu.

Allahumma Salle Alaa Muhammadin wa Aale Muhammad. Aameen.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

With the name of Allah I seek protection for you against everything which is harmful to you and against every evil thing and eye and envious person. Allah will restore your health. With the name of Allah I seek protection for you. Allah is Supreme and Great is His Majesty.

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his progeny. Aameen.

Doa No. 361

For Protection from Satan and Enchantment, For Protection from Mischief of Man and Genie

A tradition of the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) related in the book Mohijjud Da’waat, says that for safety from the evil of man and Jinn this doa should be recited after the Morning Prayers.

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

laa elaaha illaa howa a’layhe tawakkalto wa howa rabbul a’rshil a’zeeme maa shaa-al laaho kaana wa maa lam yashaa lam yakun ash-hado annal laaha a’laa kulle shay-in qadeerun wa annal laaha qad ahaata be kulle shayin i’lmaa allaahumma innee a-o’ozo beka min sharre nafsee wa min sharre kulle daaab-batin anta aakhezun benaaseyatehaa inna rabbee a’laa seraatim mustaqeemin.

Allahumma Salle Alaa Muhammadin wa Aale Muhammad. Aameen.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

There is no god but Allah, I trust in him for He is the Lord of the throne; whatever He wishes it happens and whatever He does not desire does not happen, I bear witness that indeed Allah has power over everything and indeed His know­ledge encompasses everything, O my Lord! I seek Your refuge from the evil of myself and from the evil of every creature of the earth who is under Your control and power, in the way of my Lord is the Right Path.[29]

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his progeny. Aameen.

Doa No. 362

For Repelling Devil and Dispelling Magic

The recitation of the following verses of Qur’an for repelling devils and dispelling magic has been reported by the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.)

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

inna rabbakomul laahul lazee khalaqas samaawaate wal arza fee sittate ayyaamin summas tawaa a’lal a’rshe yughshil laylan nahaara yatlobohu haseesawn wash-shamsa wal-qamara wan nojooma mosakhkharaatin be-amrehi alaa lahul khalqo wal amro tabaarakal laaho rabbul a’alameena.

ud-o’o rabbakum tazarro-a’wn wa khufyatan innahu laa yohibbul moa’tadeena.

wa laa tufsedoo fil arze ba’da islaahehaa wad-o’oho khawfawn wa tama-a’n inna rahmatal laahe qareebum menal mohseneena.

Allahumma Salle Alaa Muhammadin wa Aale Muhammad. Aameen.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

Verily your Lord is Allah who created the heavens and the earth in six days, then established Himself upon the Arsh (throne). He throws the veil of night over the day, which pursues it incessantly, and the sun and the moon and the stars, made (absolutely) subservient to His command; Be it known (that) His is the creation and the command; Blessed is Allah, the Lord of the worlds.

Call you on your Lord, humbly and secretly; Verily loves not Allah the transgressors. And make you not mischief in the earth after its reformation, and call you on Him fearing (His wrath) and Hoping (for His mercy), verily the Mercy of Allah is well-nigh unto those who do good.[30]

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his progeny. Aameen.

Miscellaneous Doas for Protection from Devils, Genie and Men

The following state is from Kitab ‘Kaafi’. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) said that

Reciting of the following Doa protects from mischief of devils, genie and men and harmful animals.

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

a-o’ozo be-i’zzatil laahe wa a-o’ozo be-qudratil laahe wa a-o’ozo be-jalaalil laahe wa a-o’ozo be-a’zamatil laahe wa a-o’ozo be-a’fwil laahe wa a-o’ozo be maghferatil laahe wa a-o’ozo be rahmatil laahe wa a-o’ozo be sultaanil laahil lazee howa a’laa kulle shay-in qadeerun wa a-o’ozo bekaramil laahe wa a-o’ozo be-jamee-i’l laahe min sharre kulle jabbaarin a’needin wa kulle shaytaanin mareedin wa sharre kulle qareebin aw ba-e’edin aw za-e’efin aw shadeedin wa min sharris saammate wal haammate wal a’ammate wa min sharre kulle daabbatin sagheeratin aw kabeeratin belaylin aw nahaarin wa min sharre fussaaqil a’rabe wal a’jame wa min sharre fasaqatil jinne wal-inse.

Allahumma Salle Alaa Muhammadin wa Aale Muhammad. Aameen.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

I seek refuge by the honour of Allah, I seek refuge by the Power of Allah, I seek refuge by the Glory of Allah, I seek refuge by the Greatness of Allah, I seek refuge by the Pardon of Allah, I seek refuge by the Forgiveness of Allah, I seek refuge by the Mercy of Allah, I seek refuge by the Authority of Allah, Who is All Powerful over everything, I seek refuge by the Grace of Allah, I seek refuge by the gathering (of all) by Allah from the evil of every insolent, tyrant and from the evil of every despised devil and from the evil of every one near or far, weak or strong and from the evil of the poisonous, creeping as trying (creatures), and from the evil of every creature, small or big at night or in the day, and from the evil of the perverse from amongst Arabs and aliens and from the evil of the impious genie and men.

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his progeny. Aameen.

For Protection from Mischief of Genie and Men

A tradition of Kafi says that Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) said that

Recitation of this doa causes immunity from the mischief of genie, men, harmful animals and bad effects of evil eyes.

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

Bismil laahil Jaleele o-e’ezo folaanan (name of the person from whose immunity is desired) billaahil a’zeeme menal haammate was-saammate wal-laammate wal-a’ammate wa menal jinne wal-inse wa menal a’rabe wal-a’jame wa min nafsehim wa baghyehim wa nafkhehim wa be-aayatil kursiyye..

Recite aayatul kursee till khaaledoon, then say:

o-e’ezo folaanan (name of the person from whose immunity is desired) billaahil…

(repeat the doa till the end again).

Allahumma Salle Alaa Muhammadin wa Aale Muhammad. Aameen.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

In the name of Allah, the Glorious, I seek refuge from (name of the person from whose evil the protection is sought) by Allah, the Great from the creeping, poisonous creature, blaming and going astray, and from the genie and men, and from the Arabs and aliens and from their vain (talk); rebellion and boasting, and by (the help) of the verses of Throne (recite Ayatul Kursi chapter 2, Verses 255-257).

Then again say: In the name of Allah I seek refuge from (name the person from whose evil the protection is sought) by Allah, the Glorious, by Allah the Great (repeat the Doa).

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his progeny. Aameen.

For Protection from Mischief of Men Genie and Devils

A tradition is related in Misbaahul Kaf’ami, gist of which is as follows: This doa was narrated to the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) by Gabriel, the Archangel, for protection from mischief of Men, Genie and Devils.

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

a-o’ozo benoore wajhil laahe wa kalemaatehit taammatil latee laa yojaawezohunna barrun wa laa faajerun min sharre maa zara-a fil arze wa maa yakhrojo minhaa wa min sharre maa yanzelo menas samaa-e wa ma ya’rojo feehaa wa min sharre fetanil layle wan nahaare wa min sharre tawaareqil layle wan nahaare illaa taareqan yatroqo bekhayrin yaa rahmaano.

Allahumma Salle Alaa Muhammadin wa Aale Muhammad. Aameen.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

I seek refuge by the Light of Allah’s face, and His Perfected words which neither the good nor the bad exceed from the evil of what is created in the earth and what comes out of it (earth), from the evil of what descends from the sky and whatever ascends towards it (sky), and from the evil of the trials of the night and the day, and from the evil of the visitors of the night and the day except the visitor who knocks with goodness, O the Merciful.

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his progeny. Aameen.

For Protection from Animals and Genie

A tradition from Kitab ‘Kaafi’ on the authority of Imam Moosa Kazim (a.s.) or Imam Reza (a.s.) relates that

Whoever keeps the following doa with him written on a piece of paper will be immune from harmful animals like snake and scorpion and beasts and devils.

If recited he will be protected from robbers and thieves. It should be recited after sunset.

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

bismil laahe wa billaahe wal hamdo lillaahil lazee lam yattakhiz saahebatan wa laa waladan wa lam yakun lahu shareekun fil mulke wa lam yakun lahu waliyyun menaz zulle wa kabbirho takbeeran wal hamdo lillaahil lazee yasefo wa laa yoosafo wa ya’lamo wa laa yo’lamo ya’lamo khaa-enatal a-a’yone wa maa tukhfis sodooro wa a-o’ozo be wajhil laahil kareeme wa bismil laahil a’zeeme min sharre maa bara-a wa zara-a wa min sharre maa tahtas saraa wa min sharre maa batana wa zahara wa min sharre maa wasafto wa maa lam asef wal hamdo lillaahe rabbil a’alameena.

Allahumma Salle Alaa Muhammadin wa Aale Muhammad. Aameen.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

In the name of Allah, by (the help of) Allah, and all Praise is due to Allah Who has taken neither a wife nor a son, and for Whom there is no partner in (His) Kingdom, and there is not for Him any helper against any humility; and all praise is due to Allah, Who describes but (He) cannot be described, Who knows. Who knows the treacherous look of the eyes, and what the breasts conceal; and I seek refuge by the Gracious face of Allah and by the name of Allah, the Great from the evil which created and spread and from the evil of what is beneath the lowest of the low beneath the earth, and from the evil which is hidden and manifest, and from the evil of what I have described and what I did not describe, and all praise is due to Allah the Lord of the worlds.

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his progeny. Aameen.

For Immunity from Genie and Men

Whoever recites the following doa will remain immune from mischief of Jinn and Man.

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

bismillaahe wa billaahe wa elal laahe wa fee sabeelil laahe wa a’laa millate rasoolil laahe (s.a.w.a.) allaahummak fenee bequwwateka wa hawleka wa qudrateka min sharre kulle mughtaalin wa kaydil fujjaare fa-innee ohibbul abraara wa owaalil akhyaara wa sallal laaho a’laa mohammadin nabiyye wa aalehi wa sallam.

Allahumma Salle Alaa Muhammadin wa Aale Muhammad. Aameen.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

In the name of Allah, with (the help of) Allah, from Allah and towards Allah, in the way of Allah, on the Creed of Allah’s Prophet, may Allah’s benediction be upon him and his (pure) progeny. O Allah! Suffice unto me, by Your Help, by Your Might, by Your Power (against) the evil of every deceitful (person) and the intrigue of the wicked, for, indeed I love the righteous ones, and befriend the good ones; may Allah’s benediction be upon Muhammad, the Prophet and his (pure) progeny, and greetings.

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his progeny. Aameen.

For Immunity from Genie and Devils

This doa is mentioned in Misbah-e-Kaf’ami, whoever wants to be immune from Genie and devils should read the following doa after wajib prayer once a day, Inshallah he will be protected.

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

yaa allaahul elaahul akbarul qaahero be qudratehi jamee-a’ e’baadehi wa motaa-o’ le-a’zamatehi i’nda kulle khaleeqatehi wa mumzaa mashiyyatohu lesaabeqe qudratehi anta taklao maa khalaqta bil-layle wan-nahaare wa laa yamtane-o’ man aradta behi sooo-an be-shayin doonka min zaalekas sooo-e wa laa yahoolo ahadun doonaka bayna ahadin wa maa toreedo behi menal khayre kullo maa yoraa wa laa yoraa fee qabzateka wa ja-a’lta qabaa-elal jinne wash-shayaateene yarawnanaa wa laa naraahum wa anaa lekaydehim khaaefun fa-aaaminnee min sharrehim wa baa-sehim behaqqe sultaanekal a’zeeze yaa a’zeezo.

Allahumma Salle Alaa Muhammadin wa Aale Muhammad. Aameen.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

O Allah! There is no god Greater, Dominant by his power over all His servants (than you); all His creatures obey Him due to His Greatness; and His Will is executed as per His proceeding Decree; You guard, day and night, what You have created; if You desire evil unto a thing, nothing can prevent that evil from it save You; none can intervene between any one and the one for whom You desire good, except You, everything visible or invisible is in Your control; You have made the troubles of Genie and devils (such as) they see us but we do not see them, and I am afraid of their intrigues, so protect me from their evil and their harm through Your Ever-Prevalent authority. O the Mighty One!

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his progeny. Aameen.

Surah-e-Falaq and Naas are Most Beneficial for Removing of Evils of Magic, etc.

These two Surahs of Holy Quran, Surah-e-Falaq and Surah-e-Naas are the most beneficial for removing effects of Magic, evil eye and calamities. There are numerous traditions recommending recitation of these two Surahs on the bewitched of such persons.

Chapter 113 – Surah-e-Falaq

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

Qul A-o’ozo Berabbil Falaqe. Min Sharre Maa Khalaqa. Wa min Sharre Ghaaseqin ezaa Waqaba. Wa min Sharrin naffaasaate fil oqade. Wa min Sharre haasedin ezaa Hasad.

Allahumma Salle Alaa Muhammadin wa Aale Muhammad. Aameen.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

Say: I seek refuge in the Lord of the Dawn. From the evil of what He has created. From the evil of the dark night when it overtakes. And from the evil of the malignant Witchcraft. And from the evil of the envious when he envies.

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his progeny. Aameen.

Chapter 114 – Surah-e-Naas

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

Qul A-o’ozo Berabbin naase. malekin naase. elaahin naase. min sharril waswaasil khannaasil. lazee yowasweso fee sodoorin naase. menal jinnate wan naas.

Allahumma Salle Alaa Muhammadin wa Aale Muhammad. Aameen.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

Say, I seek refuge in the Lord of the people, the king of the people, God of the people. From the evil of the slinking whisperer, who whispers into the breasts (hearts) of the people. (Be he) From among the Jinn and the Man.

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his progeny. Aameen.

For Protection from Magic

Janab Shaikh Ibrahim Kafa’mi (a.r.) writes in his ‘Misbaah’ that whoever has fear of magic should recite the following Quranic verses often, Inshallah he will remain safe.

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

Qaala Lahum Moosaa alqoo maaa antum mulqoona[31]

falammaaa alqaw qaala moosaa maa je’tum behis sehro, innal laaha sayubtelohu, innal laaha laa yusleho a’malal mufsedeena. wa yohiqqul laahul haqqa bekalemaatehi wa law karehal mujremoona.[32]

wa qadimnaa elaa maa a’meloo min a’malin fa-ja-a’lnaaho habaaa-am mansooran.[33]

bal naqzefo bil-haqqe a’lal baatele fayadmaghohu fa-izaa howa zaahequn, wa lakomul waylo mimmaa tasefoon.[34]

Wa alqe maa fi Yameeneka talqaf maa Sana-o’o Innamaa Sana-o’o Kaido Saaherin, Wa laa yuflehus Saahero hayso ata. Fa-alqeyas Saharato Sujjadan Qaaloo Aamannaa berabbe Haroona Wa Moosa.[35]

Allahumma Salle Alaa Muhammadin wa Aale Muhammad. Aameen.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

Said unto them Moses! Cast you down what you have to cast.[36]

So when they had cast down (their rods and cords) said Moses (unto them) ‘what you have brought of sorcery! Verily God causes not to thrive the work of the mischief makers.’ And God will prove the truth to be the truth by His words, though the guilt ones be averse (to it).[37]

And (then) will We proceed to what they have wrought of deeds, and We will render them like to the dust scattered in air.[38]

Nay! We hurl truth upon falsehood, that it crushes its head, and lo it vanishes; and woe to you for what you describe (of God).[39]

And cast down what is in your right hand; it shall swallow up what they have wrought. Verily they have wrought by the plan of a sorcerer shall not be successful whatsoever manner (of skill) he may come from. Then fell down the sorcerers prostrating (in obeisance) they said: ‘We believe in the Lord of Aaron and Musa!’[40]

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his progeny. Aameen.

For Warding off Effects of Evil Eye

For warding off effects of evil eye and magic, one should keep this Doa with him written on a piece of paper and sewn in (impollute) piece of cloth.

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

a-o’ozo be kalemaatil laahit taammate min kulle shaitaanin wa haammate min kulle a’ynil laammate. a-o’ozo be-kalemaatil laahit taammaatil laatee laa yojaawejohunna barrun wa laa faajerun min sharre maa zara-a. wa bara maa yanzelo menas samaaa-e wa zara-a fil arze wa min sharre maa yukhrejo minhaa wa min sharre fetanil layle wan nahaare wa min sharre kulle tawaareqil layle illaa taarequn yatroqo bekhayrin yaa rahmaano. a-o’ozo bekalemaatil laahit taammate min ghazabehi wa min e’qaabehi wa min sharre e’baadehi wa min hamazaatish shayaateene wa ayn yahzoroone tahsanto billaahil lazee. laa elaaha illaa howa elaaha wa elaaho kulle shay-in. wa’tasamto be rabbee rabba kulle shay-in tawakkalto a’lal hayyil lazee laa yamooto wastadafa’atash sharre was sahre be laa hawla wa laa quwwata illaa billaah. hasbeyal laaho wa ne’mal vakeel, hasbee yaa rabbe menal e’baad. hasbeyal khaaleqo menal makhlooqeen.hasbeyar raazeqo menal marzooqeen. hasbeyal lazee howa hasbee, hasbeyal laaho beyadehi malakooto kulle shay-in wa howa yojeero wa laa yojaaro a’layhe, hasbeyal laaho wa kafaa same-a’l laaho leman da-a’a laysa waraa-al laahil muntahaa. hasbeyal laaho laa elaaha illaa howa, a’layhe tawakkalto wa howa rabbul a’rshil azeem. allaahumma yaa wadoodo, yaa mubdeyo, yaa mo-e’edo yaa fa-a’alo lemaa yoreedo. as-aloka be noore wajhekal lazee mala-a’ arkaana a’rsheka wa as-aloka bequdratekal latee wasa’ta kulle shay-in. laa elaaha illaa anta yaa mogheeso aghisnee as-aloka aymana wa amaana min oqoobatid dunyaa wal aakherate wa anta hafaznaa min sharre kulle makhlooqaate wa masnoo-aate wa makroohaate.

Allahumma Salle Alaa Muhammadin wa Aale Muhammad. Aameen.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

I seek refuge with the perfected words of Allah from every devil and poisonous insects and every evil eye. I seek refuge with the perfected words of Allah which encompass every good and bad from the evil that spread and created, from the evil that descends from the sky and the evil that ascends towards it, and from the evil which is scattered on the earth and the evil that comes out of it; and the evil events of the night except the events that lead to goodness; and the day and for nocturnal events except the event which leads to goodness. O the Merciful! I seek refuge with the perfected words of Allah from His wrath; from His chastisement and from the (evil) things of Satan and from their excess to me. I have protected myself with (the help) of that Allah besides whom there is no god; My Lord and the Lord of everything. And I have held fast to my Sustainer (Who is) the Sustainer of everything. I repose my trust in Him Who is Ever living, Who shall never die. And I ward off the evil and the magic with (the slogan) ‘There is no might and power except with God. For me sufficient is Allah the best Protector. Sufficient is for me the Sustai­ner against (His) servant; Sufficient is for me the Creator against (His) creatures; Sufficient is for me the Protector of the sustenance against the sustained. Sufficient is for me Allah in Whose hands is Authority of everything and Who protects and needs no protection; Sufficient and enough for me is Allah. Allah hears who calls Him. Beyond Allah there is no refuge, Sufficient for me is Allah there is no god except Him; On Him I rely; He is the Lord of the Great Throne. O Allah! O the Loving King! O the Loving King! O the Loving King! O the Possessor of the Glorious Throne! O the Originator! O the Returner! O the Doer as He Pleases! I beseech You by the Light of Your Face (Self) which has filled the pillars of Your Throne and I beseech You by Your with which You are Powerful over Your creation; with Your Mercy which is encom­passing everything. There is no god but You. O the Helper! Help me; I beseech You (to grant me) Faith and Protection from the retribution of the world and Hereafter and protect us from the evil of everything, creatures and created devices things undesirable.

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his progeny. Aameen.

For Warding Off Bad Effects of Magic

For warding off bad effects of Magic, one should write the following doa on a piece of paper and keep with him.

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

haazaa ketaabo mohammadin rasoolil laahe rabbil a’alaameen, elaa man taraqad daara menal u’mmaare waz-zawwaarie elaa taareqan yatroqo bekhayrin. ammaa ba’d fa-inna lanaa wa lakum fil haqqe sa-a’tin fa-in tako a’asheqan moole-a’n aw faajeran muqtaheman. fa-haazaa ketaabul laahe yanteqo a’laynaa wa a’laykum bil-haqqe innaa kunnaa nastansekho maa kuntun ta’maloona wa rosolonaa yaktoboona maa tamkoroona watrokoo saaheba ketaabee haazaa wantaleqoo elaa e’baadatil asnaame wa elaa mayn yaz-o’mo anna ma-a’l laahe elaahan aakhaara. laa elaaha illaa howa kullo shay-in haalekun illaa wajhahu, lahul hukmo wa elayhe turja-o’ona. haameem laa yansoroona. haa-meem-a’yn seen qaaf tafarrqat a-a’daaul laahe wa balaghat hujjatul laahe wa laa hawla wa laa quwwata illaa billaahe fasayakfeekahomul laaho wa howas samee-u’l a’leemo.

Allahumma Salle Alaa Muhammadin wa Aale Muhammad. Aameen.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

This is the Book of Muhammad, the Messenger of Allah the Lord of the Worlds; to the one who knocks at the house from among performer of Hajj and pilgrims except the one who knocks with goodness. After that indeed for us and for you there is amplitude in the Truth. Now ardent lover on head long evil-doer, then this is the Book of God which speaks against us and against you with Justice; Verily We used to record whatever you used to do; and Our Messen­gers write what (all) you devise; leave the Professor of the Book and begone you unto the worshipper of idols and unto him who thinks that there is another god with Allah; There is no other god except Him; everything is perishable except His Self. And this is the Authority and unto Him (only) you shall be returned. Ha; Meem; There shall not be help; Ha; Meem; Ain; Seen; Qaf; The enemies of Allah are divided (and dispersed) and the Authority of Allah has reached. There is neither power nor might except with Allah, Allah is enough for them and he is All Hearing; All-Aware.

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his progeny. Aameen.

Doa for Protection

A tradition in Kaafi says that whoever recites the following doa after wajib prayers, as if he will be enfolded under the wings of Jibraeel, the Archangel, for protection along with his family and his belongings. In other words he, his family and his belongings will be under protection of Allah. This Doa is oft-tried.

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

astawde-u’l laahal a’zeemal jaleela nafsee wa ahlee wa wuldee wa man yughneenee amrohu.

astawde-u’l laahal marhoobal makhoofal motaza’ze-a’ le-a’zamatehi kullo shay-in nafsee wa ahlee wa maalee wa wuldee wa mayn yughneenee amrohu.

Allahumma Salle Alaa Muhammadin wa Aale Muhammad. Aameen.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

I entrust to Allah, the Great, the Glorious, myself, my family, my property, my children, and the one whose matter is beneficial to me.

I entrust to Allah; before whose Greatness everything is awe-stricken, afraid (and) weakened myself, my family, my property, my children and the one whose matter is beneficial to me.

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his progeny. Aameen.

Doa for Removal of Calamities

A tradition in Kafi relates that the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) taught this doa to Hazrat Ali Ameerul Momineen (a.s.) and said,

The recitation of this Doa repels a variety of calamities. It is also beneficial to remove poverty.

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

Laa hawla wa laa quwwata illaa billaahil a’zeeme.

Allahumma Salle Alaa Muhammadin wa Aale Muhammad. Aameen.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

And there is no power except Allah the Great.

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his progeny. Aameen.

Amulets and Other Recitation

(Taken from Kileed-e-Amaliyaat by Syed Barkat Ali Shah Vazeerabadi).

Protection Against Evil Eye

(1)       One of the following chapters of Quran-e Majeed should be written and tied on the affected person as amulet. This will protect him from the bad effects of evil eyes.

            (a)     Chapter No. 2. Surah-e-Baqarah (The Cow)

            (b)    Chapter No. 12. Surah-e-Yusuf (Joseph)

            (c)     Chapter No. 36 Surah-e-Yasin.

            (d)    Chapter No, 15 Surah-e-Hijr (The Rock)

            (e)     Chapter No. 104 Surah-e-Homazah (The slanderer)

(2)       Following be written and tied on the affected person:

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

Bismillaahil A’zeemish Saanil qaviyyis Sultaanish shadeedil arkaan. Habsun haabesun wa hajarun yaabesun wa shehaabun qaabesun wa laylun daamesun wa maa-un qaaresun fee a’ynil a’aene wa fee ahabbe khalqil laahe elayhe wa fee kabedehi wa kulyatayhe farje-e’l basara hal taraa min fotoorin summar je-i’l basara karratayne yanqalib elaykal basaro khaase-an wa howa haseerun.

Allahumma Salle Alaa Muhammadin wa Aale Muhammad. Aameen.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

In the name of Allah of eminently grand status, having a strong kingdom with fortified support. He is He Who holds in custody and prevents access, changes the complexion of heat (changes hot objects to cold ones), obscures night, congeals hurting eye of those who are His beloved, and cools his heart and all of his parts. Then look and see again do you find any gap, then you repeat your gaze again and again, your gaze will return to you dulled and wearied.’

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his progeny. Aameen.

 (3)      Recite Surah-e-Fateha (1st Chapter, al-Hamd) and after recitation the following written on paper should be tied on the affected person.

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

A-o’ozo (write the name of the person you fear of or the person whom you suspect) be kalemaatil laahit taammaate min sharre maa khalaqa wa zara-a wa bara-a wa min a’ynin naazeratin wa ozonin saame-a’tin wa lesaanin naateqin inna rabbee a’laa seraatin mustaqeemin wa min sharrish shaytaane wa a’malish shaytaane wa khaylhi wa rajelihi wa qaala yaa bonayya laa tadkholoo min baabin waahedin wadkholoo min abwaabin motafarreqah.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

I take shelter with the perfect words of ‘Allah’ against the (write the name of the person you fear of or the person whom you suspect) from the evil of what has been created from nothingness, and created from created things and from every seeing eye, hearing ear, speaking tongue. My Lord is on the straight path and from the mischief and performances of Satan, and his forces. And Said (he): O my dear sons! Enter not you all by one gate but enter by different gates.

(4)       Write on paper, Surah-e-Fateha, Surah-e-Falaq (The Dawn), Surah-e-Naas (The people), Surah-e-Tawheed ilkhlas or unity) and Ayatul Kursee. After these write the following:

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

allaahumma anta rabbee laa elaaha illaa anta a’layka tawakkalto wa anta rabbul a’rshil a’zeeme hasbeyal laaho wa ne’mal wakeelo maa shaa-al laaho kaana wa maa lam yashaa lam yakun ash-hado annal laaha a’laa kulle shay-in qadeerun wa annal laaha qad ahaata bekulle shay-in i’lman wa ahsaa kulla shay-in a’dadan.

allaahumma innee a-o’ozo beka min sharre nafsee wa min sharre kulle daabbatin anta aakhezun benaaseyatehaa inna rabbee a’laa seraatim mustaqeem. fa-in tawallaw faqul hasbeyal laaho laa elaaha illaa howa a’layhe tawakkalto wa howa rabbul a’rshil a’zeem.

bismil laahir rahmaanir raheem wa katabnaa a’layhim feehaa annan nafsa bin nafse wal-a’yna bil-a’yne wan-anfa bil-anfe wal-ozona bil-ozone was-sinna bis-sinne wal-zorooha qesaasun wa sallal laaho a’laa sayyedenaa mohammadin wa aalehit taaherin.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

O Allah! You are my Lord, there is no god but ‘You’. On ‘You’ I rely and ‘You’ are the Lord of Glorious Throne, Allah is sufficient and is the best of Protectors. Happens what He wills and does not come into being what He wills not. I bear witness that Allah is Powerful over everything and He encompasses by His knowledge all that is with them takes account of everything.

Allah! I seek refuge with ‘You’ against the mischief of myself and against the mischief of every living Creature. ‘You’ will hold it by its forelock. Verily my Lord is on the Right Path. But if they turn away, say, suffices me Allah. There is no god but He, on Him do I rely and He is the Lord of the Great Arsh (Throne).

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful. And we prescribed for them (there in) that life is for life, and eye for eye, and nose for nose, and ear for ear, and tooth for tooth and for wounds (there shall be) a reprisal but he who remits it (in charity) it shall be an expiation (of his sins). May Allah bless our Master Muhammad and his holy progeny.

(5)       The affected person should recite once each of the following chapters. Surah al-Hamd (Chapter Fateha), Surah-e-Naas (The people), Surah-e-Falaq (The Dawn) and Surah-e-Ikhlaas (oneness of Allah – Qul Howal laaho Ahad). During recitation the hands should be raised towards the sky. After recitation he should rub his hand on his forehead.

(6)       Write Surah-e-Jaaseyah (The Knealing – chapter No. 45) and keep it near the head (under the pillow).

(7)       Recite the following thrice

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

MaaShaa allaaho laa hawla wa laa quwwata illaa billaahil a’liyyil azeem.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

Whatever Allah wishes, there is no power or might but with Allah the Sublime and Great

(8)       Write the following on paper and tie it on the affected person:

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

 a-o’ozo bekalemaatil laahit teammate wa asmaa-ehil husnaa kullehaa min sharris saammate wal ammate wa min sharre a’ynil laammate wa min sharre haasedin ezaa hasad.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

I seek refuge with the perfect words of Allah and with all His beautiful names against the mischief of the common and the poisonous creatures and from the evil eyes and against evil of the envious when he envies.

Transliteration

(9)       Write on a piece of paper and tie it as amulet

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

allaahumma yaa zas sultaanil a’zeeme wal-mannil qadeeme wal-wajhil kareeme zal-kalemaatit taammaate wad-da’waatil mustajaabaate aa’fil hasane wal-husayne min anfosil jinne wa a-a’yonil inse.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

O Allah! The Owner of Great Kingdom, eternal favours, Glorious countenance with Perfect Words and prayers which are accepted, bestow cure on Hasan and Husain against the soul of jinn and eyes of men.

(10)     Write verse No. 51 of chapter No, 68 (Noon val Qalam).

And verses No. I, 2, 3, 4, of Surah-e-Mulk

(The Kingdom Chapter No. 67) and tie as amulet on the patient.

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

Va in yakaadul lazeena kafaroo layuzleqoonaka be absaarehim lammaa same’uz zikra wa yaquloona innahu lamajnoon.[41]

Tabaarakal lazee beyadehil mulko wa howa a’laa kulle shay-in qadeero. Nil lazee khalaqal mawta wal hayaata leyablowakum ayyokum ahsano a’mala, wa howal a’zeezul ghafoorul. lazee khalaqa sab-a’ samaawaatin tebaaqaa, maa taraa fee khalqir Rahmaane min tafaawot farje-i’l basara hal taraa min fotoor. -Summar je-i’l basara karratayne yanqaleb elaykal basaro Khaasean wa howa haseer.[42]

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

And those who disbelieve would almost suit you with their eyes when they hear the reminder and say they, ‘Verily he is mad.’[43]

Hallowed is He in whose hand is the Kingdom (of the heavens and the earth) and He over all things Powerful, Who created death and life that He may try you (to prove) which of you is best in deeds; He is the Ever Prevalent, the Oft-forgiving, Who created the seven heavens layer above layer, you see not in the creation of the Beneficent (Allah) any defect or incongruity. Then look again! Do you see any gap! Then repeat (Your) gaze again and again, your gaze shall return to you dulled being wearied.[44]

Exorcising of Evil Spirit, Jinn and Dispelling Sorcery

(I)       Write the following and hang it in the neck of the affected person as amulet.

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

Yaa man howa yaa laysa howa illaa howa salle a’laa Mohammadin wa aale Mohammad waj-a’l le haamele haazaa (write the name of the person in whose neck this is to be put) min kulle soo-in wa ham-min wa alamin wa suqmin wa wajin farajan wa makhrajan yaa kareemo behaqqe Mohammadin wa A’liyyin wa faatemata wal-Hasane wal-Husaine wa-A’liyyin wa Mohammadin wa ja’farin wa Moosaa wa A’liyyin wa Mohammadin wa A’liyyin wal-Hasane wal-Hujjatil Qaaeme salawaatoka wa Salaamoka A’layhim Ajma-e’ena berahmateka yaa arhamar raahemin.

Allaahummash fehi be shefaae’ka wa daawehi be da’vaa-e’ka wa aafehe min balaaeka be hurmate mohammadin Sayyede Ambeyaaeka wa A’liyyin Sayyede awseyaa-eka wa faatemata sayyadate emaa-eka wa aalehemit tayyebeenat taahereen.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

There is none but He, may Allah bless Muhammad and his progeny, O the Generous relieve and expedite the release from the bearer of this amulet (Write the name in whose neck this is to be hanged) of every evil, misery, pain and disease in the name of Muhammad, Ali, Fatema, Hasan, Husain, Ali Muhammad, Ja’far, Moosa, Ali, Muhammad, Ali, Hasan and al-Hujjat al-Qaaem, be on all of them Your blessing and peace with Your mercy O the most Merciful.

O Allah cure him with Your cure and treat him with Your treatment and save him from all trials from You in the names of Muhammad, the leader of the Prophets. Ali the leader of Your vicegerents, Fatema, the foremost among the ladies, Your bond women and their holy and sacred progeny.

(2)       The affected person will keep with him the following written on a paper.

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

Bismil laahe wa billaah, wa’lam annal laaha a’laa kulle Shay’in qadeer wa annal laaha qad ahaata bekulle shay’in i’lmaa wa hasbonal laaho wa Ne’mal wakeel A’layhe tawakkalto wa howa rabbul a’rshil a’zeem. Oe’ezo saaheba ketabee haazaa (write the name of the person for whom this is written) min jamee-i’l awjaa-e’ wal asqaame wa menal jinne wal inse wa menal sadere wal waadiz zarre wa menad daakhele wal khaareje wa menal aammate wal amne wal fatene wal baadee wa menas saa-ebit taareqe wa saahebil layle wa maa as-a’sa wan nahare wa maa zohaa wa min jamee-i’t tawaareqe illaa taareqan yatroqo wa yakhrojo fa-innee O-e’ezoha billaahe wa ahrozohu billaahe wa amrohu billaahil lazee laa elaaha illaa howal lazee aamanat behi banu Israaeela wa billaahil lazee anzala a’laa a’bdehil ketaaba wa lam yaj-a’l ewajan qayyema.

fas-saaffaate saffaa faz-zaajeraate zajran fat-taaleyaate zikraa. wa be-sad wal-Qur-aana ziz zikr, waz zaareyaate zarwan fal-haamelaate wiqran fal-jaareyaate yusran wa be Qaaf wal Qur-aanil majeed wa O-e’ezohu bit toore wa ketaabim mastoorin wa bin najme ezaa hawaa wa bil layle ezaa yaghshaa wa bin nahaare ezaa tajallaa wa bit-taaherit tohre wa bil-a’zeemil Jannanil mannaane was sab-i’l masaanee wal Qur-aanil a’zeem O-e’ezoha billaahe min kulle soo-in wa saqmin wa kulle janeyyin wa janiyyatin wa shaytaanin wa shaitaanatin wa saaherin. wa saaheratin wa ghawlin wa ghawlatin wa qareebin va ba-e’edin min zakarin aw unsaa min ajmae’en wa saqeemin wa faseehin wa saheehin daakhelin aw khaarejin.

O-e’ezo billaahil lazee Laa elaaha illaa howal malekul Quddoosus salamamul mo-amenul Mohaymenul a’zeezul jabbaarul motakkabber. Subhaanal laahe a’mmaa yushrekoon. Howal laahul Khaalequl Baare-ul Mosawwero lahul asmaa-ul Husnaa yosabbeho lahu maa fis-samaawaate wal-arz wahowal a’zeezul Hakeem.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

In the name of Allah and under the protection of Allah, know that Allah is over everything Powerful and Allah encompasses everything by His knowledge. Suffices us Allah, the best of Protectors. On Him I rely and He is the Lord of Great Throne. I entrust (write the name of the person wearing this amulet) to Your protection against all pains and diseases, from jinn and human beings, from water, harming valleys, from interior, from exterior, officials from trust, intelligent and shrewd people, from heavy rain and the night comer the roaming wolf of night and from the day, the brightness of moon and from all the calamities except the one which comes by night and goes away. I entrust him under the protection of Allah, I put him under the refuge of Allah and keep him under the protection of Allah – there is no god but He in Whom believed Israelites and under Allah Who sent down upon His Servant the Book (the Quran) and has not caused in it any crookedness.

By those who range themselves in rank and by those who drive away the evil with reproof and by the reciters of Quran and by ‘Saad’ and by the Quran full of admonition And by the scatterers that scatter, by those which bear their load and then by those which speed tightly along. And by ‘Qaaf’, by the Glorious Quran and I seek refuge for him by the Mountain Tur and the book written and by the star when it goes down and by the Night when it spreads its evil and by the Day when (the Sun’s light) shines and by the pure and purity and by the great gardens full of favours and seven oft-repeated verses and the great Quran. I seek refuge for him against all evils disease all genie, from Satan (male and female), sorcerer and sorceress from those take away things expectedly, from those near me and those far from me, from every male and every female, from a non-Arab and weak, from strong and eloquent people local native or foreigner.

I seek refuge with Allah – there is no god but He, He is the Absolute King, the Holy, the Peace loving, the Bestower of safety, the Guardian over all, the Ever-Prevalent the Supreme, the Great Absolute. Hallowed is Allah from what they associate with Him. He is Allah, the Creator, the Maker, the Fashioner. His are all the Excellent names, whatsoever is in the heavens and the earth hallows Him and He is the Ever-Prevalent, the All-Wise.

(3)       Write the following in five lines and tie it as an amulet on the right arm.

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

Bismil laahir Rahmaanir Raheem wa nofekha fis-soore fasa-e’qa man fis-samaawaate wal arze illaa maa shaa-allaaho summa nofokha feehe ukhraa fa-ezaa hum qeyaamuyn yanzoroon. wa ashraqatil arzo be noore rabbeha wa woze-a’l ketaabo wa jeee-a bin nabiyyeena wash-shohadaaa-e, wa qozeya baynahum bil haqqe wa hum laa yuzlamoon. wa sallal laaho a’laa khayre khalqehi Mohammadin wa aalehi ajma-e’en. aameen.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

And (when) shall be blown the Trumpet, then shall swoon (die) whoever is in the heavens and whoever is in the earth save those whom Allah has willed (to keep alive); then (the Trumpet) shall be blown again then lo! They shall stand up awaiting. And the earth shall get radiant with the light of its Lord and the Book shall be set and the prophets shall be brought up and the witnesses and (it shall) be judge between them justly not unjustly. May Allah bless the best of His creation Muhammad and all the members of his progeny. Ameen

(4)       Surah e-Yasin or Surah-e-Hojoraat or Ayatul Kursi should be written and tied on the affected person.

(5)       Write seven times on the right arm of sorcery affliction person the following after performing ablution and before eating anything for.

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

wa mayn Yohaajir fee sabeelil laahe yajid fil arze moraaghaman kaseeran wa sa-a’h, wa mayn yakhruj mim baytehee mohaajeran elal laahe wa rasoolehi Summa yudrikhul mawta faqad vaqa-a’ ajrohu a’lal laahw wa kaanal laaho ghafoorar raheema.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

And whosoever migrates in the way of Allah, finds in the earth sufficient and spacious refuge; and whoever goes forth from his house migrating unto Allah and His Messenger (Hazrat Muhammad s.a.w.a.) and then (before reaching his destination) death overtakes him, indeed his recompense has become incumbent on Allah; and Allah is Oft-forgiving, Merciful.

(6)       Write daily on the palm of right hand of the sorcery afflicted person the following for eight days with rose water and saffron. The affected person should then clean (lick) the writing of the palm by his tongue daily.

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

wa mayn yakhruj mim baytehi mohaajeran elal laahe wa rasoolehi summa yudrikhul mawta faqad waqa-a’ ajrohu a’lal laahe wa kaanal laaho ghafoorar raheema.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

And whoever goes forth from his house migrating unto Allah and His Messenger (Hazrat Muhammad s.a.w.a.) and then (before reaching his destination) death overtakes him, indeed his recompense has become incumbent on Allah; and Allah is Oft-forgiving, Merciful.

(7)       For sorcery – write the following on green coloured earthen pot with the water of white grapes and saffron. Wash it with rain water – the affected person should take bath with this water.

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

Yaa banee Aadama khozoo zeenatakum i’nda kulle masjediwn wa koloo washraboo wa laa tusrefoo innahu laa Yohibbul musrefeen.

Qul mun harrama zeenatal laahil latee akhraja le-e’badehee wat-tayyebaato mener rizk.

Qul heya lillazeena aamaanu fil hayaatid dunyaa khaalesatayn yawmal qeyaamate kazaaleka nofasselul aayaate leqawmiyn ya’lamoon.[45] Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

O children of Adam! Be adorned at every time of prostration and eat you and drink you and commit no excesses, verily He loves not the extravagant.

Say: (O Our Messenger Muhammad!) ‘Who has prohibited the adornment (granted) of Allah which He has brought forth for His servants and the good things of the provisions?’

Say: These are for those who believe, in (the short) life of this world (to be) exclusively theirs on the Day of Judgement. Thus do we explain in details the signs for a people who know.[46] O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

For Safety Against the Mischief of Men and Genie

The affected should recite loudly the following verse keeping the right hand on the forehead.

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

Afaghayra deenil laahe yabghoona wa lahu aslama man fissamaawaate wal arze taw-a’wn wa karhawn wa elayhe yurja-o’on.[47]

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

Seek they other than the religion of Allah? When unto Him submits whosoever is in the heavens and on the earth willingly or unwillingly and to Him they shall be returned.[48]

For safety Against the Mischief of Men and Genie

Write the following and keep it with you.

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

yaa man laa ya’lamul ghayba illaa howa. yaa man laa yodabberul amra illaa howa. yaa man laa yasrefus soo-a illaa howa. yaa man laa yaghferuz zonooba illaa howa. yaa man laa yohyil ezaamal mawtaa illaa howa. howal awwalo wal aakhero wazzaahero wal-baateno wa  howa  bekulle shayin a’leem. wa bil haqqe anzalnaaho wa bil haqqe nazal. wa maa arsalnaaka illaa mobash-sheran wa nazeeran. behaqqe kaaf haa yaa a’yn saad, haa meem a’yn seen qaaf kaamelan haadeyan yaaseran yaamelan saadeqan berahmateka yaa arhamar raahemeen.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

O only He! Who knows the unseen, O only He! Who regulate the affairs, O only He! Who dispels the evil, O only! Who forgives the sins, O only He! Who causes life in the dead bones. He is the First, He is the last, He is the Manifest He is the Hidden, He is Knower of everything. With Truth We have sent it down and with Truth it has come down We sent not you (O our Messenger Muhammad!) but as a giver of glad tidings and as a Warner, for the sake of Truth of Qaaf, Haa, Yaa Ayn, Saad and with Truth of Haa, Meem, Ayn, Seen, Qaaf as a perfect soft, affectionate and true guide. O the Most Merciful! (I beseech You) in the name of Your Mercy.

Hazrat Ali (a.s.) Invocation for Dispelling the Evil Effects of Magic or the Evil Spirit Haunting the Person

This invocation taught by Hazrat Ali (a.s.) is like a fortress for protection. Write it and tie it as an amulet on the right arm. (Already printed and attached here ready for making Taaviz).

Aai Kanoosh Arkanoosh Arahshish Atbeetsaqeenakh Ya Matatroon Qaryaa Lasyoon Maa wa maa Sooma sooma Taytasaloos Khabtoos Masfaqees Masaa Mao’osh Afarteeo’osh Lateefaqash Lateefoosh Haaza Haaza.

Transliteration

Allaahumma Salle A’laa Muhammadin Wa Aale Muhammad.

Bismillaahir Rahmaanir Raheem.

Wa maa Kunta Bejaanebil Gharbiyye IZ Qazaynaa elaa Moosal Amra Wa maa Kunta Menash-Shaahedeena. ukhruj Be-Qudratil Laahe Minhaa Ayyohal Lae’eno Be i’zzatil Laahe Rabbil A’alameena ukhruj Minhaa wa Illaa Kunta Menal Masjooneena ukhruj Minhaa famaa yaKoono Laka An Tatakabbara Feeha Fakhruj Innaka Menas Saaghereena ukhruj Minha Mazo’oman Madhooran Malo’onan Kamaa La-a’nnaa Ashaabas Sabte Wa Kaana Amrul Laahe Maf-o’olan. ukhruj Yaa Zawil Mahzoona ukhruj Yaa Sooran Yaa Sooran Soorun Bil-Ismil Makhzoone Ya Tataroona Tar-o’ona Maraa-o’ona Tabarakal Laaho Ahsanul Khaaleqeena Yaa Hayaa Yaa Hayaa SharaaHiyyan Hayyan Qayyooman Bil-Ismil Maktoobe A’la Jabhate Israafeela Utrodoo A’n Saahebe Haazal Ketaabe Kulle Jeniyyin Wa Jeniyyatin Wa Shaytaanin Wa Shaytaanatin Wa Taabe-i’n Wa taabe-a’tin Wa Saaherin Wa Ghoolin wa Ghoolatin Wa Kulla mota-a’bbesin Wa a’abesin Ya’baso be-Ibne Aadama Wa banaate Hawwaa Wa laa hawla walaa Quwwata Illaa Billaahil A’liyyil A’zeeme Wa SalLal Laaho A’laa Mohammadin Wa Aalehi Ajmae’enat taahereenal Ma’soomeen.

Translation

O Allah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad and his Progeny.

In the name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful.

And you were not on the Western side (of Mount Sinai) when passed We to Moses the Commandment, nor were you one of the (eye) witnesses. Get out from it by the might of Allah. O the accursed one! By the fear of awe of Allah the Lord of worlds, get out from it or else you will be one of the imprisoned ones. Get out from it for it does not befit you to behave proudly therein. Get out; verily you are of the despised ones. Get out of this (state), despised, driven away and accursed in the manner We cursed the people of Sabath; and (know you that) the Command of God is ever executed.

O Soora the stinking! Get out, O Soora! Get out - here is the fortress of the most excellent hidden name of God - O Tataroon ‘Taro’on Maraao’on! Blessed be God, the best of the Creators.

O Haya! O Haya! for the sake of the name of self subsisting God which is written on the forehead of Israafeel, get away, from person wearing this amulet, whoever you may be from genie or a fairy, or a satanic male or female spirit, accompanying since the birth of this person a sorcerer or a sorceress, a ghost or a female demon or a conjurer used to nonsensical mischief with the sons of Aadam and daughters of Eve.

There is no might or power but with God the Sublime and Majestic. May God bless Muhammad and all his purified, holy and infallible progeny.

Techniques of overpowering the evil spirits or subduing them or genie

The techniques of subduing or overpowering the evil spirits or genie could be learnt from Bhuvas or aamils. These persons are expert in this art. He who wants to learn it should maintain perfect (religious) cleanliness and purity. For internal purity one has to observe fasts for a number of days and recite certain doas and beautiful names of Allah. He has to adhere certain restrictions in his daily food and learn certain numbers of occult nature. He has to study the effects of stars and has to pass most of his time in recitations of religious nature. It is usually the Syed and religiously learned people who learn the art of exorcizing the evil spirits.

It is usually the programme of forty days of incantation of prescribed words or verses or chapters of the Holy Quran in order to become a qualified Aamil. The prescribed words or verses or chapters of the Holy Quran are to be recited daily at a fixed clean and isolated place. The number of daily recitations is also fixed. If someday the fixed time is missed the programme is to be restarted afresh and to be reckoned as the first day. Benzoin and other types of incense are to be ignited at the time of incantation to make the surrounding fragrant. He should keep himself and his clothes pure and clean. The jinn who come under the control of the prescribed recita­tion try to prevent the completion of the programme of forty days by appearing before the incantator in a very dreadful and frightening figure. The incantator gets mad if he gets frightened and gives up the incantation. He passes the rest of the life in madness or gets affected by paralysis or some other ailment which makes him disabled for the rest of his life no medicine or treatment can cure him of his disability.

The jinn try some other devices to enable them to break the programme if the incantator possess strong will power.

Such a student spiritualist states his experience thus:

Once I was busy incantating for achieving perfection in the art of overpowering the bites of poisonous insects and animals. I suddenly saw my father being brought to me in shackles and fetters by my father’s dead enemy. I then saw that the enemy was commanding my father to bend at the knees. When he did so, the enemy look out his sword from the scabbard to behead my old father. At that time my father conjured me to save his life for the sake of the parental love. My father further said that the enemy entered his house and when he (my father) shouted for help, he was tied and brought before me.

I was on the verge of giving up my incanta­tion and was ready to come out of the circle within which I was sitting busy reciting the incantation to save my old father. But all of a sudden it struck me and I understood the device of the jinn. I therefore turned my attention away from that dreadful scene I became unmind­ful of it and got again busy with my incantation. The jinn accepting the defeat disappeared.

The same jinn tried another device, I felt that the whole house where I was busy with my programme, was oscillating sidewards and that it would fall down to crush me. But the jinn did not succeed in his device and allowed me to complete my programme peacefully.

The Aamil recites the prescribed formula on piece of sugar and gives it to eat to the one beaten by a serpent or a rabid dog. This treatment has cured many.

Satanic Sorcery

Satanic sorcery popularly known as earthly or infernal sorcery is played through the agency of disbelieving jinn known as Satan.

They are Kafir jinn. Student desirous of learning this art has to maintain internal and external uncleanliness and impurity and has to act similarly in his behaviour just as the seeker of heavenly and spiritual knowledge has to maintain religious purity and cleanliness both of body and mind. The incantator loses all the power achieved through earthly and infernal (satanic) knowledge, should he remain clean and pure even for a moment. He takes no bath, applies no fragrance, offers no prayers and performs no deed of virtue and goodness.

The Method to Subdue Satan is Full of Impurity and Fright

During the month of Diwali, in the dark half of the month of Katric the first month of Hindu year and especially on the night of 14th of the dark half of the month of Asso (last month of Hindu year) when dirty jinn (Satan) are all allowed to visit their previous abodes, the seeker of this knowledge dons dirtiest types of clothes, applies bad smelling oil on the body and takes with him provisions of eatables which are unlawful a sharp knife and gugal (a foul smelling gum) for igniting at the time of incantation to subdue the Satan. He goes to a place of cremation of the city, graveyard of mean community or of those given the Capital punishment. There he incantates and draws a circle wherein he sits for further reci­tation keeping with him the knife ready. As he incantates he goes on throwing black mung. The incantator asks the devil when they present themselves before him on whose invitation they appear, as to what they (devils) would like to eat. He goes on throwing pieces of meat which he had brought with him, if the devils demand it. The incantator has to cut a piece of flesh from his thigh, should one of these devils demand the human flesh. In case he fails to supply him with human flesh the incantator himself becomes a morsel for the devil. In case of compliance, the devil remains obedient to him for one year and helps him in his black deeds.

At times the incantator does not want to risk his life or cut a piece of flesh from his thigh. It is for this reason that he takes with him his pupil or a friend. When the devil demands human flesh he offers the sacrifice of his companion with the condition that the devil should not even touch the companion till he reaches his home. The devil accepts the condition. After the incantator completes incantation, the devil follows his prey to his house. He eats his liver and kills him. The following morning he is found dead with a blood vomit.

Islam Advises to Remain Aloof from Such Dirty and Filthy Things

Islam advises its followers to remain clean and pure and to have explicit faith in the All-Powerful Omnipotent Allah. It also advises them to remain aloof from such dirty and filthy things. Quran prohibits playing sorcery. It is difficult to gain perfection in satanic knowledge for a person as it is beyond the reach of most people, most of whom are entangled in worldly anxieties. They therefore hardly can spare time for it. Moreover there are greater chances of failures than those of success. The wise perfects his religious knowledge and passes an ideal life, without going into all these irreligious and devilish things resulting in grave consequences. In religion lies happiness and pleasure for the soul.

Scientific Explanation

Scientifically such phenomena of magic and sorcery have not yet been explained and science is at a loss to understand them. Whether in future it will be able to do so remains to be seen.

Man Possesses Many Potentials and Capacities

One explanation has however been given and apart from religious and traditional point of view is a more hypothesis to work on. It is as follows:

Scientists are of the opinion that Man possesses many potential capabilities of which even he himself is unaware. According to them, apart from five senses of Taste, Touch, Hearing, Smell and Sight, there are other senses in the Man which lie dormant. It seems probable because we see sometime a man with such capabilities which seem extraordinary. It is also a common experience that some people can foresee what is going to happen in near future. As one advances in age he develops a capability of judging characters intuitively, though he himself cannot offer any rational reason why he judges one as honest or dishonest even if he is proved correct by later experience.

Intuition itself is a power which varies from person to person and is quite apart from the five senses

Sometimes one becomes averse to some person whom he has never seen before and sometimes likes without any rational explanation. All this goes to show that there are some powers in man that can be harnessed and put to work out of ordinary. People seeing such abnormal actions call them magic. If ever these phenomena are understood they may be promoted to the status of Science.

So it can be one explanation of magic that its feats are accomplished by harnessing such dormant powers of soul intentionally or consciously or subconsciously.

Astrology and Astronomy

Astronomy is a branch of science which deals with physical nature of cosmic bodies in heavens and universe as a whole. Like other natural sciences it has two aspects, abstract and applied. Abstract Astronomy deals with theoretical side-origin of universe, its nature, chemical and physical; speculation on optimum conditions for existence of life in different parts of universe, etc. etc.

Applied side of the Astronomy deals with the physical observation of the structure of different cosmic bodies through Telescopes, Radio Telescopes space exploration or even actual landing on celestial bodies. This last mode of exploration has yet been possible in case of Moon only.

Astrology is Pure Speculation

Astrology on the other hand is pure speculative in nature and is mysticism of a sort. The first premise put forth by its supporters is that stars and planets affect the life of people of this earth. If given a penetrating thought, it becomes obvious that Astrology dates back to the period when people thought the starts to be gods. Assyrians Babylonians and Egyptians did much to ‘perfect’ calculations based on the movement of celestial bodies.

The basis of this thought, the same premise that stars, gods or no gods do affect the lives of mortals, persists in this 20th century, even though the world has changed. Now modern Astrologers talk about Radiation, Magnetic waves, etc. and harp on the same strings that stars do affect the fortunes of people. The bases of calculation remain the same as worked out five or six thousand years ago. Astrologers think that all planets, 7 in number (now nine) move along a belt called Zodiac. This Zodiac is divided in 12 Houses or ‘Burooj’. Every House has distinctive characteristics and has direct link with some aspect of human life, wealth, poverty, children, etc. These stars have been arbitrarily given good and bad attributes. Astrologers have certain calculations according to which they judge a person to belong to some House and predict the main events of his life on a sheet which is called Horoscope.

Should Astrology be Relied Upon? Or it is at all Beneficial to Know Future

Whether it should be relied upon or not or it serves any useful purpose? People go after finding out a true Astrologer by spending a lot of money but let us examine to what purpose.

Assuming that one finds out a true Astrologer who correctly tells future, what benefit or loss one derives there from? If the Astrologer fore­casts for one that he would become very big person or millionaire within 2 to 5 years or any period named, of course this would be very good news but the anxiety and suspense it would bring, would be terrible and may make the person very unhappy and even drive him mad. He, in anticipation of acquiring position and/or riches may incur debts which may lead him to trouble if the prophecy does not come true or is delayed. In another way if the prophecy is for anything bad, i.e. any calamity, financial or physical i.e. accident within certain period, the person would become unhappy in advance and in trying to avert, which cannot be averted if destined, goes into lot of expenses and anxiety which may also drive him mad besides making him unhappy. It is argued that if one would come to know in advance of any calamity he could do some Sadaqa (Charity).[49] It is true but why Sadaqa should not be given without anticipat­ing any calamity.

Other Methods of Foreseeing Future

Islam does not favour the foreseeing of future. It is totally forbidden to take augury or omen through any medium and believe in it.

The reason for it being forbidden is obvious. If any one presages or comes to know anyhow about future happenings he will either try to forestall, prevent or hasten the same according to his whim, fancy or liking. If he comes to know about coming of any misfortune he will try to avoid it through that calamity might be one, which if happened would have warded off a greater calamity in store for him. By avoiding that lesser evil he might expose himself to that greater calamity about which he knew nothing.

An Anecdote from Masnavi Maulana Roomi

Maulana Jalaluddin Roomi has narrated a story in his great Masnavi. It runs as follows:

A man requested the Prophet of his time to pray to Allah to grant him power of understanding the sounds (dialects) of all the animals. The Prophet tried to dissuade him from it saying that what Allah has hidden from His creatures is not to be discovered, as there may be harm in it. The man insisted. On the request of the Prophet, Allah gave that man the power he sought. On his return, he heard his dog complaining to his cock that he did not get enough food. The cock replied that he should not worry as on the following day a goat belonging to his master would die and the dog would have his fill. On hearing this, the man disposed off the goat and thus prevented the loss. Next day he overheard the dog complaining and calling the cock a liar. The cock replied that he was not a liar. The goat did die but the master was shrewd and sold off the goat which died in the house of the new owner. But the dog was not to worry as now the turn was that of his horse. The man at once got rid of the horse in similar manner. Then the turn of his camel and slave came. When the slave also died in the house of his new owner, the dog said to the cock that it was certainly a liar, as all his forecasts proved untrue. The cock replied that it was not a liar. The master acted foolishly. In fact there were two men in that town and it was ordained by Allah that one of them was to die and for the man owing all these things was to suffer slight monetary loss by the death of his pet goat. He averted that loss by selling it. Then his horse was to die as it was to be that he suffered a loss. He averted that loss too by disposing off his horse, and so was the case of camel and the slave. The man averted those losses by getting rid of them. On the other hand the man whose time was up unconsciously bought all those things which were to die by the will of Allah and sustained monetary losses one after the other. So the fates changed. The man who was to die would now live and the man who tried to change his fate was to die on the following day.

The moral of this story, states Maulana Roomi, is that one should not try to find out what is in store for him in future. If it were the will of Allah to give the power of foreseeing future, He would have bestowed upon him this power. But in some matters ignorance is bliss.

So-Called Diviners Have Their Paid Agents

The so-called diviners have their paid agents who indirectly canvass for them and know the desires of the victims and tell them so that when the victims approach them for the solution of their difficulties they foretell them and secure their confidence whereby to squeeze them. One instance may here be quoted that a dismissed Railway Station Master who knew morse signalling, gathered some accomplices and taught them morse code and he himself made his abode on a tree. These accomplices used to sing Bhajans accompanied by tick tick of morse signalling by which they informed him the desire of the victims visiting from whom they first used to find out their desires. Before the victims disclosed their desires he used to tell them their desires. The victims thus had confidence in him and thus allowed themselves to be fleeced. Once a Station Master who also knew morse signalling visited and when the accomplices started informing him morse signalling he understood and he was exposed with disgrace.

But in fact, our Imams (a.s.) have taught many Doas for each and every such need.

Safety from tyrants and enemies; for getting back lost things and persons; for release from prison; for love between husband and wife; for Marriage Proposal; for making turbulent wife obedient; for getting a child for safety of Pregnancy; for avoiding premature birth or abortion; for easy delivery of child; for avoiding early death of children; for ailments of children, such as weaning, weeping and other diseases; for wealth and prosperity; for removing poverty and worries. Readers are advised to see books Doa in 5 Volumes, published by Peermahomed Ebrahim Trust, Karachi - 05-11. They will find Doas for practically every legitimate purpose in these Volumes. In Volume No. V there are Merits of Surahs of the Holy Quran. These merits will tell the reader when and how a surah could be recited for certain purposes.

Readers may also see Mafatihul Jinaan, a collection of Doas and supplications. It is available in Urdu Language, with book-sellers.

Seeking Help of Tricksters is a Sign of Weak Faith

Seeing Faal is Haraam

Many a weak-minded people, especially women, being the victims of their own whims consider every evil even or misfortune an insinuous act of their enemies on them. Consequently, to find its solution they revert to so-called Palmists, Astrologers diviners and others who claim to (find out divine things through spiritual powers) by seeing ‘Faal’. Most of these persons being very shrewd and keen observers of human nature, describe the so-called divination in cautious, obscure and ambiguous terminology, yet so cleverly that the people approaching them unconsciously become their prey. Such diviners are only vile money grabbers. They live as parasites on simple minded people. What is the sense in opening the ‘Faal’ to know who has done this or that? Who is the cause of mischief? Or for that purpose, what is in store for them in future? Besides this, seeing ‘Faal’ is haraam (prohibited) in Islam.

Beware You do not Become Unbeliever (Kafir) in Allah

What Hazrat Ali (a.s.) said About Presaging

Ameerul Momineen (a.s.) said on the occasion:

Do you think you can tell the hour when a man goes out and no evil will befall him or can warn of the time at which one goes out and harm will accrue? Whoever testifies to this falsifies the Quran and becomes unmindful of Allah in achieving his desired objective and in warding off the undesirable... O people! Beware of learning the Science of Stars except that with which guidance is sought on land or sea, because it heads to divining and an astrologer is a diviner, while the diviner is like the sorcerer, the sorcerer is like the unbeliever and the unbeliever is kafir and would be in Hell.

In explaining the above sermon Mufti Ja’far Husain Sahib writes that accepting the view or divination is against Quran in which Allah says:

Say; None (either) in the heavens or in the earth knows the Unseen save God.[50]

Secondly that a diviner misconceives that he can know his benefit or harm through knowing future. So instead of turning to Allah in prayer for warding off calamity and seeking his help or for offering thanks for the bounties of Allah he becomes unduly self-reliant and indifferent to religion and Allah. This is a sort of heresy, and such person soon losses hope in Allah.

Thirdly if he proves true and succeeds in his objective he would praise his knowledge and himself and not Allah. He would expect that everybody who is ‘benefited’ through his ‘knowledge’ would praise him rather than Allah. This thought is in fact a spelling of heresy and atheism. Hence, the prohibition, strict and total, of all sorts and forms of fore-telling, divination, astrology and prediction. Allah may protect us from falling in this trap of being unbeliever i.e. kafirs.

Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) on the subject

(1)       Ibne Idrees in his book ‘Saraaer’ has recorded the following narration of Hasheem from the book Mashkatul Mashaaekh written by Ibne Mohaob. Hasheem says: -

I approached Hazrat Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) and said to him that there lived a man on our island, who reveals to us that the stolen goods are with such and such man; similarly he informs us about such other unknown matters. Imam Ja’far Sadiq (a.s.) replied:

The Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.) has said the one who goes to ask about anything about from a magician, soothsayer, or a liar and believes in what he says certainly becomes an infidel and denier of all the Heavenly Scriptures revealed by Allah.[51]

(2)       This clearly shows that one should never approach the fortune teller, palmists, astrologers and such others who claim to have power to peep in future and to know the secret as well as hidden matters.

(3)       Why is it that the people are caught in the shares of such tricksters and quacks? The answer is very simple. They have lack of faith, trust and reliance in the Omnipotent Allah – Who is the Supreme Protector of His creatures. They should entrust themselves body and soul to Allah the Omniscient.

(4)       Mark what a believer among the people of Pharaoh says to another believer: -

And you shall remember what I say to you and I Entrust my affair to God. God sees well (His) servants.[52]

(5)       Try this infallible prescription of ‘Entrusting your affairs to Allah’ with full confidence and see for yourself the most wonderful effect. It will save your precious time, it will relieve you from unnecessary anxieties and worries, it will protect you from running from pillar to post in search of pseudo diviners, the tricksters, the quacks, the money grabbers it will unfailingly offer you the most required comfort, solace and peace of mind.

(6)       Instead of going to and begging from the parasites in the garb of religion, why not involve implore and supplicate Allah the Omnipresent Who is sure to come to your succour and rescue: Said the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.)

Doa (supplication) is the sure weapon of a believer.

(7)       Instead of emptying your pockets of your hard earned money and filling pockets of the vile money grabber, why do not you give in ‘Sadaqa’ charity? Said the Holy Prophet (s.a.w.a.)

Charity wards off evil.

(8)       Do not you know what Allah says in His Holy Book Quran?

Effaces out God whatever He pleases and confirms He (similarly) and with Him is the Mother (Basic source) of the Book.

Terrible End of Black Magic Doers

Janab Hasan Askari Ja’fari who translated the Nahjul Balagha in English told one of the Trustees of Peermahomed Ebrahim Trust in 1950s in Kazmain Sharif that members of a family were fighting legal cases in court and one group used to lose all cases. This group having no hope of winning in court contacted a Black Magic doer and gave him Rs. 10,000/- to kill the members of the winning group. No sooner he started his Black Magic he got stung by a scorpion and suffered torture. Again he started and fell fracturing his leg. When again he started somebody warned him in the dream that he would not be successful as the other side had something superior for its protection on which he returned Rs. 10,000/- and tried to make friendship with the other side to know what superior thing they had. After making close friendship he found out that their mother used to pray daily Doa No. 23 for Aafeyat (protection) from Saheefa-e-Kamela by Hazrat Imam Zainul Abedeen (a.s.). Peermahomed Ebrahim Trust, Karachi - 05-11 has printed this book in English which contains this and many effective Doa’s for different desires.

He narrated another incident also in which the effect of recitation of this Doa No. 23 had on the doer of Black Magic that he was attacked by buffalo and ultimately he became mad and dashed his head against a tree and got seriously injured.

In many instances the Black Magic doer and those who pay for making Black Magic suffer terribly in this world in as much as they suffer physically that it would be unbearable to see their suffering. Besides this they lose their ill-gotten money and die pauper. Of course much more terrible punishment awaits them in the Hereafter.

It is therefore best and safest to rely on Allah through His chosen 14 Masoomeem who left for us several Doas etc. for our guidance to obtain solution of our difficulties and fulfilment of our desires with safety and success here and in the Hereafter.

Magicians Horrible End

What is the final fate of those who indulge in witchcraft, Sorcery, Black Magic and such other ignoble abominable and mean works? In the life hereafter there is disgracing, debasing and painful punishment which is unbearable. But even in their lives what do they get?

These wicked and vile persons make some worldly fans in shape of money, etc. temporarily but ultimately face the state of destitution and poverty worse than those of the real beggars. They run from pillar to post to get something to fill their belly – the hellish pit.

They have to face many a hardship, misery and wretchedness. They get physically deformed-blind, lame, maim, bent like bows, and distorted face features-utterly helpless.

Lie and falsehood, cheating and receiving, cunningness and viciousness become their second nature with them. They are always after simple victims and grab at everything from them by their cunningness and foul, objectionable and questionable means.

They are hated by all and liked by none.

In their old age, they become totally infirm and weak both in mind and physique. They are at the mercy of others.

As a matter of fact ill-gotten money can never benefit its earner. It has a tendency to desert the person who sacrifices his tranquillity, peace of mind and faith in order to acquire it. This rule does not confine to the money earned through witchcraft and sorcery, but holds good to an ill-gotten wealth, be it by usury, cheating, bribery, usurpation, speculation, betting, etc. Such wealth cannot remain with its acquirer. It is a matter of common observation that such wealth is either spent in unethical and immoved pursuits like gambling, debauchery and such other things or on sickness, illness of themselves and their near and dear ones. In short, as is such wealth earned so it is spent. Moreover, if children are brought up on such money, they become generally speaking, unruly and run out of hands. They no longer respect their parents, becomes spend thrift and pass their time in such activities.

It is said that obnoxious diseases overtake them, the people flee from them. The worms germinate in their bodies giving out stinking unbearable odour. None can approach them. They, than long to die but death seem to be farthest off. They wriggle and writhe in extreme pain. There is no peace of mind for them. Their last moment plight sends shudders and creepers to the viewers. They wish they were dead, but they suffer agonies of death for long time. They do not have conscience even to repent for their past misdeeds and finally die an ignoble death none pitying them, none-showing any mercy for them, none feeling sorrow-none weeping.

Let us pray to Allah that He may save us from these wicked people through the intercession of fourteen infallibles (a.s.) (Chardah Masoomeen) and keep us on the Right Path.

Verily, Allah puts His servants due to their bad deeds on trial by decreasing the production of fruits, by stopping benedictions and by sealing the treasures of virtues so that the penitent may seek penitence, abstainer may abstain, rememberer of Allah may remember Him and the solicitor of lesson may learn.

 


 

[1]          Surah Baqarah (2), Verse 186

[2]          Surah Momin (40), Verse 44

[3]          There is a difference between Najis and Najas, Najis things can be purified by ordinary means of purification, while Najas, like dog and pig cannot be purified by customary treatment of purification even if repeated for innumerable times. In this case of an unbeliever only acceptance of Islamic faith could purify the Hmdu

[4]          Surah Aa’raaf (7), Verse 117

[5]          Surah Baqarah  (2), Verse 102

[6]          Surah Aa’raaf (7), Verse 116

[7]          Surah Baqarah (2), Verse 102

[8]          Surah Yunus (10), Verse 81

[9]          Surah Hajj (20), Verse 61

[10]         Surah Zaareyaat  (51), Verse 56

[11]         Surah Baqarah (2), Verse 102

[12]         Surah Qaaf (50), Verse 18

[13]         Surah Taahaa (20), Verse 66

[14]         Kitabul Makasib, page 25 – lran

[15]         Kitabul Makasib, Chapter Tanajjun, page 25 – lran

[16]         Safinatul Behaar, Chapter Sahar

[17]         Safinatul Behaar, Chapter Kahan

[18]         A piece of paper on which some numbers and words is written. These papers are to be ignited daily at a fixed time for a number of days

[19]         Amal-e-Taskheer-e-aamal

[20]        See page ??? for details

[21]         Biyabaan means desert

[22]         Surah Aa’raaf (7), Verse 19

[23]         Surah Aa’raaf (7), Verse 24

[24]        Expert in dispelling the haunting spirit or evil effects of sorcery

[25]         Ref. Doa Vol. I and Vol. V

[26]        Expert in dispelling the bad effects of evil spirits or spirit haunting the person

[27]         Surah Yunus (10), Verse 81, Surah Aa’raaf (7), Verses 118-119

[28]        Surah Ankaboot (28), Verse 35

[29]        Surah Tawbah (9), Verse 129; Surah Talaaq (65), Verse 12;, Surah Hud (11), Verse 56

[30]        Surah Aa’raaf (7), Verses 54-56

[31]         Surah Sho’raa (26), Verse  43

[32]         Surah Yunus (10), Verses 81/82

[33]         Surah Furqan (25), Verse 23

[34]        Surah Ambiyaa (21), Verse 18

[35]         Surah TaaHaa (20), Verses 69-70

[36]        Surah Sho’raa (26), Verse  43

[37]         Surah Yunus (10), Verses 81/82

[38]        Surah Furqan (25), Verse 23

[39]        Surah Ambiyaa (21), Verse 18

[40]        Surah TaaHaa (20), Verses 69-70

[41]         Surah Qalam (68), Verse 51

[42]        Surah Mulk (67), Verses 1-4

[43]        Surah Qalam (68), Verse 51

[44]        Surah Mulk (67), Verses 1-4

[45]        Surah Aa’raaf (7), Verses 31-32

[46]        Surah Aa’raaf (7), Verses 31-32

[47]        Surah  Aal-e-Imraan (3), Verse 82

[48]        Surah  Aal-e-Imraan (3), Verse 82

[49]        Sadqa Bala Rad –Calamity can be averted by giving Sadaqa

[50]        Surah Naml (27), Verse 75

[51]         Tahqeequl Mateen, Urdu Translation of Haqqul Yaqeen by Allama Majlisi (a.r.)

[52]         Surah Yunus (10), Verse 4