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  1. assalamu alaikum,
    i would to know if one is effected by sihr, what is the recommended remedies and prophatic medicines , where to ged in south africa,

    sukran jazzillaa

  2. Wa alaikumus salaam wa rahmatullaahia wa barakaatuh. Im not privy to ruqyah services in South Africa, afwan. Allaahu Aa’lam. Here’s some info from Shaykh Ibn Baz (may Allaah have mercy upon him).

    Sihr, Witch Craft: Its meaning and its effect on
    marital relationship and its cure.

    According to sharee’ah, the meaning of sihr is what the magicians do to
    delude and confuse people, so that the one who is watching thinks that
    it is real when in fact it is not. As Allaah said concerning the
    magicians of Pharaoh (interpretation of the meaning):

    “They said: ‘O Moosa! Either you throw first or we be the first to
    throw?’ Moosa said: ‘Nay, throw you (first)!’ Then behold! their ropes and
    their sticks, by their magic, appeared to him as though they moved
    fast.”

    So Moosa conceived fear in himself.

    We (Allaah) said: ‘Fear not! Surely, you will have the upper hand.
    And throw that which is in your right hand! It will swallow up that
    which they have made. That which they have made is only a magician’s
    trick, and the magician will never be successful, to whatever amount (of
    skill) he may attain.’

    Taa Haa 20:65-69

    Sihr may involve things that the magician does when tying knots on
    which he blows, as is referred to in the Qur’aan (interpretation of the
    meaning):“And from the evil of those who practise witchcraft when they
    blow in the knots”[al-Falaq 113:4]  

    And it may involve other things which they manage to do through the
    shayaateen (devils), so they do things that may affect a man’s reason or
    make him sick; they may cause division between a man and his wife,
    resulting in her looking ugly to him, or by making her hate her husband or
    be put off by him. This is blatant kufr as the Qur’aan states. Allaah
    says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “They followed what the Shayaateen (devils) gave out (falsely of the
    magic) in the lifetime of Sulaymaan (Solomon). Sulaymaan did not
    disbelieve, but the Shayaateen (devils) disbelieved, teaching men magic

    witchcraft (sihr),  is real and is not an illusion, and it may have an
    effect by Allaah’s leave.

    Sihr is a serious crime and is one of the kinds of kufr. It is one of
    things with which people have been tested, in the past and currently,
    among the nations of the past, during the Jaahiliyyah and in this ummah.

    Sihr is so called because its means are hidden or secret, and because
    the practitioners of sihr deal with things in secret which enable them
    to perform illusions to confuse the people and deceive their eyes, and
    to cause them harm or steal their money, etc., in a secretive manner so
    that in most cases nobody realizes what is happening.

    Can sihr (magic, witchcraft) have an affect on the marital
    relationship?

    The saahir (person who practises sihr) does things by which he affects
    people with sihr. Sometimes this is by illusion or making things appear
    to be something else, as Allaah said concerning the sorcerers of
    Pharaoh (interpretation of the meaning):   “and their sticks, by their magic,
    appeared to him as though they moved fast” [Ta-Ha 20:66]

    They do actions that change how things look in people’s eyes, so that
    they see things other than they really are, as Allaah says in Soorat
    al-A’raaf (interpretation of the meaning):  

    “So when they threw, they bewitched the eyes of the people, and struck
    terror into them, and they displayed a great magic” [al-A’raaf 7:116]  

    So they do things to bewitch people’s eyes, so that they see a rope as
    a snake or a stick as a moving snake, when it is not a snake at all but
    only a stick or a rope.  

    They may also bewitch people in other ways, so that a man becomes
    hateful to his wife, or vice versa. They may do this by bewitching their
    eyes, or by giving them evil potions which they get from the shayaateen,
    or by tying knots on which they blow and pray to the shayaateen instead
    of to Allaah, and seek their help in harming people. So a man may
    imagine that his wife is not the wife he knows, and she may appear ugly or
    hateful to him, or a wife may imagine that her husband is not the
    husband that she knows, and she sees him as something ugly and terrifying,
    because of what these criminals have done. So their sihr may be of two
    types, one of which involves illusions and tricking the eyes, so that
    they do not see things as they really are.  

    The other kind includes that which is called al-sarf and al-‘atf
    (spells aimed at creating hatred or love), which is done by tying knots and
    blowing on them, and using potions which they make by inspiration of the
    shayaateen. This second kind may make a man love or hate his wife, or a
    woman love or hate her husband. It may also affect a person’s
    relationship with people other than his or her spouse. Hence Allaah has
    commanded us to seek refuge with Him from the evil of those who blow onto
    knots, and to seek refuge with Him from every evil.    

    TREATMENT

    There are different kinds of treatment:  

    1 – He can look at what the saahir (person who practices sihr) has
    done. For example, if he has put some of his hair in a place, or in a comb,
    or somewhere else, if it is discovered that he has put it in
    such-and-such a place, it should be removed and burnt or destroyed. This will
    cancel out what has been done and will foil the intentions of the saahir.  

    2 –The saahir should be forced to undo what he has done, if his
    identity is known. It should be said to him, “Either you undo what you have
    done, or you will be executed.” After he has undone it, he should still
    be executed by the authorities, because the saahir should be killed
    without being asked to repent, according to the correct view. This is what
    was done by ‘Umar, and it was narrated that the Messenger (peace and
    blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “The punishment of the saahir is
    to strike him with the sword (i.e., execute him).” When Hafsah Umm
    al-Mu’mineen (may Allaah be pleased with her) found out that a slave woman
    of hers was dealing with sihr, she killed her.  
    3 – Reciting Qur’aan, for it has a great effect in removing (the
    effects of) sihr. Aayat al-Kursiy, the aayahs of sihr from Soorat al-A’raaf,
    Soorat Yoonus and Soorat Ta-Ha, Soorat al-Kaafiroon, Soorat al-Ikhlaas
    and al-Mi’wadhatayn should be recited over the person who has been
    affected by sihr, or into a vessel. Du’aa’ should be made for healing and
    good health; in particular the du’aa’ which has been narrated from the
    Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him):
    “Allaahumma Rabb al-Naas, adhhib al-ba’s wa’shfi, anta al-Shaafiy, laa
    shifaa’a illa shifaa’uka, shifaa’an laa yughaadiru saqaman (O Allaah,
    Lord of mankind, remove the evil and grant healing, for You are the
    Healer. There is no healing except Your healing, which does not leave any
    sickness).”
    One may also recite the words used by Jibreel when he treated the
    Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) with ruqyah:
    “Bismillaah urqeek, min kulli shay’in yu’dheek, wa min sharri kulli
    nafsin aw ‘aynin haasidin Allaah yushfeek, bismillaah urqeek (In the name
    of Allaah I perform ruqyah for you, from everything that is harming
    you, from the evil of every soul or envious eye may Allaah heal you, in
    the name of Allaah I perform ruqyah for you).”  
    This should be repeated three times, as should the recitation of “Qul
    Huwa Allaah Ahad” and al-Mi’wadhatayn.    
    He may also recite the above into water, some of which should be drunk
    by the person who has been affected by sihr, and he should wash with
    the rest, one or more times as needed. This will remove the sihr by
    Allaah’s Leave. This was mentioned by the scholars (may Allaah have mercy on
    them), and by Shaykh ‘Abd al-Rahmaan ibn Hasan (may Allaah have mercy
    on him) in Fath al-Majeed Sharh Kitaab al-Tawheed, in (the chapter
    entitled) Baab Ma jaa’a fi’l-Nushrah, and by others.  

    4 – He can take seven green lotus leaves, grind them up, and put them
    into water, then recite into it the aayahs and soorahs mentioned above,
    and the du’aa’s. Then he can drink some and wash with the rest. This is
    also useful for treating a man who is being kept from having
    intercourse with his wife. Seven green lotus leaves should be placed in water,
    the verses referred to above should be recited into it, then he should
    drink from it and wash with it. This is beneficial, by Allaah’s leave.  

    The verses which should be recited into the water and the lotus leaves
    for those who have been affected by sihr and the one who is being
    prevented from having intercourse with his wife because of sihr are as
    follows:  

    1-    Soorat al-Faatihah

    2-     Aayat al-Kursiy from Soorat al-Baqarah, which is as follows
    (interpretation of the meaning):

    “Allaah! Laa ilaaha illa Huwa (none has the right to be worshipped but
    He), Al-Hayyul-Qayyum ” (al-Baqarah 2:255)

    3-     The verses from Soorat al-A’raaf, which are as follows
    (interpretation of the meaning):

    “[Pharaoh] said: ‘If you have come with a sign, show it forth, if you
    are one of those who tell the truth. [al-A’raaf 7:106-122]
    Ayah 106 upto 122

    4-     The verses from Soorat Yoonus, which are as follows
    (interpretation of the meaning):  “And Pharaoh said: ‘Bring me every well-versed
    sorcerer.’ And when the sorcerers came, Moosa said to them: ‘Cast down
    what you want to cast!’

    Then when they had cast down, Moosa said: ‘What you have brought is
    sorcery, Allaah will surely make it of no effect. Verily, Allaah does not
    set right the work of Al#8209;Mufsidoon.

    And Allaah will establish and make apparent the truth by His Words,
    however much the Mujrimoon may hate (it).’” (Yoonus 10:79-82)

    5-     The verses from Soorat Ta-Ha, which are as follows
    (interpretation of the meaning):  

    “They said: ‘O Moosa! Either you throw first or we be the first to
    throw?’
    [Moosa] said: ‘Nay, throw you (first)!’ Then behold! their ropes and
    their sticks, by their magic, appeared to him as though they moved fast.
    So Moosa conceived fear in himself.
    We (Allaah) said: ‘Fear not! Surely, you will have the upper hand.
    And throw that which is in your right hand! It will swallow up that
    which they have made. That which they have made is only a magician’s
    trick, and the magician will never be successful, to whatever amount (of
    skill) he may attain’” [Ta-Ha 20:65-69]  
    6-    Soorat al-Kaafiroon
    7-     Soorat al-Ikhlaas and al-Mi’wadhatayn (i.e., Soorat al-Falaq and
    Soorat al-Naas) – to be recited three times.
    8-     Reciting some of the du’aa’s prescribed in sharee’ah, such as:

    “Allaahumma Rabb al-Naas, adhhib al-ba’s wa’shfi, anta al-Shaafiy, laa
    shifaa’a illa shifaa’uka, shifaa’an laa yughaadiru saqaman (O Allaah,
    Lord of mankind, remove the evil and grant healing, for You are the
    Healer. There is no healing except Your healing, which does not leave any
    sickness).”

    This is good, and it may also be accompanied by the du’aa’:

    “Allaahumma Rabb al-Naas, adhhib al-ba’s wa’shfi, anta al-Shaafiy, laa
    shifaa’a illa shifaa’uka, shifaa’an laa yughaadiru saqaman (O Allaah,
    Lord of mankind, remove the evil and grant healing, for You are the
    Healer. There is no healing except Your healing, which does not leave any
    sickness).”  

    If the above verses etc. are recited directly over the person who has
    been affected by sihr, then the reciter blows on his head and chest,
    these are also among the means of healing, by Allaah’s Leave, as stated
    above.

    TWO WAYS OF GETTING RID OF SIHR’

    1 – That the ruqyahs prescribed in sharee’ah and the prayers for refuge
    with Allaah that are narrated from the Prophet (peace and blessings of
    Allaah be upon him) and permissible medicines are used. There is
    nothing wrong with that, but one must be careful to adhere to the guidelines
    prescribed in Islam with regard to ruqyah. .

    2 – That the witchcraft is treated by means of witchcraft, which means
    getting close to the jinn by means of offering sacrifices and other
    kinds of acts of worship. This is not permissible, because this is a
    devilish action, and indeed it is major shirk and we must avoid it.
    Similarly it is not permissible to treat the problem by asking fortune-tellers,
    soothsayers and magicians for help and doing what they say, because
    they are not believers and they are liars and evildoers who claim to have
    knowledge of the unseen and who deceive people. The Messenger of Allaah
    (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) warned us against going to
    them and believing what they say. He (peace and blessings of Allaah be
    upon him) said: “Whoever goes to a fortune-teller and asks him about
    something, his prayer will not be accepted for forty days.” And he (peace
    and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “Whoever goes to a
    soothsayer and believes what he says has disbelieved in that which was revealed
    to Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).” The
    practitioners of witchcraft are kaafirs and it is not permissible to go to them
    or to ask them about anything or to believe them.

    Is there anything such as witch doctors? What should we do if someone
    says “I don’t believe in magic” because “this is just an illusion.”

    There are doctors who are also practitioners of witchcraft, who treat
    people by means of seeking the help of the jinn. They claim to have
    knowledge of the sickness with no need to identify it, and they prescribe
    for the patient foods and drinks that bring him closer to his allies
    among the devils. He may tell them to slaughter a pig whilst saying
    “Bismillaah” over it, or to slaughter a permissible animal without saying
    “Bismillaah”, or when saying the name of one of the devils.

    This is kufr or disbelief in Allaah, and it is not permissible under
    any circumstances to go to people like these. The hadd punishment for
    these people is execution. It has been proven from three of the Sahaabah
    (may Allaah be pleased with them) that the practitioners of witchcraft
    are to be put to death.

    Ahaadeeth demonstrate that it is forbidden to go to soothsayers,
    fortune-tellers, witches and the like, and ask them questions and believe
    them, and a warning is issued to those who do that. Community leaders and
    those in positions of power and authority must forbid going to
    fortune-tellers, soothsayers and the like, and not allow anyone who deals in
    such things to operate in the marketplaces or elsewhere.

    We ask Allaah the Most High, the All-Powerful, to teach us that which will benefit us, and to benefit us by that which we learn. May Allaah grant blessings and peace to our Prophet Muhammad and his family and companions..
     
    AL Majmoo’ul Fataawa

    FYI…

    Zaynab the wife of ‘Abdullaah bin Mas’ood narrated from ‘Abdullaah that he said: “I heard the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) say, ‘Spells, amulets and love-charms are shirk.” I said, “Why do you say this? By Allaah, my eye was weeping with a discharge and I kept going to so and so, the Jew, who did a spell for me. When he did the spell, it calmed down.”

    ‘Abd-Allaah said: “That was just the work of the Shaytaan who was picking it with his hand, and when (the Jew) uttered the spell, he stopped. All you needed to do was to say as the Messenger of Allaah (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to say:

    ‘Adhhib il-ba’s Rabb an-naas ishfi anta ash-Shaafi laa shifaa’a illa shifaa’uka shifaa’an laa yughaadiru saqaman.

    “Remove the harm, O Lord of mankind, and heal, You are the Healer. There is no healing but Your healing, a healing which leaves no disease behind.”

    {Aboo Dawood #3883 & Ibn Maajah #3530}
    {Saheeh by Shaykh al-Albaani in as Silsilat as Saheehah #331 &2972}

  3. assalamu alaikum,
    i would to know if one is effected by ifk (skin discoloration/) what is the recommended remedies and prophatic medicines , where to ged in jeddah.

    sukaran.

  4. Wa alaikumus salaam wa rahmtullaahi wa barakaatuh. More info is needed on the condition. Please send in details. Your comment will be kept private (it will not be posted on the blog) unless you do not mind.

    Baarakallaahu feek.

  5. Assalaamu’alaikum!

    I was referred to your site by a doula in Jeddah. Do you know stores in Jeddah where I can get herbs to use before and during labor and child birth?

    JazakAllah
    Umm Aishah

  6. Wa alaikumus salaam wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh. I used to frequent the following places for herbs and natural beauty products:

    Sooq al Marjaan {aka Sooq asSurayn asSaabiq}. Safaa District near Masjid al Faaruq.
    Sooq ash Shaati – Shaati District near Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf.
    Sooq al Bawaadi – Bawaadi District across the street from Bin Daawood.

    I’ll write out of list of products to ask for in a bit, so check the blog frequently In Shaa Allaah.

    Baarakallaahu feeki.

  7. asalaam alaikum wa rahmatullah hi wa barakhtuhu hi im from uk and wanted to know were i can get warss ceylon cornel tree from i believe it will help my skin condition plz help

  8. Wa ‘alaikumus salaam Maaria and “anonymous.” Search the Internet for a dealer. If you cannot find anyone, I’ll try to ship some to you, In Shaa Allaah.

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