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As salamu alaykum,

 

Shokran for writing to our Live Session. I am sorry to hear about the situation with your relatives. It must be very scary and stressful to have others trying to interfere with you and your families success, health, and livelihood.

Black Magic

It sounds like your relatives may be very jealous of your father, mother, you and your sister. You stated that they don’t want good things for you. Therefore they seem to be busy with doing things that have to do with magic. Sadly, a lot of times family members and relatives do not want good for us. However we are commanded in the Qur’an to want for our sisters and brothers what we want for ourselves. Thus, if they want bad for you and your family, then they must be expecting negative things to come back on them. Allah sees everything. I am not sure if they have stated that they are doing magic or you assume they are doing magic, but everything in creation must submit to Allah swt. This includes the evil ones, the jinns (good and bad) as well as those who seek to harm oithers. With that said, Allah is of course more powerful than anything that could be wished upon you. Additionally, as we are not pefect and as humans we may err in perception and thoughts.

Therefore,  it may not be black magic that is harming your family but rather events which would happen normally. When a series of bad events happen, it can be frightening and in turn may be easy to blame it on black magic rather than life’s tests and trials. You stated that this black magic was being done to your father causing him to ’always fall and do haram things and negative things”.  Brother I am wondering how much of this is your father’s choices and not the result of black magic?  While it is easy to think „oh the evil made me do it” it is also taking away responsibilities for our own actions and sins. I kindly refer you to the ’Ask our Scholar” section for a more in depth answer as I am not an Islamic scholar.

 

Islamic Protections from Allah

To gaurd oneself from danger and evil such as black magic, many recite Ayat Al-Kursi. In a hadith it says that “Allah has not created in the heavens nor in the earth what is more magnificent than Ayat Al-Kursi.” Sufyan said: “Because Ayat Al-Kursi is the Speech of Allah, and Allah’s Speech is greater than Allah’s creation of the heavens and the earth.” [Jami’ AtTirmidhi]” (1).  ’Many recite Ayat-ul-Kursi upon going to bed as we learn from the hadith that whenever you go to your bed, you should recite the Verse of “Al-Kursi” (2.255) for then a guardian from Allah will be guarding you, and Satan will not approach you till dawn. [Sahih Al Bukhari] (1).”

 

Muslims worldwide have attested to use of Ayat-ul-Kursi when facing danger and or evil. It is a powerful ayat which provides protection.  Aboutislam (1) states that “The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) said to me, “Recite Surat Al-Ikhlas and Al-Mu’awwidhatain (Surat Al-Falaq and Surat An-Nas) three times at dawn and dusk. It will suffice you in all respects.” [Abu Dawud and At-Tirmidhi] and “Do not turn your houses into graveyards. Satan runs away from the house in which Surat Al-Baqarah is recited.” [Muslim].” While applying Qur’anic prescriptions for instances of possible black magic, I would also kindly advise you to insha’Allah stop focusing on what they are doing. I know this is very hard. However once we have sought refuge in Allah, we are to give Allah our problems, worries, and fears. Allah will deal with them. Part of iman is trusting Allah will take care of what we have given him/asked of Him. With this said, please do encourage your family to go on about their lives. By focusing on the negativity and possible black magic that these relatives are doing, is only serving to harm you psychologically. When we have protection from Allah we must trust in that.

 

Conclusion

Therefore brother, you and your family’s protection lies in seeking Allah. Recite sura’s, make duaa, and trust in Allah swt. Focus on praying together as a family. Go to the Masjid for prayer. Attend Islamic events and socialize with Muslims who are on the right path. Also, by recognizing that others jealousy and ill will can affect our daily life regarding fears and unwanted thoughts, we can move towards more healthier thinking patterns which include diverting our attention away from negative or evil. When we constantly worry about something or fear it, it gives it more power. Insha’Allah, draw closer to Allah and put your focus on Allah swt, and moving forward away from this negative and evil vibe.  Recite Surat Al-Ikhlas, Surat Al-Falaq, Surat An-Nas, and Ayat Al-Kursi. Make it a daily habit. Insha’Allah, you will begin to think less about these relatives and black magic, and more about Allah’s glory and supremacy over all things.  We wish you the best you are in my prayers.

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