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Is it haraam to watch or perform magic tricks? i was not doing “magic” but “magic tricks” for entertainment purposes…

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I recently performed my Umrah and one night I visited a shopping mall in Mecca. I came across a magic shop selling little magic tricks. I was amused and bought a few. When i got home i performed these tricks for relatives. I would like 2 know if this is haraam? After all i was not doing “magic” but “magic tricks” for entertainment purposes.

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It is not permissible to play with the toy performing magic tricks and to entertain people with such a toy.

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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