can I use a spell caster? I love my cousin very much. but I think she doesn’t love me. so I thought I could use a help from a spell caster. through believing in magic is haram in Islam but can I do it myself? I complete my namaz 5 times a day. I never even once mised it. everytime I do a munazat to Allah I cry for her. because I can’t live without her. I don’t believe in magics. but can I give it a shot?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.
Brother in Islam,
Practicing magic/sorcery is forbidden. Rather, it is counted amongst the major sins. Consider the following hadith:
عن أبي هريرة، أن رسول الله – صلى الله عليه وسلم – قال: “اجتنبوا السبع الموبقات” قيل: يا رسول الله، وما هن؟ قال: “الشرك بالله، والسحر، وقتل النفس التي حرم الله إلا بالحق، وأكل الربا، وأكل مال اليتيم، والتولي يوم الزحف، وقذت المحصنات الغافلات المؤمنات” (أبو داود، باب التشديد في أكل مال اليتيم)
Narrated from Abu Hurairah that Rasūlullah salla Allahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said: “Stay away from seven destructive actions.” He was asked, “ O Rasūlullah! What are they? He replied, “Ascribing partners to Allah, sorcery, killing someone unjustly, interest, usurping the wealth of orphans, running from the battle field, and accusing chaste women (Abu Dawood)
Love is a natural reaction and inclination of the heart. Such love cannot be achieved through the use of a spell caster. The effect of a spell will be coercive and empty which may be short lived.
Hypothetically speaking, if your cousin is to even fall in love you due to the magic, there will be no blessing and content in your marriage. The basis of blessings and mercy is obedience to Allah’s commands and practicing upon the Sunnah. Adopting haram means will never bring peace in life. Furthermore, you will also be discontented because the fact will remain that your “wife” doesn’t truly love you. Her “love” will just be a deception.
If you are in a position to get married and are inclined to the girl, then follow the appropriate procedure(s). Discuss your intentions with your parents or a senior member of your family with the utmost level of humility and maturity. If the girl in reference agrees, well and good. If not, look for someone else.
Many a times Shaitan deceives an individual by instilling thoughts of passion and romance into him. This is not love; it is infatuation. Shaitan is using this trap to make you fantasize and build upon his demonic whispers. This has resulted in you thinking that you have found your “soul mate,” “fire,” “one true love,” etc. Your crying is the effect of Shaitan’s trap for you. The remedy to this is that you stop entertaining these thoughts and put your mind to more constructive things.
Make istikhārah that Allah guides you to the right decision.
And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best
Student Darul Iftaa
Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.