Black magic

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Q: I am very much puzzled and in serious crisis.I was a happy person but since 2013, my business is ruined. Whatever efforts I make becomes useless. People like my work, products and satisfied with my dealings but suddenly after few days they do not contact me. Now I am in a very bad and serious financial crisis. I have to pay thousands of money to many people. I do pray but it looks like my dua/prayers are not listened by Allah. Some say that I and my business are under the effects of black magic. Please help me as I have now lost all hope.


A: In times of hardship and difficulty one should turn to Allah Ta’ala. Believing that black magic will spoil one’s future is haraam and nothing but superstition. All conditions ultimately come from Allah Ta’ala. A believer should place his reliance and trust in Allah Ta’ala. The more a person turns to Allah Ta’ala, the more he will find happiness and an exit from all his problems. For Allah Ta’ala alone is the controller of all affairs. Turning to Allah Ta’ala means that one refrains from sins and whatever leads to the displeasure of Allah Ta’ala. Similarly one should adhere to the sunnat of Rasulullah (Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam) in all aspects of life. After the five daily salaah make it a habit to recite aayatul kursi and the three Quls (i.e. Surah Ikhlaas, Surah Falaq and Surah Naas). Similarly before sleeping recite these surahs and blow upon your body. Commence taleem of fazaail aamaal and fazaail sadaqaat everyday in your home and take out some time everyday where you engage in collective duaa, zikr and recite durood upon Nabi (Salallahu Alaihi Wasallam). May Allah Ta’ala assist you and your family and bless you with halaal sustenance and happiness.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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