Magic and doing tricks with cards

Q: I do magic tricks and I do cardistry (some sort of art form like juggle and make pattern using cards). My local ustaz said its ok to do magic tricks unless it does not make people worship you or think you have supernatural power. But I also found on some website that say it is haram to play poker and playing cards because it will make you tend to do haram things (maisir in this case). However about magic tricks with cards, it does not do anything that makes me tend to do anthing haraam. I also did not like to play poker because it’s only a game of chance. I also perform my prayer. I only do it for fun.


A: Avoid this.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)