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Can being sick be because of magic?

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I have a uncle who’s been sick for about 3 months. He’s like in coma. He can’t eat or drink and while lying in bed he got bed soles. We wanted to know if it was some kind of jadoo (magic) or he’s just sick?

Can being sick be because of magic?
Possibilities are many concerning the diagnosis of any particular disease. We should not go into many outlandish choices to try to figure out the cause of any particular illness, but rather should rely on the apparent symptoms that we see in front of us. We should consider someone who is sick as a sick person and try to, accordingly, find the proper treatment for him. If you feel the need to treat him with duas or other similar treatments then you can pursue that option also.

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