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Sleight-of-Hand Tricks and Illusions aren`t from Prohibited Magic

Answered according to Shafi'i Fiqh by Darul Iftaa Jordan
What is the ruling of Sharia on working as a performer of sleight-of-hand tricks and illusions?

Answer:
All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds, and may His peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions. Sleight-of-hand tricks involve the performance of illusions and the occasional deception of the eyes, but they don`t involve prohibited acts of magic. However, it is better for a Muslim to busy his time with doing what is useful instead of learning and practicing useless tricks. And Allah knows best.

This answer was collected from the official government Iftaa Department of Jordan.

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