Date: 30th September 2016; 29th or 30th Dhu al-Hijja 1437;
ISLAMIC AL-JUMUAA REMINDER AND LEGACY GROUP, (http://aljumaareminder.com/), the conclusion of exposing magicians
MAGICIANS – Part 11 – Why learn about Jinns & Magicians from Quran & Sunnah
Note: Before we proceed; we forgot to mention one trick performance magicians might use. Mirror magic. Have you ever noticed in horror movies that reflections of mirrors move on their own; yes that is the work of the jinns too. We witnessed a magician via youtube showing a dice beside a mirror and the reflection of the dice in the mirror suddenly had no colours. We thought it would be best to present this as an extra before we proceed with this week’s lesson.
Now let us get back to this week’s lesson. Notice we used the words, “Why learn about Jinns & Magicians from Quran & Sunnah”.
1st reason: This is because this is the only authentic and correct way. There is no way we would ever recommend you learn about jinns & magicians by trying to work with the jinns and you becoming a magician because that is not allowed. Never try to work with jinns. No, scratch that! Never even think of trying to work with jinns. Prophet Muhammad (SAW) never worked with jinns even if the situation was dire and even if he badly needed information from enemy camps; he would send out spies instead of jinns. He would send human spies even if it was risky to obtain information.
2nd reason: Another reason we should learn from Quran & Sunnah is because Gog and Magog who are doing great mischief have allowed Sorcery which is another type of mischief to run loose. This sort of mischief that is practiced without fear of consequences from authorities therefore needs much attention. What did the Quran and Sunnah advise us on how to protect ourselves from magic? Allah told us to take Satan as an enemy; the tools He gave us to fight off Satan can be found in the Quran and Sunnah. If we didn’t have these tools, it would not be a fair fight.
3rd reason: The last major reason is to protect ourselves from the Fitnah of the Dajjal; especially when he comes out. We know from the Sunnah that he will use devils to fool a Bedouin into believing that he can bring life. If a believer has knowledge about jinns & magicians, then they will not be able to fool him/her.
It is also important to state that it is only those with knowledge and understanding that truly fear Allah.
… It is only those who have knowledge among His slaves that fear Allah. ….(Qur’an 35:5)
The likeness of those who take Auliya (protectors and helpers) other than Allah is as the likeness of a spider, who builds (for itself) a house, but verily, the frailest (weakest) of houses is the spider’s house; if they but knew. Verily, Allah knows what things they invoke instead of Him. He is the All-Mighty, the All-Wise. And these similitudes We put forward for mankind, but none will understand them except those who have knowledge. (Qur’an 29:41-43)
Then High above all be Allah, the True King. And be not in haste (O Muhammad SAW) with the Quran before its revelation is completed to you and say: “My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.” (Qur’an 20:114)
A single jurist [an individual having a thorough knowledge of Allah’s Laws] is more severe on Satan than a hundred worshippers (Tirmidhī, Ibn Māja).
Knowledge is power as well as…..FAITH [Quote from Eyes Wide Open youtube playlist series]
Understand - perceive the intended meaning of (words, a language, or speaker)
Knowledge - information, understanding, or skill that you get from experience or education OR awareness of something : the state of being aware of something
If you never understand something correctly; that means you have no knowledge of it. Having data on something is not the same as knowing something. If you memorize by heart a Japanese speech, but you don’t know Japanese or understand the speech, this means you have no knowledge of it. That is why it is very important to understand. Satan will also have a harder time dealing with a knowledgeable person than a normal worshipper as can be seen in the Hadith above.
Now if a magician and jinn were to try anything funny. You would know what they are doing In Shaa Allah and know what to do because of the knowledge you have gained via the Qur’an & Sunnah. We have tried to cover as many things as possible to this point but we might have overlooked other points. Keep striving in Allah’s Path. Ask Allah for more knowledge, it is not a sin to ask for more knowledge as can be seen in (Qur’an 20:114) above:
…We have neglected nothing in the Book, then unto their Lord they (all) shall be gathered. (Qur’an 6:38)
…And We have sent down to you the Book (the Quran) as an exposition of everything, a guidance, a mercy, and glad tidings for those who have submitted themselves (to Allah as Muslims). (Qur’an 16:89)
And indeed We have fully explained to mankind, in this Quran, every kind of similitude, but most mankind refuse (the truth and accept nothing) but disbelief. (Qur’an 17:89)
Say (O Muhammad SAW to mankind): “If you (really) love Allah then follow me (i.e. accept Islamic Monotheism, follow the Qur’an and the Sunnah), Allah will love you and forgive you of your sins. And Allah is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.” Say (O Muhammad SAW): “Obey Allah and the Messenger (Muhammad SAW).” But if they turn away, then Allah does not like the disbelievers. (Qur’an 3:31-32)
As for those who strive hard in Us (Our Cause), We will surely guide them to Our Paths (i.e. Allah’s Religion). And verily, Allah is with the Muhsinun (good-doers). (Qur’an 29:69)
It is surprising that people watch the performance of magicians and jinns which seems unexplainable and then just accept it even if they don’t understand it and it contradicts with their faith. This is not good.
A magician pulls out a rabbit from small cup of tea and tells the crowd he can create rabbits from nothing. Sadly if this was stated in a crowd, many people would believe it and leave it at that, which is very bad. A believer would however not be comfortable with this statement since he learned only Allah creates. The believer would then learn about magicians from the Qur’an and Sunnah till he realizes that the magician works with jinns and jinns have abilities that the magicians utilize. The believer would have more knowledge and hence would have more faith and would never be shaken in faith in such magic performances. He would never be shaken in his faith due to the striving in Allah’s Path he took; a natural consequence of (Qur’an 29:69) above.
We are going to conclude this series with exposing the crazy rituals they are supposed to do to do the foolish tricks they are doing and we are going to show how weak their magic is via (Qur’an 20:69)
Anwar Aw-laki: When Ibn Tammiyah talks about the suffering and the misery the magicians go through they follow this path. You would be amazed. Don’t think that the devils teach them this knowledge for free. They pay for it, and they pay for it in the worst ways. When Ibn Tammiyah talks about the rituals the magicians go, before they are incepted in the ranks of the magicians, it is things that would make the hair on your body stand. They would make them drink the blood of menstrual, they would make them eat frogs and snakes, insects. They would make them write Ayat of Quran with blood and step over it. They would make them make sujud (prostration) to the devils, idols. These are rituals that magicians have to go through before they get the assistance of the jinns. They do not offer their services for free. Jinns do not offer their services for free.
IARLG: The horrifying rituals magicians do to please demons also involves sacrificing babies, their family members and so on. The evil jinns ask the magicians to do all this because they need the magicians to really invest. Their leader Satan (Iblis) has cavalries and infantries as can be seen in (Qur’an 17:64) below:
[Iblis (Satan)] said: “See? This one whom You have honoured above me, if You give me respite (keep me alive) to the Day of Resurrection, I will surely seize and mislead his offspring (by sending them astray) all but a few!” (Qur’an 17:62)
(Allah) said: “Go, and whosoever of them follows you, surely! Hell will be the recompense of you (all) an ample recompense. And Istafziz [literally means: befool them gradually] those whom you can among them with your voice, make assaults on them with your cavalry and your infantry, mutually share with them wealth and children, and make promises to them.” But Satan promises them nothing but deceit. “Verily! My slaves, you have no authority over them. And All-Sufficient is your Lord as a Guardian.” (Qur’an 17:63-65)
If you divide Surah Baqarah into two equal parts. You will have the first part with Ayah 1 to 143 and the second part with Ayah 144 to 286.
First part with Ayah 1 to 143
|Second part with Ayah 144 to 286|
Go to the 102nd Ayah in the first part and you will reach Ayat 102
Go to the 102nd Ayah in the second part and you will reach Ayat 245
They followed what the Shayatin (devils) gave out (falsely of the magic) in the lifetime of Sulaiman (Solomon). Sulaiman did not disbelieve, but the Shayatin (devils) disbelieved, teaching men magic and such things that came down at Babylon to the two angels, Harut and Marut, but neither of these two (angels) taught anyone (such things) till they had said, “We are only for trial, so disbelieve not (by learning this magic from us).” And from these (angels) people learn that by which they cause separation between man and his wife, but they could not thus harm anyone except by Allah’s Leave. And they learn that which harms them and profits them not. And indeed they knew that the buyers of it (magic) would have no share in the Hereafter. And how bad indeed was that for which they sold their ownselves, if they but knew. (Qur’an 2:102)
Who is he that will lend to Allah a goodly loan so that He may multiply it to him many times? And it is Allah that decreases or increases (your provisions), and unto Him you shall return. (Qur’an 2:245)
|Interestingly, the first part of Surah Baqara addresses the Children of Israel for failing till Ayah 143 where the Qibla is now changed from Jerusalem to Mecca and the religion is for all nations not just the Children of Israel||
In the second part, the believers are given new laws and in the 102nd Ayah which is Ayah 245, Allah is informing us not to invest in magic like many of the Children of Israel did and is giving everyone a better alternative
We have tried exposing the magicians and jinns as much as possible. These crazy rituals which they do was exposed last for reasons considering the following categories of people:
Considering a disbeliever/hypocrite who is not a magician: Seeing through our previous articles how the Quran and Sunnah explains clearly the magicians tricks will be an Ayat for this person. If he is sincere, he would become a believer, since many people already know about the wicked rituals these magicians do.
Considering a magician: The magicians of Fir’aun become believers; so we know that it is possible for magicians to repent and become believers. We expose these magicians via the Quran and Sunnah to put them to shame. Once they realize the awesomeness of Quran and Sunnah; we show them (Qur’an 2:245).
Considering a believer: To add faith to his already present faith by the Will of Allah.
Do you want to know about the power of investing and why Satan (Iblis) would rather you invest in everything except your Hereafter.
So keep your duty to Allah and fear Him as much as you can; listen and obey; and spend in charity, that is better for yourselves. And whosoever is saved from his own covetousness, then they are the successful ones. If you lend to Allah a goodly loan (i.e. spend in Allah’s Cause) He will double it for you, and will forgive you. And Allah is Most Ready to appreciate and to reward, Most Forbearing, (Qur’an 64:16-17)
Nouman Ali Khan: Charity in the Quran comes up in different contents, one obviously is that you have to be charitable because it is an obligation in Islam but it has certain spiritual benefits. The first spiritual benefit was in Surah Munafiqun, that it fights hypocrisy. The opposite of hypocrisy is spending. Now in (Qur’an 64:16-17) we are learning that our reliance in Allah builds as we spend. Why? Because when you are literally depositing in a trust account. When you deposit something with Allah, it is not that you have given it away. Think that you have two accounts; you have an account where you can withdraw at any time which is a checking account nowadays where you put money and can withdraw it anytime via your ATM cards. Then there a long term investment accounts, those are also your money, it’s just that you don’t have access to it right now. That’s the idea, actually. When you spend and you give, you are actually depositing in your own afterlife account. You haven’t lost wealth; you have only transferred it from this life into the next but you are still only building your own wealth. Now you have relied on Allah and trusted him that this account that you have put in, is more secure than the bank vault. It is going to be recovered and you are going to be able to cash out on this on the trust with Allah. It builds trust with Allah that you have invested in Him. Human beings know, it takes a huge amount of trust before we invest with someone. It’s a huge amount of reliance before we put money down with somebody and get into an agreement with somebody or give someone a loan. So Allah uses the language that necessitates trust, “Give Allah a loan”. You would never give a loan to someone you don’t trust. [Allah is using free from need and is Rich as he states in the same Surah in (Qur’an 64:6); Allah is just using this language of asking for a loan to show how low we have become; how we have become attached to what is not ours.]
Knowing the weakness of magicians via (Qur’an 20:69):
“And throw that which is in your right hand! It will swallow up that which they have made. That which they have made is only a magician’s trick, and the magician will never be successful, no matter whatever amount (of skill) he may attain/bring.” (Qur’an 20:69)
Jaa’a – grand arrival comes
Similar word: ‘Ataa – come/bring (something lesser in heaviness which ‘comes’ [in comparison to Jaa’ which refers to ‘Grand coming’).
In (Qur’an 20:69) the word ataa’ is used to show how weak magic is and to display how weak it is Allah states this word at the end of the Ayat to show its weakness. If the word Jaa’a was used; then magic would be considered great but it isn’t. Jaa’a is used for big things such when Hell is brought in the Day of Judgement [see (Qur’an 89:23:1) or when Allah comes down [see (Qur’an 89:22:1)]136 - IARLG - MAGICIANS - Part 11 – Why learn about Jinns & Magicians from Quran and Sunnah; Date 30th September 2016; 29th or 30th Dhu al-Hijja 1437 (56 downloads)
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