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Could you please give us information about "Sorcery"? Is it permitted in Islam?

Tags: islam, religion & spirituality, sorcery
Asked by truth exposed, 13 Nov '12 10:02 am
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It is described as affecting people in a negative way with prayers and acts which are not related to the religion. It is also called sihr (witchcraft) in Arabic. It is a secret power which makes people do things someone wants them to do and brings into existence effects which are naturally abnormal. People who cast spells are called sorcerers/spellbinders. It is possible to describe spell as follows: unlawful acts of deceiving people such as magic and trickery in order to harm someone for an interest, by using some secret powers. A person who deceives people by magic and trickery is called a sorcerer/spellbinder, the job performed by those people is called spell and doing this job as an occupation is called sorcery. Sorcery was widespread amongst pre-Islamic Arabs, Romans, Indians and Egyptians. Sorcery was a respected occupation especially in the time of Prophet Moses. It was also widespread in the time of Prophet Solomon. Sorcery can be divided into groups according to its features.
Answered by LIPSIKA, 13 Nov '12 10:11 am

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