Arguments between man and wife often happen and are resolved within short times, and everything is back to normal again. However, a woman who cannot show patience would immediately go to a sahir/witch and ask him to work out a sihr/witchcraft which would let her be very much loved by her husband. This may be due to a defect in her faith, or to her ignorance of the fact that it is unlawful.
The sahir/witch would ask her to provide a trace of her husband’s scent. For instance his handkerchief, clothes, garment etc, something that has been in contact with the skin of the victim, and has the slightest scent of the victim preserved on it. The Witch would take a piece or some threads from these items, blow onto them, tie knots around them and ask the woman to bury it in a deserted place. He does that so that nobody could ever come across it or mistakenly get to open it and release the demon bound to that purpose.
The Witch may also prepare some water or food/powder with blowing polytheistic incantations over it, and giving it to the woman to add those into her husband’s meal/drink. He may also blow onto a perfume which the victim may put on.
Today, the witches may simply ask for a Photo, and the victim’s mother’s name, in order to work out this practice. Bear in mind, it is not only used to get a Husband to fall in love for the wife, but most of the times it is used to get another woman in love with oneself. It is unlawful and haraam.
The Prophet (pbuh) said:
“Ar-ruqaa, at-tamaa’im and at-tiwala are acts of polytheism.”
Refer, Imam Ahmad (1/381), Al-Haakim (4/418).
According to Ibn al-Atheer,
‘At-tiwala is a type of Magic which makes a man love his wife. The reason why this type of Ritual is classed by the Prophet (pbuh) as an act of polytheism is because those who have it done for them believe that it has an effect and does the opposite of what Allah has prescribed.’
Refer, An-Nihaaya (1/200)
The above ruqya is considered haram and we call it Sihr because it involves the assistance of Jinn and demons, and consists of acts of polytheism. However, the Ruqya which is based on the Quran and lawful supplications of Allah is lawful. It is when the Prophet (pbuh) said:
“There is no harm in using Ruqya as a means of treatment provided it DOES NOT consist of anything Polytheistic.”
I will write about the treatment once I finish writing about the details of these different types of magic/sihr. Or you may ask for the treatment and I will write them prior to my future articles.
Wa huwa Aalaa kulli shay'in Qadeer.