I have been receiving e-mails that start with statements like
“I recently met a Molana at my Masjid. He seems a very generous man and he has given me amulets that have brought good fortune….”
Others start with “I met this famous PIR/ Sheikh; and on our first meeting he foresaw all my problems and secrets. He also told me that I was possessed by a Jinn (or that I was bewitched), sent by this and that person etc…”
So I write this article in hope to educate people, and make them understand the realities and difference between a Miracle, a Karishma and a Sihr (Magic).
Magic has come across since the time of Solomon (Sulayman-as). It was practiced so much so that when God would send messengers, the people would then take them as Magicians rather. Today, most of the Muslims in the west are not aware of the world of the Jinn and Magic; and a modest person with a full beard and Islamic appearance can easily delude these Muslims. Displaying small feats of magic, people are ready to follow his teachings and commands, Blindly.
Let us start with Miracles, Karishmas and Sihr (Magic). When a person sets a presentation that defies Natural explanation, we may categorize that into three types – all depending upon the one who displays it. When it is set by a Prophet, it is called a Miracle; When it is set by a Pious and a Virtuous person, it is called a Karishma. But, when it is set by a Magician, it is then called Sihr, or Magic.
What happens is, Magicians blend in Muslims communities and slowly start to show Magic, claiming it as a Gift from God, and eventually deluding people. This topic is about those Fake Sheikh and Fake Molanas. All this is very common today, but I am sure after reading this article; you will be able to understand the differences in all of them.
“How do these Fake Healers earn their living?”
First thing you need to know about these people is that – these people are viable to bankrupt you. How?
What happens is that, people come to them with common problems like – marital squabbles, expecting this Molana/Sheikh to give them some decent advice. But the Molana would instead tell them that they are bewitched! Or that a Jinn has them possessed! This is wrong, but this is their Business. In fact, the client has never been possessed in his life, but this Molana will make sure that he IS possessed – by one of his own jinn.
He will give them Amulets, Item to drink or eat, even some potion take a bath with and knots to tie around your body before going to sleep, etc. All of this will make sure that they are now both Clients and Victims of this Sheikh at the same time. He will have his Jinn commanded to torture his clients, so that they can come back and ask for more remedies, and give him more money; that is how the cycle continues and I am sure you now realize how these people are viable to bankrupt you.
“But how does this Molana know about all the secrets of my home? How does he know what problems I have before I even speak to him? Isn’t that a gift from God?”
It says in the Quran
Say (O Muhammad (pbuh)): “I possess no power over benefit or harm to myself except as Allah wills. If I had the knowledge of the Ghaib (unseen), I should have secured for myself an abundance of wealth, and no evil should have touched me. I am but a warner, and a bringer of glad tidings unto people who believe.” (Al-Araf, Chapter #7, Verse #188)
Every person has a Jinn bound to him from Birth till his Death. It is known as the Qareen (The Jinn-Companion). The Magician, or the Fake Sheikh, simply learns all the secrets of their clients from their Qareen! For more about Qareen, Read:
Once he comes to know of your secrets, and the fact that you are not aware of Qareen, he can then manipulate your thoughts and make you fall into his trap just so easily.
“But what are the signs of a Fake Sheikh?”
I would recommend all of you to read the article –
“But the Sheikh told me that I was possessed just by looking at me? and he won’t any for any money either!”
This is the First sign of a Fake Healer, and obvious his first trap set. As I said before, even the Prophet had no knowledge of the Ghaib (Unseen), how could a sheikh then have such knowledge of this just by looking at people faces? If he claims to have such knowledge of the unseen, he really is considering himself to be more than a Prophet (nauzubillah). I have an article written on this issue, following:
However, one may guess a possession, only if the symptoms are apparent on the face, otherwise there is no way to tell, but through the method prescribed in the article above.
About the money, that is common sense. Once the magician confirms that his client is caught in his trap, he can then demand money later on. That is when the clients become addicts of what the magician provides them with. God forbid.
“The sheikh gave me Taweez to drink with water and to tie onto my body; it really has brought good fortune”
As we all know, Amulets are forbidden in Islam. They are nothing more than a Contract that binds a specific Jinn to a Victim via a Table-Chart, which is more like an ID-Number or a Number Plate of a Jinn. For more rulings on Amulets and why it is Haraam, Read:
The feeling of having a good change with amulets may come from the Jinn, but is always temporarily, something that makes one an addict; and addiction likewise leads to bankruptcy. A better example is a Drug addict, the frequency decreases and one wishes to buy more pleasures, and ends up spending all of his money. God Forbid.
There is still a lot of debate in this, and I cannot cover all of that in just one article. But if people have more questions, they are welcome to comment bellow and we can add more details if necessary.