Head of Islamic Verdict Body (Mufti) In Egypt & Most Islamic Countries



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Sheikh “Muhammad Abduh”(1849-1905) the Head of Islamic verdict body in  Egypt & most Islamic countries  in his time wrote on that matter saying


  • Magic in Arabic is “سحر “ “sehr” & in Arabic it means distracting from the reality of the thing or illusion or delusion or visual deception or trick . The “sehr” /magic has been mentioned in Quran in several locations showing it is a matter of deception & delusion, see Q23;89

قُلْ فَأَنَّىٰ تُسْحَرُونَ

translation “Then how are you deluded?” ——


فَإِذَا حِبَالُهُمْ وَعِصِيُّهُمْ يُخَيَّلُ إِلَيْهِ مِن سِحْرِهِمْ أَنَّهَا تَسْعَىٰ

translation “And suddenly their ropes and staffs seemed to him from their magic that they were moving [like snakes].”—– Here Allah states that the ropes seemed to be moving due to magic & not that they were physically turned to snake

But what about if we consider the magic mentioned in Quran as this Q2;102

يُعَلِّمُونَ النَّاسَ السِّحْرَ—فَيَتَعَلَّمُونَ مِنْهُمَا مَا يُفَرِّقُونَ بِهِ بَيْنَ الْمَرْءِ وَزَوْجِهِ

translation “teaching people magic >>>they learn from them that by which they cause separation between a man and his wife’—–& maybe the mentioning of a man & wife separation is for the sake of giving an example for the ugliness of this kind of works & this separation can happen by telling false things & insinuating lies & inciting jealousy & hatred between them & not necessarily any kind of abnormal hidden power , whereby Allah has described the bad human & hypocrites as devils Q 6;112

شَيَاطِينَ الْإِنسِ وَالْجِنِّ

translation” devils from mankind and jinn”——-

  •  Sheikh Muhammad Abduh has completely belied & denied the so called Bukhari hadith /narration” saying the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) was spelled for a while by a jewish & that we was not aware of what he was saying or doing . The sheikh showed that this called hadith is a uni-narrated hadith that is narrated by only one non reliable source , also this contradicts with the mission & nature of a prophet who should be sober & conscious & aware of what he says & dictates & also contradicts Quran which replied to the Kufar saying that the Prophet is not mad Q15;6

وَقَالُوا يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِي نُزِّلَ عَلَيْهِ الذِّكْرُ إِنَّكَ لَمَجْنُونٌ

translation “ And they say, “O you upon whom the message has been sent down, indeed you are mad”—–

& Q 81;22

وَمَا صَاحِبُكُم بِمَجْنُونٍ

translation “And your comrade is not [at all] mad”—– If the prophet has ever been spelled then this confirms what the disbelievers said about him & which Quran completely denounces Q17;47

إِذْ يَقُولُ الظَّالِمُونَ إِن تَتَّبِعُونَ إِلَّا رَجُلًا مَّسْحُورًا

translation “the wrongdoers say, You follow not but a man affected by magic.”—–ALLAH pacifies his prophet telling him that the same false claim was said about previous prophets Q17;101

فَقَالَ لَهُ فِرْعَوْنُ إِنِّي لَأَظُنُّكَ يَا مُوسَىٰ مَسْحُورًا

translation “and Pharaoh said to him, “Indeed I think, O Moses, that you are affected by magic.”——-


                   Q 113;5

وَمِن شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ إِذَا حَسَدَ

translation “And from the evil of an envier when he envies.” ——& the  Sheikh sees that the envier is not a meta powerful person having extraordinary above natural powers but the envier can be described as  the evil insidious spiteful person who wishes that the graces & bounties & goods of others to be removed from them & endeavors to remove them by different means of conspiracy or tricks ..etc & he may be very clever in these dirty things whilst the good person may not be able retaliate in the same way of  dirty work of the envier thus we ask ALLAH to avert us the envy