Personal Story: Sihr (Magic) 

It all started back in the mid of January when I started having nightmares even when I closed my eyes for 10 minutes. I would wake up panting and sometimes fighting to wake up but I couldn’t. I thought it was a medical illness at first but I didn’t want to go visit the doctor so 2 months passed by and it was March. At this point I have started missing classes because whenever I woke up I was exhausted as my dreams took all my energy. I even got warning letters from College and it was an innee struggle that I didn’t share with anyone until this one day I had a question and I needed an answer from a Sheikh or student of knowledge. So I texted my friend and she gave me a bunch of contacts but I was really shy to ask as they were non Maharim. Therefore I asked her to ask on behalf of me but the Ustadh said I should ask instead.

 Anyways after the Ustadh gave his answer to my inquiry I shared with him this issue and for the first time in a few months someone totally got me. He said it was Sihr and gave me a few remedies. One of which I ordered from overseas. He told me step by step what to do and I was intrigued. 

First of all it was hard to believe that someone would do such a thing to me. I asked the Ustadh if he was sure about what he was saying. Ofcourse he was. Anyways he explained to me in details and he said “It seems you injested the magic probably you’re wondering who could be unfortunately this dunya is full of so many envious people.” I was really alert after that. He even advised me not to eat food from others specially who insist me on having them. Actually before all that I shared my problem with my sister and she said” It could be magic.” I just shrugged it off. 

When I shared this with my parents, my Mom encouraged me to order the remedies from overseas. She was extremely supportive but my Dad didn’t believe any of what I told was true even my friends. I wouldn’t blame my Dad for not believing as he was always annoyed with his Mom believing in weird things and people. 

When I started taking the mixture in the morning my head would ache to the point that I would have to lie down so I had to stop because I needed to go to College and do other stuff that required me to be awake. Therefore I started taking them on my off days and then Alhamdulillah in May I recovered even after taking them for a few times. I guess I was blessed as I was really worried but everyday from the mid of Jan 2017 till May 2017 I would have multiple nightmares during the day. I didn’t want to sleep. I was frightened of closing my eyes. I would keep my cellphone away from me because I was afraid I would sleep text. No one understood what I was going through and no one thought it was a big deal but imagine the very thing that was made to put your body to rest starts threatening your very being. Yes I would recite the necessary dhikr before sleep but it was of no help. 

I just wanted to share this story with you  because many of us have little to no knowledge about Sihr. Therefore we never understand when it happens. We visit doctors and they give medicines and they don’t  help. We need to seek help from the Ulema and those who study in their circles. 

Veiled Sisters Uploading their Pictures On The Internet And Men Liking Such Pictures

Veiled sisters uploading their pictures on the internet

A warning from Shaykh Haamid ibn Al Khamis Al Junaibee
Question:
A questioner from France says: As salaamu alaikum, jazakaAllahu khrain O Shaykh. What is your view concerning the woman who places her picture wearing niqab, even though her face is covered, on the internet forums and other places? Keeping in mind, this is a fitna for the young men. May Allah bless you.
Shaykh Haamid ibn Al Khamis Al Junaibee:
You know, I don’t know—Subana Allah—some of the women, what do they want from this? What do they want by uploading these pictures, even those who upload their pictures in which they are wearing niqab, or a woman with her face covered, what does she want from this?
This is not done by someone with insight and wisdom and this is evidence of an ignorant way of thinking. What benefit is gained by uploading a picture of a woman wearing niqab, for example? And the evil is greater if she uploads a picture of herself. It is as though she is saying to them: “Look at me,” whether she is wearing niqab or not; along with the beautification or the eyes and other than that.
I say: My general advice to the women: Fear Allah O women, those who enter the internet forums and internet websites, and the social networking sites such as twitter and the other websites. Fear Allah. Whether addressing the men, or chatting with the men, uploading pictures, and going to great lengths in this matter. This is a great door to evil, the magnitude of it is only known to Allah.
And Allah knows the situation of these affairs based on these forums and websites, from the abundance of evil that occurs from some of the people due to these affairs; whether it is by the private messages, or by connecting through other means, or by sending emails, or other than that from the means that some men use to catch women.
And sometimes it occurs between a man who is religiously committed and a woman who is religiously committed. Fear Allah O daughters of the Muslims!!

By Allah, surely I know specific people, I know specific people, and I do not say this from the standpoint of mentioning stories and tales, but rather from the standpoint of inciting fear and alarm, this is the standpoint I am coming from. A woman and a man fell into fornication. Both of them were students of knowledge, both of them were students of knowledge. I know them specifically. We ask Allah for safety and security.
Thus beware, beware—may Allah bless you—beware beware! The person must stay far away from the doors of evil and he must make an escape from them; fleeing.
Whoever needs to connect with someone, whether it is for marriage, or engagement, the connection should occur from the females, from your family, your relatives, from this method. And do not open this door upon yourself! Because this door is a door of evil, such that if it is open it is not about to close except with great evil. We seek refuge in Allah. We ask Allah for safety and security.
Translated by Rasheed ibn Estes Barbee

Translator’s note: The Shaykh has written tazkiyah from Shaykh Muhammad ibn Abdul Wahab Al Aqeel

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