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. 

Notes/Transcription of My Dear Sisters, Hold On & Be Strong By Aby ‘Abis Salaam al Juyaanee

There is tremendous bounty upon us that Allaah has guided us to Islam and Sunnah of Mustafa sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam and this is why the title of today’s title of this talk is My Dear Sisters, Hold On & Be Strong. It focuses on the reality of recognising the bounty of Islam and this reality of recognising the bounty of the Sunnah. This is a bounty that is tremendous that Allaah has guided us to the Sunnah. Allaah tells that the Continue reading

Notes from Benefits of Patience by Abu Iyaad

Ibn Al Qayyim mentioned some of the tremendous benefits of sabr. How can a person be patient? He should look at the reward that results from sabr by looking at the stories of the Prophets. Sabr erases the sins.The trail that you are affected with is from the Qadr of Allaah.It was decreed to happen even before you were born. One of the rights of Allaah upon you is that you are patient with the trial. That you show patience that you are pleased with the trial. That trial has come to you as the result of your Continue reading

Causes of Decrease of Iman By Muhammad ibn Saalih Al Utaymeen

فوائـد وأقـوال العلماء:
 أسباب نقص الإيمان 
قال العَلّامـَـة فقيه الزمان /
مُحَمَّد بنُ صَالِح العُثَيْمِين -رَحِمـَهُ الله

 من أسباب نقصان الإيمان :

1⃣ – أولا : الجهل بأسماء الله تعالى وصفاته.

2⃣ – ثانيا :  الإعراض عن التفكر في آيات الله تعالى الكونية والشرعية. 

3⃣ – ثالثا : فعل المعصية؛ فإن للمعصية آثارا عظيمة على القلب وعلى الإيمان

4⃣ – رابعا : ترك الطاعة؛ فإن ترك الطاعة سبب لنقص الإيمان ❒
📚【فتاوى أركان الإسلام【صـ 34】

English Translation:
Causes of The Decrease of Imaan

Shaykh Muhammad ibn asaalih al-Uthaymeen رحمه الله said: 

From the causes of the decrease of imaan are:

1⃣- First: Ignorance with the (Lofty) Names of Allaah The Most High and His Descriptions. 
2⃣- Second: Turning away from the reflection in the ayat of Allaah The Most High of Kuwniyyah (Universal) and Shar’iyyah (Legislative). 
3⃣- Third: Disobedience(to Allaah); indeed disibedience has a great affect upon the heart and upon the imaan.
4⃣- Four: Abandoning obedience (to Allaah); indeed abandoning obedience is a cause for the decrease of Imaan. 

Source: Fataawa Arkaanil Islaam page 34
Translator: Khaleel Davis   ابو عبد الهادي خليل ديفس

This post first appeared on: