The Prohibition of Curing Magic by using Magic – Shaikh Uthaymeen (2)


The following translated from:




وسئل الشيخ محمد بن صالح العثيمين رحمه الله عن حكم النشرة .
فأجاب : “حل السحر عن المسحور ( النشرة ) الأصح فيها أنها تنقسم إلى قسمين :
القسم الأول : أن تكون بالقرآن الكريم والأدعية الشرعية والأدوية المباحة ، فهذه لا بأس بها لما فيها من المصلحة وعدم المفسدة ، بل ربما تكون مطلوبة لأنها مصلحة بلا مضرة .
القسم الثاني : إذا كانت النشرة بشيء محرم كنقض السحر بسحر مثله ؛ فهذا موضع خلاف بين أهل العلم : فمن العلماء من أجازه للضرورة .
ومنهم من منعه لأن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم سئل عن النشرة فقال : ( هي من عمل الشيطان ) رواه أبو داود وإسناده جيد . وعلى هذا يكون حل السحر بالسحر محرما ، وعلى المرء أن يلجأ إلى الله سبحانه وتعالى بالدعاء والتضرع لإزالة ضرره والله سبحانه وتعالى يقول : ( وَإِذَا سَأَلَكَ عِبَادِي عَنِّى فإني قَرِيبٌ أُجِيبُ دَعْوَةَ الدَّاعي إِذَا دَعَانِ ) ويقول الله تعالى : ( أَمَّنْ يُجِيبُ الْمُضطَرَّ إِذَا دَعَاهُ وَيَكْشِفُ السُّوءَ وَيَجْعَلُكُمْ خُلَفَاءَ الأَرْضِ أإلَهٌ مَعَ اللَّهِ قَلِيلا مَا تَذَكَّرُونَ ) والله الموفق ” “فتاوى الشيخ ابن عثيمين ” (1/238،239

Shaikh Uthaymeen – rahimahullah – was asked about the ruling on “an-nushrah” and he replied:

What is most correct regarding removing magic from the bewitched one (an-nushrah)1 is that it is divided into two types:

The first type: is that it is done using the Noble Quran, the legislated dua’s (found in the Quran and Sunnah), and permissible medicines. There is no problem with these when there is benefit in them and the absence of evil. Rather, it may be desired because it is benefit without harm.

The second type: is when an-nushrah is done with something forbidden like removing magic with magic – then this is an area of differing among the People of Knowledge – some of them have said it is permissible in cases of necessity.

And others have prohibited it because the Prophet – sallallahu alayhe wa sallam – when he was asked about an-nushrah, he said: “It is from the work of shaytaan”. Abu Dawood2 recorded it and it has a good chain. Because of this, removing magic by using magic is forbidden. What is obligatory upon a person is that he turns to Allaah – Who is The Most High and Free from all deficiencies and defects – with dua and humility so that He will remove the harm from him.

And Allaah – Who is The Most High and Free from all deficiencies and defects – said (translated):


When My slaves ask you (O Muhammad) concerning Me, then (answer them), I am indeed near (to them by My Knowledge). I respond to the invocations of the supplicant when he calls on Me (without any mediator or intercessor). So let them obey Me and believe in Me, so that they may be led aright.3 (2:186)


And He, The Most High, said (translated):


Is not He (better than your gods) Who responds to the distressed one, when he calls Him, and Who removes the evil, and makes you inheritors of the earth, generations after generations. Is there any ilâh (god) with Allâh? Little is that you remember!4 (27:62)


And Allaah is the One Who grants success.


(from Fataawaa Shaikh Ibn Uthaymeen 1/238 – 239)



Translated by Ummu Khadijah






2Both Imaam Ahmad and Imaam Abu Dawood recorded it with a good chain.

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