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Whoever recites the Quran skillfully…

March 21, 2013



1المَاهِرُ بِالقُرْآنِ مَعَ السَّفَرَةِ الكِرَامِ البَرَرَة ،

و الَّذِي يَقْرَؤُهُ و يَتَعْتَعُ فِيْهِ وهُوَ عَلَيْهِ شَاقٌّ لَهُ أَجْرَانِ

Aishah – radiallahu anhaa – narrated that the Prophet – sallallaahu alayhe wa sallam – said (translated):

“The one who recites the Quran skillfully is with the noble righteous scribes (angels).  And the one who recites and he falters and it is difficult for him, will have two rewards.”

Declared authentic by Shaikh Albanee in Saheeh al Jaamee’


1There is a hadeeth with similar wording in Muslim, Book of Salah, chapter:


The two meanings of من دون الله min doonillah

August 30, 2012

The following taken from:

من شرح كتاب التوحيد لفضيلة الشيخ صالح بن عبد العزيز آل الشيخ
لفظ (من دون الله) يكثر في القرآن والسنة، و(من دون الله) عند علماء التفسير وعلماء التحقيق يراد بها شيئان: الأول: أن تكون بمعنى (مع)، (من دون اللّهِ) يعني مع الله، وعبَّر عن المعية بلفظ (من دون اللّهِ) لأن كل من دُعِيَ مع الله فهو دون الله جل وعلا فهم دونه، والله جل وعلا هو الأكبر هو العظيم وفي هذا دليل على بشاعة عمله. والثاني: أن قوله (من دون اللّهِ) يعني غير الله؛ (من ماتَ وهوَ يَدعو من دون اللّهِ) يعني وهو يدعو إلـها غير الله، فتكون (من دون اللّهِ) يعني أنه لم يعبد الله وأشرك معه غيره؛ بل دعا غيره استقلالا، فشملت من دون الله الحالين: من دعا الله ودعا غيره، ومن دعا غير الله وتوجه إليه استقلالا

From the Explanation of Kitaabut Tawheed by the Honorable Scholar Saalih ibn Abdul Azeez Aalush Shaikh


The expression: “مِنْ دُوْنِ اللهِ” occurs many times in the Qur’an1 and the Sunnah.  And “مِنْ دُوْنِ اللهِ” according to the Scholars of Tafseer and the Scholars of Verification means two things:


Firstly, the meaning is with ( مَعَ ), ‘min doonillah’ means ‘along with Allah’. And it conveys the meaning of ‘with’ because everything which is worshiped along with Allah is worshiped beside Him – Mighty and Lofty is He – so they are (worshiped) along with Him.  And Allah – Lofty and Exalted is He – He is Greater (than all), He is the Most Great, and in this is a proof for the hideousness of worshiping others with Him.


Secondly: the expression ‘min doonillah’ means ‘other than’ Allah; “Whoever dies while he is worshiping other than Allah” – meaning: while he is worshiping someone or something as a god other than Him.  So ‘min doonillah’ may not mean that someone worshiped others along with Allah, rather that he worshiped other than Him instead of Him.  So ‘min doonillah’ includes two meanings:(1) one who worships Allah and also worships someone (or something) along with Him and (2) one who worships other than Allah instead of Him. 

1Examples of a fewverses from the Quran: 2:23, 107, 165; 3:64,79; 5:76, 116

The Two Types of Magic

June 6, 2012


The Islamic Ruling on Magic and Magicians Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan Source: Things that Nullify One’s Islam (p.47-50) [1]

[ In the Name of Allah, the All-Merciful… ]

The seventh one: Magic, like as-sarf and al-‘atf [2], whoever practices it or is pleased with it has disbelieved. [3]

The seventh kind of apostasy is magic, the practice of magicians. It is two types: genuine and illusionary.

The first type, genuine magic, consists of the magician blowing on tied knots, murmuring phrases and words over them, seeking assistance from the devils within these words, the hanging of charms, and writing the names of devils on talismans. This is what genuine magic is, and it is something that has an effect on the targeted person, either by him being killed, becoming sick, or his mind being affected.

The second type, illusionary magic, is when things are manipulated in a way that causes someone to think that what he sees is actually that way, while it is not true. A man is made to think that the magician has done the following things:

* He turned a rock turned into an animal;

* He killed someone and then brought him back to life, by cutting his head off and then replacing it;

* He pulled a car along by his hair or teeth;

* A car ran him over and did not harm him;

* He entered into a fire;

* He ate fire;

* He stabbed himself with some piece of iron;

* He stabbed himself in the eye with an iron skewer;

* Or that he ate a piece of glass.

All of these are kinds of fake tricks that have no truth in them, and they are like the magic of Fir’awn’s magicians. Allah, the Most High, has said:

“He (Moosaa) was made to believe from their magic that they (the magicians’ sticks) were (snakes) moving about.” [4]

And Allah, the Most High, has said:

“They put magic on the eyes of the people and sought to frighten them.” [5]

This is illusionary magic [6]. They call it al-qamrah, a trick that the magician does to the people’s eyes. When the qamrah wears off, things return to their normal states.

Magic is disbelief, and the proof is the statement of Allah, the Most High:

“However, the devils disbelieved, teaching the people magic.” [7]

Both learning and teaching magic are disbelief in Allah, the Mighty and Majestic. It is also one of the kinds of apostasy. The magician is an apostate. If he was first a believer and then practiced magic, then he has apostated from the Religion of Islam [8]. He is to be killed without requesting him to repent according to some of the scholars, since if he repented openly, he is known as a person who deceives the people, and the knowledge of magic would still remain in his heart even after he has repented.

The proof is His Statement: “And they (the two who taught magic) did not teach anyone before first saying, ‘We are merely a tribulation, so do not disbelieve.’[7]

Allah the Majestic and Exalted sent down two angels from the heavens, teaching the people magic, as a trial and a test for the people [9]. When they came to those who desired to learn magic, they advised them, saying to them:

“We are merely a tribulation, so do not disbelieve.” [7]

Meaning: “Do not learn magic.” So this proves that learning magic is disbelief.

This article was taken from BAKKAHnet (


[1] From the TROID publication: Things that Nullify One’s Islam by Shaykh al-Islam Muhammad ibn ‘Abdil-Wahhaab, explained by Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan. Click here for information about ordering the book.

[2] As-sarf and al-‘atf: Two different types of magic that involve turning people against each other (as-sarf) and causing them to love each other (al-‘atf)

[3] The words in the box are from Shaykh al-Islam Muhammad ibn ‘Abdil-Wahhaab, and what follows is Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan’s explanation.

[4] A translation of the meaning of Soorah Taa-Haa (20):66

[5] A translation of the meaning of Soorah al-A’raaf (7):116

[6] Even illusionary magic can be considered disbelief in Allah. Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan, may Allaah preserve him, says in his book, Duroos fee Sharh Nawaaqidh al-Islam (p.146-147):

Jundub ibn Ka’b, the Companion, killed a magician in the presence of one of the governors of Banee Umayyah. He came and found the magician playing games in front of the governor, pretending to kill a person and then bring him back to life by cutting off his head and then replacing it. This is a kind of illusionary magic. He was trying to convince the people that he was killing him and then putting his head back upon his shoulders. He did not actually do anything, he was only tricking the people with an illusion. So Jundub went up to him and struck him with his sword until he chopped his head off, and said, “If he was truthful, then let him bring himself back to life.”

Translator’s note: Ibn ‘Abdil-Barr (may Allaah have Mercy on him) mentioned that the governor was al-Waleed ibn ‘Uqbah (may Allaah be pleased with him), and that he arrested Jundub for this action and wrote to the khaleefah ‘Uthmaan ibn ‘Affaan (may Allaah be pleased with him) about what happened. ‘Uthmaan then ordered him to be released and he was. (Alistee’aab, p.113)

[7] A translation of the meaning of Soorah al-Baqarah (2):102

[8] Shaykh Saalih discusses the impermissibility of using magic to cure magic and refutes the claim that Shaykh Ibn Baaz (may Allah have Mercy on him) allowed it. See: Question #32 in Appendix I: Questions and Answers (of the published version).

[9] Shaykh Saalih was asked, “How is it that the angels taught magic when teaching magic is a form of disbelief?” For his answer, refer to Question #31 in Appendix I: Questions and Answers (of the published version).


What are the two types of magic? Give examples of each.

According to some scholars, why is the magician to be killed without being given a chance to repent?

What is a qamrah? And is it considered an act of disbelief?


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