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Family member practices black magic on others.

Published: 24/08/2011 12:42:00 AM GMT
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In Islam, there is a lot of emhpasis on kinship and maintaining good relations with one's relatives. But what if someone close practices black magic on other members of the family to the extent that he even tries to bring death to others? Does one have to meet such people? A cousin and a brother of mine have been horribly victimized and one is coming to the point where he says even killing such people will not be considered wrong in Islam. Is this true?

Answered by

Sheikh `Abd al-Rahmân `Alûsh

It is a part of faith to maintain good ties with our relatives. Allah will reward those who maintain these ties and punish those who do not. However, if one of these relatives hurts people and engages in such evil as black magic, then he will not be eligible for such good relations. On the contrary, we have to abandon him. We may not even visit him except for advising and explaining to him the mischief of his ways.

In Islamic Law, the convicted magician should be killed. But this may not be done by individuals. It is only an Islamic court authorized by the political authority of the land that can carry this out after a ruling against him is formally passed by the judge. Meanwhile, Muslims should warn each other not to deal with this magician and to abandon him until he repents.

Source: Islam Today

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