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The Noble Shaykh Dr. Ahmad Aloosh al-Madkhalee (May Allah Preserve Him), from the Mashayikh of Jeezan, Saudi Arabia . The Shaykh has a doctorate from the college of shari'ah from the University in Riyaadh. He was previously the Director of the Institute in Samitah. The Shaykh participates for years in the Dawrat of Imaam al-Qara'wee with Shaykh Zayd al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullah) and previously with Shaykh Ahmad an-Najmi (rahimahullah). He will deliver a LIVE Tele-Lecture, organized by Muwahhideen Publications on Sunday 1st September 2013 surrounding the affair of Magic, Sorcery and Soothsaying. This event will be broadcast LIVE in Masjid Ibn 'Abbaas, Tobago, two masaajid in Trinidad, Masjid ul Khaleefah and Masjid us Sunnah, and six masaajid in the U.S. Masjid Al-Bukhaari, Florida, Masjid Ibn 'Abbas, Georgia,, Masjid Nur Allaah, New York, Masjid as-Sahabah, Ohio and Masjid Tawheed, Michigan.
This lecture event will be translated LIVE into English In shaa Allah.
‘Aa`ishah (radhiyAllahu ‘anhaa) said: Some people asked the Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu ’alayhi wa sallam) about soothsayers. He (sallAllahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "They are of no account.'' Upon this they said to him, "O Messenger of Allah! But they sometimes make true predictions.'' Thereupon the Messenger of Allah (sallAllahu ’alayhi wa sallam) said, "That is a word pertaining to truth which a jinn snatches (from the angels) and whispers into the ears of his friend (the soothsayers) who will then mix more than a hundred lies with it.'' [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
The narration in Al-Bukhari is, "The angels descend in the clouds and mention matters which has been decreed in heaven; Satan steals a hearing (listens to it stealthily) and communicates it to the soothsayers who tell along with it a hundred lies.''
Kahin (soothsayer), Munajjim (astrologer) and Arraf (foreteller) have similar characteristics but with a slight difference. All of them make predictions about the future. Kahin would overhear some jinn and disclose the secret to people which would sometimes prove true, because the jinn's source of information was Satan who sometimes stole away some information from the angels. But after the annunciation of the Prophet (sallAllahu ’alayhi wa sallam) it was made impossible for jinns and satans to overhear anything in the skies. Moreover, Kahin and others of his ilk would make predictions on the basis of certain signs and circumstantial evidence which could go wrong or right. This is so even to this day. Astrological prediction is also a form of foretelling but this is often wrong. Al-`Irafah, or what is known to be as divination is also an indication of some future occurrence on the basis of certain causes and events. All the three occult arts supplement each other and also take the help of similar other things. In other words, these are all different forms of soothsaying. Geomancy also tries to tell about the invisible future. At-Tarq is the art of taking omen by striking birds with gravel on their wings or by throwing barley, etc., before them. In the latter formula, if a bird flies towards the right side, it would be a good omen; and if it goes towards the left it will be a bad one. All such things are unlawful and have been strictly forbidden by Islaam. If anything predicted by these means comes by chance true, it does not furnish any justification for their validity. [Riyaadh-us-Saaliheen]
Indeed, engaging in sorcery, soothsaying and magic is one of the most abominable and corruptive matters on earth. They are among the types of major disbelief dealing with sorcery, the belief in stars, and that they can control creatures. Without doubt, it is compulsory on every Muslim to know this falsehood, deny and fight them, and cooperate with his Muslim brothers in confronting them. [Sorcery, Soothsaying and Astrology from AlIfta.com]
Hence, the Noble Shaykh Ahmad al-Madkhalee (hafidhahullah) will explain the correct Islaamic ruling regarding magic, sorcery and soothsaying according to the Book of Allah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (sallAllahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) upon the understanding of the Salaf-us-Saalih and by the Permission of Allah we will all understand the gravity of delving into such heinous affairs.
We ask Allah to correct our belief and that He, Al-Haafidh protects us and our families from all evil.
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