Sihr And Its Effects
Sihr in English terms is Black Magic or Jadu according to the Indian understanding. We do not like to use the word BLACK MAGIC because some people believe that even BLACK MAGIC can be good, whereas no Black Magic can be good because it all involves Shirk. Allah also uses the word SIHR in Quraan and we understand that this word only relates to evil and wrong doing.

Sihr is the main problem and always needs to be destroyed before you can totally remove all the Jinn. Sihr makes the most problems and causes the symptoms but Jinn come and make the Sihr more effective, therefore the idea is to mainly attack the Sihr. Attacking Sihr is done with Quraan.
Sihr has primary effects and secondary effects. The primary effect is to block life and this will show that the person is affected with Sihr. The secondary effect of Sihr will show us how the Sihr has been done and that will give us the clue for the treatment. This is the way to proceed when diagnosing. Diagnosing is a revolution in Ruqya because once you know and identify the problem, then you have won 50% of the fight. An example of explanation will be that if you put a sweet on the floor it will attract many ants. If you remove the ants then more will come. The idea is to remove the sweet in order to also easily stop more ants from coming. In this example the sweet represents the Sihr and the ants represent Jinn. The Sihr is the actual “black magic” that is sent to the person to destroy their life, and it is the Sihr that makes the person feel all the symptoms.

How is Sihr Done
There are four ways in which Sihr is done. In the diagnosis you will be able to identify how Sihr is done and therefore be able to focus on the specific treatment.

1. Eaten Sihr (treated with Senna leaves)
When a person has eaten Sihr, they will have unusual pains in the stomach that may last for months or even years. Doctors will give names for these pains like ulcers, cron disease, piles, consistent constipation, acid reflux, etc. Sihr in the stomach is the easiest to remove. You will give senna leaves boiled in Quraanic water. Senna leaves is also a sunnah and in this case it will be mixed with Quraan. The patient will get diarrhoea if there is Sihr in the stomach and it will pull the Sihr slowly out but also leave some pain because the Sihr is like glue in the stomach and could be anywhere from the entrance to the exit. Some people have pain in the higher part then lower until it gets all out. Eaten Sihr can also be done by accident, but the person will not feel the full effects of the Sihr because the Sihr may have been meant for someone else – Allah knows best.

Generally the patient takes senna until there is no more pain but only diarrhoea. You have to approximate his need based on the type of Sihr. Even if you give senna for 12 days and there are no more pains by the 6th day then he can stop and if we give 8 days but he still has pain then he must continue etc. Always try and give enough senna the first time so the person does not need to come back or the patient must come back as little as possible. If it is a small child then give only a cup. You can give senna to pregnant and breastfeeding women. It is recommended to give senna to breastfeeding and pregnant women so that it cleanses the baby at the same time as the mother. When pregnant women have Sihr, it goes to the baby most times because of eaten Sihr. This will have an effect on the child like weakness, bad behaviour, not liking Deen or studies and usually it will continue until the age of 30. Sihr to babies from the mother can also make the baby handicapped, not speaking or deformed. So when a women comes and she is pregnant you will always give her senna because it is possible the baby will get Sihr from the mother. Sihr can also pass from the father to the child but it is much less and rare.

Senna does not have side effects but that it causes diarrhoea and some pain. The side effect of senna used on babies and children is that it may cause dehydration. If senna is given to a small child or baby, give them plenty of water or water with sugar so that they do not become dehydrated. If you use senna tablets and it gives diarrhoea then you can use the tablets but it is not so effective because you have to take a lot of these tablets. If it is difficult to get senna leaves then you can use other local things like herbs or plants that cause diarrhoea. In some countries in the markets you can just ask the people who use plants for taking out Sihr, but you must use it with Quranic water.

2. Sihr Put in The Body (treated by Hijaama)
This type of Sihr is sent with the Jinn to put in the body. It could be anywhere like in the brain, chest, stomach, legs, private parts etc. You recognise this by the pains the patients will have. The pains will always be unusual and repetitive and systematic like headaches and difficulty learning, concentrating and craziness while for women it is to stop them from having babies therefore it will be put into the ovaries and womb and that will give them lots of pain in their haidh and can also stop women having sexual relations to block them totally. Sometimes this Sihr is put in the body only to keep a Jinn in the body like in the shoulder and there will be a Jinn there causing pain and blockages in life and if you try to remove that Jinn it will be difficult because it will be attached to the Sihr.

To remove this type of Sihr you will use hijaama and Quraan. You will put the cups on all the places where the patient has pain or dysfunction in the body. Example, like someone who cannot learn or even just has pain in the head – you will do hijaama on his head.

How can we be sure that pain is due to Sihr and Jinn and Ayn.? You cannot be 100% sure but you will do hijaama anyway because Nabi (PBUH) said hijaama is remedy for 40 diseases. Even if the patient has a natural pain like breaking a knee, and if a Jinn comes into the body, it will likely to go into the knee and it will find that weak place, sit there and make it worse. So even of the pain has a cause you will still do hijaama. It is very important not to miss any place of hijaama. If it is the private part then you just put the cups on the pubis and for any part you cannot reach like the eyes then you put in closest place like the temples or forehead.

Hijama is used for two reasons – either pain and or dysfunction. The hijaama of Ruqya is a little different from medical and other cupping styles. You don’t need to take a lot of blood, you cut very small and a little just to make a way out for Sihr and Jinn that is in the body, so the object is not to take out blood. Also, because it is very light it will not leave any cuts on the person.

Hijama can be done anytime as long as the person is affected with Sihr. With hijaama on the head you do cupping on the neck but if someone has too much headaches or cannot learn or gets too angry so the hijaama on the neck will not be enough, then you have to do hijaama on the head. The place to put on the head is the middle of the head or forehead. If the person has too much hair they can shave it or use some honey.

Hijama can be done for children from 8yrs old or it depends on their body, also when they are too young, they could just be washed with quranic water and oils rubbed. Some kids have done hijaama from 6yrs old but you must not force a child if they are crying.

3. Symbolic Sihr (treated with 45 verses of Quraan)
Symbolic Sihr means that sorcerers will use symbols to harm the person like the symbol of knots – like in Surah Falaq, when they blow on knots so it means they tie up a persons life, mind or womb or relations to get confused etc. Sorcerers use symbols very much as they did for Nabi (PBUH). The hair is mostly used to affect the mind and that was how it affected Nabi (PBUH) because he was imagining things so that is to tie your mind so you cant think, then they put it in a skunk or hyhina or dry well used for toilet or under a stone all to drive someone crazy. By this method you can see that sorcery itself is just words, because if you take the hair, knots, skunk itself without saying anything then it will have no effect. Its is the satanic words recited or shirk attached to the elements, however the elements are there to just make it stronger or used to improve the effects of the Sihr. Similarly like Ruqya where you use Quraan reciting, but by using things like water, oil and hijaama it is just there to increase the effect of Quraan.

Symbolic Sihr is a problem for Raaqis because when the Sihr happened to Nabi (PBUH), he made lots of dua and said to Ayesha that Allah has given the answer to his request but Nabi (PBUH) had to make a lot of dua before Allah relieved him from that situation, then the angels came to him and told him what happened, he went to the well and took the hair out and read Surah Falaq and Naas and there were 11 knots (Falaq has 6 verses and Naas 5 verses) and every verse untied the knots. The problem is we don’t have the angels to tell us whats happening and even if we know where the Sihr is put then most of the time we cannot extract it. – like in the toilet, sea, mountains, rivers, mouth of a dead person or buried under cement. So what has Nabi (PBUH) left us – it is dua and Quraan – this is what we can do for Allah to give us a solution. This is the general solution if Ruqya, you are going to make dua until Allah gives you a solution or cure. So, what ever happens when you are stuck just continue making dua and come closer and closer to Allah.

According to many books you should read Quran on a person continuous until the Sihr breaks and the Jinn comes to speak. You should speak to the Jinn and ask it to take shahada, if it doesn’t then you can ask where is the Sihr and when it tells you where it is and you will go and find it, if you don’t find it then you will bring the patient again and read again and bring the Jinn again, and then warn it to tell you the truth, but this method is merely impossible because most of the time the Jinn will not speak through the patient and even if it does it is nearly impossible. Even if it tells the truth and tells you it is in a tree in a forest – how will you recognise that tree?

For each type of Sihr you will give a specific Quranic verse and add it to the water for bathing, either by reading it a minimum of 11 times or by writing it once and adding it to the water. We have 45 verses for 45 different kinds of Sihr thats added to the water.

We cannot only say that we have enough taqwa and that we are making salaah and that is enough. We see by the example of Nabi (PBUH) that he was making dua, and reading Quran but even that was not enough so Allah showed him he must take the Sihr out of the place or well and he did so this was the cure also. So by this we can see it it is not only a case of having taqwa but also to have technique. Also like the story of Nabi Ayoob when he was sick and he asked Allah for the cure, eventually Allah told him to hit the ground and water gushed out so he was ordered to drink of this water and to bath with it.

4. Contact Sihr (treated by Hijama, Quranic Water and Quranic Oil)
Most of the time this type of Sihr is attached by walking on it. This is mostly accidentally which means someone put Sihr somewhere and anyone who walks on it will get Sihr, or it could be for a purpose, like if they put it on your way in-front to your shop or house or somewhere where you always sit. Contact Sihr usually gives skin problems like Psoriasis or Eczema. Doctors have no explanation of how these skin diseases appear or understand how it works. Psoriasis only comes by physical contact. Contact Sihr can be made by any means and gives skin problems. You treat this Sihr with Hijaama, water and oils. Contact Sihr is not mystical but physical but you do not have to see it to make contact with it like water poured in your path but dried. This Sihr also brings some Jinn. If this Sihr was not meant for you, you will still get it but the effects will be much less but if it was meant for you then you will feel the full effect. If you find the Sihr you can soak it in the Quranic water for about 30 minutes and then dry it and burn it, also read some Quraan over it.

Treating Sihr
You treat Sihr according to how it is done, example, if eaten Sihr, you have to remove it from stomach. Removing Sihr does not depend on the effect of Sihr but how it is done. The mistake of most people who are not experienced in Ruqya is to attack the Jinn without removing the Sihr. When you attack the Jinn and they have been attached by Sihr you will make yourself and the patient tired and this will have very little results, even if you force it to go, the Sihr will force it to come back. If you remove the Sihr them most of the time the Jinn will leave by himself because there is nothing keeping him with the person. Before you know how Sihr is done you have to know if there is Sihr or not. Sihr will affect the person if four categories, they are:
Blockages in life
Unusual Health Problems
Unusual Mental States
Repetitive Nightmares.

This is how you know someone has Sihr, Ayn or Jinn. These 4 symptoms are in Quraan, and when you read Ruqya books you will find lots of symptoms. The criteria is if its normal or not. When symptoms are unusual and repetitive and systematic and then you cannot say that it is bad luck, or happening like that, it is all linked and every time its the same problem etc. so you will understand that there is an invisible force and you cannot feel but you know it is forceful and this is the Sihr. Sometimes some people will still feel symptoms even though the Raaqi says its all finished. You will tell them that as long as its not normal then you still have Sihr even if we don’t know what kind of Sihr. When a patient comes then you must ask him what is the problem and from there you can see wether it is normal or not normal so all this is what shows if the person has Sihr but you will try to understand how it has been make in order to remove it.

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