Islam places serious emphasis on the belief in what God (Allah) decrees. So when man is afflicted with calamities or has important decisions to make in life, who or what does he turn to?
In today’s world where the use of fortune-tellers, sorcery, grave worshipping and witchcraft are so widespread, the author provides an insight into the clear direction Islam takes when it comes to using such avenues in one’s daily existence.
This is in terms of the choices we make and the beliefs or superstitions we almost deem as fact. In doing so we deviate from the Qur’an and the Sunnah (traditions of the Prophet Muhammad PBUH). The power of prayer to Allah alone, the knowledge of the unseen and astrology are among the issues explored in this 96-page publication. Abdurraghiem Hasan Sallie, a leading Muslim scholar in South Africa, dispels the avenues of the supernatural that govern some people’s lives.
Magic and similar practices are human products and not the work of Allah. Strangely, all the world’s major religions and sects have their supernatural practitioners. As a subject field, it encompasses human activities such as incantations and invocations to activate magic spells to establish a human experience to the client that supposedly involves religion. In essence, its central ingredient is to explore the gullibility of unsuspecting persons, particularly those who are going through a personal crisis or who are weak in faith. They and possibly others are victims whose minds the practitioners infuse with a belief in supernatural phenomena. In this manner, some clients willingly deviate from their faith to seek removal of whatever calamity that bothers them.