Consulting a saahir (sorcerer, magician) to cure sihr (magic, witchcraft or sorcery)

Question 86:  If a person is afflicted by Sihr (witchcraft), is it permissible for them to go to a sorcerer to remove it?

Answer:  This is not permissible, and the basic ruling on it finds its origin in the Hadeeth reported by Imaam Ahmad and Aboo Daawood on the authority of Jaabir (may Allaah be pleased with them) who said: The Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) was asked about Nushrah (undoing a spell by means of another spell). He (peace be upon him) replied, ‘It is from the work of Satan.’ Natural and medicinal remedies and the supplications prescribed in Sharee`ah (Islaamic law) are sufficient. There is no disease for which Allaah has not also sent down the cure; some people know the cure while others do not. The Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) ordered us to seek treatment, but he (peace be upon him) prohibited being treated with unlawful things. He (peace be upon him) said: Seek treatment, but use nothing unlawful. It was also narrated that the Prophet (peace be upon him) stated: Verily, Allaah does not make your cure in what He has prohibited to you.... read more here.

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