- dark arts, , black magic, occult arts, demon worship
Siḥr is not the same as stage magic, i.e. entertaining an audience with purely natural tricks. Siḥr .
Sāḥir ساحر — sorcerer, occultist
angels in baqara taught people sorcery Concepts.harutWaMarut
Magic is a performing art that entertains an audience by creating illusions of seemingly impossible or supernatural feats, using purely natural means. T
Seeking help from the Jinnī
sorcery and black magic (sihr), this includes all the actions and words used to change the perceptions, bewitch, beguile and harm other human beings.
Seeking the help of Jinnī
In the Qurʾān, Chapter 113: Dawn, the Muslim seeks refuge in Allāh to ward off the evils of ṣdhr.
- and followed what the evil ones had fabricated about the Kingdom of Solomon instead. Not that Solomon himself was a disbeliever; it was the evil ones who were disbelievers. They taught people witchcraft and what was revealed in Babylon to the two angels Harut and Marut. Yet these two never taught anyone without first warning him, ‘We are sent only to tempt- do not disbelieve.’ From these two, they learned what can cause discord between man and wife, although they harm no one with it except by God’s leave. They learned what harmed them, not what benefited them, knowing full well that whoever gained [this knowledge] would lose any share in the Hereafter. Evil indeed is the [price] for which they sold their souls, if only they knew. (2:102)