Prohibitions in worldly matters

Verses about Magic

Verses from the Book of Allah on Magic Arranged in the order of the descent of the fence and accompanied by a simple interpretation, as well as with the possibility of listening to it

    74-Surah Al-Muddaththir ( The One Enveloped ) 21-25
            
    Then he considered [again];
    ثُمَّ نَظَرَ
            
    Then he frowned and scowled;
    ثُمَّ عَبَسَ وَبَسَرَ
            
    Then he turned back and was arrogant
    ثُمَّ أَدْبَرَ وَاسْتَكْبَرَ
            
    And said, ‘ This is not but magic imitated [from others].
    فَقَالَ إِنْ هَٰذَا إِلَّا سِحْرٌ يُؤْثَرُ
            
    This is not but the word of a human being.’
    إِنْ هَٰذَا إِلَّا قَوْلُ الْبَشَرِ
    113-Surah Al-Falaq ( The Daybreak ) 1-5
            
    Say, ‘ I seek refuge in the Lord of daybreak
    قُلْ أَعُوذُ بِرَبِّ الْفَلَقِ
            
    From the evil of that which He created
    مِن شَرِّ مَا خَلَقَ
            
    And from the evil of darkness when it settles
    وَمِن شَرِّ غَاسِقٍ إِذَا وَقَبَ
            
    And from the evil of the blowers in knots
    وَمِن شَرِّ النَّفَّاثَاتِ فِي الْعُقَدِ
            
    And from the evil of an envier when he envies.’
    وَمِن شَرِّ حَاسِدٍ إِذَا حَسَدَ
    54-Surah Al-Qamar ( The Moon ) 2
            
    And if they see a miracle, they turn away and say, ‘ Passing magic.’
    وَإِن يَرَوْا آيَةً يُعْرِضُوا وَيَقُولُوا سِحْرٌ مُّسْتَمِرٌّ
    38-Surah Sad ( The Letter Sad ) 4
            
    And they wonder that there has come to them a warner from among themselves. And the disbelievers say, ‘ This is a magician and a liar.
    وَعَجِبُوا أَن جَاءَهُم مُّنذِرٌ مِّنْهُمْ ۖ وَقَالَ الْكَافِرُونَ هَٰذَا سَاحِرٌ كَذَّابٌ
    7-Surah Al-A’raf (The Heights ) 109-120
            
    Said the eminent among the people of Pharaoh, ‘ Indeed, this is a learned magician
    قَالَ الْمَلَأُ مِن قَوْمِ فِرْعَوْنَ إِنَّ هَٰذَا لَسَاحِرٌ عَلِيمٌ
            
    Who wants to expel you from your land [through magic], so what do you instruct?’
    يُرِيدُ أَن يُخْرِجَكُم مِّنْ أَرْضِكُمْ ۖ فَمَاذَا تَأْمُرُونَ
            
    They said, ‘ Postpone [the matter of] him and his brother and send among the cities gatherers
    قَالُوا أَرْجِهْ وَأَخَاهُ وَأَرْسِلْ فِي الْمَدَائِنِ حَاشِرِينَ
            
    Who will bring you every learned magician.’
    يَأْتُوكَ بِكُلِّ سَاحِرٍ عَلِيمٍ
            
    And the magicians came to Pharaoh. They said, ‘ Indeed for us is a reward if we are the predominant.’
    وَجَاءَ السَّحَرَةُ فِرْعَوْنَ قَالُوا إِنَّ لَنَا لَأَجْرًا إِن كُنَّا نَحْنُ الْغَالِبِينَ
            
    He said, ‘ Yes, and, [moreover], you will be among those made near [to me].’
    قَالَ نَعَمْ وَإِنَّكُمْ لَمِنَ الْمُقَرَّبِينَ
            
    They said, ‘ O Moses, either you throw [your staff], or we will be the ones to throw [first].’
    قَالُوا يَا مُوسَىٰ إِمَّا أَن تُلْقِيَ وَإِمَّا أَن نَّكُونَ نَحْنُ الْمُلْقِينَ
            
    He said, ‘ Throw,’ and when they threw, they bewitched the eyes of the people and struck terror into them, and they presented a great [feat of] magic.
    قَالَ أَلْقُوا ۖ فَلَمَّا أَلْقَوْا سَحَرُوا أَعْيُنَ النَّاسِ وَاسْتَرْهَبُوهُمْ وَجَاءُوا بِسِحْرٍ عَظِيمٍ
            
    And We inspired to Moses, ‘ Throw your staff,’ and at once it devoured what they were falsifying.
    ۞ وَأَوْحَيْنَا إِلَىٰ مُوسَىٰ أَنْ أَلْقِ عَصَاكَ ۖ فَإِذَا هِيَ تَلْقَفُ مَا يَأْفِكُونَ
            
    So the truth was established, and abolished was what they were doing.
    فَوَقَعَ الْحَقُّ وَبَطَلَ مَا كَانُوا يَعْمَلُونَ
            
    And Pharaoh and his people were overcome right there and became debased.
    فَغُلِبُوا هُنَالِكَ وَانقَلَبُوا صَاغِرِينَ
            
    And the magicians fell down in prostration [to Allah].
    وَأُلْقِيَ السَّحَرَةُ سَاجِدِينَ
    7-Surah Al-A’raf (The Heights ) 132
            
    And they said, ‘ No matter what sign you bring us with which to bewitch us, we will not be believers in you.’
    وَقَالُوا مَهْمَا تَأْتِنَا بِهِ مِنْ آيَةٍ لِّتَسْحَرَنَا بِهَا فَمَا نَحْنُ لَكَ بِمُؤْمِنِينَ
    25-Surah Al-Furqan (The Criterion ) 8
            
    Or [why is not] a treasure presented to him [from heaven], or does he [not] have a garden from which he eats?’ And the wrongdoers say, ‘ You follow not but a man affected by magic.’
    أَوْ يُلْقَىٰ إِلَيْهِ كَنزٌ أَوْ تَكُونُ لَهُ جَنَّةٌ يَأْكُلُ مِنْهَا ۚ وَقَالَ الظَّالِمُونَ إِن تَتَّبِعُونَ إِلَّا رَجُلًا مَّسْحُورًا
    20-Surah Taha 57-65
            
    He said, ‘ Have you come to us to drive us out of our land with your magic, O Moses?
    قَالَ أَجِئْتَنَا لِتُخْرِجَنَا مِنْ أَرْضِنَا بِسِحْرِكَ يَا مُوسَىٰ
            
    Then we will surely bring you magic like it, so make between us and you an appointment, which we will not fail to keep and neither will you, in a place assigned.’
    فَلَنَأْتِيَنَّكَ بِسِحْرٍ مِّثْلِهِ فَاجْعَلْ بَيْنَنَا وَبَيْنَكَ مَوْعِدًا لَّا نُخْلِفُهُ نَحْنُ وَلَا أَنتَ مَكَانًا سُوًى
            
    [Moses] said, ‘ Your appointment is on the day of the festival when the people assemble at mid-morning.’
    قَالَ مَوْعِدُكُمْ يَوْمُ الزِّينَةِ وَأَن يُحْشَرَ النَّاسُ ضُحًى
            
    So Pharaoh went away, put together his plan, and then came [to Moses].
    فَتَوَلَّىٰ فِرْعَوْنُ فَجَمَعَ كَيْدَهُ ثُمَّ أَتَىٰ
            
    Moses said to the magicians summoned by Pharaoh, ‘ Woe to you! Do not invent a lie against Allah or He will exterminate you with a punishment; and he has failed who invents [such falsehood].’
    قَالَ لَهُم مُّوسَىٰ وَيْلَكُمْ لَا تَفْتَرُوا عَلَى اللَّهِ كَذِبًا فَيُسْحِتَكُم بِعَذَابٍ ۖ وَقَدْ خَابَ مَنِ افْتَرَىٰ
            
    So they disputed over their affair among themselves and concealed their private conversation.
    فَتَنَازَعُوا أَمْرَهُم بَيْنَهُمْ وَأَسَرُّوا النَّجْوَىٰ
            
    They said, ‘ Indeed, these are two magicians who want to drive you out of your land with their magic and do away with your most exemplary way.
    قَالُوا إِنْ هَٰذَانِ لَسَاحِرَانِ يُرِيدَانِ أَن يُخْرِجَاكُم مِّنْ أَرْضِكُم بِسِحْرِهِمَا وَيَذْهَبَا بِطَرِيقَتِكُمُ الْمُثْلَىٰ
            
    So resolve upon your plan and then come [forward] in line. And he has succeeded today who overcomes.’
    فَأَجْمِعُوا كَيْدَكُمْ ثُمَّ ائْتُوا صَفًّا ۚ وَقَدْ أَفْلَحَ الْيَوْمَ مَنِ اسْتَعْلَىٰ
            
    They said, ‘ O Moses, either you throw or we will be the first to throw.’
    قَالُوا يَا مُوسَىٰ إِمَّا أَن تُلْقِيَ وَإِمَّا أَن نَّكُونَ أَوَّلَ مَنْ أَلْقَىٰ
    20-Surah Taha 67-74
            
    And he sensed within himself apprehension, did Moses.
    فَأَوْجَسَ فِي نَفْسِهِ خِيفَةً مُّوسَىٰ
            
    Allah said, ‘ Fear not. Indeed, it is you who are superior.
    قُلْنَا لَا تَخَفْ إِنَّكَ أَنتَ الْأَعْلَىٰ
            
    And throw what is in your right hand; it will swallow up what they have crafted. What they have crafted is but the trick of a magician, and the magician will not succeed wherever he is.’
    وَأَلْقِ مَا فِي يَمِينِكَ تَلْقَفْ مَا صَنَعُوا ۖ إِنَّمَا صَنَعُوا كَيْدُ سَاحِرٍ ۖ وَلَا يُفْلِحُ السَّاحِرُ حَيْثُ أَتَىٰ
            
    So the magicians fell down in prostration. They said, ‘ We have believed in the Lord of Aaron and Moses.’
    فَأُلْقِيَ السَّحَرَةُ سُجَّدًا قَالُوا آمَنَّا بِرَبِّ هَارُونَ وَمُوسَىٰ
            
    [Pharaoh] said, ‘ You believed him before I gave you permission. Indeed, he is your leader who has taught you magic. So I will surely cut off your hands and your feet on opposite sides, and I will crucify you on the trunks of palm trees, and you will surely know which of us is more severe in [giving] punishment and more enduring.’
    قَالَ آمَنتُمْ لَهُ قَبْلَ أَنْ آذَنَ لَكُمْ ۖ إِنَّهُ لَكَبِيرُكُمُ الَّذِي عَلَّمَكُمُ السِّحْرَ ۖ فَلَأُقَطِّعَنَّ أَيْدِيَكُمْ وَأَرْجُلَكُم مِّنْ خِلَافٍ وَلَأُصَلِّبَنَّكُمْ فِي جُذُوعِ النَّخْلِ وَلَتَعْلَمُنَّ أَيُّنَا أَشَدُّ عَذَابًا وَأَبْقَىٰ
            
    They said, ‘ Never will we prefer you over what has come to us of clear proofs and [over] He who created us. So decree whatever you are to decree. You can only decree for this worldly life.
    قَالُوا لَن نُّؤْثِرَكَ عَلَىٰ مَا جَاءَنَا مِنَ الْبَيِّنَاتِ وَالَّذِي فَطَرَنَا ۖ فَاقْضِ مَا أَنتَ قَاضٍ ۖ إِنَّمَا تَقْضِي هَٰذِهِ الْحَيَاةَ الدُّنْيَا
            
    Indeed, we have believed in our Lord that He may forgive us our sins and what you compelled us [to do] of magic. And Allah is better and more enduring.’
    إِنَّا آمَنَّا بِرَبِّنَا لِيَغْفِرَ لَنَا خَطَايَانَا وَمَا أَكْرَهْتَنَا عَلَيْهِ مِنَ السِّحْرِ ۗ وَاللَّهُ خَيْرٌ وَأَبْقَىٰ
            
    Indeed, whoever comes to his Lord as a criminal – indeed, for him is Hell; he will neither die therein nor live.
    إِنَّهُ مَن يَأْتِ رَبَّهُ مُجْرِمًا فَإِنَّ لَهُ جَهَنَّمَ لَا يَمُوتُ فِيهَا وَلَا يَحْيَىٰ
    26-Surah Ash-Shuara ( The Poets ) 34-43
            
    [Pharaoh] said to the eminent ones around him, ‘ Indeed, this is a learned magician.
    قَالَ لِلْمَلَإِ حَوْلَهُ إِنَّ هَٰذَا لَسَاحِرٌ عَلِيمٌ
            
    He wants to drive you out of your land by his magic, so what do you advise?’
    يُرِيدُ أَن يُخْرِجَكُم مِّنْ أَرْضِكُم بِسِحْرِهِ فَمَاذَا تَأْمُرُونَ
            
    They said, ‘ Postpone [the matter of] him and his brother and send among the cities gatherers
    قَالُوا أَرْجِهْ وَأَخَاهُ وَابْعَثْ فِي الْمَدَائِنِ حَاشِرِينَ
            
    Who will bring you every learned, skilled magician.’
    يَأْتُوكَ بِكُلِّ سَحَّارٍ عَلِيمٍ
            
    So the magicians were assembled for the appointment of a well-known day.
    فَجُمِعَ السَّحَرَةُ لِمِيقَاتِ يَوْمٍ مَّعْلُومٍ
            
    And it was said to the people, ‘ Will you congregate
    وَقِيلَ لِلنَّاسِ هَلْ أَنتُم مُّجْتَمِعُونَ
            
    That we might follow the magicians if they are the predominant?’
    لَعَلَّنَا نَتَّبِعُ السَّحَرَةَ إِن كَانُوا هُمُ الْغَالِبِينَ
            
    And when the magicians arrived, they said to Pharaoh, ‘ Is there indeed for us a reward if we are the predominant?’
    فَلَمَّا جَاءَ السَّحَرَةُ قَالُوا لِفِرْعَوْنَ أَئِنَّ لَنَا لَأَجْرًا إِن كُنَّا نَحْنُ الْغَالِبِينَ
            
    He said, ‘ Yes, and indeed, you will then be of those near [to me].’
    قَالَ نَعَمْ وَإِنَّكُمْ إِذًا لَّمِنَ الْمُقَرَّبِينَ
            
    Moses said to them, ‘ Throw whatever you will throw.’
    قَالَ لَهُم مُّوسَىٰ أَلْقُوا مَا أَنتُم مُّلْقُونَ
    26-Surah Ash-Shuara ( The Poets ) 45-51
            
    Then Moses threw his staff, and at once it devoured what they falsified.
    فَأَلْقَىٰ مُوسَىٰ عَصَاهُ فَإِذَا هِيَ تَلْقَفُ مَا يَأْفِكُونَ
            
    So the magicians fell down in prostration [to Allah].
    فَأُلْقِيَ السَّحَرَةُ سَاجِدِينَ
            
    They said, ‘ We have believed in the Lord of the worlds,
    قَالُوا آمَنَّا بِرَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ
            
    The Lord of Moses and Aaron.’
    رَبِّ مُوسَىٰ وَهَارُونَ
            
    [Pharaoh] said, ‘ You believed Moses before I gave you permission. Indeed, he is your leader who has taught you magic, but you are going to know. I will surely cut off your hands and your feet on opposite sides, and I will surely crucify you all.’
    قَالَ آمَنتُمْ لَهُ قَبْلَ أَنْ آذَنَ لَكُمْ ۖ إِنَّهُ لَكَبِيرُكُمُ الَّذِي عَلَّمَكُمُ السِّحْرَ فَلَسَوْفَ تَعْلَمُونَ ۚ لَأُقَطِّعَنَّ أَيْدِيَكُمْ وَأَرْجُلَكُم مِّنْ خِلَافٍ وَلَأُصَلِّبَنَّكُمْ أَجْمَعِينَ
            
    They said, ‘ No harm. Indeed, to our Lord we will return.
    قَالُوا لَا ضَيْرَ ۖ إِنَّا إِلَىٰ رَبِّنَا مُنقَلِبُونَ
            
    Indeed, we aspire that our Lord will forgive us our sins because we were the first of the believers.’
    إِنَّا نَطْمَعُ أَن يَغْفِرَ لَنَا رَبُّنَا خَطَايَانَا أَن كُنَّا أَوَّلَ الْمُؤْمِنِينَ
    26-Surah Ash-Shuara ( The Poets ) 153-154
            
    They said, ‘ You are only of those affected by magic.
    قَالُوا إِنَّمَا أَنتَ مِنَ الْمُسَحَّرِينَ
            
    You are but a man like ourselves, so bring a sign, if you should be of the truthful.’
    مَا أَنتَ إِلَّا بَشَرٌ مِّثْلُنَا فَأْتِ بِآيَةٍ إِن كُنتَ مِنَ الصَّادِقِينَ
    26-Surah Ash-Shuara ( The Poets ) 185-186
            
    They said, ‘ You are only of those affected by magic.
    قَالُوا إِنَّمَا أَنتَ مِنَ الْمُسَحَّرِينَ
            
    You are but a man like ourselves, and indeed, we think you are among the liars.
    وَمَا أَنتَ إِلَّا بَشَرٌ مِّثْلُنَا وَإِن نَّظُنُّكَ لَمِنَ الْكَاذِبِينَ
    27-Surah An-Naml (The Ants ) 13
            
    But when there came to them Our visible signs, they said, ‘ This is obvious magic.’
    فَلَمَّا جَاءَتْهُمْ آيَاتُنَا مُبْصِرَةً قَالُوا هَٰذَا سِحْرٌ مُّبِينٌ
    28-Surah Al-Qasas ( The Stories ) 36-37
            
    But when Moses came to them with Our signs as clear evidences, they said, ‘ This is not except invented magic, and we have not heard of this [religion] among our forefathers.’
    فَلَمَّا جَاءَهُم مُّوسَىٰ بِآيَاتِنَا بَيِّنَاتٍ قَالُوا مَا هَٰذَا إِلَّا سِحْرٌ مُّفْتَرًى وَمَا سَمِعْنَا بِهَٰذَا فِي آبَائِنَا الْأَوَّلِينَ
            
    And Moses said, ‘ My Lord is more knowing [than we or you] of who has come with guidance from Him and to whom will be succession in the home. Indeed, wrongdoers do not succeed.’
    وَقَالَ مُوسَىٰ رَبِّي أَعْلَمُ بِمَن جَاءَ بِالْهُدَىٰ مِنْ عِندِهِ وَمَن تَكُونُ لَهُ عَاقِبَةُ الدَّارِ ۖ إِنَّهُ لَا يُفْلِحُ الظَّالِمُونَ
    28-Surah Al-Qasas ( The Stories ) 48
            
    But when the truth came to them from Us, they said, ‘ Why was he not given like that which was given to Moses?’ Did they not disbelieve in that which was given to Moses before? They said, ‘ [They are but] two works of magic supporting each other, and indeed we are, in both, disbelievers.’
    فَلَمَّا جَاءَهُمُ الْحَقُّ مِنْ عِندِنَا قَالُوا لَوْلَا أُوتِيَ مِثْلَ مَا أُوتِيَ مُوسَىٰ ۚ أَوَلَمْ يَكْفُرُوا بِمَا أُوتِيَ مُوسَىٰ مِن قَبْلُ ۖ قَالُوا سِحْرَانِ تَظَاهَرَا وَقَالُوا إِنَّا بِكُلٍّ كَافِرُونَ
    17-Surah Al-Isra ( The Night Journey ) 47
            
    We are most knowing of how they listen to it when they listen to you and [of] when they are in private conversation, when the wrongdoers say, ‘ You follow not but a man affected by magic.’
    نَّحْنُ أَعْلَمُ بِمَا يَسْتَمِعُونَ بِهِ إِذْ يَسْتَمِعُونَ إِلَيْكَ وَإِذْ هُمْ نَجْوَىٰ إِذْ يَقُولُ الظَّالِمُونَ إِن تَتَّبِعُونَ إِلَّا رَجُلًا مَّسْحُورًا
    17-Surah Al-Isra ( The Night Journey ) 101
            
    And We had certainly given Moses nine evident signs, so ask the Children of Israel [about] when he came to them and Pharaoh said to him, ‘ Indeed I think, O Moses, that you are affected by magic.’
    وَلَقَدْ آتَيْنَا مُوسَىٰ تِسْعَ آيَاتٍ بَيِّنَاتٍ ۖ فَاسْأَلْ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ إِذْ جَاءَهُمْ فَقَالَ لَهُ فِرْعَوْنُ إِنِّي لَأَظُنُّكَ يَا مُوسَىٰ مَسْحُورًا
    10-Surah Yunus ( Jonah ) 2
            
    Have the people been amazed that We revealed [revelation] to a man from among them, [saying], ‘ Warn mankind and give good tidings to those who believe that they will have a [firm] precedence of honor with their Lord’ ? [But] the disbelievers say, ‘ Indeed, this is an obvious magician.’
    أَكَانَ لِلنَّاسِ عَجَبًا أَنْ أَوْحَيْنَا إِلَىٰ رَجُلٍ مِّنْهُمْ أَنْ أَنذِرِ النَّاسَ وَبَشِّرِ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا أَنَّ لَهُمْ قَدَمَ صِدْقٍ عِندَ رَبِّهِمْ ۗ قَالَ الْكَافِرُونَ إِنَّ هَٰذَا لَسَاحِرٌ مُّبِينٌ
    10-Surah Yunus ( Jonah ) 76-81
            
    So when there came to them the truth from Us, they said, ‘ Indeed, this is obvious magic.’
    فَلَمَّا جَاءَهُمُ الْحَقُّ مِنْ عِندِنَا قَالُوا إِنَّ هَٰذَا لَسِحْرٌ مُّبِينٌ
            
    Moses said, ‘ Do you say [thus] about the truth when it has come to you? Is this magic? But magicians will not succeed.’
    قَالَ مُوسَىٰ أَتَقُولُونَ لِلْحَقِّ لَمَّا جَاءَكُمْ ۖ أَسِحْرٌ هَٰذَا وَلَا يُفْلِحُ السَّاحِرُونَ
            
    They said, ‘ Have you come to us to turn us away from that upon which we found our fathers and so that you two may have grandeur in the land? And we are not believers in you.’
    قَالُوا أَجِئْتَنَا لِتَلْفِتَنَا عَمَّا وَجَدْنَا عَلَيْهِ آبَاءَنَا وَتَكُونَ لَكُمَا الْكِبْرِيَاءُ فِي الْأَرْضِ وَمَا نَحْنُ لَكُمَا بِمُؤْمِنِينَ
            
    And Pharaoh said, ‘ Bring to me every learned magician.’
    وَقَالَ فِرْعَوْنُ ائْتُونِي بِكُلِّ سَاحِرٍ عَلِيمٍ
            
    So when the magicians came, Moses said to them, ‘ Throw down whatever you will throw.’
    فَلَمَّا جَاءَ السَّحَرَةُ قَالَ لَهُم مُّوسَىٰ أَلْقُوا مَا أَنتُم مُّلْقُونَ
            
    And when they had thrown, Moses said, ‘ What you have brought is [only] magic. Indeed, Allah will expose its worthlessness. Indeed, Allah does not amend the work of corrupters.
    فَلَمَّا أَلْقَوْا قَالَ مُوسَىٰ مَا جِئْتُم بِهِ السِّحْرُ ۖ إِنَّ اللَّهَ سَيُبْطِلُهُ ۖ إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَا يُصْلِحُ عَمَلَ الْمُفْسِدِينَ
    11-Surah Hud 7
            
    And it is He who created the heavens and the earth in six days – and His Throne had been upon water – that He might test you as to which of you is best in deed. But if you say, ‘ Indeed, you are resurrected after death,’ those who disbelieve will surely say, ‘ This is not but obvious magic.’
    وَهُوَ الَّذِي خَلَقَ السَّمَاوَاتِ وَالْأَرْضَ فِي سِتَّةِ أَيَّامٍ وَكَانَ عَرْشُهُ عَلَى الْمَاءِ لِيَبْلُوَكُمْ أَيُّكُمْ أَحْسَنُ عَمَلًا ۗ وَلَئِن قُلْتَ إِنَّكُم مَّبْعُوثُونَ مِن بَعْدِ الْمَوْتِ لَيَقُولَنَّ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا إِنْ هَٰذَا إِلَّا سِحْرٌ مُّبِينٌ
    15-Surah Al-Hijr ( The Rocky Tract ) 15
            
    They would say, ‘ Our eyes have only been dazzled. Rather, we are a people affected by magic.’
    لَقَالُوا إِنَّمَا سُكِّرَتْ أَبْصَارُنَا بَلْ نَحْنُ قَوْمٌ مَّسْحُورُونَ
    6-Surah Al-An’am ( The Cattle ) 7
            
    And even if We had sent down to you, [O Muhammad], a written scripture on a page and they touched it with their hands, the disbelievers would say, ‘ This is not but obvious magic.’
    وَلَوْ نَزَّلْنَا عَلَيْكَ كِتَابًا فِي قِرْطَاسٍ فَلَمَسُوهُ بِأَيْدِيهِمْ لَقَالَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا إِنْ هَٰذَا إِلَّا سِحْرٌ مُّبِينٌ
    37-Surah As-Saaffat ( Those Ranges in Ranks ) 15
            
    And say, ‘ This is not but obvious magic.
    وَقَالُوا إِنْ هَٰذَا إِلَّا سِحْرٌ مُّبِينٌ
    34-Surah Saba ( Sheba ) 43
            
    And when our verses are recited to them as clear evidences, they say, ‘ This is not but a man who wishes to avert you from that which your fathers were worshipping.’ And they say, ‘ This is not except a lie invented.’ And those who disbelieve say of the truth when it has come to them, ‘ This is not but obvious magic.’
    وَإِذَا تُتْلَىٰ عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتُنَا بَيِّنَاتٍ قَالُوا مَا هَٰذَا إِلَّا رَجُلٌ يُرِيدُ أَن يَصُدَّكُمْ عَمَّا كَانَ يَعْبُدُ آبَاؤُكُمْ وَقَالُوا مَا هَٰذَا إِلَّا إِفْكٌ مُّفْتَرًى ۚ وَقَالَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لِلْحَقِّ لَمَّا جَاءَهُمْ إِنْ هَٰذَا إِلَّا سِحْرٌ مُّبِينٌ
    40-Surah Ghafir ( The Forgiver God ) 23-24
            
    And We did certainly send Moses with Our signs and a clear authority
    وَلَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا مُوسَىٰ بِآيَاتِنَا وَسُلْطَانٍ مُّبِينٍ
            
    To Pharaoh, Haman and Qarun; but they said, ‘ [He is] a magician and a liar.’
    إِلَىٰ فِرْعَوْنَ وَهَامَانَ وَقَارُونَ فَقَالُوا سَاحِرٌ كَذَّابٌ
    43-Surah Az-Zukhruf ( The Gold Adornment ) 30
            
    But when the truth came to them, they said, ‘ This is magic, and indeed we are, concerning it, disbelievers.’
    وَلَمَّا جَاءَهُمُ الْحَقُّ قَالُوا هَٰذَا سِحْرٌ وَإِنَّا بِهِ كَافِرُونَ
    43-Surah Az-Zukhruf ( The Gold Adornment ) 49
            
    And they said [to Moses], ‘ O magician, invoke for us your Lord by what He has promised you. Indeed, we will be guided.’
    وَقَالُوا يَا أَيُّهَ السَّاحِرُ ادْعُ لَنَا رَبَّكَ بِمَا عَهِدَ عِندَكَ إِنَّنَا لَمُهْتَدُونَ
    46-Surah Al-Ahqaf ( The Curved Sand-hills ) 7
            
    And when Our verses are recited to them as clear evidences, those who disbelieve say of the truth when it has come to them, ‘ This is obvious magic.’
    وَإِذَا تُتْلَىٰ عَلَيْهِمْ آيَاتُنَا بَيِّنَاتٍ قَالَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا لِلْحَقِّ لَمَّا جَاءَهُمْ هَٰذَا سِحْرٌ مُّبِينٌ
    51-Surah Adh-Dhariyat ( The Wind that Scatter ) 39
            
    But he turned away with his supporters and said,’ A magician or a madman.’
    فَتَوَلَّىٰ بِرُكْنِهِ وَقَالَ سَاحِرٌ أَوْ مَجْنُونٌ
    51-Surah Adh-Dhariyat ( The Wind that Scatter ) 52
            
    Similarly, there came not to those before them any messenger except that they said, ‘ A magician or a madman.’
    كَذَٰلِكَ مَا أَتَى الَّذِينَ مِن قَبْلِهِم مِّن رَّسُولٍ إِلَّا قَالُوا سَاحِرٌ أَوْ مَجْنُونٌ
    21-Surah Al-Anbiya ( The Prophets ) 3
            
    With their hearts distracted. And those who do wrong conceal their private conversation, [saying], ‘ Is this [Prophet] except a human being like you? So would you approach magic while you are aware [of it]?’
    لَاهِيَةً قُلُوبُهُمْ ۗ وَأَسَرُّوا النَّجْوَى الَّذِينَ ظَلَمُوا هَلْ هَٰذَا إِلَّا بَشَرٌ مِّثْلُكُمْ ۖ أَفَتَأْتُونَ السِّحْرَ وَأَنتُمْ تُبْصِرُونَ
    52-Surah At-Tur ( The Mount ) 13-15
            
    The Day they are thrust toward the fire of Hell with a [violent] thrust, [its angels will say],
    يَوْمَ يُدَعُّونَ إِلَىٰ نَارِ جَهَنَّمَ دَعًّا
            
    This is the Fire which you used to deny.
    هَٰذِهِ النَّارُ الَّتِي كُنتُم بِهَا تُكَذِّبُونَ
            
    Then is this magic, or do you not see?
    أَفَسِحْرٌ هَٰذَا أَمْ أَنتُمْ لَا تُبْصِرُونَ
    2-Surah Al-Baqarah ( The Cow ) 102
            
    And they followed [instead] what the devils had recited during the reign of Solomon. It was not Solomon who disbelieved, but the devils disbelieved, teaching people magic and that which was revealed to the two angels at Babylon, Harut and Marut. But the two angels do not teach anyone unless they say, ‘ We are a trial, so do not disbelieve [by practicing magic].’ And [yet] they learn from them that by which they cause separation between a man and his wife. But they do not harm anyone through it except by permission of Allah. And the people learn what harms them and does not benefit them. But the Children of Israel certainly knew that whoever purchased the magic would not have in the Hereafter any share. And wretched is that for which they sold themselves, if they only knew.
    وَاتَّبَعُوا مَا تَتْلُو الشَّيَاطِينُ عَلَىٰ مُلْكِ سُلَيْمَانَ ۖ وَمَا كَفَرَ سُلَيْمَانُ وَلَٰكِنَّ الشَّيَاطِينَ كَفَرُوا يُعَلِّمُونَ النَّاسَ السِّحْرَ وَمَا أُنزِلَ عَلَى الْمَلَكَيْنِ بِبَابِلَ هَارُوتَ وَمَارُوتَ ۚ وَمَا يُعَلِّمَانِ مِنْ أَحَدٍ حَتَّىٰ يَقُولَا إِنَّمَا نَحْنُ فِتْنَةٌ فَلَا تَكْفُرْ ۖ فَيَتَعَلَّمُونَ مِنْهُمَا مَا يُفَرِّقُونَ بِهِ بَيْنَ الْمَرْءِ وَزَوْجِهِ ۚ وَمَا هُم بِضَارِّينَ بِهِ مِنْ أَحَدٍ إِلَّا بِإِذْنِ اللَّهِ ۚ وَيَتَعَلَّمُونَ مَا يَضُرُّهُمْ وَلَا يَنفَعُهُمْ ۚ وَلَقَدْ عَلِمُوا لَمَنِ اشْتَرَاهُ مَا لَهُ فِي الْآخِرَةِ مِنْ خَلَاقٍ ۚ وَلَبِئْسَ مَا شَرَوْا بِهِ أَنفُسَهُمْ ۚ لَوْ كَانُوا يَعْلَمُونَ
    61-Surah As-Saff ( The Row ) 6
            
    And [mention] when Jesus, the son of Mary, said, ‘ O children of Israel, indeed I am the messenger of Allah to you confirming what came before me of the Torah and bringing good tidings of a messenger to come after me, whose name is Ahmad.’ But when he came to them with clear evidences, they said, ‘ This is obvious magic.’
    وَإِذْ قَالَ عِيسَى ابْنُ مَرْيَمَ يَا بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ إِنِّي رَسُولُ اللَّهِ إِلَيْكُم مُّصَدِّقًا لِّمَا بَيْنَ يَدَيَّ مِنَ التَّوْرَاةِ وَمُبَشِّرًا بِرَسُولٍ يَأْتِي مِن بَعْدِي اسْمُهُ أَحْمَدُ ۖ فَلَمَّا جَاءَهُم بِالْبَيِّنَاتِ قَالُوا هَٰذَا سِحْرٌ مُّبِينٌ
    5-Surah Al-Maidah ( The Table spread with Food ) 110
            
    [The Day] when Allah will say, ‘ O Jesus, Son of Mary, remember My favor upon you and upon your mother when I supported you with the Pure Spirit and you spoke to the people in the cradle and in maturity; and [remember] when I taught you writing and wisdom and the Torah and the Gospel; and when you designed from clay [what was] like the form of a bird with My permission, then you breathed into it, and it became a bird with My permission; and you healed the blind and the leper with My permission; and when you brought forth the dead with My permission; and when I restrained the Children of Israel from [killing] you when you came to them with clear proofs and those who disbelieved among them said, ‘ This is not but obvious magic.’
    إِذْ قَالَ اللَّهُ يَا عِيسَى ابْنَ مَرْيَمَ اذْكُرْ نِعْمَتِي عَلَيْكَ وَعَلَىٰ وَالِدَتِكَ إِذْ أَيَّدتُّكَ بِرُوحِ الْقُدُسِ تُكَلِّمُ النَّاسَ فِي الْمَهْدِ وَكَهْلًا ۖ وَإِذْ عَلَّمْتُكَ الْكِتَابَ وَالْحِكْمَةَ وَالتَّوْرَاةَ وَالْإِنجِيلَ ۖ وَإِذْ تَخْلُقُ مِنَ الطِّينِ كَهَيْئَةِ الطَّيْرِ بِإِذْنِي فَتَنفُخُ فِيهَا فَتَكُونُ طَيْرًا بِإِذْنِي ۖ وَتُبْرِئُ الْأَكْمَهَ وَالْأَبْرَصَ بِإِذْنِي ۖ وَإِذْ تُخْرِجُ الْمَوْتَىٰ بِإِذْنِي ۖ وَإِذْ كَفَفْتُ بَنِي إِسْرَائِيلَ عَنكَ إِذْ جِئْتَهُم بِالْبَيِّنَاتِ فَقَالَ الَّذِينَ كَفَرُوا مِنْهُمْ إِنْ هَٰذَا إِلَّا سِحْرٌ مُّبِينٌ


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