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4 Symptoms of Sihr

1. Blockages in life.
Blockage in life refers to no progress in any sphere of your life. So it can be personal, professional, etc. Examples are: You can’t get a job or keep your money, you can’t get married or have children, you can’t study or pass examinations, whenever people promise to help you they won’t fulfill, if you earn money you cannot get any more until it is finished, etc.
Blockages are unusual, repeated and systematic at a point it becomes predictable over the years and you can’t believe it is independent events or just bad luck, but there is an invisible force stopping your progress, and that is Sorcery: an invisible force stopping your life to go forward.

This is what Allah says: “…from the evil of those who blow on the knots” (Al-Falaq, v:4). Sorcerers attach knots and read satanic things on them to attach your life. This can attach a man’s life so he will not get a job or keep any money, it can attach a woman’s womb so she will not have any children and it can attach a student’s mind so he will not understand anything at school. This happens by the permission of Allah of course, as a test on the believers, because no one has power over anything except Allah ‘Azza wa Jall.

2. Unusual Health Problem.
Examples of this blockage is that you have repeated or continuous pains or strange diseases that doctors cannot understand. They will tell you: “We have never seen such illness, your case doesn’t much with any known disease, your case is unique”. They do examinations and don’t find anything. You say you suffer and they say you have absolutely nothing, your body is completely normal and that it is your brain making up this illness so you must go to a psychiatric and get tablets to reduce your mental activity.

Doctors and specialists might see something wrong but can’t explain why it is there. Some treatments can reduce the symptoms but they cannot solve the problem unless they cut off all the ill part of your body.

The clearest example of this is eaten sorcery. Sorcerers read satanic incantations on water, put some drops in your food or drink, and when you it, the sorcery sticks in your stomach or intestines like glue and last for a lifetime. The body feels there is something strange within and attacks it with digestive acids. It’s as if you feel something itching you and you scratch it until it becomes sour, and you continue until it bleeds and you still continue. This is how it makes acidity, diarrhea, bloating, constipation, ulcer, pills, Crohn’s disease and even cancer.
All these effects are not understood by medicine and different treatments only reduce the symptoms.

Another example is sorcery that has been walked upon (contact sihr). It causes pain and heaviness in legs, and skin problems like eczema and psoriasis and sometimes cuts in the legs that don’t heel and last for years. This often happens when sorcery is poured in front of a house or a business so each time the owner goes in and out he walks on the sorcery.
Psoriasis is a type of eczema that has absolutely no explanation in medicine and no cure. It is only due to physical contact with sorcery, mostly walking on it.

The example Qur-an mentions regarding unusual health problem: “…like the one who is shaken by Shaytaan being possessed” (al-Baqara, v:275). Epilepsy may arise as well as possession due to shayaateen.

3. Unusual Mental States.
Anger, hatred, sadness, depression, fear, phobias, unable to concentrate, forgetting a lot, doubts and confusion, hearing voices and seeing things are all symptoms of sihr, it can lead to madness.

The most common example is: “…they learnt from them how to separate a man from his wife” (al-Baqara, v: 102). A lady told me she sees blood in her dreams. I told her that means they did sorcery with her menses blood. When that is done to a woman, it changes her feelings. When her husband is far, she loves him and misses him, but as soon as he comes, she can’t bare him. If he speaks, it makes her nervous, if he touches her she can’t bare it. She said “That is exactly what is happening to me”. I said that is what Allah said: “…they learn from them how to separate a man from his wife”.

A couple is fine, when all of a sudden comes anger and hatred for no reason. Another woman told me that she has so much arguments and problems with her husband she wants to divorce. I said: “Give me just an example of something you disagree about”. She thought and thought then said: “I can’t find an example”. How can a lady have so much disagreements and disputes with her husband that she wants to divorce and she can’t say a single thing that is wrong with her husband or that they disagree about? That is sorcery acting on the mind of a person like a magnet taking you away from where you want to go, and you don’t understand why you feel that way or behave that way.

4. Nightmares.
Whatever jinn or sorcery that is with the sorcery appears naturally in your dreams. Symbols are used by sorcerers, so when sorcerers do sorcery with a lock to block or stop progress in your life, you see people chasing you and never catching you, like something permanently behind you and holding you.

When they tie knots, you see snakes like the sorcerers of Fir‘own (Pharaoh) who turned their ropes and sticks into snakes. When they put sorcery in water, they aim for your life to go like water and especially your money, as if you take water in your hands and before you can drink it’s all gone.

When sorcery is placed in a high place like a tree or mountain, they aim to make you go round and round in circles, your life always coming back to point zero. When you see yourself climbing, flying or falling, sorcery has been done to stop progress in your life and also to lift your mind over reality so you spend your time wondering, imagining, fearing, doubting and can’t have a pragmatic and constructive thinking.

When sorcery is put in a graveyard, it attracts you to death so you are exhausted all or most of the time. You wake up tired as if you didn’t sleep. You cannot enjoy life or think of the future and you see in your dreams people that are dead, or you see live people dead, or you see yourself dead or graves or funerals.

Allah says: “And to remove from you the impurity of Shaytaan” (al-Anfaal, v:11), talking about the battle of Badr where many Sahaabah (radiyAllaahu ‘anhum) had wet dreams and janaabah, so Allah informed them that those dreams were due to Shaytaan wanting them to have janaabah for the battle, but Allah sent a rain to purify them. So also unusual sexual dreams can be due to Shayaateen.

These four symptoms draw a clear boundary between the normal problems of life and those due to sorcery, jinns and/or evil eye (‘ayn or nazar). The common point between these 4 symptoms is that they are abnormal, unexplainable in normal life and cannot be solved with normal means.

The advantage of this diagnosis by symptoms is multiple. It is logical and anyone can understand it and do it. It is based on Qur-an; it does not need any secret or mysterious procedure or help of jinns or anything doubtful.

Sheikh Ben Halimah

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