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Now or Later, They are Already Doomed

If you are a victim of black magic, you probably think that whoever did it to you should be punished. You can rest assured that even if you do nothing, they will be punished more than you imagine. People who do black magic (sorcerers) and people who hire sorcerers are both doomed. Not only is doing black magic a kind of shirk (believing in a god other than Allah), it’s the worse kind of shirk because it requires partnering or selling your soul to the devil for it to work. As such, black magic tops the list of sins in Islam.

وَيَتَعَلَّمُونَ مَا يَضُرُّهُمۡ وَلَا يَنفَعُهُمۡ‌ وَلَقَدۡ عَلِمُواْ لَمَنِ ٱشۡتَرَٮٰهُ مَا لَهُ ۥ فِى ٱلۡأَخِرَةِ مِنۡ خَلَـٰقٍ۬‌ وَلَبِئۡسَ مَا شَرَوۡاْ بِهِۦۤ أَنفُسَهُمۡ‌ لَوۡ ڪَانُواْ يَعۡلَمُونَ (١٠٢

… And they learn that which harms them and profits them not. And indeed they knew that the buyers of it (black magic) would have no share in the Hereafter (Heaven). And how bad indeed was that for which they sold their own selves, if only they knew.

Surah Al-Baqarah (The Cow) 2 Verse 102

You may think that whoever did black magic on you can simply repent and ask for forgiveness. Well, that’s not how it works. Consider this verse from the Quran:

إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ لَا يَغۡفِرُ أَن يُشۡرَكَ بِهِۦ وَيَغۡفِرُ مَا دُونَ ذَٲلِكَ لِمَن يَشَآءُ‌ وَمَن يُشۡرِكۡ بِٱللَّهِ فَقَدِ ٱفۡتَرَىٰٓ إِثۡمًا عَظِيمًا (٤٨

Indeed Allah does not forgive that partners be associated with Him. But He forgives from other than that (i.e. other sins) for whom He wills. And whoever associates partners with Allah, then surely he has fabricated a tremendous sin.

Surat An-Nisa (The Women) 4 – Verse 48

Doing black magic requires partnering with the devil and is one way of associating a partner with Allah. This is called “shirk” and according to this verse, it is an unforgivable sin. Like I said, they’re doomed!

To Punish or Not to Punish?

According to the Quran

وَجَزَٲٓؤُاْ سَيِّئَةٍ۬ سَيِّئَةٌ۬ مِّثۡلُهَا‌ فَمَنۡ عَفَا وَأَصۡلَحَ فَأَجۡرُهُ ۥ عَلَى ٱللَّهِ‌ إِنَّهُ ۥ لَا يُحِبُّ ٱلظَّـٰلِمِينَ (٤٠)وَلَمَنِ ٱنتَصَرَ بَعۡدَ ظُلۡمِهِۦ فَأُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ مَا عَلَيۡہِم مِّن سَبِيلٍ (٤١)إِنَّمَا ٱلسَّبِيلُ عَلَى ٱلَّذِينَ يَظۡلِمُونَ ٱلنَّاسَ وَيَبۡغُونَ فِى ٱلۡأَرۡضِ بِغَيۡرِ ٱلۡحَقِّ‌ أُوْلَـٰٓٮِٕكَ لَهُمۡ عَذَابٌ أَلِيمٌ۬ (٤٢)وَلَمَن صَبَرَ وَغَفَرَ إِنَّ ذَٲلِكَ لَمِنۡ عَزۡمِ ٱلۡأُمُورِ (٤٣

The recompense for an evil is an evil like thereof, but whoever forgives and makes reconciliation, his reward is with Allâh. Verily, He likes not the Zâlimûn (oppressors, polytheists, and wrong-doers). (40) And indeed whosoever takes revenge after he has suffered wrong, for such there is no way (of blame) against them (41) The way (of blame) is only against those who oppress men and rebel in the earth, without justification for such there will be a painful torment. (42) And verily, whosoever shows patience and forgives that would truly be from the things recommended by Allâh. (43)

Surat Ash-Shura (42) – Verse 40 – 43

While you can do absolutely nothing and leave everything to Allah and let Allah decide to punish them now, later or both and now and later, it is okay to do something to punish them. This will help them learn from their mistake and prevent them from doing black magic to other people. It’s the same goal we have when people are guilty in court of committing a crime. Therefore, by punishing your enemy, you are getting justice and helping them become a better person.

True Punishment Story

A raaqi and her student went to do ruqyah on a Nigerian lady in California to cure her from black magic. They managed to cure her but the black magic effects came back so they went back to cure the lady again. Unfortunately, whoever was doing the black magic kept doing it over and over again. After curing the lady for 3 times, they found out that the perpetrator was the lady’s half-brother who still lived in Nigeria. He had done black magic on her when she got married some 20 years prior so that she’d get a divorce. And, worst of all, he did the black magic himself. He was the sorcerer so it was easy for him to find out if his victim was cured and to repeat the magic. Frustrated that the black magic kept being repeated, during the fourth ruqyah session, the raaqi’s student punished the sorcerer by reciting the following verse:

رَبَّنَا آتِهِمْ ضِعْفَيْنِ مِنَ الْعَذَابِ وَالْعَنْهُمْ لَعْنًا كَبِيرًا

Allah, give them double the punishment and curse them with a great curse.

– Surah Al Ahzab (33) Verse 68

Transliteration: Rabbanā ‘Ātihim Đi`fayni Mina Al-`Adhābi Wa Al-`Anhum La`nāan Kabīrāan

He did not specify how the sorcerer should be punished. His intention was merely to punish the sorcerer so that he wouldn’t keep doing black magic on the same victim. The very next day, the lady heard that her half-brother in Nigeria fell sick. Two years later, she told us that she was cured ever since that day and that her half-brother was STILL sick! Apparently God wanted to punish him sick for over TWO YEARS! Two and a half years since that time, we heard that her half-brother decided to get rid of all of his black magic tools. Perhaps he came to the conclusion that his sickness was from God as a punishment from him having done black magic on others and that in order for him to get cured, he’d have to completely give up doing black magic.

The Punishment Prayer

To punish them, you will make a special prayer and ask Allah to punish them. You don’t and definitely should not go out and try to physically harm them. That’s just going to create more problems for you. Allah will either answer your punishment request by specifically punishing them according to your request or Allah will punish them in another, possibly worse way.The punishment prayer instructions described here are based on Ben Halima’s punishment prayer instructions.


This prayer is to be done after Isha prayer. Ideally, it is to be done during the last 3rd of the night after you sleep.

  1. Water Bottles
    Put about half a gallon to a gallon (2 to 4 liters) of water, whether all in a single bottle or multiple bottles, in front of you where you would pray.
  2. Intention
    This is very important as should not be underestimated. Just like you normally intend to fast during Ramadan to fulfill your Islamic obligation (rather than randomly deciding to just not eat and drink for a day), you should make or have a specific intention before commencing the punishment prayer. Although intending to punish someone through prayer may sound like an evil thing to do, you should keep in mind that in actuality, you are the victim of evil that was committed by someone else and you are merely asking Allah to punish that person. If Allah punishes that person at your request, then obviously Allah has approved of the punishment since Allah is the one to make it happen. Just to be safe, I recommend an intention similar to the following:“Allah, as I am victim of an evil act, I intend to pray and ask that You punish the person or people who committed the evil against me. As mentioned in several hadeeth regarding oppressed people (see “Prayer of the Oppressed below), I pray to You and request that You punish the evildoers against me as You see fit considering the type of evil they committed.” In this particular intention declaration, I intend to let Allah decide on the punishment since Allah is, as stated in the Quran “severe in punishment” and is “just” and “knows best.” This declaration, which should be the intention in your heart instead of your mouth, should be sufficiently clear that you do not intend to commit a sin but rather that you simply seek justice from Allah who is All Just.
  3. Belief
    This is extremely important as well and should not be taken lightly. Your level of belief in Allah and that your punishment request will actually occur is very critical to the outcome of your request. As you might expect, praying without truly believing in Allah doesn’t carry as much weight or value as praying with 100% belief in Allah and that He will answer your prayer. in other words, praying without believing in Allah is meaningless and can be considered just a form of physical exercise.
  4. Pray
    Any time after Isha prayer but before Fajr prayer, pray 11 rakaahs as follows:

    • 2 rakaah
    • Blow into the water bottles
    • 2 rakaah
    • Blow into the water bottles
    • 2 rakaah
    • Blow into the water bottles
    • 2 rakaah
    • Blow into the water bottles
    • 2 rakaah
    • Blow into the water bottles
    • 1 rakaah witir
    • Blow into the water bottles
      This is actually Tahajjud prayer (8 rakaahs) plus Witr prayer (3 rakaahs). During each rakaah, after Al-Fatihah and before the ruku, recite surah 33 verse 68 100 times. Basically, instead of reciting some other verse or chapter like you normally do during your five daily prayers, you will recite the the punishment verse. Since there are 11 rakaahs, you will have recited that verse a total of 1100 times. After each 2 raka’ahs and the last raka’ah (witir), blow once or twice into the water bottles. The curse will be collected in the water bottles. Use a tasbeeh or tally counter to keep track of how many times you’ve recited the verse.

      رَبَّنَا آتِهِمْ ضِعْفَيْنِ مِنَ الْعَذَابِ وَالْعَنْهُمْ لَعْنًا كَبِيرًا

      Allah, give them double the punishment and curse them with a great curse. – Surah Al Ahzab (33) Verse 68

      Transliteration: Rabbanā ‘Ātihim Đi`fayni Mina Al-`Adhābi Wa Al-`Anhum La`nāan Kabīrāan

  5. Bathe
    Bathe with the water bottles pouring it over your head and body. When you do so, whoever did you wrong will be punished, Insha Allah.

    1. When to bathe
      You don’t have to bathe immediately after praying. Since it would be night time, you can bathe the following morning. For example, if you normally take a shower or bathe at 8 AM and you begin the punishment prayer at 10 PM and you complete the punishment prayer at 11 PM (it usually takes about an hour), then you can bathe with the water bottles 9 hours later (8 AM – 11 PM = 9 hours).
    2. Frequency of bathing
      You can pour all of the water over you while taking a shower or bathing or you can pour a third or a quarter of it each day over a period of three or four days, respectively.
    3. Warming up the water
      If the water is cold and you don’t like bathing in cold water (who does?), don’t boil the water in a pot. Just fill a sink bowl with hot water and place the water bottle (2) in it to allow heat transfer from the hot water through the plastic water bottles into the punishment water.
    4. Disposing of bathed water
      Since you will bathe with Quran-recited water, it’s best to respect the water and not let is flow down a drain that flows into a sewer. Ideally, you would pour the water over your head and body and have it flow into a container which you can then take outside to pour that water over a garden. One way to do this is by purchasing a large, shallow container like the Tubtrugs 35 Liter/9.2 Gallon flexible container, placing it in your show stall or bath tub, and standing in it while pouring the punishment water of your. Of course, if your situation makes it difficult to do this, you may bathe as usual.

Ideal Time to Do the Prayer

The ideal time to do the punishment prayer is during the last third of night. For example, if Isha is around 9PM and Fajr is at 6AM. The do the punishment prayer as a Tahajjud prayer between 3AM and 6AM. Since it takes about 1 hour to do it, you should start at 3AM or 4AM. Following are the some hadeeth and Quran verses proving the benefits of doing a Tahajjud prayer.

“And from [part of] the night, pray with it as additional [worship] for you; it is expected that your Lord will resurrect you to a praised station.” [Quran, 17: 79]

Abu Hurairah reports that the Messenger of Allah (saws) said: “Our Lord Descends to the lowest heaven during the last third of the night, inquiring: `Who will call on Me so that I may respond to him? Who is asking something of Me so I may give it to him? Who is asking for My forgiveness so I may forgive him?”[ Bukhari and Muslim.]

This hadeeth indicates that the ideal prayer time is during the last third of the night as that is when Allah descends to the lowest heaven waiting to respond to people’s prayers.

Abdullah ibn `Amr reports that the Prophet (saws) said: “The most beloved fast to Allah is the fast of (Prophet) Dawood (a.s.). And the most beloved prayer to Allah is the prayer of (Prophet) Dawood (a.s.). He (Prophet Dawood (a.s.)) would sleep half of the night and then pray during the next third of the night and then sleep during the last sixth of the night.And he would fast one day and not fast the next.”[ Bukhari and Muslim.]

This hadeeth indicates that one should sleep and then wake up to do the Tahajjud prayer. One shouldn’t stay up all night waiting for 3AM.

“The best of prayers after the prescribed prayers is prayer in the depths of the night, and the best of fasting after the month of Ramadan is fasting the month of Allah, Muharram.”(Muslim)

Abu Hurayra (Allah be pleased with him) reports that the Messenger of Allah (blessings and peace be upon him, his family, and companions) said, “The best prayer after the obligatory prayers is the night prayer.”[Muslim]

These two hadeeth indicate that if you are going to pray outside the prescribed 5 daily prayers, it is ideal to make it the Tahajjud prayer as it’s better than all the other optional prayers.

The Prophet (ﷺ) “Whoever gets up at night and says: — ‘La ilaha il-lallah Wahdahu la Sharika lahu Lahu-lmulk, waLahu-l-hamd wahuwa ‘ala kullishai’in Qadir. Al hamdu lil-lahi wa subhanal-lahi wa la-ilaha il-lal-lah wa-l-lahu akbar wa la hawla Wala Quwata il-la-bil-lah.’ (None has the right to be worshipped but Allah. He is the Only One and has no partners . For Him is the Kingdom and all the praises are due for Him. He is Omnipotent. All the praises are for Allah. All the glories are for Allah. And none has the right to be worshipped but Allah, And Allah is Great And there is neither Might nor Power Except with Allah). And then says: — Allahumma, Ighfir li (O Allah! Forgive me). Or invokes (Allah), he will be responded to and if he performs ablution (and prays), his prayer will be accepted.”

This hadeeth indicates that if you recite the above-mentioned statements and then ask Allah for something, you will get a response.

“When one, out of two persons of my Ummah gets up at night and motivates himself for Wudhu despite not feeling to do so since, Shaytaan had tied knots on him. When he washes his two hands in Wudhu, one knot is loosened, when he washes his face, another knot is loosened when he wipes his head with wet hands another knot is loosened, when he washes his feet yet another knot is loosened. Allah Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala says to those behind the veil- His angels: “Look at My slaves! How much hardship he is enduring in dealing with his Nafs (inner self), so now whatever this slave asks of Me, it will be granted to him.” (Ahmad)

This hadeeth further confirms that Allah will respond to the request of one who prays Tahajjud.

“Verily Allah Ta’ala has said: ‘Whosoever shows enmity to a wali (friend) of Mine, then I have declared war against him. And My servant does not draw near to Me with anything more loved to Me than the religious duties I have obligated upon him. And My servant continues to draw near to me with nafil (supererogatory) deeds until I Love him. When I Love him, I am his hearing with which he hears, and his sight with which he sees, and his hand with which he strikes, and his foot with which he walks. Were he to ask [something] of Me, I would surely give it to him; and were he to seek refuge with Me, I would surely grant him refuge.” (Sahih Bukhari)

This hadeeth indicates that doing optional prayers like the Tahajjud prayer brings you closer to Allah until you reach a point that Allah Loves you. At that time, you will have reached a special state in whereby your actions and requests are seemingly to occur immediately. Obviously, reaching this state would not be easy.

“ Allah’s Apostle used to offer eleven Rakat and that was his prayer. He used to prolong the prostration to such an extent that one could recite fifty verses (of the Quran) before he would lift his head. He used to pray two Rakat (Sunna) before the Fajr prayer and then used to lie down on his right side till the call-maker came and informed him about the prayer.” (Bukhari)

This hadeeth indicates the ideal number of raka’ahs to do for the Tahajjud prayer. This number (11) is why the punishment prayer involves 11 raka’ahs.

Tally Counter

To keep track of how many times you recite the punishment verse, use a tasbeeh or a tally counter. The digital finger tally counter works very well and is inconspicuous. The photo below is of someone who did the punishment prayer at the Masjid Al Haram in Mecca. You don’t have to fly to Mecca to do the punishment prayer. You can do it anywhere. Some people may wonder whether looking at a tasbeeh or tally counter invalidates your prayer. Personally, I don’t think it invalidates it because your using it with good intention, i.e.  to help you keep track of your recitations. Based on my knowledge of Islam (and common sense), God cares more about your sincerity and effort when praying. Sometimes people forget how many raka’ahs they’ve done during one of the five daily prayers which require at most 4 raka’ahs. If you were to rely on your memory to keep track of the 1100 times you intend to recite the punish verse, there’s a good chance you’ll lose track. Therefore, it’s not unreasonable to use a tool to keep track of how many times you’ve recited the verse. At the end of the day, what matters is what’s in your heart and what your true intentions are.


Did it Work?

According to his website, Ben Halima prescribes the punishment prayer when the black magic is repeated or is very strong and the patient has the anger and willingness to fight back. Ben Halima says that this prayer has a big effect on the jinn even after the patient has been cured. The patient can see in their dreams the reactions of the jinn. Following are some ways to know if your prayer was answered.

  • Dreams
    You may see in your dreams a scene describing what happened.
  • Ask people
    If you know people who know the person who did black magic on you, you can ask them how the person who did black magic on you is doing. Hopefully they will say that they suffered a tragedy of great proportions.
  • Ask a jinn
    If you or someone you know are doing ruqyah on a patient using the jinn catching method, you can ask the jinn how the person who did black magic on you is doing.

Prayer of the Oppressed

Some prayers get higher priority than others. Luckily for you, prayers of oppressed people (including people who are victims of black magic) get the highest priority in terms of Allah answering them, which just makes sense. Following are some hadeeth regarding the prayer of the oppressed.

Ibn ‘Abbas narrated: “The Messenger of Allah sent Mu’adh [bin Jabal] to Yemen, and said: ‘Beware of the supplication of the oppressed; for indeed there is no barrier between it and Allah.’”
(At-tirmidhi, Grade Sahih)
Abu Hurairah narrated that the Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said: “There are three whose supplication is not rejected: The fasting person when he breaks his fast, the just leader, and the supplication of the oppressed person; Allah raises it up above the clouds and opens the gates of heaven to it. And the Lord says: ‘By My might, I shall surely aid you, even if it should be after a while.’”
(At-tirmidhi, Grade: Hasan)
Abu Harairah narrated that the Messenger of Allah said: “Three supplications are accepted , there is no doubt in them (about them being accepted): The supplication of the oppressed, the supplication of the traveler, and the supplication of his father against his son.”
(At-tirmidhi, Grade: Hasan)