Sifli amal magic.

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I would like to ask a question. Please let me know. Is there "Sifli Amal". Actually many persons in this filed and an Aalim (Naqshbandi) told that my wife is suffering from "Sifli Amal". Her condition is :doesnot sleep in night. weakining day by day. remains silent. her heart beats are high in night and headache. She does not like to marry her daughter.

when a proposal for marriage comes she starts weeping. She does not like to take bath etc. etc.

Please let me know what should I do. Please note that she offers prayers take "tasbeeh" Zikar and Durood shareef. 


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Sifli amal magic

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


Your Question: Please let me know. Is there "Sifli Amal".

The term ‘Sifli’ literally means something which is absolutely low or evil, and the term ‘Amal’ means a deed or an act…thus literally the meaning of the term ‘Sifli Amal’ would mean an evil or low act. 


Although the term ‘Sifli Amal’ is itself self-invented and does not find any mention in Islamic ‘Fiqh’  or Jurisprudence, in some parts of Sout-East Asia, this term ‘Sifli Amal’ is normally associated with ‘magic’. 


Your Statement: Actually many persons in this filed and an Aalim (Naqshbandi) told that my wife is suffering from "Sifli Amal".

If one has a computer breakdown, would it be intelligence or wisdom to take the broken computer to the chemist???  To take a broken computer to a chemist for repairs is unwise in itself; but to top that and apply the remedy suggested by a chemist to repair a broken computer would be utter ignorance and foolhardy to say the least!


If one has a physical ailment, it is only prudent that one try to treat their ailment through the advice and treatment of a person qualified in the field of medicine.  Seeking the help of a ‘supposed’ religious priest or ‘moulvi’ for a physical ailment makes as much sense at taking a broken computer to a chemist! 


Your Question: Please let me know what should I do.

Allah Says in His Holy Quran Chapter 35 Surah Fatir verse 2:

2        What Allah out of His Mercy doth bestow on mankind there is none can withhold: what He doth withhold there is none can grant apart from Him: and He is the Exalted in Power Full of Wisdom.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imraan verse 160:

If Allah helps you none can overcome you: if He forsakes you who is there after that that can help you?  In Allah then let believers put their trust.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 17:

17      "If Allah touch thee with affliction none can remove it but He; if He touch thee with happiness He hath power over all things.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzaab verse 3:

And put your trust in Allah Alone;  and enough is Allah as a Disposer of affairs.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 9 Surah Taubah verse 51:

Say: "Nothing will happen to us except what Allah has decreed for us:  He is our Protector";  and on Allah let the believers put their trust.


Dear and beloved brother in Islam, we guarantee you in the Blessed Name of Allah Subhanah, the ‘Aalim’ or the ‘moulvi’, or his diagnosis of some ‘Sifli Amal’ has absolutely nothing, and we reiterate, absolutely nothing to do with the ailment or condition of your wife!  It is Allah Subhanah Alone Who afflicts whomsoever He Wills and Pleases to put in a trial; and it is Allah Subhanah Alone Who removes the afflictions of man whenever He Wills and Pleases to put an end to the period of trial.


Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 3656        Narrated by Abu Musa al-Ash'ari

The Prophet (saws) said, "There are three who will not enter Paradise: one who is addicted to wine, one who breaks ties of relationship, and one who believes in (the effects of) magic."


Beloved Brother, the first thing we, as believers, must understand that those who claim to do magic, or harm people in the ‘unseen’, and even those who claim to remove the magic, or remove the supposed ‘evil spell’ which they are supposedly cast under….such people and all their rites, rituals, charms, spells, and anti-dotes combined do not have the power to hurt or benefit anyone in the absolute least. No harm and no benefit can happen to the believer without the Will of Allah Subhanah.  If Allah does not will it, all the magicians and ‘moulvis’ of the world can get together and try their magic on someone, they cannot harm him in the least!; for Absolutely All Power and All Strength belongs to none save Allah Subhanah Alone!


Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 1019        Narrated by Abu Sa'id al-Khudri

The Prophet (saws) used to seek protection against the Jinn and the evil eye till Surahs al-Falaq and an-Naas were revealed. After they were revealed, he (saws) stuck to them and discarded everything beside them.


If one fears any evil from any quarter whatsoever, one should recite the Muawwidaat (113th Surah Al-Falaq and 114th Surah An-Naas) thus seeking refuge in the One and Only Lord Most High.  Allah is our witness brother, there is no other or better source of refuge or protection than in Allah Subhanah, the Lord of the Worlds.  After one has recited the Muawwidaat and remained constant in its recitation, one should know and believe with absolute conviction that they are under the refuge and protection of none other than Allah Subhanah, and no amount or combinations of Jinns, or magic doers, or evil-eyes,  or any harm can come towards them from any quarter.


Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.544         Narrated by Aisha

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "No calamity befalls a Muslim but that Allah expiates some of his sins because of it, even though it were the prick he receives from a thorn."


Dear and beloved brother in Islam, rest absolutely assured that the condition of your wife is not the effect of someone’s magic or evil spell, etc., but it is an affliction and a trial from your Lord Most Majestic, Most Supreme and there are only two lawful things you can and should do when afflicted with any trial or affliction:

  1. Seek every lawful ‘asbaab’ or way available to cure the affliction; thus if your wife has a physical ailment, you can and should approach a good qualified expert or doctor in the field of medicine and seek a remedy.
  2. Remain constant in your supplications to your Lord Creator, and humbly beseech and implore Him and Him Alone to make the affliction of your wife easy for her, bestow upon her Mercy and Patience, and remove the affliction from her as soon as possible.


Allah is our witness brother, if one seeks to cure one’s affliction with a supposed remedy of the ‘unseen’ (charms, spells, taaweedh, amulets, minnat, ‘holy water’, etc.)….they would be guilty of the abomination of ‘shirk’ in the Sight of Allah Subhanah!


If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws),   one can be assured of never ever being misled;   but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.  


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,





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