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Thursday, 10 October 2013

GOVERNMENT APATHY TOWARDS THE PROBLEM OF WITCHCRAFT

Assalam oalaikum,


Voodoo witchcraft has spread like wild fire to other parts of the world from Africa. America, UK, Africa, India, Malaysia, Pakistan are some of the countries where black magic has spread its fangs. Everywhere innocent victims have to face the brunt of this phenomenon. Envious, vindictive or plainly malicious people hire the evil Voodoo witchcraft practitioners/ tantriks, pay them handsomely and then wait for their magic to begin. The list of things which are targeted through black magic is endless. In other words the destruction which is being caused through black magic is beyond imagination. Let us assess some of the ways in which innocent people are made to suffer at the hands of the tantriks.

Black magic/ Voodoo witchcraft is being used to do the follows:
Killing innocent people through accidents, cancer and other life-threatening diseases.
Driving people to suicide.
Destroying people’s carrier, business etc and making them bankrupt.
Sowing seeds of dissent between husband and wife which often lead to divorce.
Blocking marriage prospects of girls.
Making women unable to conceive and causing frequent miscarriages
Captivating the mind of the victim and making him/her a puppet.  

These are just a few of the endless possibilities where black magic is concerned. Innumerable people are being subjected to torture in more than one ways through black magic.
If we start listing the Satanic, black magic rituals which are performed by the practitioners in order to appease evil demons, then they can give anyone gooseflesh.
Human sacrifice (especially of children)
Making gold plated fetuses after roasting them to bring on good fortune
Raping women as part of black magic rituals
Killing people to cut out their body parts for Voodoo witchcraft rituals
Rituals which involve sexual abuse of not just children but animals too.
Unearthing skulls, bones etc of corpses to perform black magic
Forcing young girls into sexual ‘rituals’ on the pretext of helping them.

The reasons for which they do it and the ways in which they do it are both gruesome and devilish. Would it be wrong to call it a crime? Definitely not! After all there is nothing wrong with calling a spade a spade. However, though Voodoo witchcraft is rampant in many countries yet stringent laws for curbing this evil practice are conspicuous by their absence.
Let us look at the occult crimes from the Islamic viewpoint. There is enough evidence from the religious texts in Islam to proof that sorcery is a major sin and should be dealt with strictly. 
Hazrat Umar ibn Al-Khattab (ra) sent messages to his viceroys in the countries under Islamic rule ordering them to kill all sorcerers.
It is reported authentically from Hafsah (ra) that she ordered the execution of her slave for practicing magic upon her, and she was executed.
According to Imam Ahmad, execution of sorcerers is authentically reported from three Companions (i.e. Umar, Hafsah and Jundun (ra)].
According to Imam Nawawi, practicing sorcery is unlawful and there is scholarly consensus that it is a major sin. The Prophet (pbuh) has counted it as one of the seven destroying sins.
According to Islamic rulings sorcery is unlawful because it can be done only with the help of devils and evil spirits. Sorcery involves worshipping Satan and is therefore, tantamount to disbelieve or shirk. Therefore, Islam has dealt with it in the strictest possible way. Laxity of the governments, after all, can perpetuate occult crimes in the society. If the ever increasing cases of occult crimes cannot serve as a wake up call for the authorities, then what else will??    

Keep Me In Your Prayers,
Amel Soname
Amel_soname@yahoo.com

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