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Is crystal healing haram? How is magic clearly defined in Islam?

I think it’s easy to get lost in New Age rubbish. I think people are sick of materialism and old physics so they are jumping into Quantum Mysticism (which is not all that respected in scientific circles).
Lately there has been an influx of spiritual ‘gurus’ and so-called mystics in American culture that use a mix of Wicca, ayurvedic medicine, Buddhism, shamanism, etc. in spiritual practices. Some of it is based on so-called quantum theory, like the Law of Attraction, etc.
My question : where do we draw the line between science and magic? Honestly, where science and religion are already a debate I care not to get into, my concern at present is the difference between science and magic !
If magic is haram in Islam, what about crystal healing which entails the use of different crystals (it’s usually related to chakra healing) for their “energies” that can help with emotional imbalance or even physical and hormonal problems.
If we listen to some science, then matter, even thought, is energy ! So is it wrong to use crystals to balance your own energy? Is it wrong to use crystals to absorb negative electromagnetic pollution from your computer? Where do we draw the line?
Can this kind of thing be considered medecine? (energy medicine?) or is it magic? (using your own intentions or a form of shirk)?
People are turning to this kind of thing because modern allopathic medecine is based on old mathematical physics and we are now seeing that that model is in some ways destructive to health ( a non-holistic viewpoint of health, very reductionist about bio-chemicles, brain-body but never spirit, etc.).
What is magic?


  1. Is there any such thing as magic? Two hundred years ago, the telephone would have been magic. So perhaps we could say that the definition of magic is “That which is unknown?” I don’t know. No-one really knows how hypnosis works, but we know it does, and very efficiently, too. Personally, I don’t go along too much with this Quantum theory. The Law of Attraction is only a method of drilling a desire you have into your subconscious, (or unconscious, as Freud would say!). This can be augmented by hypnosis.
    My own feeling is that if it works, use it.
    Best wishes,

  2. Okay medicinal healing is fine. What I understand as magic, is using mystic rituals to do something. And even if the magic is for healing this is the process. The magician uses Jinn (bad ones) and then the Jinn helps cause things to occur. This is how magic happens. Now if you believe a certain stone has healing powers etc it is okay…look at the suffi branch in Islam, they believe in Energy and how to do normal things in life and uplift that energy. They go deeper into the energy thing, there’s nothing wrong with it until you involve worshiping and assosiating powers with God. And using jinn and magicians or traditional healers who talk to “ancestors”. Magic is real and so is science and so is energy, there is a distinction

    Prohibition of Magic
    Allah, the Exalted, says:
    “Sulaiman (Solomon) did not disbelieve, but the Shayatin (devils) disbelieved, teaching men magic.” (2:102)
    Hazrat Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (PBUH) said, “Avoid the seven destructive things.” It was asked: (by those present): “What are they, O Messenger of Allah?” He replied, “Associating anyone or anything with Allah in worship; practising sorcery, killing of someone without a just cause whom Allah has forbidden, devouring the property of an orphan, eating of usury, fleeing from the battlefield and slandering chaste women who never even think of anything touching chastity and are good believers.”
    [Al-Bukhari and Muslim].
    This Hadith has already appeared earlier. All the acts mentioned in it are unlawful. The teaching, learning and practising of magic are all unlawful, and Imam An-Nawawi has quoted this Hadith here to prove the prohibition of magic in Islam.

  4. Magic is haram when it is using deception to manipulate the mind, trickery, or jinn as aids in formulating an outcome.All magic is haram Use of Natural remedies is halal and recommended in Islam. The Prophet Muhammad SAW used and recommended natural remedies and cupping for good health.


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