Using magic and sorcery to get a job
Fatwa No: 32349

Question

May I use magic, sorcery or bribery to get a job since I live in difficult conditions?

Answer

All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

 

It is not permissible for a Muslim to use magic or sorcery to get a job. This is because both magic and sorcery are acts of disbelief and the person who believes in what their practitioners say is also a disbeliever. In a Hadeeth on the authority of Abu Hurayrah  may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  him the Prophet  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) , said that the person who goes to a soothsayer or a diviner and believes what he says has no faith in what was revealed to Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ). [Abu Daawood and At-Tirmithi] 

 

Dear brother, you should know that a person cannot gain what Allaah has stored for him by disobeying Him. You should also know that difficulty is followed by ease. Therefore, fear Allaah The Almighty and supplicate to Him sincerely. He will facilitate provision for you from where you would least expect it.

Allaah Knows best.

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