Does Black Magic Work?
Resp. Ali Sina, Please explain the reality of magic/black magic. It cant be termed as only a delusion of eyes or tricks. I have seen magicians converting a boy into snake, bringing things from nowhere, reading even after blindfolded. Some years back in our village there were frequent incidents of spontanous fire in a house for about a week. All the neighbours were there for many days to look for the cause but were unable to find any thing. Then I watched a news from an Indian channel which showed similar things happening in a home in Punjab. How can be these and similar incidents explained. Seerat sources says that Mohammad was also attacked by black magic. Thanks
Magic and black magic are two different things. Magic is trick. It is for entertainment and the magician performs it with props. If you are interested you can watch how magic is performed here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKE6rdOs8Pc
Black magic allegedly involves spirit force. It is performed by shamans and charlatans. For example the so called miracles performed by Satya Sai Baba were all tricks. It is pathetic that so many Indians have fallen for that con man. By this they only discredit their own religion, making one doubt the credibility of other Indian so called holy men See this documentary made by CBC. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlL_CDqFCLg
This does not mean that all black magic are tricks. Black magic works and it can be very powerful. However, the power of the black magic does not reside in the “art” of the shaman but in the belief of the person on whom the black magic is performed. If you believe in black magic and think it is done against you, it is a sure bet that you will get sick, or become involved in an accident or even die. If however, you don’t believe in it, it has no effect on you.
Yes Muhammad believed in black magic. A few years ago a Muslim invited me to a mubahila. Mubahila is a form of black magic. Two parties invoke the curse of God on each other to determine which one of them lies. The one who lies supposedly dies.
Does mubahila work? Yes it does, but only on those who believe in it. If one believes Muhammad to be a prophet of God and all the nonsense that he said in the Quran are the words of God, then if he lies and enters into a mubahila he may be affected by it. The invocation of the curse is powerless. It is the belief of the person that can cause him illness or even death. When this person invited me to mubahila, I told him to go ahead and invoke the curse of your Allah on me as much as you want. He prayed for my death for 90 days. This happened some six seven years ago and as you can see I am still around. Mubahila is black magic, but it only works on those who believe in it.
The efficacy of black magic rests on the power of conviction. Psychologists now use it to help their patients. Hypnotherapy is extremely effective and in many cases can help the patient overcome their phobia and bad habits such as addictions and eating disorders, a lot faster than other conventional therapies. In some cases the patient can overcome his or her phobia after one session. Hypnosis can even be used as an anesthetic. The patient is led to believe that they don’t have any feeling on the area that the surgeon wants to perform the operation and they don’t. This of course is not performed for major operations. You don’t want the patient to wake up when his belly is open.
In the 19th century, hypnosis was a sort of black magic. But since we know the science behind it, it is no longer considered as such and it has entered our life as another form of therapy.
All hypnotisms are self-hypnosis. You must be willing to be hypnotized and cooperate with the practitioner hypnotist for it to work. If you don’t, the hypnotist can have no power over you. The same is true in regards to black magic. If you believe that black magic is going to affect you, it will and if you don’t believe in it, it has no power over you. I would argue that the same is true in regards to miracles.
Let me share with you a little story about the power of belief. One day Jesus was called by a man who begged him to come and touch his daughter who had died. He was sure that if Jesus does that his daughter will come back to life. As Jesus followed this man another woman who suffered from bleeding for 12 years, tried to reach him, saying to herself, “only if I could touch his cloak I will be healed.” As she did that, Jesus turned around and saw her. He told her, “Take heart daughter. Your faith has healed you.”
The woman was healed, not because Jesus did anything to her, but because she believed that by touching him she will be healed. Then he went to the house of that man and when he saw the girl lying in the bed, he said, “The girl is not dead, but asleep.” Some people laughed. He then went to the girl, took her by hand and she got up. As he went out and the news spread, two blind men followed him, calling out “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” Jesus stopped and said to the men, “Do you believe that I can do that?” “Yes, Lord,” they replied. He then touched their eyes and said, “According to your faith let it be done to you.” And their sight was restored.
Whether you believe these miracles happened or not, the lesson in these stories is clear. It is our faith in the outcome that brings about the miracle. The woman who suffered from hemorrhoid, the father whose daughter had died, and the blind men, received their miracles because they believed. Prayers alone don’t work, unless they are accompanied by the belief that they are answered already. If you believe, you can receive miracles even from very evil souls.
There is no secret that Khomeni was a truly an evil man. In one day he ordered the execution of 3000 young girls and boys who dis liked his regime. Yet, Muslims who went to his tomb and prayed claimed to have receive miraculous healing and resolution of their problems. The power did not come from Khomeini who must be burning in hell. It came from their belief. Such miracles of course are less reported lately since the truth about him has spread to most people and few are so stupid to go to his tomb seeking miracles.
If you believe a stone can do miracles, it will. Prayers and black magic work only if we believe in their power. I choose to believe in the power of prayer, because I know belief is very powerful and I would like to use it for my own betterment. However if someone gives the same amount of credence to black magic, he will be affected by it. It is all in our head. So why give this control to others? Why not use it for our own growth? In the above stories, it was not Jesus who performed those miracles. It was the faiths of those people who made the miracles happen.
Jesus thought us how to make miracles. Anyone can perform miracles. He said, “If you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what I do, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen.” This is how a true teacher teaches. What did Muhammad do? He spat on and rubbed his saliva on people’s ailments and said it will heal them. Muhammad, Saty Sai Baba and all those who trick people like this are charlatans. Jesus did not do any such ridiculous thing. He taught us how miracles work and told how we can do them. That is the difference between an enlightened teacher and a conman.
Our thoughts and convictions create reality. If you trust in the outcome and keep up the hope, even in the face of setbacks, and don’t despair, but remain confident that you will be delivered somehow the forces of the universe get to work to make your faith come true.
As for spontaneous ignition a logical explanation is that some organic substances, such as hay, rice, oils, etc., increase their temperatures through oxidation and can spontaneously catch fire.
For more on this subject please see this article. http://www.waltersforensic.com/articles/fire_investigation/vol1-no17.htm
This logical explanation is far more convincing than believing that ghosts or black magic has been the culprit.