An-Nushrah (Counteracting Magic with its Like)
Abu Muhammad al-Maghribee
This is the weekly Saturday morning class given at Masjid at-Tawheed in Stone Mountain, GA.
From the book Al-Mulakhas fee Sharh Kitaabit-Tawheed by Sheikh Saaleh al-Fawzaan.
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What has Been Said About An-Nushrah
It is reported on the authority of Jabir (Radhi Allaahu Anhu) that Allah’s Messenger was asked about an-nushrah and he said:
“It is one of the works of Satan.” (Narrated by Ahmad with a good Sanadand by Abu Dawood
Who said: “Ahmad was asked about these matters and he answered that Ibn Mas’ood detested all such things.”)
Because an-nushrah was one of the actions of the Jahiliyyah, and the Companions had no desire or liking for the Jahiliyyah or its deeds, they asked the Prophet about an-nushrah. He replied that it is one of the works of Satan, and it is well-known that Satan orders not except that which is corrupt and detestable to the Believer. As for that which is permissible and not from the works of Satan, there is ar-ruqyah, seeking refuge (with Allah swt ) and the use of all permissible medicines (i.e. those which do not contain forbidden substances such as alcohol, pig fat etc.) and the Hadith is not a forbiddance of these things.
“Ibn Al-Qayyim said: “An-Nushrah is counteracting the effects of magic and it consists of two kinds:
1. Counteracting magic with its like and this is the work of the devil.
2. An-Nushrah by means of ar-ruqyah, seeking refuge with Allah , permissible medicines and making supplications to Allah – these are all permitted forms of an-nushrah.