Saturday, December 15, 2012

Brief Comments on Riyaadh al-Saaliheen #59

The punishment of the magician

بـسـم الله والحـمـد لله والـصلاة والـسـلام عــلى رسـول الله، وبـعـد

[Sharh Riyaadh al-Saaliheen (6/314) of Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله]

Shaikh al-`Uthaymeen رحمه الله said:

“The magician should be killed, irrespective of whether he repents or does not repent. This is because of the great harm he has done to the people and the intensity of his boldness (in defying the commands of Allaah) – and Allaah’s refuge is sought. That is why it came in a Hadeeth: “The punishment of a magician is a strike with the sword”[1]”


[1] Tirmidhee (1460). This is authentic as a statement of the Companion Jundub bin Ka`b رضي الله عنه and not as a statement of the Prophet صلى لله عليه وسلم. Al-Dha`eefah (1446).

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