IMPACT OF BLACKMAGIC AND WITCHCRAFT IN A MUSLIM COMMUNITY

Anwaar Mohyuddin, Iqra Rehman

Abstract


This research paper entitles the Impact of black magic and witchcraft in a Muslim community. An effort has been made to explore how the black magic and witchcraft penetrate in the societies, why these are used and influence the masses. Since, the entire creature living under the oceans over the land and in the skies is created and controlled by the Lord and their destiny and fate is controlled by God therefore, it is forbidden to practice black magic and witchcraft so that the people may not lose their faith on God. Black magic is a knowledge which was acknowledged and practiced in ancient people who were the firm believer of this craft, but now it has being used for misleading innocent people by doing different tricks and making people believe that this is the only resurrection for their frustrations but, the repercussions are always dire. The main purpose of this research was to highlight and discuss the negative impact of black magic and witchcraft in the social framework. An attempt has been made to explore how Muslim community is affected by this kind of evil craft. This research focuses on many important aspects which include frustration, the existence of black magic, fake magician, opposite effect of black magic, unawareness of people, media impact and waste of time because of black magic. Now a day’s black magic and witchcraft are increasing day by day and people are trying to solve their problems through short cuts by adopting wrong ways and methods and keep their eyes away from the realities and repercussions. This research was conducted in Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad Pakistan. The qualitative anthropological research methods were used to collect empirical data.

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