Black magic on Prophet saws
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Is it true that black magic was done on the prophet?
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There is indeed an incident related in the authentic narrations by Hadrat Aisha (r.a.), the wife of the Prophet (saws) whereby she narrates the incident of the magic that was done on the Messenger of Allah (saws). Allah Subhanah informed the Prophet (saws) of the magic and its source, and protected him from its effect.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.400 Narrated by Aisha
that Allah's Messenger (saws) was affected by magic, so much that he used to think that he had done something which in fact, he did not do, and he invoked his Lord (for a remedy). Then (one day) he (saws) said, "O 'Aisha! Do you know that Allah has advised me as to the problem I consulted Him about?" 'Aisha said, "O Allah's Messenger (saws)! What's that?" He (saws) said, "Two men came to me and one of them sat at my head and the other at my feet, and one of them asked his companion, 'What is wrong with this man?' The latter replied, 'He is under the effect of magic.' The former asked, 'Who has worked magic on him?' The latter replied, 'Labid bin Al-A'sam.' The former asked, 'With what did he work the magic?' The latter replied, 'With a comb and the hair, which are stuck to the comb, and the skin of pollen of a date-palm tree.' The former asked, 'Where is that?' The latter replied, 'It is in Dharwan.' " Dharwan was a well in the dwelling place of the (tribe of) Bani Zuraiq. Allah's Messenger (saws) went to that well and returned to 'Aisha, saying, "By Allah, the water (of the well) was as red as the infusion of Hinna, (1) and the date-palm trees look like the heads of devils." Aisha added, "Allah's Messenger (saws) came to me and informed me about the well. I asked the Prophet (saws), 'O Allah's Messenger (saws), why didn't you take out the skin of pollen?' He (saws) said, 'As for me, Allah has cured me and I hated to draw the attention of the people to such evil (which they might learn and harm others with).' "
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