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Whenever Allah’s Apostle went to bed, he used to blow on his hands while reciting the Mu’auwidhat ( i.e. Suratal-Falaq and Surat-an-Nas, 113 and 114) and then pass his hands over his body.
Sihr is forbidden and unlawful and the Holy Prophet (upon whom be peace) has counted it among the seven heinous sins which ruin the Hereafter of man. In Bukhari and Muslim a tradition has been related from Hadrat Abu Hurairah, saying that the Holy Prophet (upon whom be peace) said: “Avoid seven deadly sins: associating another with Allah, magic, killing a soul, which Allah has forbidden unjustly, devouring interest, eating the orphan’s property, fleeing from the enemy in the battlefield, and slandering simple and chaste Muslim women with un-chastity.”
Bukhari reported a Hadith from ‘Aishah. She narrated that when the Prophet was bewitched under a magic spell, he thought that he came to his wives while he had not done so. Once he said to me. “I asked my Lord and He showed me. Two persons came and one sat near my head and the other near my legs. The man sitting near my head asked the other, ‘What has happened to this man.’ He said, ‘He is under the a spell.’ He asked, ‘Who bewitched him?’ He answered, ‘Labid bin A’sim from the Bani Zuraiq tribe. They are allies of the Jews.’ The man asked, ‘What has charmed? The other answered, ‘The comb and the hair.’ He asked, ‘Where are those things?’ ‘In the well of Dharwan, under a rock.”‘ The Prophet sent ‘Ali to the well and had the things dug out. I (Aishah) suggested that the magician should be punished. The Prophet a said, “Praise is for Allah. He healed me. Now I do not like to incite people for me.”